Understanding Dental Implant Cost
We see many patients who are missing one or more teeth and would like to take restorative measures to revitalize their smiles. Dental implants are the best treatment available to address the functional and aesthetic concerns that result from missing teeth. A dental implant and implant-supported restoration are designed to replace the entire tooth’s structure. Because the implant post is embedded in the jawbone, effectively replacing the tooth’s root, this treatment option offers a number of unique benefits. We can help you understand every aspect of the procedure, including the factors that comprise your total dental implant cost at our Hellam-area dental practice. To learn more, please contact our office and make an appointment today!
The Finest Restorative Option Available in Hellam
Dental implants have many advantages over other restorative options. They are the only treatment for missing teeth that protect against future bone loss because they are placed directly in the jawbone, where they provide constant stimulation. Because they fuse with the surrounding bone, implants offer greater stability than other restorative methods, such as traditional bridges or dentures. Dental implants are incredibly durable and with proper care, can last for decades. Aesthetically, no other treatment option rivals the natural, lifelike appearance of implant-supported restorations.
Factors Affecting The Cost Of Dental Implants
The total cost of your dental implants will be influenced by many factors. Many patients will require preparatory work before we can begin the implant process:
- Periodontal Treatments – Before we can begin planning for your dental implant placement, we must make sure that your gums are healthy. Treatment for periodontal disease can include deep cleanings (scaling and root planing), medications, or more extensive surgical procedures.
- Bone Grafting – When tooth loss occurs, patients frequently experience a loss of bone density and mass in the jaw. Dental implants need adequate underlying tissue to support the new restoration, so patients will often need a bone graft to build up healthy bone.
- Sinus Lift – Patients who need implants in the back upper portion of their jaws often need to have a sinus lift performed to create enough thick, dense bone to support the implant. The maxillary sinus typically does not have enough tissue to create a strong foundation for the implant.
In addition to these prerequisite procedures, the number of implants being placed will directly affect the total treatment cost. A single implant can support a dental crown, and multiple strategically placed implants can support a bridge or dentures. The type of restoration you require and the materials they are crafted from will also influence the cost of your procedure. Our practice prefers to use all-porcelain restorations since they offer an incredibly lifelike appearance. All-porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures‘ high translucency mimic the way that natural teeth reflect light. Finally, the type of sedation or anesthesia you choose to receive will affect the cost of your surgery.
Schedule An Appointment To Learn More
If you suffer from missing teeth and would like to learn more about the cost of dental implants, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.