Dental implants are considered the most tooth-like option for replacing missing teeth. This is because these prosthetics replace all of a missing tooth’s structures. When reviewing their tooth replacement options, patients typically wonder about their cost – especially the cost of dental implants.
Compared to the longevity of other treatment options, dental implants are cost effective when one considers their benefits to oral health and durability. In fact, dental implants can last for decades and even the rest of a person’s life. When it comes to the cost of dental implants, some factors can affect their price. Common factors that contribute to higher costs include the types of materials used for restorations, and whether a person requires additional treatments to stabilize the implants.
The Number of Missing Teeth
The number of dental implants needed to complete a smile is an obvious factor in cost. If multiple implants are needed to replace many lost teeth, a person’s costs will be higher than someone who only needs one implant embedded.
The Types of Materials Used for Restorations
Devices like dental crowns and bridges are attached to dental implants to complete the restoration of missing teeth. Since restorations are made from different materials, patients who choose tooth-colored restorations made from all porcelain or porcelain fused to metal will incur higher costs than those who choose metal restorations made of silver or gold.
Gum and Bone Grafts
Sometimes tissue grafts are needed to support dental implants properly. Like the roots of teeth, gums and bone support implants. If a patient has lost significant bone or gum tissue, a graft may be required to ensure that an implant has enough support.
Tooth extractions might be necessary for diseased and irreparable teeth prior to the implantation process. As with grafting procedures, surgical extractions will increase costs.
For detailed information about pricing, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our oral surgeons. After your appointment, we can provide an estimate based on your needs.
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