How much does a dental implant cost?
The short answer is “It depends.”
What does it depend on?
- the location of the implant in the jaw
- whether the bone has been resorbed and requires bone grafting
- any other health conditions that might cause complications
- the cost of the actual implant and crown
- the doctor’s experience and expertise
Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps, generally involving several professionals.
- Bone graft or site preservation
- Placing the Dental Implant – the titanium “tooth root”
- Placing the Crown – the porcelain “tooth”
- Office visits, x-rays, pre- and post-surgical care
Single Implants can range in cost based on brand quality and design but circumstances, such as the need for adjunctive bone grafting, or teeth in a day can drive that higher.
Our practice teams with only the highest quality implant companies. There are many companies today fabricating implants. There are only a few with decades of legitimate research to support their application and success. Pennsylvania Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Associates use only the best with respect to implant brands.
Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures
While Bridges and Dentures are less expensive at the outset, you should consider that both options have sometimes considerable continuing expenses. Bridges, by their structure, cut down the neighboring abutment teeth – which can lead to weakness and repeated treatments. Dentures cannot preserve the jaw bone the way Dental Implants can, so the jaw shrinks as the bone is resorbed, leading to ill-fitting Dentures and repeated rounds of re-fitting and re-placing. Over a lifetime, Dental Implants can be the cost-effective as well as esthetic choice.
Financing for Dental Implants
First, after your consult, Dr. Dachowski and Sock’s office can check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
You’ll want to discuss all your options with Drs. Dachowski and Sock. Call for an initial consultation at 215 938 7860.