So, how much does it cost? At some point, it’s a thought that crosses every patient’s mind. The answer depends on your specific situation. Several factors can influence the price of dental implants from how many you need, to the bone quality and quantity in your mouth, to your dentist’s location. You also need to take your dentist's fees into account as dentists who have a lot of experience with dental implants may charge more.
A survey from the American Academy of Periodontology reported that a single implant can cost between $1,000 to $2,000. The work required for large-scale restorations can raise that price considerably. To find out what you would pay for dental implant treatment, you’ll need to schedule a consultation to get an estimate from a dental professional. Your general dentist can typically work with you to select an implant specialist in your area.
Will my insurance pay for my treatment? Although policies vary, insurance companies usually pay for at least some of the restorative portion of the procedure. Most dental offices also offer installment plans and financing options. These can vary by dental office so it’s important to ask about payment options when you’re choosing a dental professional.
Are there financing options for expenses not covered by insurance?
In most cases, financing can be arranged for part of or all of the treatment course. The interest rates are competitive and payments can be structured to fit your budget. Ask your dental professional about what financing options their office can offer you.
“How do I know if it’s worth it?” Ask yourself what your priorities are. Dental implants are an investment in your own health and wellbeing, as well as appearance. Am I worried about bone loss? Will this change how well I can eat now, or when I’m older? Am I concerned about my teeth looking attractive? Do I speak confidently? Is the extra cost now worth the time and effort saved later down the road when I could be replacing crowns and bridges?
What is your oral health worth to you in the long run? Let’s take a look at ways Americans choose to spend their hard-earned money everyday:
- Single tooth dental implant
- Sport ATV
- 42” plasma television
- Canon 6 MP digital camera
- 30 GB IPod
- Running sneakers
- A boat
- Air conditioner
- Snow blower
- Riding mower
- Corian countertops for your kitchen
- Paving your driveway
- Cut and color your hair every 6 weeks
- Plastic surgery
- Lasik eye surgery
- Engagement ring (or just jewelry)
- 1 week cruise vacation
- Season tickets to a major league athletic event
- Whirlpool tub
- Coffee and a breakfast sandwich everyday
How much is it worth to you to…
- Eat whatever you like?
- Speak confidently?
- Help to minimize bone loss?
- Look attractive?
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