Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants: What You Should Know
Dental implants provide an unparalleled amount of support to your restorations and give you back confidence in your smile. If you suffer from missing teeth and are considering implants, you likely have questions about the cost of this restorative option. A few factors will affect your total treatment cost, including the number of implants you require, your surgeon's skill level, and the overall complexity of your surgery. At Dental Solutions, Dr. William Stofer and the team take the time to explain these costs and help you explore financing options. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the cost of dental implants at our Warsaw, IN, office today.
Determining Your Treatment Cost
During your initial consultation, Dr. Stofer will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and listen to your treatment goals. If we determine that dental implants are a good solution for your needs, your dentist will begin designing your customized treatment plan. Once we have determined what your treatment entails, we will provide you with a cost estimate and explain the different factors that contribute to it. Your treatment cost will largely be determined by:
- The Number of Implants - The number of dental implants you require depends upon the type of restoration the posts will support. If you are missing one tooth, a single dental implant will provide support for a dental crown. If you are missing several teeth, a dental bridge or denture may be a better fit for you. These larger restorations can be supported by two or more implants strategically placed across your arch.
- The Type of Implants - At Dental Solutions, we place traditional titanium dental implants because of their strength, longevity, and biocompatibility, or ability to integrate with your body. There are other types of dental implants on the market, including tooth-colored zirconia implants and mini dental implants. Zirconia implants are generally more expensive than titanium. Mini dental implants, while less expensive than traditional implants, do not offer the same strength that our full-size titanium implants provide. Although we exclusively place traditional titanium implants, we can provide restorations for all types of implants.
- Your Surgical Fees - In addition to the cost of your dental implants, you will also need to consider the costs associated with the surgical procedure. This will include factors like the cost of your sedation and anesthetic and your surgeon's fees. We will provide you with a clear breakdown of these surgical fees so that you fully understand the criteria contributing to your overall treatment cost.
- The Cost of Restorations - It is important to keep in mind that in many cases, dentists do not include the cost of your dental restorations in your initial estimate. Your dental restorations can more than double the overall cost of your restorative treatment plan. We will design a comprehensive plan with you during your initial consultation so that you are clear on these costs from the very start.
What Are My Payment Options?
We recognize that dental implants are a substantial financial investment for many of our patients. We believe that every patient should be able to afford a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile. We accept all major forms of payment and can help you apply for CareCredit℠ patient financing, which offers low- and fixed-interest rates so that you can pay for your treatment over time.
Contact Our Practice
Learn more about whether dental implants are the right investment for your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.