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One of the first questions that patients looking to replace missing teeth with dental implants ask is, “How much do dental implants cost?”. The inevitable answer is, “It depends”. This isn’t because the person answering the phone is trying to brush off the question, it’s because it really does depend. Here are some factors that can ultimately determine the cost of the dental implant procedure.
How many teeth need to be replaced – The more teeth that need replacing, the more expensive the procedure is going to be. This is not only because more implants are involved but also because planning the case takes more time, skill, and attention.
Amount and quality of bone in the jaw – Some patients don’t have enough good quality bone at the site of the missing tooth and might need to undergo a grafting procedure to improve the tissue quality at the implant site. The time and resources spent on the bone grafting procedure need to be accounted for in the total price.
The quality of the dental implants – Many dentists want the best for their patients so they use higher-end dental implant systems. These might cost more but they can save time and money in the long run by reducing the chances of complications. If the cost of procedure seems high, it might be, in part, because of the high quality of the materials used.
The location of the missing tooth – Some regions of the mouth are easier to treat than others, as some areas are more visible than others, requiring closer attention to esthetics.
Training and skill of the dentist – Some dentists have extensive training in placing implants and are very well regarded in their field. As such, these dentists are in higher demand, thus resulting in a higher cost for higher quality work.
Geography – Cost of living varies from place to place so if a friend mentions getting dental implants for a low price in one city, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to find the same quality for that price in yours.
At the end of the day you can’t count on ads that promise a certain price for implants, or estimates given without knowledge of your personal situation. The best you can do is find a dentist that seems right for your needs, discuss the treatment plan, and then see if it makes sense for you.
Serious dental infections all start simply enough, bacteria lands on some food stuck to a tooth and starts eating. As the bacteria replicate they start forming a biofilm, a layer of bacteria, that we know as dental plaque. As the bacteria continue to feast, they start producing acid as a byproduct. This acid starts eroding […]
While the old adage states “Brush only the ones you want to keep”, we definitely don’t condone that behavior. Not only do we recommend cleaning all your teeth, here are a few other areas of the mouth that are often overlooked. Tongue – Like all other parts of the mouth, the tongue can accumulate debris […]
Can toothpaste save your life? According to researchers, the answer seems to be… yes!. As you may know, your oral health is the gateway to your overall health, so why not take both into consideration when you’re brushing your teeth? According to the CDC, nearly 48 percent of Americans age 30 and older (and even […]
While fluoride is essential for creating a healthy, thick enamel layer on teeth, if too much of it is present, especially at a key point in a child’s dental development, a condition called fluorosis can occur. This condition presents itself most commonly in children as old as nine in the form of discoloration of teeth, […]
One of the first questions that patients looking to replace missing teeth with dental implants ask is, “How much do dental implants cost?”. The inevitable answer is, “It depends”. This isn’t because the person answering the phone is trying to brush off the question, it’s because it really does depend. Here are some factors that […]
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