Most patients with missing teeth are concerned with the cost of dental implants. While this is a genuine concern, it is important to remember this teeth replacement method is an investment in your overall well-being. On the surface, they are considerably more expensive than other options. Dentures and bridges are initially more affordable however they will need to be replaced every five to ten years and that may actually exceed the cost of implants. They also cannot prevent bone loss in the jaw. This will cause premature aging in the face and make you appear years older than you really are. Investing in dental implants will provide you with the most normal life and that is priceless.
Dr. Melvin Benson and his experienced team at Integrated Dental Arts in Greeley, CO offer many types of dental implants. While we understand the concern our patients have with the cost of implants, it is actually very hard to give a rough estimate without knowing more about your unique case.
How Much do Dental Implants Cost
First off, the dental implant is just one portion of the whole replacement tooth (or teeth). Dental implants actually come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different locations along the jaw. The size of each implant will determine how much that piece costs. Also, depending on how many teeth you are missing, you may need more than one implant. The more implants you need, the more it will cost. Other than the implant, you also have to consider the cost of the abutments and the actual dental restoration (dental crown, dental bridge or denture). Other things that are involved with the total cost of your implant treatment include:
- Extraction of teeth and roots if necessary
- Bone graft if necessary
- Office visits
- Pre-operative care
- Post-operative care
To replace a single tooth with an implant supported crown, it can cost anywhere from $3,000-$5,000. This includes all factors discussed above. The cost of replacing multiple missing teeth with dental implants will go up from that price point and can reach tens of thousands of dollars.
How can I determine the exact cost of my implants?
Now you have an idea about what goes into determining the cost of an implant treatment and, as you can see, it’s not a simple answer. If you are interested in learning how much it will cost to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, please contact Integrated Dental Arts in Greeley, CO to schedule your one-on-one consultation. Here, our doctors will examine your entire mouth and determine the state of your oral health. They will need to determine the density of your jaw bone to see if you require a bone graft prior to placing the implants. Our dental team will put together a treatment plan that will include an estimated cost of your care.
Dental Insurance Coverage
Most plans offer some coverage for dental implants. However, dental insurance coverage will be different for each person. For example, if you are getting an implant supported crown placed, your insurance may partially cover the dental crown portion of your new tooth. Dr. Benson is an “in network provider” with several insurance companies and also accepts all major Dental PPO plans. Our helpful staff will gladly file your claim for you and determine how much of the treatment you will be responsible for. Integrated Dental Arts also offers third party financing from CareCredit and Parasail.