More than any other question, we hear people ask “What do dental implants cost?”
It’s a complicated question, but it really comes down to each patient’s individual needs. Our doctors will walk you through the options that make the most sense for your individual situation, so you understand the possible solutions and how much they’ll cost.
If you want to know how much dental implants cost, the best thing to do is schedule a free consultations. In many cases, dental implants will be the most cost-effective long-term solution.
When patients come to see us, one of the biggest questions is “What’s the cost? How do we figure the cost? What’s involved?”
It’s not a simple answer… it’s driven by your condition, your medical condition, the condition of your bone, and your expectations.
Kind of the Cliff’s Notes version of it is that our office is basically a General Dentistry office, but we do implant work, and have been doing it for many, many, many, many, many years. What’s unique about that is that the American Dental Association just published their fee survey for 2013, and if you look at the costs of specialty care versus what the cost is in a general dentistry environment – the general dentistry environment wins hands down.
The specialty environment can hardly compete cost-wise compared to us because you basically get better pricing with us.
Now in terms of prostheses, when somebody comes in and they’re looking to replace a missing space with a bridge, or they’re looking at replacing their teeth with implants, we always look at what makes the most sense for you long term.
In the short term, many things are more affordable, if you do a bridge, or something else. But long term, if you have any degree of longevity with you, the implants are typically your better choice. Because, if you have a bridge, where you’re replacing say 3 or more teeth, and one tooth is an artificial tooth, if that bridge ever fails, you have to replace the whole bridge… once, twice, you can replace it many times during a lifetime.
With an implant prosthesis, where you’re only replacing one single tooth, the implant is designed to last you a lifetime. If everything is cleaned and maintained correctly, it’s typically the best long term solution for you – but I can let you know that when we evaluate you.
The same is true when we’re talking about restoring your mouth with dental implants, where the teeth are actually attached to the implants. Sometimes people will come in here, and after you start missing about 6 or 7 teeth, in a jaw, then we start looking at a more broad-based, more comprehensive implant solution.
Just the cost factor alone – over a period of many years, and if your mouth is not in the best condition, you and I will have the discussion about what makes the most sense for you… What’s the best benefit for you. What’s going to help you the most in your lifetime.
I have implant patients that are as young as in their teens, and I have probably the most senior patients I’ve placed implants in that are in their late 80’s. I have a wide spectrum of people that I’ve treated over many years – I’ve been in practice now 30 years.
I can offer you I think a very practical approach to implant treatment. We basically do the treatment from start to finish here in our office. So if you’d like to schedule an evaluation, and I can visit with you more about this, please fill out a form. I look forward to meeting you.