Why choose dental implants?
Any time you have a tooth removed, there is a chance that the surrounding teeth will shift over time, changing your bite or the appearance of your smile. Additionally, bone resorption following teeth extraction is almost inevitable. Having an implant placed shortly after tooth removal will minimize bone resorption after extraction and will prevent teeth from shifting into the extraction site.
What if I want to postpone the implant placement?
You may consider a procedure called socket preservation which involves grafting the extraction site with artificial bone which will reduce the bone resorption following tooth removal.
This is an example of what can happen after a tooth extraction without a dental implant.
How much do dental implants cost?
There are a lot of factors that will effect the cost of a dental implant. The top 4 influences on the cost of dental implants are:
If adjunctive procedures are needed: A single implant plus the crown would typically cost around $3,750 in our office. Most insurance companies will cover a portion of the crown cost but only a few can cover the implant as well. The cost might go up if the patient requires bone grafting or a sinus lift procedure. These procedures are usually required due to bone resorption that happens after many years of teeth extraction and lack of function.
Guided vs. regular implant placement: A guided stent which is fabricated in the dental lab based on intra-oral scan and 3D image, will allow us to place the implant in a very conservative way without incisions or sutures. The guided stent would add $400 to the implant cost.
Whether the patient would need a temporary crown during the healing period. This is typically required for the front teeth.
A single health care provided vs. multiple providers: In our office, one dentist does the whole procedure from start to finish including the CBCT scan, the implant surgical placement, and the restoration of the implant. That controls all factors including the cost.
At New Meadows Dental, we use Straumann implants, one of the top leaders in the field of dental implants.
Want to see if a dental implant is the right decision for you? Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanna.