Breaking a tooth might or might not mean breaking the bank. Complex dental procedures are often necessary and can be considerably expensive, particularly the unexpected treatments we haven’t had time to budget for. Implant procedures do not belong to the most affordable treatment options, but they certainly are the most effective and long-lasting results that will pay off in the long run. Currently, there are several financial solutions available to put a band-aid on your wallet if you are not prepared to bear out-of-pocket expenses on the spot. Dental implants are accessible and, most importantly, your best choice when it comes to regaining a healthy, dazzling smile for everyone to envy.
Implantology is currently the most precise method to supplement missing teeth. Dental implants are very practical, durable and eliminate the discomfort that can often be felt when using removable dentures. The implant is a small titanium screw that, when inserted in the jaw bone, replaces the tooth root. Porcelain or ceramic crown is mounted on top of the implant, the shade of which can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth, creating a complete tooth reconstruction. Having dental implants feels practically no different from the natural oral sensations you perceive when chewing, biting, or performing other functions. In fact, dental implants enhance the performance of your mouth and prevent further oral disorders from occurring. It’s safe to say that dental implants might ultimately end up saving you money on other expensive treatments when performed on time, despite costing more than you were initially ready to spend on your smile.
The cost of dental implants varies based on numerous factors, such as your unique characteristics as a patient, the number of implants needed, and other expenses calculated into the entire procedure, such as further restorations, post-operative care, or the abutment that attaches the implant to the crown. While dental implants certainly do not belong to the most affordable treatments, as compared to bridges or dentures, they are unquestionably much more long-lasting and do not require continuous maintenance. Dental bridges are not as durable, while dentures are simply uncomfortable to wear for most patients, so the benefits of dental implants greatly outweigh the disadvantage of their high cost. In addition, other tooth restorations require frequent repairs or replacements, which will ultimately end up costing you more than turning to dental implants. Dentures and bridges also do not protect your jawbone from degenerating, while dental implants restore all oral functions necessary for a healthy and strong smile.
With that being said, how much do dental implants cost? You may expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 per single implant, while understandably more for multiple missing teeth or even an entire arch. However, keep in mind that these are implant costs, not necessarily calculating the procedure and other expenses associated with it. A single implant insertion might increase the total amount, ranging from $3,000 to even $5,000.
While your dental insurance is not a reliable financial aid when it comes to covering the dental implants costs, you may qualify for other options designed to help patients budget and comfortably afford complex dental procedures. One of such solutions is applying for Care Credit financing, enabling you to make a series of monthly payments that make it more cost-friendly. Another option is Lending Club financing, where patients are automatically charged each month to pay off their loan installments.
The most frequently asked question in our office about dental implants pertains to their cost, and unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as we would like it to be. Many factors account for the implants total expense, including:
Dental implants are essentially a foreign body introduced to your organism that can be rejected in extremely rare cases. One of the reasons why the procedure might fail is due to a titanium allergy, which is very unusual, occurring in only 0.6% of the population. At Nova Dental, we care for your safety and want to ensure that the entire dental implant procedure guarantees the highest success rate and overall patient satisfaction. For those and other reasons, here are some things Dr. Guldalian and her team consider before recommending you spend a bunch on dental implants:
Before planning any dental implant treatments, patients should consult with Dr. Guldalian for restorative care - an essential first step required for the overall success of the procedure. Your implant placement is based on the position of the crown, after which the collaborating surgeon can plan the dental implant course of action accordingly.
At Nova Dental office in Winchester, Massachusetts, we believe that the safety, efficiency, and comfort of any dental procedures and materials lie in the highest quality standard. Due to the overwhelming number of implant and restoration manufacturers, sourcing reliable and durable materials is of utmost importance to ensure your safety and treatment’s best outcome. The quality of our dental implants and teeth reconstructions translates into a high success rate of the procedure for qualifying patients of all ages.
Osseointegration is a multi-stage biological, chemical, and physical integrating process that permanently connects, or fuses, the dental implant with the patient’s jawbone. The quality and speed of the osseointegration process depend on many factors, including:
The implantation procedure always causes minor or major traumatization (damage) of the bone tissue, which must regenerate (heal). The progressive process of osseointegration results in more stabilization of the implant in the bone. After approximately eight weeks, it reaches about 75 percent of the required anchorage strength. Various factors may disturb osseointegration, such as tooth’s vertical or horizontal defects, low bone density, or poor implant insertion technique. A loose implant or the one that falls out entirely indicates a failed osseointegration. A qualified surgeon always ensures that there is enough bone structure that will support your new dental implants.
When considering dental implants versus other restorative solutions, it is only natural that we weigh our options based on our budget. It is essential to understand what happens after tooth extraction and take into account all the adverse changes in the oral cavity: the bone tissue disappears, and the remaining teeth move apart and may become misplaced or tilted. Placing dental implants prevents the loss of bone tissue and strengthens the entire dentition. Titanium artificial roots are virtually indifferent to our organism and can be used to fill single gaps as well as all teeth. Crowns attached to implants allow us to regain a natural and beautiful smile!