Cost of Dental Implants—Dunwoody, GA
Learn About the Price of Your New Smile
Once a patient becomes interested in getting dental implants to replace their missing teeth, one of their first questions is inevitably, “How much do they cost?”Dr. Jeff Rodgers wants his patients to have all the information they need before deciding on a treatment, so if you’re considering dental implants, this page will go over what all will affect their final cost and whether or not you can use your dental insurance to help pay for them.
Types of Dental Implants
The most important factor when it comes to the cost of dental implants is what kind/how many are needed to fully restore a patient’s smile. Someone getting a single implant topped with a crown will likely pay much less compared to a person who needs multiple implants to support a full denture, for example. Every patient’s situation is different when it comes to tooth loss, so there really is no “fixed” price for implants. The number of implant roots, the type of restoration a patient wants, and where the new teeth will be located will all influence the final price (implants located towards the front of the mouth tend to cost more because there is less bone to support the new roots, making the placement procedure more complicated).
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
The dental implant process is typically completed in two main phases: placement, in which the artificial roots are surgically positioned within the jawbone, and restoration, where the new teeth are attached to the roots. Each procedure incurs a unique cost that can vary from patient to patient depending on the number of implants and the health of their jawbone. Also, some patients may need to undergo preparatory procedures before starting the implant process, such as periodontal therapy, tooth extractions, or a bone graft to strengthen the jaw, which will add to the overall cost.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
On average, dental implants tend to be more expensive than other traditional replacements, but if you talk to patients who already have them, they will tell you they are certainly worth it. In addition to offering superior aesthetics and function compared to removable bridges and dentures, implants are also designed to last for decades. In fact, most implant patients end up saving money overall because their new teeth only require minimal maintenance in order to keep working like new, while regular prosthetics typically have to be replaced every five to seven years, compounding their initial lower cost.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
In most cases, dental insurance cannot be used to cover the placement or restoration of dental implants, but most plans will provide benefits for procedures associated with them (like periodontal therapy, the initial consultation, X-rays, sedation, etc.). To make it easier for our patients to afford their new teeth, our practice is happy to offer flexible financing through CareCredit. With one of their plans, a patient can break up the cost of their implants into smaller, more budget-friendly chunks, often with little to no interest!
In short, the only way to get a true estimate of what you’ll be expected to pay for implants is to come see Dr. Rodgers for an in-person consultation. He’ll examine your mouth, take some X-rays, and then he’ll be able to outline what your implant process will be like, including the cost. From there, you’ll have all the information you need before proceeding. Dr. Rodgers has already used implants to rebuild countless smiles in Dunwoody and beyond, so he invites you to come see him so he can start doing the same for you.