6 Key Factors That Impact Dental Implant Cost
Dr. Grant Olson and his team at Innovative Dental have extensive expertise in helping patients restore their smiles with dental implants and implant-supported dentures. One of the most common questions patients have is how dental implants are priced. In a recent video, Dr. Olson breaks down the six key factors in determining how much dental implant treatment costs.
1 – The Individual Implants
The first cost consideration with implants relates to the price of the implants themselves. Each individual post that is placed has a specific price point. This can vary depending on the type of implant (titanium vs. ceramic, mini dental implants vs. standard implants, etc). In some cases, providers may market “low-cost dental implants” based solely on the cost of the implant post. However, Dr. Olson warns that this can be highly misleading, since there are several more factors that influence the total price of treatment.
2 – The Providers Involved
Depending on the nature of the treatment, multiple providers may be involved in implant treatment, including:
- Oral Surgeons
Finding a dental practice like Innovative Dental where all aspects of the implant procedure can be performed by the same provider can often help keep costs down.
3 – The Treatment Process
Different patients have different needs. In some cases, things like periodontal care, tooth extractions, bone grafting, and temporary dentures may be needed. At Innovative Dental, Dr. Olson and his team used advanced technology to make the treatment process more efficient, cutting down on unnecessary procedures and reducing the number of visits needed to help patients save time and money.
4 – The Skill of the Provider
The skill and expertise of your dental implant provider can influence the final cost of treatment. While it can be tempting to gravitate towards the cheapest option, Dr. Olson recommends that patients do their research and find an experienced implant dentist. This is the optimal way to ensure a safe, successful, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing outcome.
5 – The Lab Costs
Lab costs account for a major portion of the final price patients can expect to pay for their implant treatment. Since Innovative Dental creates all implant crown, bridge, and denture restorations in-house, Dr. Olson and his team are often able to provide patients with a more efficient and cost-effective process.
6 – The Materials Used
Dental implants and restorations can come in a variety of different materials, ranging from plastic and acrylic to premium zirconia. Each material has a different price point and level of durability. Plastic and acrylic may be cheaper upfront, but these types of restorations are typically only designed to last for 6 months to a year. By contrast, zirconia may cost slightly more, but it can last for decades.
To learn more about dental implant cost, check out the full video blog below. To schedule an appointment with one of our Springfield dentists, contact us today!