How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dr. Grant Olson—an experienced implant and cosmetic dentist—understands that cost can play an important role when patients are deciding how to approach tooth replacement. In order to help patients feel more informed and empowered, he created a video (linked below) breaking down the various costs associated with dental implants and the ways that different aspects of treatment can influence what patients actually pay. Some factors that determine total implant cost include:
- The different structural components of the implant itself (post, abutment, and restoration)
- The type of implant restoration being placed (a crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture)
- The number of different providers involved in your treatment
- Whether bone grafting is necessary
- Your eligibility for insurance coverage
- The location and expertise of your provider(s)
At Innovative Dental of Springfield, our team usually performs all parts of the dental implant procedure, and we are committed to being as transparent as possible about cost. When a patient requests a consultation, our dentists thoroughly assess the unique details of the case and then provide a “package” price quote, which takes into account all aspects of the dental implant treatment process.
Dr. Olson also encourages patients to understand that a dental implant is not just an investment in the aesthetics of your smile. Missing teeth can lead to a variety of long-term issues, including teeth shifting, changes to your bite, increased wear on your remaining teeth, and even a loss of jawbone density. While the up-front costs of implant treatment may be higher than other solutions—such as a dental bridge or traditional denture prosthetic—that initial investment can oftentimes better support your long-term health and save you money down the road.
Check out the video below to learn more about dental implants and the associated costs. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Innovative Dental, please contact us today!