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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

No two patients or their customized dental implant treatments are exactly alike, so if you use an experienced, qualified dental implant dentist the number of appointments, procedures and cost will vary up or down accordingly. After an initial examination and assessment, your dental implant expert should provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated number of appointments and cost, and then notify you if there are any changes during the process.

Dental-Implant-CostHappily, a dental-implant restored tooth usually lasts longer but costs no more than other treatments to restore a tooth if you use a dental implant dentist who has the proper education and training.

For example, dental implants are usually less expensive than a bridge long term because a bridge over natural teeth typically has to be replaced more often. Other options such as traditional bridges and dentures can fall short of dental implants in overall patient satisfaction.  Imagine having your teeth slip or click as you talk, laugh or eat. You don't have to worry about that with dental implants.  And dental implants truly give you the most natural, beautiful smile.

It's estimated that the cost for a single tooth implant is $3,000 to $4,500, according to The New York Times.  That's a list price range. The way you can get the lowest possible cost is to contact a credentialed dental implant expert. The important point here is the credentialing. Any dentist can say they offer dental implants, but a credentialed implant dentist has proven experience and they will find the best approach - and cost - for you. There is a real difference.

You might see ads with very low prices for dental implants. You might think they are too good to be true. And you know what they say about something sounding too good to be true. Ask the right questions to make certain that the treatment you will be getting is not just complete but is really customized for your mouth and oral health needs. For example, does the price include bone augmentation, soft tissue treatment, extraction (if needed), the abutment, the crown, and a provisional, immediate load? Also ask where is crown manufactured, what is size of the implant, and many other questions. It can be confusing.  That's why you can trust your AAID Credentialed Implant Dentist to answer all these questions and plan the treatment specifically for you.

What about insurance for dental implants? Recognizing the long-term patient benefits over other treatment options, an increasing number of insurance companies have started providing some coverage. If yours doesn’t, ask if they will give you an allowance towards implants equal to the cost of a bridge or traditional dentures. Also ask your implant dentist about financing and payment options.

Because your teeth affect everything from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in the activities you enjoy, and because there is no better option to restore missing teeth, dental implants are worth a discussion with an experienced, proven implant dentist.

Aside from the long term cost advantages of dental implants, there are many other benefits. Learn about all of the benefits of dental implants.


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You can trust an AAID credentialed implant dentist to give you the beautiful smile you deserve!

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