Weighing the Cost and Benefits of Dental Implant Surgery
Patients experiencing decayed or missing teeth can rehabilitate their oral health and smiles with dental implants. These titanium posts are surgically embedded into the jawbone to provide exceptional, durable support for your restorations. It is understandable that patients considering this tooth-replacement method would have questions about the procedure, including how much they can expect to pay. John Crisler, DDS, MAGD is dedicated to providing safe, comfortable procedures with outstanding results, while keeping the cost of dental implants at a minimum for his Rio Rancho, NM, patients.
Investing in Your Oral Health
The life-changing advantages of dental implants makes the procedure well worth the cost for many patients. Dental implants retain prosthetics in a supremely natural manner, permitting patients to speak, laugh, and chew with complete confidence that their restoration will not slip out of place. Since the implants fuse with the jawbone, they also provide decades, if not a lifetime, of stable support for your crowns, bridges, or dentures.
When a tooth root is missing for an extended period of time, the adjacent jawbone will begin to break down due to lack of root stimulation. This triggers escalating problems for your oral health, causing teeth to shift and increasing your risk for decay. Jawbone deterioration can also alter your facial appearance. Cheeks can become concave and the lips can pucker as the jawbone deteriorates. Fortunately, dental implants put an end to this process by performing the function of a tooth root.
Various factors can affect the cost of dental implants, such as preparatory procedures
Factors that Can Affect Cost
Since each dental implant procedure is fully customized, total treatment costs vary considerably from patient to patient. The number of implants you need is one of the biggest determinants of your implant procedure cost. Needing one tooth replaced will come, as you might expect, at a lower price than needing to reestablish multiple teeth, or an entire dental arch.
Your overall cost can be affected by other factors, such as if you require preparatory procedures. Placing dental implants requires sufficient jawbone mass to properly retain the implants. It is not uncommon for patients who have been missing teeth for a substantial amount of time to have lost jawbone density to the point that implants cannot be placed right away.
For such patients, Dr. Crisler can perform jawbone strengthening procedures, such as bone grafts or sinus lifts, in preparation for implants. These preparatory procedures are a separate and additional cost.
There is only one way to receive an accurate estimate for your procedure and that is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Crisler.
Additionally, some patients may have complex oral health problems, such as extensive tooth decay, oral structural abnormalities, or bite imbalances that require additional attention. In such cases, the greater level of case planning and surgical dexterity can affect your final cost.
There is only one way to receive an accurate estimate for your procedure and that is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Crisler, who will examine your oral structure and help determine the details of your treatment plan.
Making Implants Possible
Dr. Crisler and his staff believe everyone deserves the benefits that implants provide, which is why they accept a number of insurance and financing options to make affording implants easier. Patients may use CareCredit® and Principal Financial Group®, third-party financiers, to divide payments out over a convenient period of time. Our insurance network is comprehensive, including Delta Dental® and Cigna®, as well as some United Concordia® and Aetna® programs. For patients without insurance, we offer a percentage discount of treatment costs.
Visit Us for Your Estimate
Dr. John Crisler will be more than happy to meet with you to discuss in detail how dental implants can transform your smile, and what you can expect to pay for treatment. Contact our practice today to schedule your appointment.
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