Understanding Dental Implant Costs
Are you ready to make an investment in your quality of life and oral health with dental implants? That is great! While you are excited to regain a complete smile, you are a bit hesitant about dental implant costs. They do tend to cost more than traditional options, like dentures, so it is only natural to be a bit concerned. Although there is no “one size fits all” cost for the procedure, there are several things you should consider when estimating how much you can expect to pay for your new smile.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
A single tooth replacement with a dental implant is influenced by several factors, such as your insurance coverage, materials used, and the number of teeth being replaced. With various components impacting the price, there is no set payment amount for the procedure.
During your initial consultation, your dentist in Tulsa, Dr. Terry Rigdon will give you an estimate that will include the cost of each phase of treatment, including:
- Implant Post Placement: An oral surgeon is needed to place the implant posts into the jawbone. In addition to the fee for the procedure, you will also require sedation, which increases the price. On average, the cost for the post can range from $1,000 to $3,000, as well as the cost of sedation.
- Abutment and Crown: After the jawbone has fused to the dental implant post, the abutment and crown will be placed. For a single tooth, this can range from $500 to $3,000; however, the price will change depending on how many teeth are being replaced. Often, there can be a discounted rate if multiple teeth are being treated.
- Additional Procedures: It is not uncommon for additional procedures to be needed prior to the placement of the dental implants, such as tooth extractions, bone grafting, or a sinus lift. Each procedure will increase the cost of the treatment.
How Can I Pay for Dental Implants?
Not only are there several factors that can increase the costs of dental implants, but those that can make it more affordable as well. Although most dental insurances will not cover the cost of the treatment, they may cover certain aspects, such as the sedation, tooth extractions, or the dental crowns. Depending on your policy, it can help to lower the amount you can expect to pay. Our dental team will help you understand your coverage to help you maximize its value.
If the out-of-pocket cost is more than you had expected, we accept third-party financing with CareCredit. If you are approved for the line of credit, you will repay the amount with low monthly installments that accommodate your budget.
Complete Your Smile Today
If you are ready to stop living with tooth loss, do not let the cost of dental implants keep you from completing your new smile. During your consultation, we will discuss the amount you can expect to pay and help you understand your payment options.
Contact Rigdon Dental & Associates today to schedule your consultation for a complete smile.