Tooth loss is a serious issue that has a significant impact on your life. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring the functions of your missing teeth, your smile, and your confidence, and giving you your life back. Dental implants have become the most popular treatment option for replacing missing teeth, and one that we at Woodland Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are proud to offer. This revolutionary treatment involves the surgical implantation of small titanium posts directly into your jawbone. Your bone then fuses to the posts in a process known as osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts in your jaw, making them suitable supports for your replacement teeth. While a popular treatment, many patients still have several questions, including how much implants cost.
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
There are numerous benefits associated with dental implants.
- They function just like your natural teeth, restoring your abilities to eat and speak.
- The crowns look completely natural, giving you back your beautiful, confident smile.
- Superior comfort. The crowns are supported by the titanium posts rather than your gums, keeping pressure off of the delicate tissue.
- They can be cared for just like your natural teeth.
- The posts function like the roots of your natural teeth. Not only do they support your replacement crowns, but they also stimulate the jawbone. This stimulation is essential for maintaining a healthy, strong jaw.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT COST
The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. Your actual cost will depend upon several factors.
- The number of implants you need. The more implants that you need, the more your procedure is going to cost. On average, single tooth implants, including the abutment and crown can cost between $1,500 to $6,000. Multiple tooth implants range from $3,000 to $30,000, while a full mouth restoration can cost between $7,000 and $90,000. The average cost, however, is about $34,000.
- If you need tooth extractions first. Extractions can increase your total cost, but our team will provide you with the proper extraction surgical instructions.
- If you need to undergo a bone graft. Bone grafting can also increase the total cost of your procedure.
- If you have dental insurance. More and more insurance companies are beginning to cover at least a portion of the cost of dental implants. You will need to check with your insurance provider to find out how much.
FINANCING OPTIONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
The cost of dental implants is often more than traditional treatments. If you cannot afford the cost upfront, there are financing options available, enabling you to pay off the cost over time. First, check with your insurance provider to find out how much, if any, they will cover the procedure. Financing options include:
- In-office financing. We can work with you before your procedure to develop a monthly payment plan that will work best for you.
- CareCredit. We accept CareCredit, which is an alternative to a traditional credit card. This type of financing covers all costs not covered by your insurance plan. There are several payment plans to choose from, enabling you to customize your financing.
While dental implants may cost more than other treatment options, they offer several significant benefits over traditional treatments. The exact cost of your implants will also depend upon several different factors. To learn more, call Woodland Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today at (818) 999-0900.