Many people often ask the question “How much are dental implants?” However, it is very difficult to answer this question because the cost is dependent on many factors. No dentist can give an estimate without a thorough analysis of your mouth, teeth and oral and overall health. Teeth implants are, however, more expensive than the most traditional restorations used to replace teeth.
Dr. Heather Adams is a local Rogers, AR restorative dentist who truly wants the best for her patients. She will spend a good amount of time with each patient to help them understand the value of choosing dental implants. An implant secured dental restoration is a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care.
Dental Implant Cost
To give you an idea about the cost of a dental implant, an implant secured dental crown (used to replace a single missing tooth) will cost on average about $4,000. This includes the surgical placement of the implant, the abutment, the crown, all the procedures involved, and some of the additional materials. This is the industry average cost and is a good starting point for determining how much you can plan on spending. The cost will go up from there based on the patient’s unique needs. There are many factors involved in determining the final cost of your implant(s).
The 4 Main Factors that Determine the Cost of Dental Implants
The total cost of getting your teeth replaced with dental implants can vary widely depending on these four main factors. The more missing teeth you have and the state of your oral health will obviously increase the total cost.
The implant posts
There a few different types of implant posts available. The type you will need will be determined after Dr. Adams has performed your examination and prepares your treatment plan. She will also determine how many implant posts you will need based on which teeth are being replaced and their location. The number of posts you need is determined by the type restoration you are getting to replace your teeth.
Dr. Adams will begin the implant process once you are in good oral health. Your implants will need a healthy environment to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone. You may need a bone graft if you do not have adequate bone density to support the implant posts. If you suffer from gum disease, you will need to undergo treatment to ensure the success of your implants. If you have extremely decayed or damaged teeth, you may need to have them extracted first. These preparatory procedures will increase the total cost but are necessary to guarantee successful implantation.
Type of dental restoration
The type of dental restoration you will need has a big impact on the total cost of treatment. Dr. Adams will use a dental crown, dental bridge, or a denture to replace your missing teeth. The type of restoration you need depends on how many missing or damaged teeth you have and their location. Also, you may need a temporary restoration while your implants heal.
The implants will need to be surgically placed into your jaw bone by a specialist. Dr. Adams will coordinate this process with a local specialist in the Rogers, AR area. This will require sedation so that you are comfortable during the surgical procedure. The type of dental sedation you choose will add a few hundred dollars to your total treatment cost.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Process
- Single Dental Implant
The dentist office of Dr. Adams in Rogers, AR is ready to help you financially plan for your dental implants. Our staff will work one-on-one with you to help you understand the cost and to find the appropriate payment option to fit your budget. To schedule a consultation, call our office at (479) 431-4212.