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How Much do Dental Implants Cost?

August 10, 2018

Dental insurance form on a wooden table.The cost of a dental implant tooth replacement plan will vary dramatically from patient to patient. A single tooth restoration will cost anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000, depending on the size and location of the missing tooth. The best way to get started budgeting for the out of pocket costs associated with dental implant tooth replacement plans is to schedule a consultation appointment with a trusted, local provider. They will examine your smile and help you to understand every step of the treatment process and the costs associated with each. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the factors that affect the cost of dental implant tooth replacement.

Factors Impacting Treatment Price

There are many obvious reasons why your dental implant tooth replacement plan may be pricier, including the number and location of missing teeth. However, some of the factors that you may not always think of include:

  • The materials used to craft your implant posts. High quality materials have been thoroughly tested to ensure successful implantation, but they may come with a higher price tag.
  • If you need preparatory services like bone or soft tissue grafting, these treatments will increase the overall cost of treatment. However, they are often partially covered by dental insurance policies, which will help to offset the costs.
  • Using dental sedation during one or more phases of treatment may also increase the overall cost of care.
  • Choosing a dentist or specialist with advanced training and credentials will also increase pricing of implant placement and restoration, but this added training typically translates into safer, longer lasting restorations that are well worth the investment.
  • Your geographic location can also impact the pricing.

Budgeting for the Cost of Care

Your dentist will work with you to plan ahead for treatment costs. In most cases, each treatment is billed for individually as it’s performed. This can help you spread out the cost of treatment. Additionally, while implants and their placement aren’t usually covered by insurance, other aspects of dental implant tooth replacement will be, so make sure to take advantage of available coverage whenever possible. Finally, most dental offices work with third party financiers to offer low and no interest financing options for qualifying patients, allowing you to pay for your implant tooth replacement over the course of several months.

Meet the Kristoff & Associates Team

If you’re ready to find out more about the cost of dental implant tooth replacement, call the Kristoff & Associates Family Dentistry team to schedule a dental implant tooth replacement consultation in our Carmel dental office. We look forward to helping you flawlessly recreate your lost tooth structures.

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