You know that you need a dental implant. You’ve heard about the lifelong benefits, and you understand a bit about the procedure. You know it’s a great option for tooth replacement, but now you have some questions about the cost of a dental implant. The following should be able to answer some of these questions for you. Remember, you can always turn to your family dentist for any questions or concerns you may have.
Frequently asked questions regarding dental implants:
Dental implants seem to cost a lot, more than other options, are they worth it?
Dental implants may initially cost more than dentures or other options, but in the long run, they are worth it. They do not need to be replaced and last a lifetime. There is no special care or upkeep besides regular dental checkups and good hygiene. Implants look like and function as natural teeth.
Why is there not a set price for dental implants?
According to colgate.com, dental implant cost has many factors, including geographical location, the experience of the dentist, and the type of implant used. Also, each procedure is highly personalized and can include more or less work. This all affects the cost.
I see a lot of ads for discount implants. Is this a good idea?
For some things, it makes a lot of sense to bargain shop. When it comes to your mouth, it is probably not the best idea. To ensure your implant is going to be successful, last, and look good, don’t just go visit a dentist once that touts a good price. If your dentist does not specialize in implants, ask for a recommendation for an accredited implant specialist. You can also use the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s site to help locate a dentist in your area.
Can I just call a get a price quote?
A good dentist should set up a consultation appointment to give you a price. As mentioned, each case is different; be wary of a dentist who gives you a price without seeing you first.
What is the average range of the cost of a dental implant?
Colgate.com reports that the average single implant can range from $3,000 to $4,500 or more.
What if I don’t have that money upfront?
Don’t let the cost automatically deter you from getting the dental work you may need. Often dentists will work with you on a payment plan, and if you have dental insurance, check with your company to see what they will cover. If you have an ex-spending account, you can usually use it here.
The cost may seem high for a dental implant. However, in the long run, it will be worth it. Dental implants look and act like natural teeth, and require no special upkeep. Check with your dentist on financial plans.
At Watkin Dental Associates, we are happy to talk to you about dental implants and any other dental needs you may have, including financial concerns. Please contact us to speak with one of our expert sta members. We are happy to help!