How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental Implants at Padron Dental are some of the best and most secure ways to replace teeth. However, the process of getting dental implants can be long and costly. Materials used vary, and the scope of materials used each carries a different cost. There is also some cost dependent on the patient’s situation. Some patients may need additional bone grafting in order to place the implant in the jaw. Some patients may need an entire set of dental implants, others only one or two. Having a sit down consultation with your Dentist and Dental Implant team will ensure that you are aware of the costs of the procedure, and the desired outcomes.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are synthetic teeth that are inserted into your jaw. The process begins with a surgery to place a dental anchor in your jaw through your gumline. The anchor is usually made of a strong metal, like titanium. The jaw and gum tissue heal around the anchor and meld into it, providing s structural point to attach implants to. The implants themselves can be attached after the initial surgery has healed. There may be additional time while the gums heal, or a healing cap may be used to prevent gum growth over the area.
What Influences the Cost of Dental Implants?
- Availability of materials in your location
- What materials you choose for your implant
- Your Dentist or Dental Surgeon
- The severity or urgency of your dental decay
- The number of teeth you need to replace
- The treatment time and other requirements
How can you offset the cost of Dental Implants?
- Insurance- Your first step should be contacting your dental insurance. Your insurance coverage will be pivotal in offsetting the surgical costs, and some materials. Implants are sometimes considered elective surgery, this will depend on your need as a patient. In the case of an elective surgery, only the initial surgery will be offset. Some are also turning to their primary health insurance. Speak with your Dentist and Implant team about how implants will benefit your daily life, and they can make the case to your insurance company.
- FSA or HSA- This is dependent on Employee sponsored benefits. If you have money saved in one of these accounts, an elective surgery is a great idea to use it. You can use this at the end of the year, and then receive your implant at the beginning of the next one, to maximize tax-free benefits.
- Dental Schools in Universities- Oftentimes Dental Work can be obtained at a reduced cost through Dental Schools. You trade off having a very experienced professional, but you gain a lower cost. The benefits of the implant are still the same, and you are helping someone learn to do something amazing.
Speak with your Dentist and consult with them on available options. Talk with you insurance now and express your concerns and desires. Find out what options will work best for you. It is important to have an understanding of how much this process will cost before you begin.