Determining the Cost of Dental Implants
Dr. Michael McCartney can talk through the cost of dental implants with you during your free consultation at our Adel, GA, office. When determining your final treatment costs, he will take into consideration the procedures you will require, the cost of materials, time spent in the office, and more. Our team at Adel Dental Associates can work with your insurance company to find out if your plan covers any portion of the procedure. We can also discuss various financing options with you to make your treatment as affordable as possible.
Receiving Your Dental Implants Cost Estimate
A quick internet search can give you a wide range of numbers for dental implants. Some dentists advertise low-cost dental implants, while others may have much higher quotes. The best way to get an accurate estimate of your treatment costs is to set up a consultation. Only after talking with you about the procedure, your goals, budget, and performing a thorough examination can Dr. McCartney provide you with your estimated costs.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Dental Implants
This plays a significant role in the cost of dental implants. Less experienced dentists charge less for dental implant surgery, while more experienced implantologists will charge more. Additionally, you should be wary of dentists quoting lower-than-average rates. That quote may be due to a lack of experience and proper training, and it may exclude many of the other factors.
The best way to get an accurate estimate of your treatment costs is to set up a consultation.
To qualify for dental implants, you must have good periodontal health and sufficient bone density. If you are suffering from gum disease or have lost too much bone tissue, you may require one or more procedures before you can undergo dental implant surgery. These may include periodontal treatments or a bone graft. Any additional procedures needed will affect your overall costs.
Number of Implants
The number of implants you need will also affect your treatment costs. Needing just one implant will cost much less than if you need six to eight or more. In general, most patients missing all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw need at least four implants to secure a full-arch denture.
Cost of Restorations
Restorations will vary in cost depending on the materials selected and the type of restoration needed. A single crown is far less expensive than full dentures. You may require temporary restorations to wear during the healing phase, which can increase your treatment costs.
Number of Office Visits
In standard dental implant surgery, you will have at least three office visits. The first visit is for the surgery. During the second visit we take impressions to create the final restoration. The restoration is placed during the third visit. Additional procedures, potential complications, and other factors can result in the need for a higher number of office visits, and thus, higher treatment costs.
Get Your Treatment Cost Estimate Today
If you are interested in this life-changing treatment but have concerns about the cost, contact our office to schedule your free implant consultation with Dr. McCartney. He can help you understand all the factors that may affect your cost for dental implants. Because dental implants are so beneficial, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits within your budget.