Dental implants are the number one recommended tooth replacement solution by dentists all over the world. They mimic natural teeth almost perfectly. This superior option, however, comes at a cost. There are many steps in the process, including surgical procedures, and high-quality materials are needed. Dr. S. Jeremy Tu is a dentist in North Liberty, IA and recommends teeth implants to his patients who have missing or damaged teeth.
The Cost of Dental Implants
To determine the cost of your dental implant treatment, you must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Tu. Quoting you a price without a proper oral exam is almost impossible. There are many factors that will affect the total cost. Below, we’ll review these factors to help you better understand them.
Many patients will require some sort of treatment before they can move on to the implantation phase. A bone graft might be necessary if you lack sufficient bone density. If you suffer from gum disease, we cannot place the implants until your dentist properly treats you for it. Extractions may also be necessary. All these additional treatments will significantly affect the total cost of your implant treatment.
Dental Implant posts
A single dental implant post can cost a lot of money. If you are only missing one tooth, the total price will not be so bad. However, if you are missing many teeth, then you will require more implants to support your dental restoration. Paying for up to eight dental implants per arch will increase your total cost. Also, implants come in many sizes, which all have different price tags. The location where the implant needs to go will determine its size. So the location of your missing can impact your total cost as well.
Type of Restoration
The number of teeth you are missing and their location will determine which type of dental restoration Dr. Tu will need to secure to the dental implants. A dental crown, dental bridge, or denture will be used, and all come with different price tags.
Dental Insurance Coverage
Dental insurance can be confusing. Most plans offer little to no coverage for dental implants. However, they may offer some coverage for preparatory treatments, sedation, or dental restorations. Each provider is different, and it is your responsibility to know what they cover. Dental Design in North Liberty, IA accepts and files most insurance and will process your claim to maximize your benefits.
If you choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you should plan to pay several thousands of dollars to several tens of thousands of dollars. After your consultation, we will do our best to give you an estimated cost of treatment. To help pay for your treatment, Dr. Tu accepts CareCredit, an interest-free financing option that can be used for those who qualify. We also accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover for your convenience.