One of the things that makes people nervous about dental implants is their cost. But you’re paying for something that definitely gives you its money’s worth. Dr. Bradley Dean goes into detail about the cost of dental implants in Plano, Texas.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are made up of three separate parts. First, a titanium implant post is placed in the jaw. Next, a piece called an abutment joins the post with the final restoration. The final restoration is typically a dental crown, but implants can also support a fixed denture or bridge.
How is Implant Cost Determined?
There are many things that can change the cost of implants. The cost can be different for everyone. For instance, the number of implants you need and the location of them can certainly impact the cost. Multiple implants are going to cost more than a single implant. If the location where you need them is more difficult to work with, the price can go up.
Implants require a certain amount of bone tissue to be present to ensure the implant is successful and stable. Bone grafting may be necessary to make sure the amount is suitable for a successful implant. If you have decaying or broken teeth that are still in the socket, those need to be removed before you can move forward with dental implants.
Dental Implants Compared to Other Restorations
There’s a reason why dental implants are considered the best option to replace missing teeth. They’re the only method of tooth replacement that replaces the tooth root as well. When you lose teeth, the jawbone starts to deteriorate. This continues unless the tooth root is replaced. With methods like removable dentures, you’ll need to pay to get them readjusted or replaced as the jawbone continues to wear away.
Implants are also the option that provides the most natural look and feel. Removable restorations require extra maintenance and don’t give you back the full functionality you need. Foods will have to be removed from your diet and your restoration may slip or fall out.
Though dental implants come with many oral health benefits, they’re technically considered an elective procedure. They aren’t covered by many insurance plans. At our office, we want to make sure you have options for payment. We accept all major credit cards, with a 2% discount for payment at the time services are rendered for major treatment plans.
We offer a 5% discount if you pay for services rendered at the time of treatment if you pay with cash or a check. We know that you’re not always able to pay right away. That’s why third-party financing is also an option. We offer plans through both Care Credit and Prosper Healthcare Lending.
Make an investment in the future of your oral health. Call us or schedule an appointment online.