One of the most advancements in dentistry is considered to be implants. When a tooth is damaged to an extent beyond saving, implants are usually considered the most permanent low maintenance solution. The initial dental implants cost might look very expensive and it may not be covered by your insurance. But you can look at it as a long term investment, as the cost would be lower in the long run if you compare it to other options which would require maintenance every now and then.
There are many factors determining the cost of a dental implant. Below we would like to cover the steps involved during an implant placement procedure, and will give you an estimate on how much it may cost in our office.
These are some of the common questions we try to answer here:
- What determines the implant cost?
- How much does a single tooth implant cost in our office?
- How much is the cost for multiple implants?
- What are my options to cover my implant costs?
- Why choose us?
To find out more detailed benefits of having a dental implant, you can refer to this link: Implants
Dental Implants are Highly Specialized and Multi-Step Treatments
Depending on your oral health and your teeth condition there might be different steps involved to replace your tooth with an implant. The cost of your treatment depends on which steps are required and the type and quality of the materials used. Here we give you an overview of the steps involved and typical price range for this procedure in our office. These steps highly depend on each patient’s needs, which can vary a lot case by case.
- Tooth Extraction: If you need to extract the tooth or if it has already been lost.
- Bone Grafting: This might be needed for patients who do not have a thick jawbone. This will prepare the bone for implant.
- Dental Implant Placement: A surgical step to place the implant into the bone. One or more implants are needed depending on your tooth loss condition.
- A Temporary Denture or Crown: This depends on the cosmetic needs of the patient. The healing process could be fast but may also last upto 6 months. Your dentist may also recommend this step if needed to improve your eating, speaking or aesthetic.
- Abutment: This is the part that connects your implant to the crown. This step is performed after the implant is completely healed.
- Permanent Crown Placement: This is the artificial tooth which attaches to the abutment after the 2 weeks healing process is done for your abutment.
What determines the dental implants cost?
Pricing can vary based on patient needs and if some or all of the above steps are needed. In addition to your treatment plan, the materials used and the number of implants are also very important factors. We advise you to be highly cautious as some low priced offers in the area may not include all the steps involved. Also, make sure which steps are covered by your dental insurance.
That is why for example some “low price” advertisements are highly misleading as they just show you the price for just one or two stages of the whole implant process and not the whole treatment. If you are price shopping, you need to highly educate yourself to ask the right questions from your dentist and to make sure the whole picture with all the costs involved is presented to you.
How much does a single tooth implant cost in our office?
If you are using your insurance, the cost is determined by the insurance company and we don’t have a say in it. However, if you are paying all the procedures out of pocket, the total cost in our office (“without” any discounts or promotions) can vary between $3,500 to $5,500. From time to time, we may offer implant special promotions on top of that. Also, you may use our in-house discount membership plans which have many benefits and would provide you up to 50% discount depending on the membership plan you pick.
How much is the cost for multiple implants?
Replacing 2 to 4 teeth can cost you between $5,000 to $10,000. Again as explained above this is “without” any promotional offers applied. A single jaw (single arch) could cost up to $30,000 and a full mouth could cost up to $50,000. The cost of all-on-4 dental implant supported denture can cost $15,000 per arch or higher. Again these are average numbers based on the typical patients we had in our office. The cost varies highly on a case-by-case basis and we recommend booking a free consultation session with our dentists to discuss your options and costs.
What are my options to cover my implant costs?
Our office is a unique dental office in the area as our dentists are credentialed by Medicare. We have the ability to maximize the benefits of both your dental insurance and your Medicare part B insurance. Please refer to this article to find out more about the conditions which qualify your procedure to be covered by Medicare.
Although our procedures are not free we are committed to work with you to find the best financial solution that would fit to your situation.
If your dental insurance would cover the cost of your crown, it can lower your implant costs. Another situation which can help is to check if the implant procedure is needed for medical reasons (rather than cosmetic reasons) to improve your oral health. This could change the game and your insurance may be willing to help you to cover the costs. Some other diseases and accidents causing you a tooth loss might also qualify your implant procedure to be covered by your insurance.
Having a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) could also greatly help you to reduce your costs. One way is to talk to your dentist so that you can break up your procedures into two years. A portion to be done before the end of your FSA calendar year and another portion to be done at the beginning of next FSA calendar year. This way you can maximize your FSA pre-tax savings from two years.
In addition to those, we can offer you our membership discount plans which could offer you up to 50% discount on implant procedures and other surgeries, plus many other benefits.
We can also work with you to offer you low monthly payment plans. The payments are broken down to more affordable monthly payments so that you can improve your smile.
Why choose us?
As explained above, our office is now in a unique position that could maximize both your medical and your dental insurances. In addition to that, we can offer you many different options to fit to your financial needs.
Our implantologist, Dr. Ganji, is one of the best surgeons in the area, placing multiple implants every day. He offers you a world-class expertise replacing single or multiple teeth or if you need a full jaw surgery.
Our dentists and staff are dedicated to help you and to give you a world class service. Call our office to book your free consultation appointment. Our dentists will help you understand your options and will give you a more accurate estimate for your treatment plan costs.