Considering the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing fees, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.

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When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.

While dentures and bridges may be initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.

Jaw Bone Health

Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face. On the other hand, dental implants are made of a titanium alloy, which osseointegrates into the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth.

Quality of Life

Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth and the single best way to replace a missing tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.

Comparing Dental Implant fees

There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing fees, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:

  • Exams/office visits
  • Tooth/root extraction
  • Bone grafting
  • Placement of the dental implant
  • Restoring the implant with an abutment crown
  • X-rays, pre/post operative care

Cost of dental implants

Dental implants is a big investment. It is impossible to give an accurate estimate without a comprehensive assessment, the proper 3 dimensional diagnostic images (a CBCT scan), and an in-person physical exam. However, with all else being equal, the cost of dental implants in our office is around $1,800.

Financing for Dental Implants

Firstly, we will help you check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover and we can submit a preauthorization or predetermination.

There are health care credit companies, like Care Credit, that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.

Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a natural, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.

Schedule Your Consultation

The only way to receive an accurate estimate is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific fee for your case. Please call us at Paradise Valley Dental Phone Number 480-998-7775 to schedule your consultation.