The first step on your journey towards a beautiful, complete smile with dental implants in North Port is to come see us for a consultation. During this initial visit, we’ll ensure this modern tooth replacement option is a good choice for you, review your tooth replacement goals, and take the time to fully answer all of your questions. Once we’ve gone over all this information, we’ll be able to give you a personalized estimate and an explanation of fees. In the meantime, we invite you to read on to learn more about how affordable dental implants are before and call us today to schedule your appointment.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants can help you replace one, several, or all your teeth using a variety of restorations. One of the largest factors that will influence the cost of your treatment is how many and what types of dental implants you need. Thankfully, you won’t necessarily need as many dental implants as you have missing teeth. An implant-retained denture or bridge can replace many teeth at once using the minimal number of titanium implant posts. As you might have guessed, replacing a single tooth with an implant-retained crown will be less expensive than replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with an implant-retained denture.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Rebuilding your smile with one or more dental implants is a multistage process. While this makes it a lengthier treatment than other tooth replacement options, each stage ensures lifelike and lasting results. Each step will incur costs of its own, including:
Preliminary procedures: Some patients may need additional treatments before dental implants. Procedures like periodontal therapy and bone grafting may increase the final cost.
Implant placement surgery: To anchor your restorations in place, your dentist will need to surgically insert one or more small titanium posts into your jawbone. You may need to pay for part or all your anesthesia or sedation.
Abutment and final restoration: These custom-made pieces are crafted from high-quality materials like titanium and dental ceramic, so your expenses will vary depending on how many you need.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
While other tooth replacement options may have a lower initial price tag, they’re not designed to be a permanent solution. They’ll need to be replaced every few years, which can become quite inconvenient and costly over time. On the other hand, dental implants are designed to become a permanent fixture in your smile and can easily last a lifetime with the proper care. In fact, dental implants may end up costing less than other tooth replacement options in the long run.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Every dental insurance policy is different, but most won’t cover the full cost of your dental implant process. However, they may pay for portions of your treatment, such as preliminary services or a percentage of your dental implant. Feel free to bring your insurance policy paperwork with you to your consultation and we’ll go over the details with you. Our talented team has years of helping patients maximize their benefits and minimize their costs. We would also be happy to help you apply for financing through CareCredit, which will break up the cost of your treatment into easy payments that fit into your budget. Schedule your dental implant consultation today and we’ll be happy to show you how to make permanently rebuilding your smile as affordable as possible!