Dental implants are one of the most valued long-term investments you can make. After all, your teeth play a key role in your speech, nutrition, health and appearance. However, when it comes to a patient considering dental implants, cost is often one of the first things that come to mind.
In the same way that every smile is unique, the cost of dental implants can be different for each patient. There are several factors that determine your implant dentistry expense, including the following:
- Number of teeth being replaced (i.e. single or full arch)
- Location of missing teeth
- Need for bone grafting or sinus lift
- Choice of implants (i.e. All-on-4 implant dentures)
Your specific clinical needs and personal preferences will guide your treatment plan. Dr. Wayne Suway always carefully explains your proposed treatment, including the estimated cost and number of office visits, before moving forward.
It is important to recognize the long-term advantages of dental implants compared to other treatment options. This can help patients quickly outweigh the benefits against the extra cost. With dental implants, you can enjoy a healthy, balanced diet to ward off obesity and diabetes, as well as feel confident in your smile as you age. Furthermore, you won’t suffer bone loss and experience premature facial aging when you have dental implants. These are significant gains that removable dentures can’t always provide.
An increasing number of dental insurance companies are also realizing the benefits of implant dentistry, as many have started to provide coverage. If yours does not, you may be able to get an allowance towards your dental implants equal to the cost of a bridge or traditional denture. At the office of Dr. Wayne Suway, we also offer flexible payment options and financing plans to accommodate your budget needs.