Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
How much do dental implants cost?
Dr. Hill knows that when deciding between dental implants and alternative tooth replacement methods, there’s a lot to think about. That’s why we offer you this guide — a list of things to consider when making an informed decision about options for replacing your teeth.
Implants Last Longer
Fact: Dental implants last two-to-three times as long (25+ years) as traditional tooth replacement approaches such as bridges (5-15 years) and dentures (5-8 years). Simply put, in terms of longevity, dental implants can’t be beat. This is why, although they are more expensive upfront, they are usually a better investment over time. When compared to bridges and dentures, which will likely have to be replaced 2-3 times during a person’s life, dental implants pay for themselves.
Jaw Deterioration: The Price of Going Without Implants
Without the regular stimulation of chewing, biting and speaking provided by teeth, the jawbone deteriorates. In the first year alone after the loss of a tooth, a patient may lose 25% of his or her supporting jawbone structure. There is only one way to stop the recession: with dental implants. Because the titanium screw fuses with the bone, it provides the stimulation that is needed over time to maintain jawbone mass.
For more information about the cost of dental implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hill, call our office in Chapel Hill, NC at Chapel Hill Implant and Oral Surgery Center Phone Number 919-238-9961.
Tips for Comparing Dental Implant Providers
When comparing quotes from various providers, keep in mind that there are several steps in the dental implant process that often involve more than one specialist — each should be figured into the cost.
- x-rays & imaging
- tooth extraction
- Bone grafting
- implant surgery
- final restoration (crown)
Does insurance cover dental implants?
Most dental insurance plans do not cover dental implants because insurance companies feel that there are cheaper alternatives available. Helping you understand your benefits and alternative treatments is part of our job — we will be with you every step of the way.
Dental Implants: Estimating Your Cost
The cost of dental implants depends heavily on a variety of details about each individual patient’s case. That’s why the best way to get an accurate estimate of what your cost will be is by calling us to schedule a consultation — we look forward to putting a smile back on your face.
Financing for Dental Implants
First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
There are health care credit companies 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 pleasure again, 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 price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case.