A dental patient poll conducted by a major insurance provider revealed that the main reason people skip their dental appointments isn’t anxiety or fear – it’s price. The cost of necessary dental care can be intimidating for patients, and surprise fees leave many dreading their dental appointments. When it comes to advanced dental treatments like implant supported tooth replacement, we know that cost is a major deterrent for many people. For this reason, the Creekview Dental team is dedicated to offering complete explanations of the implant tooth replacement process and the cost of each step. We will maximize your insurance benefits, partner with you to find low interest financing options, and make sure you (and your budget) are ready before we even begin the tooth replacement plan. Keep reading to learn a little more about the factors that impact the overall cost of dental implant tooth replacement. You should call our dental office in Denver, CO to schedule your consultation visit when you’re ready to learn more about your individual treatment plan.
TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
There are many different types of dental implants, and each of these replacement tooth roots are custom crafted to precise specifications using high quality materials. All of the high quality, and custom crafting comes at a premium. However, the long lasting results that look and feel like natural teeth make these tooth replacement options well worth the investment for many patients. In most cases, your dental implants will be crafted from titanium or zirconia as these materials have been tested and proven effective. The implant posts are placed surgically, which also adds to the overall cost of treatment.
WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT?
In addition to the surgical placement of dental implant posts, there are several other stages to this complex treatment. We may need to begin with one or more preparatory procedures like bone or soft tissue grafts and tooth extractions. Then, we surgically place the custom dental implant posts. It can take months for the implants to fuse with the bone and gum tissue. Once this process, called osseointegration, is completed, we attach abutment posts that affix the implants to the replacement teeth. We capture impressions of the smile after abutments are in place that will be used by our lab to craft your replacement dental crown, bridge, partial, or full denture. Finally, your restoration is affixed to the dental implant posts to recreate your healthy, functional smile.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS WORTH THE INVESTMENT?
It’s completely natural to feel hesitant about making a big investment of your time and finances, but we know that the long term benefits of dental implant restoration options offer value that far outweighs the cost. Some of the many benefits of dental implant supported tooth replacement include:
- Traditional restorations only last about a decade on average, but an implant supported restoration can last two or three decades or longer with proper care.
- Traditional tooth replacements, dentures, especially, are known for being unstable, but an implant supported replacement tooth or teeth stay firmly in place as you speak, chew, and smile with total confidence.
- Because dental implants mimic the roots of lost teeth, they provide stimulus to the supportive bone and gum tissue. This ensures people maintain their optimal level of oral health.
DOES MY DENTAL INSURANCE COVER DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Most dental insurance policies don’t offer coverage for dental implant post or their placement, but they will provide benefits to offset the costs of other parts of the implant tooth replacement process. Our team is knowledgeable about how these policies work, and they will help you maximize your coverage. In addition to making the most of your dental insurance coverage, we also work with third party providers to offer low and no interest payment plans.