The cost of restoring a smile with dental implants depends on the type of implants
used, the number of implants required, the dentist’s/surgeon’s experience, and other factors. Dr. Leo can fully explain the cost of dental implants during a consultation at Jones Bridge Dental Care. We will take time to answer all of your questions and review financing options that can place this life-changing procedure within your budget. To schedule your FREE consultation for dental implants in Alpharetta, Georgia, please contact us today.
The primary factors affecting the cost of dental implants include:
- Type of implant
Most dentists offer both standard and mini implants. Standard implants are more costly, but offer greater durability, and can last longer than mini implants. If you have waited to address missing teeth, and have experienced some jaw atrophy in the meantime, you may require a bone graft before receiving standard implants, which increases the cost of treatment. Mini implants are more affordable. Often, patients who have experienced some jaw atrophy can receive mini implants without undergoing a bone graft.
- Number of implants
The more implants you require, the more costly the procedure. Dr. Leo can recommend a treatment strategy that provides maximum support with the fewest implants possible.
- Type of restoration
Implants act as tooth roots that provide support for crowns, bridges, and dentures. The size and complexity of the restoration can affect cost—typically, a denture will cost more than a crown. The materials used to create the restoration can also have a dramatic effect on cost.
- Additional procedures
In addition to bone grafting, a sinus lift procedure is often necessary before receiving dental implants. If X-rays reveal that the sinuses lay too close to the treatment site, a special bone graft can be applied to the upper jaw to gently lift the soft tissues of the sinuses and create room for an implant.
The complexity of the surgery, the number of implants you require, and your comfort level in the office all play a role in what type of anesthesia will be used during your procedure. While a local anesthetic may be sufficient in some cases, many patients require oral sedation or general anesthesia. General anesthesia requires the presence of an anesthesiologist or nurse, which will increase the overall cost of treatment.
- Your oral surgeon’s experience
In general, a more experienced oral surgeon will charge a higher fee than a less experienced surgeon. However, it is important to understand that an experienced surgeon is more likely to provide outstanding results. Since the risk of needing costly revision surgery in the future is minimized under an experienced surgeon’s care, his or her fees can actually prove to be a more economical investment. Please don’t hesitate to research Dr. Leo’s outstanding credentials and ask any questions about your options for care.
Dental implants: an investment in your quality of life
While implants can be a significant expense for most patients, the benefits this treatment provides can more than justify the cost. Implants are the only restorative treatment that can halt bone atrophy following tooth loss. While traditional denture wearers must often have their dentures relined to accommodate changes in the jaw, implant-supported dentures rarely require modifications, if ever. Implants also provide the ultimate stability for restorations, making it possible to speak, smile, and eat any foods you choose without worrying that your dentures will slip out of place.
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If you are suffering from missing teeth, dental implants can restore your smile and greatly improve your quality of life. To learn more about this treatment, including its cost and the financing options we offer to make it a fit for your budget, please call us at 678-813-1634 today.