The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. Columbia, MD dentist Dr. Sahil Goyal specializes in helping patients restore their smiles with dental implants. If you qualify for dental implant treatment, Dr. Goyal will perform a thorough dental examination to help you understand how much the treatment will cost for you specifically.
Learn more about the factors that can affect the overall end cost of this restorative treatment below.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Initially, dental implants will cost more than other restorative solutions for missing teeth. Dental bridges can cost up to $5,000. For single dental implants, the average cost can be $3,000 -$4,500. A patient who needs to replace entire rows of teeth with dental implants may need to pay $50,000. The dental implant process involves sophisticated materials and advanced procedures that are not required with bridges or denture. This is why patients should expect to pay a lot for treatment up front. There are multiple factors that can contribute to the varying cost of teeth implants, including:
- The location of the missing teeth
- The size of the dental implants
- The number of implants being placed
- Bone grafting treatment
- Damaged teeth that require extraction
- Gum disease treatment
- Dental insurance that may cover part of treatment
Are Implants Worth It?
Although removable dentures and dental bridges are options for missing teeth, dental implants replace teeth at the root. This keeps the bone stimulated to prevent further bone loss or degradation. Patients who may choose removable restorations or do not treat missing teeth at all can suffer from facial sagging, speech issues, and difficulties eating certain foods.
More traditional options may cost less initially than implants, but they will require maintenance and replacement. These added costs may eventually exceed the cost of dental implant treatment. Implant restorations may cost more in the beginning, but they are a permanent solution that acts like natural teeth. Most dentists agree that they are the next best thing to natural teeth.
Payment and Insurance Options for Implants
Most dental insurance providers will not cover the entire implant procedure. Be sure to check with your dental insurance provider to see if they can cover a portion of your treatment. Our helpful staff will do their best to help you with any insurance questions. We can also work with you to determine the best treatment option to fit your budget. Dr. Goyal accepts a range of payment options and files insurance claims electronically for quick processing. We will explain all aspects of any recommended treatment including associated costs. For your convenience, we accept:
- Debit cards
- Major Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
- Care Credit (Interest-Free Payment Plan with Approved Credit)
Care Credit allows patients to make low monthly payments for affordable care. With this flexible payment option, patients can pay for their dental implant treatment over a designated period of time.
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