If you have gaps in your teeth, or you have broken teeth, you may need a dental implant. This will help ensure that dentures, crowns or bridges are able to serve the appropriate function. Dental implants, however, are a choice that is available to you and not something that is required. That means that you may get little to no help from your insurance company. As a result, many patients feel anxiety when it comes to how much the procedure will cost.
There are several things that can impact the price of your dental implants. These factor in more heavily if your insurance does not cover the procedure.
First, how many implants do you need? If you are only working on one tooth, you likely only need one implant. However, if there are several areas of concern in your mouth, you many need several implants to get your smile back again. Obviously, the more implants you receive, the higher your total bill will be. It is also important to remember that if a new denture or bridge needs to be put in, the cost will vary according to how many implants have to also go in to support those pieces.
Second, what else is taking place during your appointment? It is not uncommon for patients to need a bone graft in addition to receiving dental implants, for example. A bone graft is recommended for those people whose jaws have changed because of missing teeth. The implants must have a solid foundation, and a bone graft can help to provide that.
In addition, the medical professional in charge of the procedure will need to make note of where the sinuses and nerves are before they get started.
Also, in addition to a bone graft, some patients need to have teeth removed that are no longer in good shape. If there is a tooth that falls into this category, the tooth has to be taken out before the dental implant can be put in.
Finally, the kind of restoration that you need will impact the price. The type of materials that are selected may also cause the price of the procedure to fluctuate. There is actually quite a lot of choice when it comes to porcelain and acrylic materials, so the price is a bit up in the air.
To find out more about the cost of dental implants, get in contact with Shine Dental Associates. We will set up a time for you to come in and talk about your concerns.