Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants – Hutchinson, KS
Budgeting for Advanced Dentistry Services
When you’re getting ready to start a complex dentistry plan like dental implant tooth replacement, your dentist in Hutchinson, Grant D. Ringler, DDS, and his team will take the time to carefully explain all aspects of care, including budgeting and scheduling. Many patients are initially surprised to hear the estimated cost for their dental implant plan, but when they understand how that cost breaks down over the course of several phases of treatment and delivers flawless, functional results, most patients think that it’s worth the investment. On this page, we’ve discussed some of the factors that will influence the costs of dental implants, but the only way to get an accurate estimate of pricing for your specific plan is to call Dr. Ringler and his dental team to schedule an appointment. We’ll walk you through the process and help you budget for every step of your dental implant tooth replacement plan, so we can all avoid unpleasant financial surprises.
The Cost of Dental Implants
The majority of the price of your dental implant tooth replacement plan will likely stem from the cost your dental implant posts and their surgical placement. A single implant, depending on the manufacturer, materials used, and other factors, can range in price from $500 to $3000 or more before you even have the implant post placed. We can review your options with you and help you find a dental implant that will fit your budget without sacrificing quality or risking dental implant failure.
Factors that Influence Pricing
In addition to the cost of dental implant posts, there are a number of other factors that will influence the cost of your tooth replacement plan including all of the following:
- Number of missing teeth
- Type of dental restoration used (crown, bridge, denture)
- Materials used for dental implant posts, abutments (connective pieces), and restoration
- Use of dental sedation to maintain comfort
- Need for preparatory tooth extractions or tissue grafts
Dental Insurance Coverage
The final factor that can influence the cost of your treatment plan is dental insurance. In most cases, dental insurance benefits don’t offer coverage for the dental implant posts themselves or their placement. However, other aspects of your tooth replacement plan will be covered, including the replacement teeth, preparatory procedures, and even dental sedation in some cases. Our team will do our utmost to maximize all available benefits to help you make the most of your coverage.
Benefits Worth the Investment
If you’re still on the fence, we would encourage you to at least schedule a tooth replacement consultation. During this appointment, we will review the advantages and disadvantages of each tooth replacement option available to complete your smile. Some of the benefits of dental implants we will discuss include:
- Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants actually replace the roots of missing teeth. This improves oral health by protecting surrounding teeth and oral structures from damage that can occur when placing a traditional fixed bridge, partial, or full denture.
- Additionally, the dental implant provides stimulus necessary to maintain healthy gum tissue volume and jawbone density, preserve the shape of your mouth and jawline, and prevent other unnecessary shifts or changes to your oral structures.
- Traditional tooth replacement options need to be repaired or replaced every five to ten years, but an implant supported restoration can last two to three decades or longer.
- Natural looking and feeling implant supported restorations allow you to eat all of your favorite foods and easily maintain your at-home oral hygiene routine.