One of the first questions that we are usually asked regarding dental implants is, “How much does a dental implant cost?”
Before we can answer this we need to know a few things that can all impact the final cost:
Another factor to keep in mind…
Sometimes, the quoted cost of a dental implant can include just the ‘artificial root” portion and at other times it can include the entire restoration i.e. Dental implant, abutment and implant crown, so if you are comparing costs, you have to be sure that you are comparing apples with apples.
Considering all of these factors, you can see that it would be quite difficult to determine the cost of “a dental implant” without understanding your needs.
If you are looking for a full arch solution (replacing all upper or all lower teeth), then asking how much a dental implant costs is like shopping for a car by asking “How much does a wheel cost?” I.e. A dental implant is only one component of the final solution.
The final fee is dependent on many factors.
It is therefore difficult to quote you a flat fee for implant treatment without understanding your situation and needs. We believe in creating a custom solution for your particular situation, rather than making a stock solution that suits everyone.
During your research, you may see a large range of prices advertised for dental implants. Basing your decision to proceed with an implant based solely on the cheapest price may not give you the outcome you want.
The questions you should be asking are:
You need to know what the complete implant (the actual implant, connectors, temporary and final restoration) is going to cost based on your situation, before comparing on the basis of cost.
In the rapidly progressing world of modern dentistry, we have better and more advanced solutions available every day. It would be a good idea to make sure that you are getting all viable options (i.e. not just the solutions that a particular office provides) given to you so that you can make the decision that is best for you.
Computer guided implants may cost you a little bit more, but they save you a lot of discomfort and down- time. More precise and less invasive, this procedure greatly reduces or eliminates discomfort, swelling and bruising and it is available to you today!
We believe in educating you about all options available for your situation, so that you can make the most informed decision that is best for you.
Dental Insurance - Implant Costs can be offset partially through insurance, as many Dental Insurance Plans offer partial dental implant coverage.
Tax Deductible - Dental Implant costs are tax-deductible medical/health expenses. Consult your accountant to find out how much of a cost saving this can be for you. Depending on their tax situation, some patients realize net savings of up to 40% of their dental implant costs / expenses.
Financing Companies - Paybright is a financing company specializing in providing financing for medical and dental expenses. Their online calculator provides you with an immediate estimate of your monthly costs to finance a treatment.
A high quality Dental Implant is a sound investment in your health, and when done properly and maintained well, should serve you for a very long time.
Our Treatment Coordinators or Patient Concierges are always happy to answer your questions about financing and to help you find the solution that works best for you.