If you’re getting ready to begin a complex dental treatment like implant supported tooth replacement, you probably have a lot of questions. Is it going to hurt? How long will it take? What happens after the treatment? We hear all of these questions and more from our patients during implant supported tooth replacement consultations. However, by far the most frequently asked question is, “How much do dental implants cost?” Many patients are frustrated when we can’t give them a straight answer immediately, but the only way to answer honestly is to say that it depends on your unique case. In this post, we’re going to walk through some of the important factors that impact the cost of dental implant tooth replacement and help you better understand your treatment costs.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Implants
The dental implants and their surgical placement will make up the bulk of the cost of your tooth replacement pricing. However, there are many other factors that contribute to the price of your dental implant tooth replacement plan, including:
- Need for preparatory tooth extractions or bone and gum grafts
- Use of dental sedation to make the implant placement or preparatory treatments safer and more comfortable
- Number and position of implant placement
- Number and position of missing teeth
- Materials used for dental implants and restorations
- Your dentist’s training and experience
Why Implants are Worth the Investment
While dental implants are a larger upfront investment than other tooth replacement options, the return for this investment may outweigh the initial costs. Some of the many benefits that make dental implants worth the investment include:
- Longevity – dental implant supported tooth replacement can last two or more decades
- Stability – implant retained replacement teeth look, feel, and function more like natural smiles
- Improved oral health – by replacing the root structure of missing teeth and the crowns, implant supported restorations help patients maintain healthy gum tissue volume and jawbone density for optimal oral health
Meet Dr. Carter
Lawrenceville dentist, Bruce E. Carter, DMD offers dental implant placement and restoration services for Gwinnett County patients at Transforming Smiles. Dr. Carter has completed advanced training and has years of experience safely and precisely placing dental implant posts to ensure successful implantation and restoration. If you’re missing one tooth or a full row, dental implant supported replacement teeth can create a more natural looking, feeling, and functioning smile. Call our team to schedule a tooth replacement consultation. We will be happy to answer all of your questions, and our team looks forward to helping you find the best restoration option to replace any number of missing teeth.