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The following is a list of things that can affect your dental implant cost:
• How many teeth are involved:
The more teeth that need replaced, the more expensive the dental implant cost will be. The more missing teeth you have, the more materials are used. This means extended time that the doctor is spending working on your mouth, as well as evaluating bone density and ensuring the implants are placed in the most effective areas to optimize success.
• Is there bone loss?
Your dental implant cost can fluctuate if you are already experiencing bone loss. Dental implants need a sufficient amount of bone to be placed in the jaw. If your teeth have been missing for a long time and you have bone degeneration, a bone grafting procedure will be performed before the dental implants can be installed. This will be billed separately and increase your dental implant cost.
• What type of procedure are you having?
There are many different options when it comes to dental implants, and depending on the method you select, your dental implant cost can fluctuate. Implant Supported Dentures or All-on-4 implants will have a different price tag than traditional implants or replacing teeth with a dental bridge.
• Is a sinus lift required?
Just like if there is bone loss, if the doctor recommends a sinus lift prior to placing the implants, your dental implants cost will increase because of the additional procedure.
• Is there periodontal disease present?
If you are currently suffering from gum disease, your dental implant success rate will improve greatly if this disease is removed prior to getting dental implants. Your doctor may recommend simple scaling and root planing to remove gum disease, or if it is an advanced case, laser gum surgery. The cost of these procedures will be added to your dental implants cost.
• Do you need extractions are you edentulous?
The more extractions that are needed prior to placing the implants can increase the dental implant cost. If you have no teeth present, the implants can simply be placed, unless the teeth have been missing for an extended length of time. If there was bone degeneration, bone grafting and other procedures will be needed before placement, increasing the dental implant cost.