Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants can vary widely based on your choice of dentist, the number of missing teeth, and other factors.
Understanding dental implant cost factors can help you make the right choices and experience the best possible benefits of dental implants.
Our Boston, MA, practice invites you to learn more about what you can expect to pay for implant treatment...
Several Factors Affect Dental Implant Costs
Your Choice of Dentist
Choosing an experienced dentist with an excellent reputation will cost more, but will likely produce better results than choosing a less experienced dentist flaunting too-good-to-be-true prices. Our Boston practice is affiliated with the Academy of Osseointegration (dedicated to the study of the fusion of implants and jawbone tissue) and committed to establishing lasting relationships with our patients. We want to be your lifelong source for outstanding dentistry, and that is reflected in the quality of our care.
Depending on the state of your gums and jaws, some preparatory work may be necessary before proceeding with implants. Treatment for periodontal disease, bone grafting, sinus lift, and other procedures will increase the overall cost of restoring your smile.
The Number of Implants
One of the most significant factors influencing the cost of this dentistry treatment is the number of implants required. In the simplest terms, more implants equal a greater overall cost of treatment. Each missing tooth won't necessarily require its own implant. For example, a full denture may only require six to eight implants. However, each implant will require an abutment device that will connect to the restoration, which also adds to the cost.
The Type of Restoration
The cost of replacing multiple teeth with an implant-supported bridge or dentures is more than the cost of replacing one tooth with a single implant-supported crown. This is because dentures use more materials and time to fabricate compared to smaller restorations.
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Will Dental Insurance Cover Implant Costs?
Dental implants are an investment in the functionality, health, and strength of your bite. Although they offer a number of health benefits, this treatment is rarely covered by insurance. However, exams, preparatory procedures, and restorations may be covered. The team at our Boston, MA, practice will check your plan to help you secure as much coverage as possible.
Why Should You Invest in Dental Implants?
Prevent Jawbone Atrophy
After tooth loss, the bone tissue begins to atrophy, or shrink. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can halt bone atrophy, which means you stand to save both time and money instead of constantly needing to have your dentures adjusted.
Avoid Further Dental Problems
Tooth loss and jawbone atrophy can cause surrounding teeth to shift and loosen. This can result in dental problems such as misalignment issues requiring costly treatment.
When a credentialed, experienced dental practice coordinates and performs your treatment, and you maintain proper oral hygiene practices and aftercare, you can expect your dental implants to last a lifetime.
Improved Comfort & Confidence
Dental implant-supported restorations provide exceptional comfort and they can renew your confidence. Our renowned team of dental professionals has helped many patients achieve life-changing results.