There's no question that dental implants are the next best thing to your own teeth. But, at Ultimate Dental, we understand that finances are often a top priority for our patients. In fact, the first question we often hear during consultations is, "How much do dental implants cost?" Since your smile is just as unique as you are, your treatment plan will look different from everyone else's and have a distinct set of fees. Although we can't give you a universal price point, we can explain the factors that determine the cost of implants and give you ways to make them more affordable. Learn more below!
Cost of Dental Implants – Brownstown Charter Township, MI
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Types of Dental Implants
There are different types of implants to meet different needs. The type we recommend will depend on how many teeth you're missing, how much bone mass you have in your jaws, and the type of restoration you need. Here are some possibilities:
- For a single missing tooth, you'll likely get a regular-sized (traditional) implant that's restored with a single dental crown.
- Multiple missing teeth are often replaced with an implant-supported bridge using just 1-2 traditional implants.
- If you've lost jawbone density after tooth loss and need a full upper or lower denture, we typically recommend mini-implants. In most cases, just 2-8 are needed per arch.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
The implant procedure is done in stages that are spread apart over several months. For many people, this makes it easier to afford implants because they don't have to pay for everything upfront. Here are the basic phases of treatment:
- Consultation – First, you'll have a consultation that includes detailed images of your teeth and jaws and a thorough exam. After your needs have been evaluated, we'll know if you need preliminary procedures such as a bone graft or extractions and can give you an estimate of your total cost.
- Implant surgery - The next step is a small surgery to have the implants placed in your jaw, which usually takes 1-2 hours per implant. If you're getting traditional implants, it takes an average of 3-6 months for them to fuse with the surrounding jawbone (a process called osseointegration). If you're getting an implant-supported denture such as All-On-4, you may get your implants and denture on the same day.
- Restoration – Traditional implants are then restored after the osseointegration process is complete. This involves attaching an abutment (i.e. adaptor) before restoring your implant with either a crown, bridge, or denture.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Implants are the next best thing to your own teeth. In our many years of experience, we've often heard our patients say that implants are one of the best decisions they’ve ever made.
In addition to lasting 30 years or more with basic maintenance, implants eliminate the need for costly adjustments and replacements that come with options like traditional dentures. And, on top of lasting longer than anything else, you'll also have a superior tooth replacement that looks and feels incredibly natural. Finally, implants have the added benefit of maintaining your jawbone, which preserves your facial structure and youthful appearance as time goes on.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Dr. Hadad and Dr. Wisniewski make their treatment recommendations based on what will serve your needs the best. Unfortunately, most insurance plans only cover the least-expensive options, regardless of whether they're right for you or not.
Although implants themselves aren't typically covered, the auxiliary procedures associated with them might be (e.g. extractions, X-rays, and exams). Each plan is different and it can difficult to understand your benefits, so contact us anytime if you'd like to know more about your individual coverage.
Financing Options To Make Implants More Affordable
Oftentimes, simply being able to make low or no-interest payments over a longer period of time enables many people to afford dental implants. That's why we offer an excellent third-party financing option called CareCredit. This "healthcare credit card" allows you to break up the cost into smaller monthly payments. It's fast and easy to apply, so feel free to give us a call if you think you could benefit.