Learn about the cost of dental implants from Dr. Brown
It's difficult to provide an "average" cost estimate due to the custom nature of dental implants. Fees are determined based on type and number of implants required, as well as the extent of related procedures, which may be required to build up bone and gum tissue.
When compared to routine dental procedures like fillings, cleanings, extractions, and root canals, dental implants seem expensive. But unlike conventional methods of tooth replacement, the right dental implant can last a lifetime!
All things considered, dental implant treatment represents not only the most technologically advanced, but the most cost effective form of tooth replacement. Coupled with the level of care, skill and judgment exercised by a well trained implant surgeon, one would be hard pressed to find a more affordable option.
Every other form of tooth replacement, or medical procedure, pales by comparison.
Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD, FICD, is a nationally recognized expert, providing a wide variety of cosmetic, periodontal, and implant dentistry procedures to enhance your smile's comfort, function, and beauty. Unconditionally committed to your complete comfort during dental treatment, Dr. Brown believes that all dental procedures can and should be delivered in an anxiety and pain-free environment. Dr. Brown is a certified expert in the delivery of sedation dentistry.
With the continually rising costs of health care, patients must recognize that fees for dental implants, beyond inventory and overhead, are a reflection of significant additional educational requirements and considerable investment in the highly technical equipment which is required to assure you the most favorable, predictable and long-lasting clinical outcomes.
When compared to routine dental procedures like fillings, cleanings, extractions and root canals, dental implants might be considered expensive. However, unlike conventional methods of tooth replacement, successful dental implants can last a lifetime.
Multiple published studies have shown that virtually every other form of tooth replacement has a finite life, and requires replacement on a regular basis. For instance, caps or crowns and bridges represent short term solutions to tooth loss, and need to be replaced every 5-7 years. Every time a crown is replaced it causes additional loss of tooth and gum tissue, a potential need for root canal treatment and / or periodontal therapy.
Furthermore, each time a crown is replaced, the current fee is considerably greater than the original fee, simply due to inflation. Consider the initial cost of a dental implant versus the continuing costs of replacing existing restorations. Many studies have shown that the success rate of implants and implant supported crowns and bridges is around 95% or better. Every other form of tooth replacement, or medical procedure, pales by comparison.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to provide an “average” fee for dental implants. Fees are determined based on type and number of implants required. Costs are also related to the extent of related procedures which are often necessary to properly prepare the site of a missing tooth to receive an implant. These procedures may be required to build up bone and gum tissue. The condition of the jaw bone, medical issues such as Diabetes and smoking, are all elements which also must be factored into the establishment a fair fee.
It should be remembered that nobody comes to a dentist for an implant. Discerning patients expect that an implant is placed to insure a functional and cosmetically acceptable tooth replacement. Providing such an outcome requires significantly more skill than simply placing an implant in the jaw bone.
All things considered, dental implant treatment represents not only the most technologically advanced, but the most cost effective form of tooth replacement. Coupled with the level of care, skill and judgment exercised by a well trained implant surgeon, one would be hard pressed to find a more affordable option. Dental implants can provide a permanent solution to your dental problems, while avoiding the long term inconvenience and escalating costs associated with less permanent options for tooth replacement.