Dental implants are the most popular solution for replacing damaged or missing teeth. They offer a permanent solution to patients, so you will not have to worry about removing them. While the process of getting dental implants may be considered complex – depending on the state of your natural-teeth – what you are left with is a full set of natural looking teeth that are comfortable and have full functionality.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The short answer is: it depends!
The cost of your dental implants will depend on:
- The location of the implant in your jaw
- Whether you require bone grafting or not
- Other health conditions that might impact the procedure
- The material cost of the implant and crown
What are the Steps Involved When Getting a Dental Implant?
At Grand Bend Family Dental, all Dental Implant appointments can be done at the practice without visiting multiple doctors. As Dental Implants are a multi-step treatment, here are some of the steps that may be needed:
- Examination or Consultation
- Bone grafting or site preservation
- Placing the dental implant – or the “tooth root” made of titanium
- Placing the crown – the porcelain “tooth” that is visible
- Office visits/check-ups, x-rays, pre- and post-surgical care
When gathering information about dental implant costs, be sure to get a quote that reflects all parts and processes of the implant. Many dental clinics only provide you with the price of just the part of the implant. If you need bone grafting, it will be an additional cost.
Keep in mind that dental implants come in three separate parts. There is the titanium implant, or “root” of the dental implant, which is placed into the bone and will bond with your tissue. Then, the custom abutment that attaches the implant to the crown; and the crown. Bone grafting might also be necessary if too much bone has been lost over time.
In Canada, the cost for a single dental implant averages around $1,600, although they can get up to $5,000 and over in some cases when visiting a specialist. For more information about pricing, be sure to contact your dental care provider at Grand Bend Family Dental.
If you need help financing your dental implants, consider checking with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, they can help cover. At Grand Bend Family Dental, we can help you with setting up a payment plan for your dental implants, as well.
Dental implants are a big investment for your health that can aid in your overall quality of life. With a full set of teeth, you can enjoy eating all the foods you love without difficulty. Having a full set of teeth also preserves the bone structure of your face, preventing any premature ageing.
You will want to have a discussion about all of your options with your dentist and your oral surgeon or periodontist. Do not let the initial costs of dental implants prevent you from getting them, as there are many options out there for financial aid and financing plans.
For accurate information about the pricing of dental implants, contact your dentist at Grand Bend Family Dental today.