Dental Implant Cost
Dental implant costs can vary widely from case
to case. We'll try to be helpful here, to help you budget for this
expense. They include the fee for the actual implant fixture, plus the
crown, bridge, or denture that is attached to it. These are two separate
procedures, and the fees are quoted separately.
Please be careful about price
shopping for this service. If you get the cheapest implants, but then they
only last for three years instead of twenty years, have you really saved
any money? Dr. Chal is meticulous in his technique with this procedure and
with everything he does, in order to give you the most comfortable and
longest-lasting dental implants possible. He attends two hundred hours
worth of continuing education courses each year in order to keep abreast
of the latest techniques and to constantly refine his skills. Shortcuts
may start out being cheap, but they cost much more over the long run.
At Dr. Chal's office, the cost of placing the
implant root form can vary from about $1500 to $3000, depending on the
situation. This fee is for the surgery alone and doesn't include the
restorative cost of actually placing the implant. If bone grafts are
required, there will be extra cost for
that. If one tooth is missing, only one fixture will be required. If many
teeth are missing, there could be considerable variation in the number of
fixtures needed, depending on the situation and your preferences.
Placing a crown on top of the implant fixture will
cost an additional $1500 to $3000, depending on the material used and any special
requirements. If several teeth are missing, a crown unit may be required
for each missing tooth.
For additional perspective on these costs, we have an additional page about dental implant costs that you may want to visit.
Placing a denture that is stabilized by implants, or doing a hybrid restoration or complete implant reconstruction can be considerably more complicated. Costs here can go into the tens of thousands of dollars.
You may get some help from
dental insurance for implants. However, most
insurance plans provide for benefits based on the least expensive treatment option for your
case. So you may get some benefits, but don't expect a generous response from your insurance
company. If you remember that they're in business to maximize their profits you
can avoid frustration in dealing with them.
And finally, beware of hunting for bargains here.
If you later have problems with your dental implant treatment, those
problems can be very serious, even leading to a complete inability to eat
properly, loss of bone or mouth structure, or other serious problems. For
a better understanding of dental implant costs, please see our
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