You probably know by now that dental implants are more costly than other types of tooth replacement solutions. Bridges and dentures offer the aesthetically pleasing appearance you desire, but unfortunately, neither can provide the stability and functionality offered by dental implants. Their permanence, natural look and feel, and ability to withstand normal wear and tear for decades, if not a lifetime, are just a few of the reasons so many people opt to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. But, at The Dental Center of Westport, we do understand cost is a determining factor for many, which is why it’s important to remember that no two patients or scenarios are the same. This means, what one person pays for their implant bridge isn’t the same as what you will pay for a single tooth implant. Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kogan or Dr. Romano and learn exactly what factors determine the cost of your dental implant placement.
When patients arrive in our office with missing teeth, we can quickly determine what type of dental implant they will need. From a single tooth implant to an implant bridge or implant-retained denture, this method of tooth replacement is versatile and effective at restoring all types of smiles. Let us provide a better understanding of the different types of dental implants:
The reason implant-retained dentures are more cost-effective is because patients who wear traditional dentures often need relining, readjusting, and replacements over time. This eliminates that need, thus, keeping more money in your pocket as the years pass.
Receiving dental implants is a process, and it is one that does require months spent healing before the full procedure is complete. When determining the cost of dental implants, Dr. Kogan or Dr. Romano will sit down with you to explain each step, its cost, and ultimately, provide a thorough estimate for your procedure. Below are the steps associated with dental implant placement, each with its own cost:
Remember, Dr. Kogan or Dr. Romano may discover that you need pre-dental implant work done on your mouth before anything else can be done. If your jawbone isn’t strong enough, you will need a bone graft. Or, if you have periodontal disease, it will be necessary for you to undergo gum disease therapy before moving forward with dental implants.
Over the years, more and more people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth. For patients who have lived with traditional dentures for years, many have made the switch to permanent dentures because of their benefits and overall appeal. Some of the additional benefits you’ll find with dental implants include:
So, to answer the question, yes, dental implants are absolutely worth the investment.
Most insurance companies will not cover the cost of your dental implant procedure; however, some portions of your individual plan might constitute your insurance company paying for a portion of the process, including: