The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay Area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill get healthy and beautiful smiles. In a number of cases, this has been achieved with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that secure bridges, dentures, or crowns.
Dental implants are more expensive than removable dental appliances, but many patients feel they are worth the increase in cost. Let’s look at dental implant costs in more detail.
What is the cost of dental implants?
The cost of dental implants can vary a fair amount from patient to patient based on a whole host of different factors. In fact, the average price of treatment and the general price range doesn’t always convey the full story about the procedure and what it entails.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants
Some of the factors that can affect the total cost of dental implants treatment include the following:
- The location of the oral surgeon/dental practice
- The credentials of the oral surgeon(s)
- The number of dental implants to be placed
- The type of dental implants to be placed
- The need for bone grafting surgery prior to the placement of the dental implants
- The need for gum augmentation surgery prior to the placement of the dental implants
- The complexity of the patient’s case
- Promotions and discounts unique to an individual practice
How does the cost of dental implants compare to the cost of other appliances?
Getting dental implants tends to be more expensive than the cost of getting removable dental appliances or fixed dental appliances that involve the use of dental crowns. The stability and health benefits of dental implants do make up for the difference in cost, however, which is important to keep in mind.
Are dental implants covered by my insurance?
No, very rarely.
Dental implants are considered an elective dental procedure, and it’s very rare for medical or dental insurance plans to offer coverage of the oral surgery and placement of dental implants.
How do monthly financing payment options work?
Monthly financing plans for dentistry work much like traditional loans and credit cards. The patient is responsible for making monthly installment payments for the total cost of the procedure that they have undergone. A reasonable interest rate is applied to the total amount owed.
Discussing Treatment and Payment Options In Full Detail
During the consultation process, we will be sure to provide ample information on all of your treatment options for missing teeth, which includes your payment options. We want to make sure that you feel confident in all decisions that you make with regard to your dental health and wellness.
Learn More About Dental Implants at Coastal Jaw Surgery
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how they can give you a healthy and beautiful smile, be sure to contact our oral surgery and reconstructive dentistry center today. The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery will work closely with you to ensure your smile is healthy and beautiful. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience and are waiting to hear from you to discuss your dental implant options.