Cost of Dental Implants – Colchester, VT
The Right Price for a Great Smile
After hearing about the many benefits of dental implants, the first question on your mind is likely to be, “How much will they cost?” The answer to this question is going to be different for every patient. At Liscio Dental, we’ll use the initial consultation to gather the information you’ll need to make an informed decision on the procedure. We’re happy to help you figure out the best way to invest in your smile.
Different Types of Implants
One big reason that the price of dental implants tends to vary, of course, is the fact that some patients will have more missing teeth to replace than others. The kind of empty space in your mouth is the key factor in finding the best way to fill it. For example, patients who have only lost one of their front teeth in an accident will only need one implant and a single crown to completely restore their ability to speak and chew. If an entire arch of teeth has been lost over time, however, you’re likely to need 4 to 8 implants to support a full denture.
The Stages of Implant Treatment
There’s a different cost associated with each step of getting a dental implant. First, some patients will need to undergo preparatory procedures before they can successfully undergo implant surgery; those suffering from deteriorated jawbones, for example, might need to get bone grafts. Then there’s the actual surgery to place the implant posts followed by a few months of healing. At the end of the recovery period, an abutment might be placed depending on the type of restoration. And finally, of course, there’s the creation and placement of the actual replacement tooth or teeth.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Absolutely! A great advantage of dental implants is that they’re a permanent, long-term solution. Even with good maintenance, traditional dentures need to be replaced roughly every eight years; by comparison, implants can last for decades or even a lifetime. Because of this, you may end up paying less for implants over the long run than you ultimately would for other treatments.
There are also many practical advantages that make dental implants worthwhile, such as:
- Preventing bone loss in the jaw and maintain youthful facial structure
- Providing chewing power that’s almost equal to natural teeth, letting you eat whatever you want
- Natural-looking restorations that give you the confidence to smile in public again
Dental Implants and Insurance
Most dental insurance plans won’t fully cover implants, although every carrier is different. Sometimes your plan can help by paying for treatments related to the implant process; for example, if you have gum disease, your insurance might at least partially cover periodontal therapy.
We’ll help you review your benefits and can file your insurance claims for you to ensure that you maximize your benefits. We also offer CareCredit and Lending Club as low to no-interest financing options for certain applicants depending on their qualifications.