October 25, 2016

Dental implants offer an excellent solution to many patients wishing to replace missing or damaged teeth. Getting a precise price estimate can be a little difficult because there are so many factors that have the potential to affect the final cost. Before you decide to schedule your procedure with Dr. Tom McCawley or Dr. Mark McCawley be sure to think carefully about the financial dimension of this treatment option. We are happy to answer your questions.

A Closer Look at the Cost of Dental Implants

There are actually several different factors that influence the final cost to patients. Here are four of the most important:

  • The type of implant used – Standard dental implants have posts measuring up to four millimeters in diameter and up to twelve millimeters in length; on the other hand, small implants are unlikely to be more than two millimeters wide and have a much shorter post. The type of implant used will depend in part on where it will be placed.
  • The number of implants being placed – Placing just one or two implants will cost less than placing several. However, because several other treatment-related costs have to be considered, choosing to have some implants set now and others later may not be more affordable in the long run.
  • Periodontal procedures necessary – Some patients who have lost teeth have experienced some degree of bone loss and will require bone grafting before an implant can be put into place.
  • Gum disease treatment – Advanced stages of gum disease targets the bone and ligaments that hold teeth in place. Treatment to clear this infection may be required.

Some implant-related costs can be controlled. For instance, if you are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, consider addressing this treatment before getting dental implants.

Dental Implant Value to Patients

Dental implants have the potential to significantly improve a patient’s quality of life and give them more pain-free days in the future. By restoring teeth’s function and appearance, patients can feel more secure about their activities each day. Discussing what your dental implant procedure might entail with Dr. McCawley is a good way to get started; schedule a consultation with either doctor today



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