April 9, 2018

Your smile is one of the most important assets you have. If you are missing a few teeth or simply looking to replace all your teeth, you might find yourself wondering about dental implants. You might be aware of the benefits but not sure if they are the most affordable solution for improving your smile’s appearance.

An Investment That Can Last a Lifetime

One of the most common questions patients ask periodontist Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc about is the cost of dental implants. Typically, the cost of implants varies from patient-to-patient because everyone has different tooth replacement needs. It may seem more affordable to install a dental implant for a single tooth. However, when there are multiple teeth missing, it is often more cost-effective to replace them at the same time. Dental mounts and bridges can be used to help patients achieve their smile goals and lower the overall cost of the procedure.

How Dental Implant Cost Is Determined

To place dental implants, Dr. Van Scoyoc must use the patient’s oral health, smile structure and replacement concerns to develop a customized treatment plan. Individuals with existing oral health issues may require additional work before their implants can be safely placed. Other factors that affect dental implant price include:

  • Bone grafting
  • Implant materials
  • Extraction of existing teeth
  • Diagnostic imaging procedures
  • Number of office visits for preop, installation and postop
  • Treatment of existing oral health conditions

The above factors are not all-inclusive. When thinking about the cost of dental implants, do not focus on the expense. Think of the benefits. Dental implants help to preserve your jaw’s structure and prevent additional bone and tooth loss. They do not need to be removed. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants fit and feel like natural teeth and restore the function and appearance of a beautiful smile.

If you want to learn how affordable dental implants are for you, contact our dental office for an appointment with Dr. Van Scoyoc.



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