You have a permanent tooth missing and need to replace it. In your research, you’ve found that dental implants are considered the most advanced, most comprehensive way to rebuild your smile after tooth loss. However, you’re likely having a hard time finding specific information about the cost of dental implants. Because of the many factors that come into play and that can vary case by case, it is very difficult to provide an estimate for this treatment without an evaluation during a consultation. In this post, you’ll learn about five factors that influence the price of dental implants in Sacramento.
Number of Implants
Dental implants are very versatile and can be used to meet any tooth replacement need. Whether you want to replace a single tooth or an entire arch, dental implants are a great way to restore your smile. It is important to keep in mind that the more implants you need, the more the overall treatment cost will be. Your dentist can determine how many implants you’ll need for your replacement teeth to fit securely in your mouth.
Location of Implants
Not all your teeth look and function exactly the same way. The front teeth have one root and are meant for biting while the molars in the back tend to have two or three roots and are used mostly for chewing and grinding. Therefore, the implants can differ in price to replace these various teeth with different purposes.
Type of Restoration
How many teeth are you replacing? A single tooth requires one implant with a dental crown, but multiple lost teeth need an implant-retained bridge or partial denture. For an entire arch, you can have four to six implants placed to hold the full denture in place. The more complex restorations, as opposed to simple ones like a dental crown, will raise the cost of treatment.
In many cases, a procedure needs to be done before implant placement can occur. For example, if you have gum disease, you need to undergo periodontal therapy first, or if you lack enough jaw bone density, you may need to have a bone graft to ensure success. At your consultation, your dentist should be able to determine whether any preliminary procedure is necessary in your case.
Dental Insurance Coverage
Most of the time, dental insurance benefits don’t apply to the dental implant placement procedure itself, but plans often cover part of the cost for the extraction beforehand, the restoration, or sedation. During your consultation, the dentist’s team should be able to help you understand your plan’s specific benefits and help you know how to maximize them to your advantage.
Ultimately, the consultation with your dentist will help you know exactly what you can expect from your treatment. During this meeting, your specific needs will be taken into account to give you an accurate estimate. If you’re ready to seriously consider dental implants, schedule your consultation with an experienced implant dentist today!
About Dr. A. Scott Grivas III
For over a decade, Dr. A. Scott Grivas has been serving families in the Sacramento area and helping them smile with more confidence. In his continuing education, he has completed advanced training with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He is also a Fellow with the International Dental Implant Association. To schedule an appointment with him, you can call (916) 929-9222 or click here.