Are you ready to overcome the challenges of missing teeth? You can enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you with dental implants in Sacramento. It is no secret they cost more upfront than traditional dental prosthetics, but do not let that deter you from completing your smile. Dental implants are an investment because they can last for a lifetime, so they are more cost-effective long-term. Dr. A. Scott Grivas provides you with a custom estimate and discusses your payment options to keep your new smile affordable.
Types of Dental Implants
The amount of your procedure is determined by various factors, such as the number of teeth you are replacing because it involves different materials. You can use dental implants to treat all cases of tooth loss, but the treatment process and cost varies.
Single Tooth: An implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone. Your custom-made restoration is attached using an abutment.
Multiple Teeth: A bridge of prosthetic teeth is anchored to your jawbone by placing an implant post at either end.
All Teeth: Your denture is secured to your jawbone using an average of 4 implant posts.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Your treatment consists of multiple phases, each of which has separate costs depending on your individual needs. You may need to pay for:
Initial Consultation: You must pay the office fees and the cost of x-rays and a CT scan.
Additional Procedures: You may need additional treatments before your implant posts are placed, like tooth extractions or bone grafting.
Implant Placement: Sedation or anesthesia is needed for your oral surgery to place your posts into your jawbone.
Abutments: After your jawbone has fused to the posts, a second minor surgery is necessary to attach abutments to each post.
Restorations: Your restorations are the final phase of your treatment. Their cost is determined by the number of teeth being treated.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Dental implants give you a long-term solution to replace your missing teeth. Although they are more expensive upfront, they lower your overall dental expenses to eventually pay for themselves. You should never need to worry about having them replaced while they also improve your oral health to reduce your dental costs. Not to mention, they allow you to enjoy a quality of life that is not possible using traditional tooth replacement options.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Now, many dental insurances cover a portion of the cost of dental implants. Although your policy will not pay the entire amount, it can help to lower certain aspects of your treatment, such as the restorations, sedation, or tooth extractions. Depending on your specific coverage, it can cover 50% of specific treatments until you reach your annual limit. Our office works on your behalf with your insurance company to reduce the out-of-pocket cost. We accept a variety of payment options to cover the remaining balance to keep your new smile within your budget.
Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with dental implants. We provide you with a custom estimate to complete your smile using a successful solution.