Of all the tooth replacement methods available, dental implants are going to cost the most. The total cost of a patient’s implant treatment can range from a few thousand dollars up to $40,000 and sometimes more depending on what pre-treatments you need.
The average cost of a single tooth implant is around $4,500. However, to replace a full arch of teeth will cost a lot more. Each patient’s estimated treatment cost will vary since no two implant patients are the same. When determining how much teeth implants (which are titanium posts) will cost you, many factors must be taken into account including how much dental insurance will cover.
Dr. Justin Deckard with DC Precision Dentistry located in Washington DC offers various methods to replace teeth with including dental bridges, partial dentures, full dentures, and dental implants. Of those, implants are the most stable and durable option available that will also support long-term oral health.
Cost of Dental Implants
The actual cost of your implant treatment will depend on many factors. These include:
- Location of implant placement
- Size of the implants
- Number of implants
- Are extractions necessary?
- Will you require other oral health treatments such as gum disease therapy or bone grafting?
- If you have dental insurance, how much will it cover?
Dr. Deckard will conduct a thorough examination of your overall and oral health. After your consultation, he will have a firm grasp on what materials and procedures you will need that will affect the total dental implant cost. This will allow him to create an accurate treatment plan that will replace your teeth and restore your oral health. With this treatment plan, we should be able to give you an estimated cost of your treatment.
Dental Implant: Payments and Insurance
DC Precision Dentistry accepts several types of dental insurance and our team will file the claim on your behalf. We will be able to give the estimated cost of your portion of the dental implants.
Our Washington DC dentist office accepts many payment options including cash, personal checks, major credit cards, and HSA/FSA dollars. We also offer financing options through CareCredit with low monthly payment options for patients that qualify.
We work with you to help you understand the cost and to find the appropriate payment option to fit your budget. Teeth implants are the only option available that will look, function, and feel like your natural teeth. They are better for your oral health and offer a better quality of life. With proper care, they should last a lifetime making them a great investment.
Comparing the Costs
Implants are the only option that replaces teeth at the roots which helps to prevent bone loss. If you choose a dental bridge or denture, you will most likely suffer from some bone loss over the years. Bone loss can lead to many issues including making you look much older than you really are, diet restrictions, and further tooth loss. Even though they cost less upfront, dentures and dental bridges may need to be replaced, realigned, or rebased over time.
Dentures also require daily care and cleaning that can be tedious and time consuming. These regular maintenance and replacement costs will add up over time and may even exceed the cost of implants. Despite costing more upfront, dental implants deliver a better quality of life and are the most natural solution to replacing missing teeth.