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4 Notable Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

August 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — greeleydentist @ 4:28 pm
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Boasting an impressive success rate of over 95%, dental implants in Greeley have completely changed the tooth-replacement game! These awesome implants can perfectly restore the look, feel, and functionality of your lost pearly whites, and quite well! However, if you’re interested in receiving dental implants, you might have questions about the overall cost of treatment. Here are four factors that play a large role in determining their cost.

#1: How Many Implants Are Needed

Naturally, the more missing teeth you have, the more dental implants you’re going to need to restore them! If you only have one or two teeth that you need replaced, your bill won’t run too high. But if you have multiple lost teeth or an entire row that needs to be replaced, you’re going to be looking at a higher overall cost. In these instances, it’s sometimes worth considering other tooth replacement options like bridges or dentures, as they’re also effective at replacing multiple lost teeth in a row.

#2: Any Additional Oral Surgeries

In some cases, a patient will need dental implants, but their mouth isn’t quite ready for them just yet. Sometimes the jawbone doesn’t have sufficient density for fully supporting dental implants—and since dental implants rely on the fusion between implant and bone, a dental bone graft is sometimes necessary beforehand. In other instances, something like a tooth extraction might be necessary. In any case, additional oral surgeries, regardless of their nature, will inevitably drive up your final bill.

#3: The Location of the Teeth & the Placement Procedure

Front teeth are actually more expensive to replace than back teeth, since your dentist must ensure that the solution is properly matched to the angle of your jawline and doesn’t alter your bite pattern. Additionally, your dentist might also have to utilize various methods to place your implants, depending on the teeth being replaced and the complexity of the solution.

#4: The Patient’s Overall Oral Health

No matter how many implants you need or where you need them, your dentist cannot clear you for the procedure until your oral health has been deemed satisfactory. If you have untreated gum disease or any other serious oral health concerns, they’ll need to be treated before you can move forward with the implant process. Depending on the severity of these issues and any extra precautions that might be necessary, the total cost of treatment can continually climb higher. Simply put, the better your oral health is, the less likely you’ll have to spend extra!

Dental implants are a fantastic solution for replacing missing teeth; but as with any other type of dental procedure, the price tag can sometimes raise a few questions. That said, knowing the factors that determine the cost of implants can help you to make an informed decision about how to restore your smile.

About the Author

Dr. Blake E. Cure has proudly served patients and families in the Greeley area for several years. Dr. Cure received his dental doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry. His practice is pleased to offer many available services including dental implants. If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact the practice online or by phone: (970) 356-7474.

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