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Cost of Dental Implants – Greeley, CO

How the Cost for Dental Implants Breaks Down

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Dental implants are highly customizable, which is ideal since every tooth is unique. The amount of detail, planning and execution that goes into dental implants is extraordinarily high, which is why they are one of the most popular forms of tooth replacement out there. Because of their detailed customization, the cost of treatment can fluctuate wildly. Below, we explain the most influential factors of dental implant treatment costs and what you should expect as you begin your journey to a brand-new smile. Give us a call to schedule your next implant consultation!

Types of Dental Implants

When thinking about the cost of your treatment, you’ll need to recognize that one of the most notable factors is the number of implants being used. For example, one implant supporting one crown is cheaper than a series of implants holding one larger bridge or denture. Furthermore, where the implant is manufactured also makes a difference as the materials used can vary. Techniques used to place implants also play a large role. During the consultation, we’ll explain the options you have directly so that you’re fully informed on every detail of your treatment.

What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

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The stages of treatment are broken down into three categories. This includes the initial implant placement surgery, the abutment placement surgery, and the restoration phase. Abutments are tiny connectors that join the implants to the artificial teeth on top of them.

Don’t forget that extractions may also play a major role, especially if you have multiple infected teeth that would be better suited for replacement. If you haven’t had any teeth extracted yet, you’ll want to include socket preservation in your treatment costs as well. This treatment, known as a bone graft, works to preserve as much of your natural bone tissue as possible to improve your implant outcome.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

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Keep in mind that the length of your implant process may take several months to a year, with each step having its own dedicated cost. The good news is you don’t need to pay for your treatment all at once. In fact, most people find treatment much more affordable than they initially realized because they can break their payments down into more manageable chunks.

With that said, dental implants are often regarded as one of the most cost-effective solutions to extensive tooth loss. This is not only because of their natural look and feel, but the long-term restorative benefits not typically seen with other tooth replacement methods.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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In most cases, typical dental insurance won’t cover the cost of dental implants. However, that doesn’t mean your insurance won’t cover certain treatments related to dental implants. For example, restorative treatments like bone grafts or the restoration itself may be able to be covered.

Outside of insurance, our office can work with you to create a payment plan to cover the cost of dental implants. Most patients are not paying for their entire treatment upfront, especially since the total can fluctuate depending on your needs.

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