Cost of Dental Implants: Factors That Can Affect Your Treatment
For those considering teeth replacement with dental implants, the cost of treatment is often a significant deciding factor. While implants typically have higher upfront fees compared to traditional replacement options, they can last a lifetime with proper care. Therefore, teeth replacement with implants is usually more affordable in the long run. The cost of dental implants at our Boynton Beach, FL, practice depends on factors such as the number of implants used, preliminary procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifts, and the type of sedation used.
Dr. Paul Archacki has been providing high-quality, comprehensive dental care to our community for over 30 years. No matter what your unique needs, he and our knowledgeable team can design a personalized treatment plan to meet your budget. Here, we will explore the most common factors affecting the cost of dental implants.
In order for dental implants to last, they must be completely embedded in strong, healthy bone tissue. Some patients may not qualify for treatment right away if they have insufficient jawbone density. In these cases, preliminary procedures such as bone grafts or sinus lifts may be recommended to enhance eligibility.
If this type of procedure is necessary, it will be reflected in the bottom line. In addition, it typically adds a few months of healing to the treatment timeline.
Number of Implants
The cost of your treatment will also depend on how many implants you need. A patient who is receiving six implants will pay more than someone who only needs a single tooth replaced. Fortunately, an implant post is not required for every individual missing tooth. In fact, even patients missing all of their teeth generally only need four to eight implants to anchor a full denture. During your initial consultation with Dr. Archacki, he can give you an idea of how many implant posts will be necessary to achieve your desired goal.
Type of Abutments
A dental implant is not functional without an abutment. This is the tiny connector post that attaches the implant to the new restoration. Which kind of abutment you need will depend on a few different factors, including the type of restoration placed and your personal preferences.
We believe in cost transparency and strive to communicate in detail with our patients so they can have a full understanding of their treatment.
Cost of Restoration
Dental implants are incredibly versatile. They can support dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and fixed full-arch prostheses. Each patient is unique. Therefore, a custom restoration is crafted for every individual. As a general rule, the larger the restoration, the more it will cost. Typically, a crown costs less than a bridge, while a full denture is more expensive.
Type of Sedation
Dental implants are placed during oral surgery. Some individuals prefer to undergo the procedure with sedation to maximize comfort during their visit. Most of our patients find that nitrous oxide effectively alleviates dental anxiety and helps induce a state of relaxation while undergoing treatment.
Patients who choose sedation will see this option reflected in the cost of treatment. However, the fees for nitrous oxide are usually nominal.
Make an Informed Decision about Your Treatment
At our practice, we understand that spending your hard-earned money on dental work is an important and sometimes difficult decision. We believe in cost transparency and strive to communicate in detail with our patients so they can have a full understanding of their treatment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Archacki, contact us online or give us a call at (561) 736-1177.
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