Your dental implant cost depends on a variety of factors. The amount of teeth involved, pre-existing conditions and the type of procedure you are having will all affect your dental implant cost.
The more teeth you need replaced, the more the procedure will cost. This effect on price is straight forward; replacing more missing teeth means more materials and more time Dr. Burton Melton will need to spend working on your mouth. Dr. Melton will also need more time and resources to evaluate the bone density in your jaw, to ensure that the dental implants are placed in the best spots for optimal functionality.
Bone loss is a condition that affects many people who have been missing their teeth for some time. In some cases the bone will have degenerated too much for implants to be successful. In the event of significant bone loss, a bone grafting procedure will be necessary. The bone grafting procedure will be done before the implants can be placed. The bone grafting will be billed separately because it is a different procedure, but will affect your overall dental implant cost.
The presence of periodontal disease is another condition that will most likely need to be addressed with a separate procedure before your dental implants can be placed. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can greatly affect the success of your implants and will most likely need to be treated. Dr. Melton will discuss different treatment options with you. The treatment for this condition prior to getting implants will add to your dental implant cost.
Just like in instances of bone loss and gum disease, if a sinus lift is required, your dental implant cost will increase with the addition of a separate procedure.
The type of procedure you are having can also greatly affect your dental implant cost. There are many types of dental implant procedures, and all of them have a different price tag. Implant supported dentures and All-on-4 implants are priced differently from traditional dental implants or a dental bridge.
If you are wondering how much do dental implants cost, call Dr. Melton today for a dental implant consultation.