One of the most common questions dentists and doctors are asked in regards to dental implants is about their cost. Many people have heard that getting dental implants is expensive, but in reality, implants can often be a cheaper solution over your lifetime than other alternatives. Also, many dental offices offer ways to help patients afford their dental implants through financing or payment plans. The best way to find out about the cost of your specific implant case is to schedule an appointment with your doctor for an in-depth evaluation and consultation.
What Affects Dental Implant Cost?
The cost of dental implants is often determined by a patient’s needs, wants, and goals. In order to have implants placed into the jaw, the oral health of a patient must be in ideal condition. If the conditions of the mouth are not idea, then additional treatments will need to be performed. Common preliminary treatments that patients require are gum disease therapy and bone grafting to restore a deteriorated jaw. Additional factors that impact the cost of implants are how many teeth are needing to be replaced, their location in the mouth, and the implant solution a patient chooses. Replacing multiple teeth, or an entire mouth of teeth, is more expensive than simply replacing a single tooth.
Implants Save You Money Over a Lifetime
For many patients, especially those replacing teeth at a younger age, find that over the course of their lifetime, dental implants end up saving them more money than other options. For instance, with denture wearers, over time their jaw bone will begin to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. As the jaw changes shape, the dentures no longer fit properly, so they require a realignment or complete replacement. This can happen multiple times over a lifetime and the cost will start to add up. Properly caring for your dental implants can ensure they last for a lifetime and you will never need to worry about replacing them.
Solutions to Fit Your Budget
Many dental practices also offer ways to help patients afford their implants. There can be payment plans made that break the overall cost up into manageable chunks that are paid monthly. Additionally, financing can be a solution that includes low interest rates and no down payments. Some patients also find it is more affordable to create a treatment plan where procedures and treatments are performed over the course of months to years instead of all at once. The best way to find out how to make dental implants fit within your budget is to schedule a consultation with your dentist or doctor and ask for an estimate.
Get Started Today
Reach out to your local dentists, Dr. Dan Holtzclaw and Dr. Juan Gonzalez, in our office in Austin, TX and set up a consultation to have your mouth evaluated for dental implants and get a custom price estimate today!