Dental implant costs can vary depending on several factors
- Geographic location
- Who is placing the implant
- What kind of dental implant is needed
- Additional procedures needed for a dental implant
Geographic locations for dental implants
While this may be a small factor in determining how much a dental implant will cost, it is a factor nonetheless. Te cost of getting a dental implant placed in New York, NY will be higher than having one placed in Mexico or Costa Rica. Often times, having dental implants placed in another country will initially have a smaller cost. However, it must be noted that it may be risky to have dental implants placed in another country due to the fact that there may be steps missed in the dental implant process in order to avoid additional trips or appointments. Additionally, they often lack the proper equipment to create same-day dental crowns that are placed on top of the implant. You may end up paying more for additional trips to your appointments or to have the dental implant work redone correctly.
What kind of dental implant is needed
Dental implant costs can also vary depending on which type of dental implant may be needed. You need a single dental implant, multiple dental implants, or you may need full mouth dental implants (full arch implant-supported dentures). Obviously, full mouth dental implants cost more than having one single tooth implant placed. There are a wide variety of scenarios when it comes to determining which tooth replacement options are best for you. If you are only missing one tooth, a dental bridge might be an easy solution to your dental problems. You may discover other options to replace missing teeth, such as traditional dentures. Scheduling an appointment for a consultation with a dentist is the only way you will truly know what options will be best for you. Scheduling an appointment with a dentist will allow you the opportunity to find out important financing information such as additional costs, third-party financing options, in-house payment plans, etc.
Additional procedures like bone grafting or sinus elevation.
During your consultation, you may discover additional procedures that may be needed in order to complete the dental implant procedure. Bone grafts are used when a patient doesn’t have sufficient healthy, natural bones in their mouth that are capable of supporting the dental implant. Bone grafts are used to grow bone around a dental implant device to help stabilize the implant.
Sinus elevation, also known as a sinus lift or sinus augmentation, may be needed to add bone tissue to the upper jaw in order to avoid disrupting the sinus cavity with dental implants. This is often done when there’s not enough room to place an implant due to small jaw size.
For example, at Mesquite Dental and Implant Center, the average cost for a single dental implant is approximately $3,100. The cost may be different for a complete full mouth replacement since it depends upon how many dental implants you want to stabilize the dentures. Like on the bottom denture, you can go with a minimum of 2 to 4 or more implants. For that reason, it is very challenging to tell you over the phone what the cost of dental implants will be because we have not seen you yet. Unless we see you and listen to your story & understand what you want, there’s no way to provide an accurate cost.
The real questions you should be asking are...
- What kind of support will you get when the treatment is completed?
- Are you going to see the same dentist every time you come to the office?
- How long has this dentist been placing dental implants, and how long will he/she be there?
- Is this a private office or a corporate office where you will never be guaranteed to see your favorite dentist after some time?
Unfortunately, there is no black and white answer when it comes to the total cost of dental implants for healthy teeth. It all depends on your desire on the level of outcome you want and what will be needed to complete the dental implant process.
Dr. George has been a dentist located in Mesquite, TX for over 20 years and founded Mesquite Dental and Implant Center 10 years ago. Dr. George opened Mesquite Dental and Implant Center with the vision of correcting the franchise and corporate dental clinics quest for money by offering personal attention to every single patient with his private dental office.
At Mesquite Dental and Implant Center, you get to know Dr. George and his team, and Dr. George gets to know you and your family. Every time you enter our Mesquite, TX practice, you will be seen by Dr. George, as he is the sole provider at the practice, and you’ll feel the comfort and confidence of being seen by a doctor that knows your personal dental story year after year.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. George, please fill out our contact form or call our dental office at (972) 285-8020.