Cost of Dental Implants – Longview, TX
Investing in the Fully Functional, Extremely Lifelike Smile You Deserve
It’s no secret that the upfront cost of dental implants is higher than other tooth-replacement options. However, there is more to consider than just the initial price when it comes to rebuilding your smile and restoring your biteforce. To help you understand the factors that make up the final cost, we are sharing everything you need to know about the different types of dental implants, the stages of the process, and the financial options available. That way, you can invest in the fully functional, extremely lifelike smile you deserve!
Types of Dental Implants
To address each person’s unique dental concerns, there are three types of dental implants: implant-retained crowns, implant-retained bridges, and implant-retained dentures. Since each requires a different amount of dental implants and has a unique procedure, the cost varies depending on which type is used to address your unique dental needs. However, across the board, they are similar in that they are lifelike in look and feel, extremely durable, and built to last!
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Dental implants continue to be a leading tooth-replacement solution year after year, but many patients are unaware that the process is completed in stages. For example, while some patients may need periodontal therapy or bone grafting, others can move straight to the implant surgery. From there, there is the possible addition of an abutment and the placement of the final restoration. Each stage of the process incurs a unique cost. Fortunately, this allows you to break up the price into chunks, instead of having to pay it all upfront.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Although dental implants are more of an investment than traditional prosthetics, the unique benefits they come with make them absolutely worth it. Currently, they are the only tooth-replacement solution on the market that replaces your tooth from root to crown, which effectively stimulates your jawbone to prevent bone loss. Plus, they last 20+ years with proper care. On the other hand, dentures and bridges need to be replaced about every decade or so. And that doesn’t even include the benefits of a completely restored biteforce, no adjustment appointments or special cleaning solutions, and no extensive dietary restrictions!
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Although dental insurance doesn’t typically cover dental implants, some of the components of your care (like periodontal therapy or the initial consultation) may be covered in part. Unsure how to go about understanding your coverage? We’d be more than happy to help. Not only do we welcome all dental insurance plans, but we are an in-network provider with many of the nation’s leading carriers. Don’t have a dental plan? Don’t worry! We also are happy to accept low-to-no interest financing through CareCredit. That way, cost isn’t the determining factor in getting the full, healthy, gorgeous smile you deserve.
Want to learn more about the cost of dental implants? Don’t hesitate to contact our office and set up an initial consultation. From there, we can discuss your unique dental needs and lay out the details of your treatment plan.