If you are interested in moving forward with dental implants, cost will likely play a role in your decision. Many factors contribute to the cost of dental implants; there is no “one-size-fits-all” flat rate in implant dentistry, so your expenses will be exclusive to your individual situation. To gain more insight into how dental implant cost is calculated, review the factors below. During your consultation, Dr. Valentina Obradovic can explain these points in greater detail and clarify the ways in which they relate to your individual needs.
1. The number of teeth involved. Your dental implant cost will increase with each missing tooth. The more missing teeth, the more expensive the procedure. More missing teeth requires more materials and additional time spent working on your mouth, assessing bone density, and ensuring that implants are placed to maximize the success of integration.
2. Bone loss. Because sufficient bone is required to place an implant, bone loss can affect the cost of your treatment. Patients with bone degeneration will need to undergo a bone grafting procedure before they can be eligible for implants. The bone grafting procedure is a separate treatment and will be billed accordingly.
3. Periodontal disease. Gum disease can impact the success on your dental implant, so in most cases you will need to resolve it through a separate treatment prior to your implant procedure. Depending on the severity of your case, Dr. Obradovic may recommend simple scaling and rooting or laser gum surgery.
4. Sinus lift. A sinus lift is normally performed when the sinus floor is too close to the area where your implants will be placed. If you require a sinus lift prior to your implant placement, your dental implant cost will rise.
5. Extractions. If you require extractions before dental implants can be placed, the cost of the implant dentistry procedure will increase. In most cases, edentulous patients will pay less because the absence of teeth allows the implants to be placed right away. The longer the teeth are missing, however, the greater the chances that bone degeneration will occur and bone grafting will be needed.
To learn more about implant dentistry and how dental implant cost is calculated, contact Dr. Obradovic today.