At Dental Wellness Team, dental implants are one of our specialties. Patients from throughout the area travel to Coral Springs for our expertise and skilled restorations. Among the most common questions patients have about dental implants are those concerning the expenses involved. If you’re wondering if implants will fit into your budget, read on to learn more about the cost of dental implants.
What do dental implants cost in Coral Springs?
First, it’s important to understand what we’re talking about when we refer to dental implants. Technically speaking, a dental implant is the biocompatible post that is implanted into the jawbone. A single dental implant fixture can range from $2000 to $4000.
The cost of dental implants is fairly straightforward, but where things get complicated is when you factor in the other costs involved in implant-supported restorations. Depending on the number of teeth you need to have replaced, you’ll need a crown, bridge, or denture that attaches to your dental implant(s). These vary in price based not only how many replacement teeth are needed, but also the material you choose for your restoration.
Another important consideration when it comes to the cost of dental implants is whether additional procedures are needed prior to implant surgery. You may need to have teeth extracted before implant placement or, if your teeth have been missing for some time, you may have bone loss in the jaw that requires bone grafts or a sinus lift to create a stable base of support.
With so many variables involved, the best way to learn the cost of dental implants for your unique needs is to schedule a consultation at our office..
Why are dental implants so expensive?
If you’re comparing the cost of dental implants to that of dentures or bridges, you may wonder what makes implants cost so much more. Here’s why: dentures and bridges only replace the visible portion of your missing teeth, while dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root.
Dental implants need to be surgically implanted into the jaw, which means there are more costs involved in the process. In addition to the implants and restorations, there’s the surgery itself, additional appointments, time spent on planning, and three-dimensional imaging and x-rays. The good news is that dental implants are meant to last a lifetime and because they prevent bone loss in the jaw, they result in better oral health in the long-term. These benefits are well-worth the added costs.
Does insurance pay for dental implants?
We work with a number of major insurance carriers that cover dental implants, but not all of them do and insurance plans can vary from one provider to the next in what they cover. For example, your dental insurance may only cover the cost of implants if you’ve already experienced bone loss in the jaw; others might pay for the restorations that attach to your implants, but not the implants themselves. Your medical insurance may also offer coverage in certain circumstances.
We are happy to help you understand your benefits and we offer a number of payment and financing options to help make dental implants affordable for all of our patients.
Are dental implants worth it?
Yes, dental implants are worth it! No other option feels, looks, and functions so much like your natural teeth. Dental implants also prevent bone loss in the jaw, ensuring a strong bite and a more youthful appearance.
Learn More About Dental Implants
If you have questions about dental implants or you’d like to schedule a consultation at Dental Wellness Team, contact us today at 954-796-3355.