For patients who suffer from tooth loss, dental implants are the most effective and long-lasting way to restore their smiles. These titanium posts are surgically embedded in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth's roots and provide support to a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Many patients who are interested in the procedure have questions concerning the cost of dental implants. The doctors at our Atlanta, GA, practice can explain the different factors that affect the total price of your treatment. To learn more about whether the investment is right for you, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Donald H. Ross or Dr. Neal Shah.
Determining Whether Implants Are Right for You
When you first come into our office, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to evaluate your overall oral health. In order to be eligible for dental implants, we will need to address any areas of tooth decay or damage, as well as treat any signs of periodontal disease. Your dentist will use diagnostic imaging techniques to assess the health of the jaw and determine whether you require preparatory treatments, like bone grafting. You will also need to be a non-smoker, in good general health, and not have any conditions which could make undergoing surgery risky.
What to Expect before, during, and after Dental Implant Surgery
At Feather Touch Dental Care in Atlanta, GA, we are happy to provide dental implant surgery to restore patients' smiles after tooth loss. Dental implants provide unparalleled stability for dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. We use advanced technology and personalized care to make your surgery comfortable and painless.View More
Factors Affecting the Total Cost of Treatment
There are many individually tailored factors that affect the total cost of your dental implant treatment:
- Bone Grafting - Implants require a large and dense area of bony tissue to provide adequate support. Following tooth loss, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate because it no longer receives stimulation from the tooth's roots. An oral surgeon can perform a bone grafting procedure to build up a strong foundation for the implant.
- Type of Implant - Dental implants come in different sizes with varying costs. Mini dental implants do not require as much bone structure to support the crown, bridge, or denture and are typically less expensive.
- Materials - While the majority of implant posts are made from titanium, they can also be made out of zirconia.
- Type of Restoration - Depending on whether you need a crown, bridge, or denture, and what type of material it is made from, your total cost can vary.
Insurance and Financing
Each insurance plan has different benefits. Our team can check with your provider to see if you are eligible for coverage of any type. In an effort to make the cost of treatment more affordable on any budget, our practice is happy to offer CareCredit℠ patient financing. This option works just like a credit card that is available for medical and dental procedures. It features low-interest programs with flexible repayment terms, so patients can afford the high level of care they deserve.
Make an Appointment to Learn More
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant and implant-supported restoration can restore function and aesthetics to your smile, while improving your oral health. To learn more about the cost of this restorative dentistry option, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.