Dental Implant Costs – West Orange
Budget to Replace Missing Teeth
Before we get started with a complex tooth replacement plan, using dental implants, the dentist and team at D&G Dental will partner with patients to review every step of the process, including schedule and budget, to ensure patients are fully prepared and completely confident with their treatment plan. We believe an educated patient is a happy patient, and we’ll do our utmost to take the time we need to carefully explain treatment options before moving forward. This is especially important when it comes to planning for the cost of your complex dental implant plan. On this page, we’ve provided some of the basics of dental implant costs, but the only way to know for sure what to budget for is to call our West Orange or Caldwell dental office location to schedule a tooth replacement consultation. We’ll review all of your treatment options, costs associated with each solution, and help you plan to cover the out of pocket costs of your chosen treatment.
Types of Implants & Their Costs
The main factor in determining the costs of your dental treatment plan will be the number and location of missing teeth, which will tell us how many dental implants you need and what type of tooth replacement prosthetic is required. In most cases, we recommend the following implant supported restoration plans:
- One tooth – a single implant post is used to support a custom crafted dental crown.
- Two or more teeth in a row – two implants are used to support a fixed bridge restoration.
- Two or more consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth – two to four implant posts are used to support a partial denture.
- One or both full rows of teeth – four to six implants are used to support a full denture.
What Other Factors Impact Dental Implant Costs?
In addition to the number of dental implants and the type of restoration you need, there are a number of other variables that impact the cost of your implant supported tooth replacement plan, including the following:
- Need for preparatory tooth extraction, tissue grafts, and other treatments
- Use of dental sedation to maintain comfort
- Use of innovative or precious materials like zirconia dental implants or replacement teeth
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Dental insurance plans have proven notoriously slow to change. In fact, the majority of plans have had the same annual coverage maximums between $1000 and $1500 since the 1960s. While some benefit plans have started to offer accommodation for the costs of dental implant tooth replacement plans, the majority of benefit providers don’t cover the costs of the implant posts themselves or their surgical placement. However, we are usually able to work with dental insurers to cover a portion of the costs of our patients’ preparatory treatments and replacement teeth. We’ll do our utmost to maximize all available benefits to help you offset the costs of your dental implant tooth replacement plan.
Benefits of Dental Implant Restoration
We understand that dental implant supported restorations do come with a higher price tag than some of your other tooth replacement options, but we wouldn’t recommend them so often if we didn’t truly believe they were worth the investment. Some of the benefits that make dental implant supported restorations worth the higher cost include:
- Longevity – implant supported restorations will last three decades or longer with proper care. Traditional tooth replacement options need to be replaced every ten years.
- Stability – for dentures especially, dental implants offer dramatically improved stability, allowing for 70% or more chewing ability compared with just 20% for traditional dentures.
- Oral health – because the roots of teeth are replaced, an implant supported tooth replacement is fully self-supported, protecting healthy teeth and oral structures. Additionally, the stimulus from tooth roots will ensure you maintain the optimal level of healthy bone and gum tissue.