Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
While dental implant restorations do tend to cost more upfront than traditional bridges and dentures, they are often able to last a lifetime. This makes them extremely cost-effective in the long-run because they save patients from having to get treatments redone and repaired over the years. It is important to note, however, that because implants are able to help patients with a wide variety of tooth loss, the final price of the procedure can vary quite a bit from person to person depending on their needs. At your implant consultation, Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra can go over the particulars of your implant process so you’ll know exactly what to expect before treatment begins.
Price of Dental Implants
Replacing even a single missing tooth is essential to maintain the optimal level of oral health and function. Traditional tooth replacement options only restore the parts of teeth above the gum line, but dental implants restore the entire smile from the roots up. For this reason, Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra, and their Dallas dentistry team members frequently recommend implant-supported tooth replacement over other restoration options. Cost is one factor that dramatically impacts a patient’s access to this tooth replacement option, but for many people, the benefits far outweigh the additional time and money patients need to invest. Our team completes these treatment plans on a regular basis, and we know how to work with patients to minimize the out-of-pocket costs of dental implant tooth replacement. If you want to find out more about budgeting for the costs of dentistry services, call to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment with us today. We look forward to partnering with you to create a flawless smile.
Factors that Impact the Cost of Dental Implants
Every patient’s dental implant-supported tooth replacement plan is unique, and so is the pricing. To offer an accurate estimate of the out-of-pocket costs, we’ll need to sit down with you to discuss your individual treatment needs. Some of the many factors that impact the costs of dental implant supported tooth replacement include:
- The number of dental implants needed
- The material and manufacturer used to craft the implants
- The type of dental restoration crown, bridge, or denture
- Need for preparatory tooth extractions, tissue grafts, or other treatments
- Use of dental sedation to maintain comfort
Dental Insurance & Financing Options
To help you offset the costs of dental care, we are happy to process and file insurance claims. Most plans do not cover dental implants or their surgical placement, but other aspects of care like preparatory treatments, replacement teeth, and dental sedation may receive some coverage from some benefit providers. We’ll process claims to maximize any benefits. We also offer several low and no-interest financing options to spread the cost of treatment out over several months.
Why Dental Implants are Worth the Investment
No treatment is right for every patient. That’s why we create personalized treatment plans, but dental implants do offer several benefits for those patients who choose this restoration option. Some of the many advantages of tooth replacement with dental implants include the following:
- Compared with traditional tooth replacement options that need to be replaced every five to ten years, dental implants last significantly longer. Most patients keep their implants for twenty years or longer. In fact, many people can keep the same implant-supported replacement tooth for the rest of their lives.
- For patients with more advanced tooth replacement prosthetics like partial or full dentures, an implant-retained prosthetic dramatically improves stability. Traditional dentures restore about 10% of chewing function. Implant-fixed dentures increase that restoration to 70%, allowing patients to consume a wider range of foods.
- Because dental implants replace the root structures of lost teeth, they provide the stimulation necessary to maintain soft tissue volume and jawbone density that are needed to ensure the optimal level of oral health.
"Dr. La Mastra is super cool and amazing, especially for someone who has dental phobia like me. I've been with him for years and followed him to his new place recently. He did my implant and crown which was a great experience. Dr. La Mastra is caring and I feel relaxed when he enters the room. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. His assistant Cindy is fun and conversational, my hygienist Cindy (same name) makes teeth cleaning comfortable and informative when it comes to oral care and Parker at the front desk makes you feel like family. Always a good experience!"- K.M. / Google / Aug 04, 2021
"I came to Texas 11 years ago and have been using Dr. Hamlett ever since. He has done extensive work in my mouth including restoration after having implant. I am not an easy patient to work on since I have a fear of dentist. Dr. Hamlett and his staff have always taken this into account and handled me with extra care and compassion. I will always remember Dr. Hamlett and his team fondly.Hugs,Teresa Taylor"- T.T. / Yelp / Jun 15, 2021
"Dr. Hamlett has been my dentist for many years, and has done various procedures for my dental health. He has always done an excellent, professional job. He is kind, and terrific at making each treatment as comfortable and pleasant as possible. It is important to me that I trust him.I highly recommend him!"- D.H. / Google / Jun 06, 2021
"I have been going to Dr. Hamlett for many years. He is professional, kind, and knows what he is doing! He has performed a number of services for me, and has always done an incredible job. I am always a little anxious getting dental work, but he makes it so much easier and much more pleasant. I trust him, and that is important to me! "- D. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2021
"Thoughtful and Skilled. Great work with my crown and fillings."- C.K. / Facebook / May 27, 2021