Dental implants are the best way to replace one or more missing teeth. They look like natural teeth. Function like natural teeth. And, like natural teeth, they can last a lifetime with proper care. But do they fit in your budget? That’s an important question to consider, so we’ll take the time to look at what influences the cost of your dental implants.
This page discusses dental implant costs in general. Unfortunately, a detailed quote can only be discussed after we’ve designed your custom implant procedure, so if you’re looking for concrete information about dental implant costs in Summerlin, Las Vegas, please call (702) 873-0324 for an appointment with implant dentist Dr. James B. Polley.
Implant-Related Factors That Influence Cost
Your dental implant options can affect your cost, including:
- Style and model of implants
- Size of implants
- Number of implants
The style of implants we use will depend on which ones are most likely to give you the best results. We also work with brands of implants that we know have high quality standards and are reliable.
The size of implant will be chosen according to the amount of bone you have, your desired functionality, and the number of implants to be used. If you just want to secure dentures, then mini implants are a great choice. If you want permanently affixed full dentures, we will have to use implants with more grip.
The number of implants used will depend on the size of the restoration, the amount of bone, and the functionality desired. Again, if you want a restoration that is permanently affixed and fully supported for maximum chewing force, it takes more dental implants than just holding a denture in place.
Procedure-Related Factors That Influence Cost
The procedure itself can also influence cost with such factors as:
- Gum disease treatment
- Bone grafting
- Complexity of implant placement
If you have gum disease that needs to be treated before you have dental implants placed, that represents an additional cost.
Bone grafting is often done at the time implants are placed, representing a minor increase in cost. If you need a separate bone graft procedure, the impact on cost will be greater.
Some implant placements, such as zygomatic implants, are more complex than others. With new surgical guides, this factor has been reduced, but it can’t be completely eliminated.
Restoration-Related Factors That Influence Cost
The dental implant is only the artificial root. Restorations sit on top of the implants to replace the visible portions of the tooth. The factors that influence the cost of restorations include:
- Number of units
- Attachment of restorations
- Material used for restorations
- Appearance of restorations
How the restorations attach to your dental implants will influence cost. In particular, the need for additional units such as abutments or support/retention bars will add to the cost.
The material used for your restorations will influence their appearance and durability, and also their cost. Advanced materials that can make restorations last for decades do add to the cost of the restoration.
The time spent designing or crafting highly aesthetic restorations adds to their cost. Custom-designed restorations look more personal and natural than pre-designed restorations, but they also cost more.
Don’t Let Cost Limit Your Choices
Although dental implants can be expensive, they are worth the investment because they offer so many benefits. Unfortunately, dental insurance may contribute little to the cost of them. However, with financing, you can spread out the cost of your dental implant procedure, so they can be fit into most budgets.
To talk in detail about dental implant costs in Summerlin, Las Vegas, please call (702) 873-0324 for an appointment with implant dentist Dr. James B. Polley.