How Much Do Dental Implants Cost with Insurance?
Over 3 million individuals in the United States have chosen dental implants as a preferred solution for replacing their teeth. If you’re thinking about adding yourself to their ranks, you likely have questions.
One of the most common questions we hear when patients call into our office is “How much do dental implants cost?”
Dental Implant Cost: an introduction
Unless you’ve hit the lotto or inherited a fortune, you likely have to consider the costs of everything from insurance to healthcare. As a family-centric practice, we understand the challenges of staying within one’s means and on budget, which is why we work hard to keep prices affordable for individuals and families alike.
You may have heard stories about how expensive dental implants can be. While there is some truth to dental implants being a significant investment in your long term health and wellbeing, they might just be more affordable than you thought.
Not to mention, implants can often save you big in the long run, eliminating the need for root canals, fillings and other dental appliances.
So, How Much Do Dental Implants Cost With Insurance?
Despite the prevalence of dental implants as a leading recommendation of standard care for failing or missing teeth, a lot of misinformation exists about their cost.
Unlike hospitals, dental practices are much more transparent with pricing. We always make sure our patients know exactly what to expect, with full transparency and no hidden fees. We know how frustrating it is to get hit with a bill you didn’t expect.
Let’s dive in and look at the factors that impact the cost of dental implants with insurance…
Each procedure is as unique as the patient getting it. Differences in the physical structure of the mouth, oral health, underlying or complicating factors, and more can all impact the final price.
Will you need additional tooth extractions? Do you need temporary crowns? What type of sedation do you prefer? Does lack of jawbone density require additional measures such as a bone graft or other procedural considerations?
These and more can all affect the price of getting a dental implant, making an ‘off the cuff’ price quote virtually impossible. However, we can look at some generalizations.
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Dental Implant Pricing: Estimates and Breakdown
As a basic guide, dental implants typically cost between $1500-$2000 per implant. An entire procedure start to finish may run between $3000-$5000.
Costs Involved with Implant Procedures Include:
- Pre-procedure consultations
- Oral health assessment (diagnostics, checkup, etc.)
- Pre-procedure care
- The crown (prosthetic tooth)
- Abutment (on which the crown is attached)
- Post (implanted into the jawbone to provide an anchor/root)
- Anesthesia / sedation
- Post-procedure care
How to Determine the Exact Cost of your Dental Implants with Insurance
This one isn’t as straight-forward. Given the uniqueness of each situation and patient, the best and most accurate way to find a definitive and accurate price tag for your implants is to get a consultation.
We utilize cutting edge technology and computer-assisted imaging, combined with decades of professional experience to find the most beneficial and ideal solutions for your teeth, budget and goals. Our team takes the time to help you understand the pros and cons of each option and what we can do to help you take back control of your oral health and get back to smiling again.
Will Insurance Cover My Costs?
Dental insurance, either private or through your employer, often does cover a portion of the costs involved with your dental implant treatment and procedure. However, dental insurance is often capped at a low yearly threshold, meaning that you can expect to pay out of pocket to cover the shortfall.
In other cases, your dental insurance might not cover any costs associated with an implant as it is sometimes viewed as a “cosmetic” and optional procedure. It’s always best to check your policy and speak with your provider about the exact coverage you have. Our team can work with you to help you get the most out of the benefits you have.
Don’t Let the Fear of a Big Price Tag Prevent You From Getting the Smile you Deserve
Dental implants are an investment in your health and well-being. From enjoying your favorite foods to optimizing oral health and looking and feeling your best, implants can help.
When properly cared for, they can last a lifetime, and even save you the expense of other dental procedures such as root canals, fillings, and more.
Call our office today to request an initial consultation with a team of caring and compassionate dental implant professionals ready to help. We’ll work together to develop a customized plan and transparent pricing so you’ll always know exactly what to expect.
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