Dental Implant Costs Will Be Detailed During a Private Consultation
Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are small posts surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace the natural tooth root. Once a dental crown, bridge, or denture is placed on top, they can restore your bite and dental function, as well as prevent serious oral health conditions from developing.
We understand that one of the major concerns many patients consider in regards to procedures is their overall expense. While the cost of your unique treatment will vary in comparison to other patients, Dr. Wesley O. Lynch can discuss the factors affecting the cost of dental implants during a consultation at his Ruston, LA, dental office. He can ensure that you are well-informed, and our office staff can work with you to discuss all available financing options.
Factors Involved in Dental Implant Cost
A variety of factors will affect the total cost of your dental implant procedure, including:
- Extent of treatment: Each dental implant procedure is unique to the patient’s individual needs. Patients only missing one or two teeth will have lower procedural costs compared to a patient missing multiple teeth requiring more implants and a full denture.
- Restorations: The type of restoration and the material used in making your prosthesis will be considered in the total cost of your procedure. A single dental crown will cost less than an implant-supported bridge designed to replace multiple missing teeth. In addition, more advanced materials can provide superior aesthetics, but can prove more costly.
- Sedation: In most cases, your oral surgeon will provide you the option of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, or intravenous (IV) sedation for your procedure. The costs will vary depending on the sedation used and the amount you require.
- Experience of surgeon and dentist: Less-experienced dentists and surgeons may have lower treatment costs, but lack of expertise can limit the success of your treatment and lead to complications. It is important to choose an oral surgeon and dentist who are highly qualified and have a reputable background in delivering excellent results.
- Additional procedures: Patients who require a bone graft, sinus lift, or periodontal therapy in addition to the dental implant procedure will require an extended recovery and higher procedural costs.
Investing in Your Smile
Missing teeth not only cause low self-confidence and poor dental function, but can have a direct impact on your overall oral heath. Over time, your jawbone and gums can begin to deteriorate and weaken. These effects have been linked to structural changes in the face, dental misalignment, and further tooth loss. By investing in dental implants, you can avoid these concerns. This treatment can restore your dental health, form, and function, as well as avoid future costly restorative dental procedures.
Dr. Lynch will design a dental implant treatment plan to meet your needs and carefully review the overall costs involved before beginning the procedure.
In addition, dental implants can become permanent fixtures in your jaw, requiring no further implant posts or placement surgeries. This superior support can properly stabilize restorations, eliminating uneven wear, helping them to last longer and eliminating the costs of further alterations or changes for your prostheses. The serious benefits make this life-changing procedure a worthwhile investment for many patients.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Lynch will design a dental implant treatment plan to meet your needs and carefully review the overall costs involved before beginning the procedure. Contact our staff online or call our office at (318) 251-0163 today to schedule your consultation.