The dental implant procedure is one of the most cost-effective treatments for tooth loss. While initially they are somewhat more expensive than removable partial dentures, over the long-run their longevity and stability, among the multiple health benefits, ultimately saves you money. Below we provide an in-depth explanation of how much dental implants cost, why the treatment is one of the most cost-effective, and what financing options are available to you. Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you need help filing your insurance claim, please contact our Charlotte, NC, restorative dentistry practice: 704-208-5545.
Cost of Dental Implants
The price of the restorative dentistry treatment can depend on a variety of factors. These include:
- The number of missing teeth;
- The number of implants needed;
- The number of crowns needed;
- Whether a supplemental procedure is required;
- The type of implant needed.
A truly accurate cost assessment can only be provided by a trained dental implant dentist, like Dr. Ramesh Sunar.
The Cost of Not Getting Dental Implants
Despite the initial costs, generally speaking you get ‘more bang for the buck,’ so to speak, with dental implants than you do with other restorative dentistry treatments. Implants, for instance, can last a lifetime, while removable partial dentures and dental bridges need to be replaced every 7–9 years. In other words, with dental implants you’re much less likely to suffer from the recurring costs of the alternatives. Other areas where you save costs include:
- Reduced risk of dental infection, saving you money by helping you avoid composite dental fillings, dental bonding, root canal therapy, and gum tissue grafting.
- Whereas removable dentures can accelerate bone loss, dental implants help reverse and prevent it, saving you from the cost of future bone grafting for implants.
Dental implants are considered the ‘gold standard’ of modern restorative dentistry care because it can accomplish things that other treatments can’t. By helping to safeguard your smile from future tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss, you help avoid spending money treating these dental problems. Over the long-run, it could very well turn out that the cost of dental implants was much less than that of removable dentures or dental bridges, even if the initial costs are higher.
Financing Dental Implants
At the Charlotte Dental Implant Center we firmly hold the philosophy that all patients should be able to access the dental care they need, regardless of their budget. Thanks to our partnership with CareCredit©, a long-standing health care credit provider, we can offer a number of payment plan options, including a number of which that are interest-free (if you meet the minimum requirements). You can sign up for CareCredit at our office and, if approved, you can start taking advantage of it immediately.
Dental Insurance and Dental Implants
Only your insurer can tell you with any certainty whether it is willing to cover your dental implant treatment. Each insurer is different — some will not cover dental implants at all and others will cover only part of the treatment. Some insurers will only cover the costs of dental implants if the replaced tooth was lost after the beginning of the policy. For the best answer, it’s best to call your insurer and ask.
At the Charlotte Dental Implant Center we can help. Our staff is more than happy to help you figure out what your insurance policy covers and we can also help to file your claim. Just bring your insurance card with you next time you visit our Charlotte, NC, office.
The Road to a Brilliant Smile Starts Here
Are you missing one or more teeth? Then you may be a great candidate for dental implant restorative dentistry. To learn more about this smile makeover treatment, please contact our Charlotte, NC, practice to schedule your complimentary, one-on-one consultation with the esteemed dental implant dentist Dr. Ramesh Sunar: 704-208-545. Our implant dentistry patients come to us from Charlotte, Gastonia Greenville, Huntersville and Ashville, NC.