The cost of replacing missing or damaged teeth can vary greatly depending on the option you choose. The options will range from inexpensive and mostly covered by dental insurance to costing thousands of dollars out of pocket. Each option will directly affect your quality of life and oral health.
The various methods used by Plano, TX dentist, Dr. Jacob Grapevine include a dental bridge, a partial denture, full denture, or a restoration secured by dental implant(s). Dental implants are the most permanent option that will deliver a better quality of life and will also support your long term oral health.
The Cost of Dental Implants
Generally speaking, dental implants are more expensive up front compared to other teeth replacement options. The reason for this is because the process to get a dental restoration that is supported with implants is more invasive, requires a surgical procedure, and many visits to your dentist. The actual cost of your implant treatment will depend on many factors. These include:
- The location and size of the implant
- Number of implants being placed (a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth)
- Need for bone grafting
- The need for extractions
- The need for other oral health treatments (like gum disease treatment)
- Whether or not you have dental insurance and how much it will cover
Without a clear picture of the state of your oral health, it is very hard to estimate how much it will cost you to have your damaged or missing teeth replaced with implants. We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Grapevine at his Plano, TX dentist office where he will conduct a thorough examination. Then he can present you with your options and an estimated cost.
Comparing the Costs
When an implant is surgically placed in your bone, it will fuse with that bone and act as a replacement tooth root. This is the only option that replaces the tooth at the root, preventing bone loss. If you choose a dental bridge or denture, you will most likely suffer from some bone loss over the years. Bone loss can lead to many issues including making you look much older than you really are, diet restrictions, and further tooth loss.
Despite costing less, dentures and dental bridges may need replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. Dentures also require daily care and cleaning that can be tedious and time consuming. This regular maintenance and replacement costs will add up over time and may even exceed the cost of implants. Despite costing more up front, dental implants deliver a better quality of life and are the most natural solution to replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implant: Payments and Insurance
As a courtesy to our patients, we will file your dental insurance for you. Since every dental insurance plan is different, it is ultimately up to you to know what is covered. We will do our best to give you the estimated cost of your portion.
We accept many payment options as well as no-interest financing through CareCredit and Citi Health Card. If you have a Health Savings Account, we can assist you in using that. We also offer our patients the option of pre-paying for implant services to help stay on budget. Our Plano, TX dentist office accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and checks.