If you are missing one or more teeth, then you may know that you have a few options for replacement: a bridge, dentures or dental implants. Of course, the cost of these choices is an important factor in your decision. Dr. Nameth wants you to know that although dental implants may cost a bit more initially, they can actually turn out to be more economical over the long haul. Read on to learn how much dental implants cost in Worthington.
Unlike a bridge, a partial or a full denture that will need occasional repair and eventual replacement after 10 years or so, dental implants can last for decades. In fact, if you are stringent about brushing and flossing at home and you schedule dental checkups every six months, your implants just might last a lifetime. So while dental implants can cost a bit most at the start, they may actually cost less in the long run than other types of prosthetics that require continual maintenance and replacement.
A single dental implant typically costs between $1500 and $2000. The majority of that is linked to the price of the implant itself and the fee to surgically position it in your jaw. Naturally, a complicated case may cost more, as would needing multiple implants. However, the individual cost of implants may decrease if you need more than one to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Some patients require preparatory dental work before receiving implants. For instance, failing teeth might need to be extracted. In addition, bone and tissue graft surgeries may be required to strengthen your gums and jawbone. The success of dental implants largely depends on the strength and health of these tissues. The fee for these procedures will, of course, impact the final cost of your dental implants. If you have dental insurance, check the benefits of your plan. You may be entitled to partial coverage for these types of procedures.
A tooth restoration is the finishing touch that is attached to any dental implant. The type of prosthetic you need and how many will contribute to your total cost. Dental crowns for single implants cost between $500 and $1500 each. If you need to replace several teeth, a bridge averages between $3000 and $4000. Finally, partial and full dentures start at around $2500 and can cost $5000 or more. Once again, be sure to check your dental insurance, which may cover a portion of the cost for these tooth restorations. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure you receive the maximum allowable benefits for any covered procedure.
Also, your dentist in Worthington accepts CareCredit. This health credit card allows you to break down the cost of your dental implants into manageable payments. CareCredit offers qualified candidates limited term, interest-free financing.