One great option to consider if you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth is implant dentistry. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the patient's existing hard and soft tissues. By getting a dental implant or multiple dental implants placed, you can achieve excellent dental wellness and avoid some of the common problems related to tooth loss, such as gum recession, loss of bone density, and gradual misalignment of the teeth adjacent to the tooth gap.
When you meet with a cosmetic dentist for a consultation, you will be able to go over these matters in much greater detail. Right now we'd like to cover some of the basics regarding the cost of dental implants and how the procedure can be paid for.
The Average Cost of Dental Implants
The average cost of dental implants can actually vary a fair amount for a number of reasons. It's because of this that we do not feel that providing an average cost or even a price range would communicate the complicated combination of factors that goes into each case.
In order to find out what your implant dentistry treatment may cost, we recommend that you visit our practice for a consultation, during which time you can receive a price quote.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants
Some of the factors that affect the cost of dental implants are as follows:
- The location of the dental care office
- The credentials of the dentists at that office
- The complexity of the patient's case
- The need for multiple dental implants
- The need for additional oral surgeries
- Promotions or specials unique to a given dental practice
Insurance Coverage and Dental Implants
In some cases your health or dental insurance may cover the cost of dental implants, though this will vary based on the provider and the circumstances surrounding your tooth loss. We recommend that you discuss these issues with your insurance provider given how many factors will affect eligibility for coverage.
Financing Options for Dental Implants
Should the cost of dental implant treatment prove too much of a financial burden on an individual or a household, there are financing options available that can make paying for the treatment more manageable. These financing options operate much like a credit card or a traditional loan. Patients will be able to make monthly payments with a reasonable interest rate applying to the total cost of treatment.
Alternatives to Dental Implants
If you are not a good candidate for dental implants or would prefer a more affordable option to address the problems associated with missing teeth, there are a number of alternatives to consider. The most common options are dental bridges and dentures. These can be discussed in more detail during your visit.
Learn More About Implant and Restorative Dentistry Options
For more information about dental implants and other options for advanced restorative dental care, be sure to contact our Clarksville, TN dental care center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental wellness.