Are you ready to fill the gap where your missing tooth once was? Here’s how much a single tooth implant costs (and what you’ll gain).
Many dentists recommend that patients visit the dentist’s office at least twice a year. Routine visits allow your dentist to spot underlying dental issues and employ preventive services to reduce your risk of complex dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth loss.
One of the most complex results of dental negligence and dental trauma are dental implants, also known as tooth implants.
Many shy away from dental implants because of the cost; however, dental implants can be a cost-effective solution for people with missing teeth.
In this post, we will explore tooth implant costs and discuss ways to fit your dental care into your budget.
What is a Single Tooth Dental Implant?
A single tooth dental implant is comprised of three main parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the custom dental crown. The titanium post is surgically placed into the jaw bone where it will need anywhere from three to six months to fully fuse with the jaw bone.
Once the implant completes the healing phase, impressions are taken for the abutment. The abutment is placed and acts as a connector between the implant post and the dental crown.
After the abutment is placed, your dentist will place a custom dental crown to complete your dental implant. A dental crown is custom-designed to blend with your existing teeth, creating a stable and natural-looking solution for tooth loss.
What does a Tooth Implant Cost?
Receiving a dental implant to replace a missing tooth can cost you anywhere from $3,000 to $4,500. The overall package may depend on these factors:
- The condition of your dental health
- You implant dentist’s accreditation and skillset
- The dental technology used during the procedure
- Dental insurance coverage
- The type of materials used
- Additional procedures needed
- If your dentist works with an oral surgeon
Patients choose dental implants because they have a success rate of up to 98%. Implants allow patients to speak and chew confidently, stimulate bone growth and the jaw, and last many years with proper care.
While you may find “deals” or lower prices on implants, you want to be careful. At its core, the implant procedure is oral surgery. You want to find an experienced implant dentist who offers exceptional care. Your smile is an investment, so you want to work with a dentist who understands your dental needs.
Invest in Your Dental Health
Depending on the dentist you visit, you may be able to offset a tooth implant cost with an in-office dental savings plan, dental insurance, or flexible financing. While many people may consider dental implants expensive, think about all the benefits you achieve by replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant.
Are you not sure if dental implants are right for you? Are you missing more than one tooth? Check out this blog post to see if dentures or implants are the right for you.