Choosing to replace one or more missing teeth with permanent dental implants is one of the best decisions you can make for your health and confidence. However, many factors can affect the cost of dental implants that can directly affect the long-term functionality and attractiveness of your new smile. If you’re considering dental implants, speak with oral surgeons Drs. Andrew Mueller and Patrick Waters of The Marquis Center. The experienced team can help you determine the cost of your dental implants:
Number of missing teeth
Replacing multiple teeth will cost more than replacing a single tooth. Your doctor will need additional planning and materials to complete your treatment. The good news is that even if you’re replacing multiple or even all your teeth, placing one or more dental implants can often be completed in a single appointment to streamline surgical costs.
Additional surgical procedures
You may need to have failing teeth removed or jawbone replaced before dental implants can be placed. These procedures can drive up the cost of dental implants. Finding a doctor skilled in all these surgeries can help bundle costs and streamline treatment. Drs. Mueller and Waters can generally complete these procedures and your dental implant surgery in one appointment.
Dental implant materials and technology
The higher the quality of dental implant material, the higher their cost, but the longer they will last. Low-quality materials increase the risk for failure as the dental implants are unable to withstand long-term wear and tear from biting and chewing. Similarly, the doctor’s use of advanced technology will greatly increase the predictability and precision of your treatment but can increase the upfront cost as well.
The dentist’s surgical expertise
A more experienced and highly credentialed doctor will cost more than a general dentist with minimal surgical training. However, the additional fee for seeing an implant dentist helps guarantee that your dental implant surgery is completed correctly and efficiently. Seeking a more expensive, but more experienced doctor is the cost-effective option as the chances of dental implant complications or failure over time are greatly reduced. Drs. Mueller and Waters place and restore over 900 dental implants each year, with expertise that has led to a 99% success rate for their treatment.
Ready to learn your dental implant cost?
You may be concerned about the cost of treatment now but remember that dental implants (unlike other options) are a permanent investment in the health and function of your smile. With your procedures completed by our oral surgeons and maintenance of proper hygiene, you can expect dental implants to last the rest of your life! If you want to know what dental implants may cost for you, contact our team today!