LIFESmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides dental implants in west Boise, ID. The price tag for an implant supported restoration may be higher than other tooth replacement options such as dentures and dental bridges. However, teeth implants offer a long term investment in your overall and oral health as well as your well-being. They may even prevent the need for further advanced dental care. Implant fixtures offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and may even save you money in the long run.
Factors That Affect The Cost of Dental Implants
Location and Type of Implant
Every patient will have a different treatment and experience. The location and size of the implant that you need will depend on where your missing teeth are located. The size and type of the implant and where it is placed in your mouth will impact the cost. Some locations along the arch require more advanced dental care when placing implant fixtures.
If you suffer from bone loss, may need a bone graft in order to qualify for dental implants. There is a higher chance of implant success if you have more bone to support them. A bone graft is a surgical procedure that transplants bone to the jaw to build back up the jaw bone. It can get costly depending on the severity of your bone loss.
Many people who get dental implants must have their worn down or damaged teeth removed first. This can be a simple or surgical procedure that will make the total cost of your treatment go up.
Current State of Your Oral Health
If you are in poor oral health, the chances are you will need some type of treatment before the dentist can place the implants. This will allow your implants to thrive in a healthy environment and they will have a higher change of success.
Number of Dental Implants
A dental implant is a sophisticated medical device that is designed to fuse with human bone. The more of them you need to support your dental prosthesis, the more your total cost is going to be.
Comparing the Cost to Other Options
While dental implants will cost more in the beginning, they will not cost as much in the future as other options. If you choose a denture or a dental bridge to replace your missing teeth, they will not prevent bone loss in the jaw. This means the fit of your restoration will change over the years as your jaw shrinks. You will have to have the restoration repaired and replaced altogether often. They also require a lot of maintenance. This can be quite costly not to mention time consuming.
Does dental insurance cover dental implants?
Most dental insurance companies view dental implants as more of a cosmetic treatment. Because of this, they typically do not cover the cost of treatment. However, there are portions of it that they may provide coverage for. This may include extractions or the dental restoration. We encourage our patients to check with their provider. Our dental care team will work with you and your insurance company to maximize your benefits.
What are my payment options?
Our west Boise, ID dentist office offer several forms of payment and financing options to help patients pay for their dental implant treatment. This includes:
- Master Card
- In House Financing Options
To learn more about the cost of dental implants, please call us at (208) 254-6365 to book your dental implant consultation at our Boise, ID dentist office.