Why Are Dental Implants So Expensive?

June 25, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 11:02 am

image of implant with crownDental implants in Houston offer something other options in tooth replacement just don’t, like unsurpassed stability and the confidence of a healthy smile that will last for years. Of course, this quality comes at a higher price than alternative methods, like a fixed bridge or traditional denture. What is the reason for this seemingly expensive cost? Keep reading to learn more about the factors influencing the price of dental implants.

High Quality, High Value

Dental implant procedures are as different as one smile is to the next — and therefore no two dental implant treatments will cost exactly the same. What does stay constant across all patients, though, is the quality of tooth replacement that you will receive. Dental implants and the prosthetic teeth that are affixed on top are always made of high-quality materials that will last for years to come. What’s more, because dental implants are placed surgically, you will be visiting only the most highly educated and trained professionals to have the treatment completed. All of this adds up to extreme quality… and a price that reflects the value of this investment as well.

The total cost of your dental implants will vary based on the following factors:

  • How many teeth you are missing
  • Where in the jaw the teeth are located
  • What material the implant posts are made of
  • Whether or not you need to have a bone graft or sinus lift performed before the dental implants can be placed
  • Special considerations for sedation and/or anesthesia that may need to be made

How to Make Dental Implants More Affordable

Whatever the cost of a dental implant procedure, most patients are surprised to find that they eventually end up being a highly affordable option once longevity and quality are considered. Dental implants can be expected to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, so you will not have to worry about getting frequent and costly replacements. Plus, implants keep your jaw bone healthy to prevent the loss of additional teeth as well.

During a dental implant consultation, you and your implant dentist can also discuss methods for making dental implants more affordable. Financing options are available through third-party groups like CareCredit, and dental insurance may even cover a portion of a dental implant procedure.

The only way to find out exactly what your dental implant procedure will cost is to visit with your implant dentist. But whatever it is, remember that dental implants are well worth the investment for a beautiful and long-lasting smile!

Meet the Practice

Dr. Steve Koo and Dr. Tom Weil offer excellence in implant dentistry through their dental implant practice. Both doctors are passionate about rebuilding smiles with only the highest quality materials. If you are interested in learning more about Houston dental implants or finding out if they are right for you, feel free to contact their office by calling 713-597-7340.

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