When you compare a dental implant with a fixed bridge or traditional denture, there are many differences, one of which is cost. Because of the surgical procedure, materials used, and process of creating your custom restoration, dental implants are naturally more expensive than traditional restorative solutions. However, at Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra, our team of professionals never wants you to “settle” for an alternative option simply because of the price difference. This is why we will work to identify ways in which you can achieve the smile of your dreams and stay within your desired budget. To find out more about how you can easily afford dental implants, contact our office today.
Two of the most prominent factors that determine how much you will spend on your dental implant treatment is the number of teeth you are missing and the type of restoration you will need. Dental implants are extremely versatile and can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch.
Dental implant placement does not occur in a single appointment. There are multiple stages you must go through to receive your new smile. First, you meet with one of our expert dental professionals for an initial consultation. During this visit, they will examine your smile and offer a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. Impressions of your smile are taken and sent to a dental lab where technicians will begin to craft your restoration.
The following appointment will include the surgical placement of your dental implants. Depending on the number of missing teeth that need to be replaced, the procedure can take some time to complete. Once the implants are in place, you will spend the next 3-6 months healing at home and allowing osseointegration to take place.
When the implants are fully fused with the bone and surrounding tissue, you will return to have your metal abutment(s) put into place as well as your custom restoration, giving you the new and improved smile you desire.
If you want a less invasive solution that requires multiple trips to the dentist’s office for adjustments and/or replacements, then you’re probably better suited for a more traditional restorative solution. However, if you want a smile that is permanent, durable, offers greater functionality, restores your natural tooth structure from the root up, and is known to last decades or longer, you’ll invest in dental implants.
Many dental insurance companies these days are slowly beginning to offer coverage for dental implants; however, many still believe it to be more of a “want” and not a “need.” When calling to speak to a representative from your insurance company, ask about the possible coverage for dental implant placement. Even if they will not cover the surgery, they may cover other aspects of treatment such as the restoration, initial consultation, or even sedation.
No matter if insurance agrees to cover your procedure or not, our team at Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra can help you apply for low-interest financing, so you can pay out the cost of your treatment in manageable monthly payments. You may also inquire about our in-office dental savings program that allows you to pay a low annual rate of $180 for access to basic dental services as well as a 15-20% discount on additional treatments.