As a prosthodontist, Dr. Tyler specializes in providing high quality dental implants that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. We see many patients who are aware of the benefits of dental implants, but one thing holds them back: not knowing the cost. Below, we answer some of the most common questions patients have about paying for dental implants and the costs involved.
What do dental implants cost in Stuart, FL?
It’s common that people who are inquiring about the cost of dental implants are referring to both the implant fixture and the restoration that is attached to it. Technically, only the fixture that is surgically implanted into the jaw is a dental implant. As a result, there can sometimes be confusion about pricing.
A single dental implant fixture costs about $1100-$1500. in Stuart, FL. Then, you’ll have to add to this the cost of the restoration, which is the replacement for the visible portion of your missing teeth. The cost of an implant-supported restoration is determined by the number of teeth being replaced and the type of restoration chosen.
You’ll also need to budget for any supplemental surgeries or treatments you’ll need before getting dental implants. These might include tooth extractions, a sinus lift, or bone grafting to reconstruct your jaw if you’ve lost bone density. If you have active gum disease, this will need to be treated prior to implant surgery.
With so many variables to consider, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tyler is the best way to understand the cost of dental implants for your situation.
Why are dental implants so expensive?
It’s undeniable that there is a significant difference between the cost of implant-supported restorations and the cost of traditional bridges and dentures. This price difference is due to the fact that traditional dental restorations only restore the visible portion of a missing tooth (also known as the crown), whereas implant-supported restorations also replace the root.
Because the root is being replaced, you’ll have to budget for the surgery to place the implant, the biocompatible implant fixture, the restorations that go with the implants, as well as additional appointments at our office, treatment planning time, and diagnostic imaging. Despite the additional cost, dental implants are worth the cost because they last a lifetime, restore self-confidence, and prevent bone loss, which better preserves your oral health.
Does insurance pay for dental implants?
Dental insurance varies from one plan to the next, but the good news is that it’s becoming more common for insurers to cover at least part of the cost of dental implants. We suggest contacting your insurance company to verify your coverage. In some cases, like after an accident or radiation therapy, dental implants may be covered by your health insurance plan.
Are dental implants worth it?
Yes, dental implants are well-worth the investment. In terms of appearance, feel, and function, there is no other solution that comes so close to your natural teeth. Dental implants prevent and reverse jawbone loss, and because they do not require the support of adjacent teeth like traditional bridges, they are the best option for your oral health. Patients who switch from dentures to dental implants find that they are more comfortable and stable compared to dentures.