COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Are you ready to rebuild your smile with dental implants in Jacksonville? Parkway Prosthodontics can help! Although you are excited to regain the next best thing to your natural teeth, we understand the cost of the treatment can be concerning. There is no set amount you can expect to pay because it is determined by your individual needs. We explain the cost of each phase of your treatment and the various factors that influence the price to help you make the right choice for your smile.
FACTORS AFFECTING THE COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
The total cost of rebuilding your smile with dental implants can vary dramatically based on your specific needs and goals. There are a variety of factors that can impact dental implant cost, including your choice of surgeon, the number of implants you need, and the type and quality of the restoration you choose. Many patients require preparatory procedures to ensure the success of their dental implants. The price of these procedures, as well as any sedation you need, are not typically included in the baseline cost.
CHOICE OF DOCTOR
When placed correctly by an experienced specialist, dental implants have a 95% success rate. The nature of this surgery requires careful planning and an in-depth understanding of the procedure. For the best possible outcome, you should always choose a specialist with a reputation for delivering excellent dental implant results.
In general, specialists with more education and experience will charge more for treatment. However, keep in mind that incorrect placement of implants can mean significant revision and replacement costs in the future. Choosing a Prosthodontist with a track record of success is an investment in the longevity of your implant-supported restoration.
During the planning stage of your dental implant treatment, Dr. Kathryn Ryan may identify oral health concerns that could affect the success of your implants. If this is the case, we will likely recommend preparatory procedures before implant placement. These additional treatments will add to the overall cost of dental implants. However, they can significantly reduce the likelihood of implant failure. The most common preparatory procedures are bone grafts, extractions, and sinus lifts.
If x-rays reveal you do not have sufficient jawbone tissue to support a dental implant, Dr. Ryan may recommend a bone grafting procedure. Bone grafts use harvested tissue to augment the jaw and encourage new tissue growth for a stronger implant base.
Another common procedure is a sinus lift, which may be necessary if the sinus membrane rests too close to the implant placement location. This procedure involves raising the sinus floor and supplementing the bone tissue at the top of the jaw.
THE NUMBERS OF IMPLANTS NEEDED
One implant can support a single dental crown. If you need a larger restoration, such as a bridge or denture, you will likely require more implant posts. The number of implants necessary will raise the overall cost of your treatment. There are certain implant placement techniques that use fewer implants to support large restorations. For instance, the All-on-4® technique uses four dental implants to support a full denture, rather than the typical six to eight posts. Fewer implants can lower your expenses.
The level of sedation you need will affect the cost of your procedure as well. Some patients only receive local anesthesia during implant placement surgery. Depending on the complexity of your procedure, you may need a deeper level of sedation. Each type of sedation offers unique benefits, and the best form for you will depend on your comfort level.
RESTORING YOUR IMPLANT
The size and material of your final crown, bridge, or denture will also affect the final cost of your implant treatment. A single dental crown cost can range depending on the material you choose. Advanced materials such as zirconia or IPS e.max® are some of the most durable and attractive results, but they raise the final price. There are also budget options availabl
WHY CHOOSE A PROSTHODONTIST?
KATHRYN RYAN, DDS
Dr. Kathryn Ryan provides personalized prosthodontic care to help her patients maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. She is dedicated to the highest level of care:
Certificate of Specialty in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science Degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry.
Completed a three-year Residency Program in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
Completed an Implant Surgery Fellowship at University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dr. Kathryn Ryan has advanced education and training in the latest dental implant placement techniques and is able to deliver stunning, long-lasting results for our patients. Her rigorous education developed her abilities to treat the most complex type of dental patient, which is her passion..
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS WORTH THE INVESTMENT?
Dental implants cost more upfront than traditional treatments, like dentures, but they are worth it. They are more cost-effective long-term because they have the potential to last for several decades. You will not need to worry about having them replaced if you care for them properly over the years.
Dental implants can also lower your overall dental expenses because they improve your oral health. They reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss to save you money down the road.
By choosing dental implants, you are investing in the health of your smile.
DOES MY DENTAL INSURANCE COVER DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Most dental insurances will not pay the entire cost of the treatment; however, your policy may cover certain aspects of it, such as the restorations. We work on your behalf with your insurance company to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options, including CareCredit, to cover any remaining balance.
FINANCING YOUR DENTAL IMPLANTS
In general, treatment with dental implants is not fully covered by dental insurance plans. They may cover a percentage of the procedure. However, you should expect to pay for part or all of dental implant treatment out-of-pocket. Many dentists offer their own financing plans or partner with third-party financing companies to make treatment more accessible.
YOUR FIRST STEP IS TO TALK TO A DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS!
Every patient is paired up with our treatment coordinator, who will be with you throughout the entire process and at every appointment with you! Dr. Ryan will go over all of your options and create a customized treatment plan just for you. Never have to worry about any surprise fees, again.