A dental implant replicates the look and feel of a natural tooth. It provides the same benefits a real tooth would—an anchor to help protect your bone and a restoration that looks exactly like your own tooth. If you think you can’t afford an implant, think again. Over the long term, implants can be a more cost-effective solution than anything else. Below are some things that factor into the costs of an implant.
COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS – HOUSTON, TX
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Types of Dental Implants
Did you know that there are different kinds of dental implants? The type you need will influence the cost. Depending on the number of teeth you’re missing, you may need:
- Single-unit implant
- Implant-supported bridge
- Implant-retained denture
Although you will have to pay for each implant, abutment, and restoration, you may not need an implant for every tooth you are missing. Once we determine the solution that best fits your specific needs, we can provide you with an estimate of your actual out-of-pocket expense.
What are the stages of Dental Implant treatment?
Treating tooth loss with dental implants often takes several months to complete, given that there are multiple steps in the process. This in itself may make an implant easier on your budget since you can pay for each step as you go instead of paying the entire cost up front.
Every plan differs, but most patients need:
- Initial Consultation: You’ll need a visual examination as well as a CT scan.
- Additional Treatments: Many patients need to have procedures done before their placement surgery, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting.
- Implant Placement Surgery: Sedation or anesthesia is used to ensure you’re comfortable while the titanium posts are placed into your jawbone.
- Abutment: Each post needs a special fixture called an abutment.
- Restoration: Your replacement tooth or teeth are made from durable material that looks and feels natural.
Are Dental Implants worth the investment?
They say you get what you pay for. Dental implants are no exception. Although the cost is higher initially, if you consider the cost over time, they are well worth the investment.
With proper care, dental implants can last for 20 years or more. Unlike a bridge or dentures—which may need to be replaced after 5-7—years, you won’t need to plan on having an implant replaced. Since an implant post acts like a tooth root, keeping your bone healthy and strong, you also don’t have to worry about other natural teeth drifting and needing treatment, which saves you even more money in the future.
Does dental insurance cover Dental Implants?
Every policy is different, but many plans offer at least some coverage after reaching your annual deductible. Your dental insurance can help offset the cost and lower the amount you need to pay out of pocket. We will help you maximize your benefits so you can treat your tooth loss without breaking the bank.
Schedule your consultation
Your implant dentist at Muse Dental Studio in Houston can restore your beautiful smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to receive your estimate for dental implants.