If you are curious about the cost of dental implants for a single tooth, you’re not alone. When we discuss treatment options to replace a single missing tooth, the cost of the dental implant one of the main questions our patients have. Truth is, everyone’s situation is different—so the cost of dental implant depends on several factors. Keep reading and I will explain below:
Not that long ago, if you lost a tooth, your dentist would recommend grinding down the two neighboring teeth and using them as anchors for a bridge.
Nowadays, we offer an option that involves less damage to the adjacent teeth: a single-tooth implant.
Dental implants are similar to traditional crowns, in which top of a damaged tooth is capped. When the natural tooth has been lost, a dental implant which is an artificial tooth root typically made out of titanium is anchored in the bone where teeth are missing to anchor the crown.
While partial dentures or bridges are less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived and more expensive over time because these older methods require replacement every 5-7 years. In contrast, a well placed dental implant that is properly cared for can last a lifetime.
Remember, placement of a dental implant is a surgery! Getting a dental implant is not a “one-and-done” type of procedure. It typically will involve multiple visits before your dental implant is complete. After determining the problem, discussing possible solutions and discussing a treatment plan and answering your questions about the costs of a dental implant.
Before placing a dental implant, an x-ray or CT Scan (Three dimensional X-ray) of our mouth will be needed. Some Cottonwood and Sedona dentists don’t have this technology in their office and have to refer this out to be performed, adding to the costs of your dental implant. Depending on how many images the dentist and surgeon need, x-rays and CT scans can add between $25 and $275 to the cost of your dental implant. Sedona Dentist Chris Marsh has the technology to get a 3D scan of your tooth and bone anatomy in his office without referring you out.
If any of your teeth must be removed before your dental implant is placed, that can add extra costs. The overall cost of the extraction varies depending on the complexity of the surgery and the difficulty of removing the tooth. On average you may expect $75 to $375 for tooth removal.
You may also need a bone graft either at the time of your tooth extraction, or after when the implant is placed. But all dental bone graft surgeries are the same type or the same cost.
There are three major types of one graft surgeries that affect costs of your dental implant:
Bone grafting costs can vary between $300 to $1200 depending on your individual surgical need.
The three primary components that add to the costs of a dental implant are:
The bottom line is a dental implant is not an inexpensive procedure. As you explore your options , the best way to get a precise idea of what your dental implants will cost is to come in for a thorough examination and treatment discussion. We offer ways to finance your dental implant procedure. If you live in Cottonwood, AZ and are interested the cost of dental implants, give us a call. Dr. Chris Marsh, uses 3D technology to evaluate your suitability for dental implants and believes in having a frank discussion of your dental treatment options including risks, benefits and alternatives so that you can choose long lasting problem free dentistry solutions that fit your lifestyle the best.
Sedona dentist Chris Marsh serves the Sedona 86336,86339,86340 Village of Oak Creek 86351 Cottonwood 86326 Cornville 86325 Clarkdale 86324 areas of the Verde Valley. He appreciates the opportunity to discuss the costs of dental implants with you. Call 928-282-3246 for a consultation.