Cost of Dental Implants
There are many factors that contribute to the cost of dental implants, but the two most important are the number of implants you require and the provider you choose. Dr. Cheryl L. Cushman has over 20 years of experience in dental surgery, helping to ensure that you experience the best possible benefits from your investment in implants. In her state-of-the-art office in Lithia Springs, GA, Dr. Cushman performs every stage of treatment, from preparation to restoration, saving you from the hassle and cost of referrals. Because everyone's dental implant procedure is unique, we will provide you with a customized cost estimate after a consultation in our office. Insurance plans rarely cover implants, but we offer convenient financing options to place them within your budget.
No two implant procedures are the same, and no two price tags are identical.
Most patients require some type of preparatory procedure before receiving dental implants. These procedures can involve extractions, treatment for gum disease or decay, or additional surgeries, such as bone grafting or sinus lift surgery. These procedures will increase the overall cost of treatment, but are the key to creating the foundation for many decades of benefits.
Number of Implants
The number of implants needed depends on the number of teeth you need to replace. Each post is priced individually. A crown will require only one post, while a bridge can require two or more. A full denture needs four or more posts. In general, the more implants you require, the more you can expect your treatment to cost.
Type of Restoration
The cost of your restoration will depend on the materials used and the number of teeth it will replace. For example, zirconia is the strongest material available in dentistry. It costs more than other materials, but can last far longer and provide a more natural-looking result than materials such as acrylic. Another common choice is porcelain fused to metal. This option can look less natural than an all-porcelain restoration, but it is less expensive and provides more strength than acrylic.
It is important to note that although a restoration made from a more premium material may cost more initially, it can actually save you time and money in the long run because it will likely require repairs or replacements.
Dental implants can be placed under local anesthesia alone. Deeper sedation costs more, but can offer you increased comfort during your procedure if you suffer from dental phobia or a condition such as arthritis that makes it uncomfortable to sit for long periods.
Choosing the Right Doctor
Choosing a doctor with advanced training can reduce the chances of revision surgeries, which are always costly. While other practices may advertise bargain rates, it is always possible that they lack Dr. Cushman's credentials, use less advanced techniques, and use off-brand implants and abutments in order to trim costs.
Our staff consistently strives to implement the latest periodontal treatments and safety measures to ensure each implant patient experiences long-term benefits. Under our care, you can feel safe and confident about your treatment.
We believe patients should never have to compromise when it comes to their oral healthcare. At Atlanta West Periodontics & Dental Implants, we accept many major insurance plans, and will work with your provider to secure as much coverage as possible for treatment components such as preparatory care and restorations. Most plans do not contribute to the cost of implants themselves, but we partner with CareCredit™ and LendingClub to offer competitive financing that makes treatment affordable.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or receiving a full price breakdown of the treatment, contact our office today or call 770-739-5097 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Cushman can help you understand the cost of restoring your smile with dental implants based on your needs and goals.