Your dental implant cost at our Staten Island, NY, practice will depend on several different factors. These include the number of implants you require, as well as any necessary preparatory treatments. Initially, dental implants carry a higher price tag than other restorative treatments, but they offer important benefits for your overall health and can prevent other problems. Most dental implant patients find that the investment and in many cases, lengthy treatment timeline, is more than justified by the often life-changing benefits.
Estimating the Cost of Dental Implants
When planning your implant surgery, your dentist will consider your health needs and personal preferences. Based on your specific surgical plan, he can provide an estimate for your care. The total cost will depend on:
- Preparatory procedures: Depending on how long you have been missing teeth, you may require a bone graft or sinus lift before you can receive dental implants. These surgeries will replace lost jawbone tissue, providing a more secure base for your dental implants and ensuring long-lasting results. These other surgeries will increase the overall cost of treatment.
- Number of implants: The more teeth you are missing, the more implant posts you will require. Dental implants are priced separately, so this will affect the cost of your care.
- Type of restoration: Larger restorations, such as a bridge or denture, will cost more than a single crown. If you choose a more advanced option, such as the Prettau Bridge® or Teeth Tomorrow®, your treatment may cost more.
- Sedation method: Before implant surgery, we can provide local anesthesia or a deeper form of sedation. The different sedation methods have varying costs.
- Your choice of surgeon: A surgeon's experience is almost always proportionate to the price he or she charges. While an experienced surgeon may charge more, he or she is also more likely to provide excellent results than a less experienced surgeon.
Dental Implants Are an Investment in Your Future
When you are determining whether dental implants are worth the investment, it is important to remember their many advantages. Not only do implant-supported restorations serve a practical purpose by replacing your missing teeth, they also have cosmetic benefits. Your restoration will attach to implant posts and sit directly against your gums. It will also not slip out of place, remaining firmly anchored to your jaw. This stability can also benefit your confidence.
A surgeon's experience is almost always proportionate to the price he or she charges. While an experienced surgeon may charge more, he or she is also more likely to provide excellent results than a less experienced surgeon.
The Cost of Untreated Tooth Loss
You may be tempted to delay your restorative care, especially if you are missing molars, which are less visible than front teeth. However, delaying treatment can have serious consequences for your long-term health. You may also require more costly procedures in the future. When you have gaps in your dental arches, your teeth can shift out of place. Accordingly, you could eventually develop severely crooked teeth or an imbalanced bite. Missing tooth roots will also cause the jawbone to shrink. As the bone recedes, you could lose additional teeth. Your overall facial structure could also change. Replacing your roots with dental implants, however, will stimulate tissue growth and protect your natural jaw contours.
Contact Us for an Implants Estimate
If you are interested in any type of dental implant, we can provide an estimate. To learn more about the cost of dental implants and to begin planning your personalized procedure, contact our office online. You can also book an appointment when you call (718) 705-4434.