With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making the restorative solution a wise investment in your oral and overall health. During an initial consultation with Dr. Eric Geist, Dr. Richard D. Willis, or Dr. Matthew W. Fowlkes, we can ensure you understand the factors that affect the cost of dental implants at our office in Monroe, LA. The total treatment cost varies from patient to patient based on the number of implants needed, any preliminary procedures that may be required, and more.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of one dental implant placed by a doctor at Oral Surgery Associates starts at $1,550. This includes your consultation, the implant surgery, and a healing abutment and impression abutment. It is important to understand this is strictly a baseline cost. As each of our patients has unique needs, your costs will vary based on several factors.
Some patients require preliminary procedures to improve their eligibility for dental implants. The number and extent of these procedures can increase your overall costs considerably. Preliminary procedures may include bone grafting to improve your jawbone density, or a sinus lift to make room for the implants.
Number of Implants Needed
The number of implants you require will have a significant impact on the cost of your surgery. Some patients need just one implant to support a single crown, while others require four to six posts to support a full denture.
Type of Abutments
Abutments are affixed to your implants after they have fused with the jawbone, securing your final restoration in place. Many patients can use our standard abutment, however, some patients require custom abutments, which can increase costs.
Cost of the Restoration
The type and material of your final restoration can significantly impact your overall costs. A single crown will cost far less than an implant-supported bridge or full denture. Some patients will need a temporary restoration to wear as their implants heal, which can be an additional cost.
Insurance plans do not typically cover dental implant surgery in full, and some do not provide any coverage for this procedure. Some plans will cover a portion of the surgery, meaning patients will need to pay the remainder out-of-pocket.
We understand that dental implants are a major investment, so we offer financing options to help make this valuable surgery more affordable for our patients.
Be sure to check with your insurance company in advance to find out what portion of your surgery, if any, will be covered by your plan. Our staff can also help make sure you are getting the most out of your coverage.
Understanding the Value of Dental Implants
Dental implants are truly an investment in your quality of life. Although they are more expensive than other options, dental implants offer support, stability, comfort, and functionality that is unparalleled by any other restorative solution. Dental implants are unique in that they significantly improve your oral and overall health by halting the jawbone recession that develops due to tooth loss. This can prevent a number of additional, more serious oral health conditions from developing in the future. Unlike other restorative options, they are also the only treatment that can last the rest of your life with proper care.
Financing Your Dental Implant Surgery
Prior to surgery, you should first contact your insurance company to find out if your plan will cover any part of the procedure. Doing so will help you prepare for the out-of-pocket costs you will be responsible for at the time of surgery.
We understand that dental implants are a major investment, so we offer financing options to help make this valuable surgery more affordable for our patients. We accept all major credit cards, including Discover® and American Express. We also accept CareCredit® financing, which frequently offers low- and no-interest promotional periods for those who qualify.
Receive a Treatment Estimate
A consultation with one of our doctors is the only way to receive an accurate estimate for the cost of your dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your private consultation.