If you are considering dental implants as a teeth replacement option, then you are probably asking yourself these questions. Dental implant treatment can vary so significantly for every patient, it is almost impossible to establish what an individual will pay unless certain factors are determined. However, understanding the process and the cost factors can help you be prepared for your initial implant consultation.
If you would like to find out how much dental implant treatment would cost for you, schedule an appointment at the South Miami private practice of Dr. Todd. B. Barsky.
About Dental Implants
What is Included in Dental Implant Treatment?
Generally, the cost of a dental implant covers the implant itself and the procedure performed to place it. Every patient receiving implant treatment will need additional procedures to make their implant functional. At bare minimum, this will include an abutment (post) and a dental crown. Your dental implant would be rendered useless without these components, as you would not be able to chew or function properly.
In the United States, the average cost of a single dental implant does not including the price of surgery. Lower fees tend to be common in rural areas, while costs rise as you move closer to a large city.
The abutment is the portion that will extend beyond the gum line in order to support the crown. In the U.S., abutments cost $750 – $2000 on average. Custom abutments may increase the fee.
The dental crown that restores your dental implant is comparable to a tooth crown. Therefore, the cost will be similar. The fees for crowns can vary significantly depending on the individual. On average, the cost of a dental crown can be anywhere between $2,000 and $4,000.
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What Dental Implant Treatment Involves
Your total cost of treatment will also depend on a number of other factors. These include:
- Materials: Dental implants can be crafted from titanium or ceramic. Your total cost will be dependent on which you choose.
- Preparatory Procedures: Some patients may need to have a damaged tooth extracted before having the implant placed. Others may need a bone graft. Your treatment cost will be affected by the need for these procedures.
- Doctor’s Experience: Generally, speaking, more experienced doctors will charge more for their work.
- Number of Implants Necessary: As you have probably concluded, the more implants you require, the higher your fees will be.
- Lab Costs: A dental lab will fabricate your crown. Their fees will be reflected in the bottom line.
Dental Implant Before and After
Determining the Cost of Your Implant Treatment
The only surefire way to know how much your implant treatment will be is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. During your visit, Dr. Barsky will perform a thorough assessment to determine the health of your jawbone and let you know what will be required in order for you to enjoy successful treatment.
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Contact Barsky DDS with your Questions
As always, our team is here to answer any questions you may have about your treatment. You can call us at (786) 542-1071 or contact us online anytime.