Without a doubt, dental implants are expensive. With just one tooth’s starting cost at around $1000 to $1500 and the more detailed procedures costing upwards to around $30,000.
If bone grafting is required because the jawbone is not powerful enough or has enough density to hold the implant, the cost could approximately increase by $800-6000. The same prices may apply if you will need gum grafting. There also might be additional charges for x-rays or CAT scans depending on the severity of your initial diagnosis.
With the cost being so high, dental implants should be viewed more as an investment rather than another dentist visit co-pay. Today, dental implants are the preferred teeth replacement method and are highly recommended by our team of experienced oral surgeons as opposed to opting for the more traditional dental bridge. Even though the initial cost may be around the same. Ultimately, the bridge won’t last as long as the implant will and simultaneously might damage the surrounding teeth, resulting in future teeth replacements and other corrective dental work. With that in mind, the cost of dental implants being to sound a lot more reasonable.
You might be tempted to use your dental insurance since dental implant costs are high. Regrettably, implants have been labeled as a cosmetic operation, so it’ll be unlikely that the procedure will be covered by your provider. Although, dental implants might be considered by the insurance provider if you need teeth replacing in order to eat properly or your suffering from other major medical problems.
If your insurance company does not qualify the procedure for coverage due to it not meeting the proper medical requirements, this does not mean that obtaining implants is hopeless. Be sure to contact our offices to speak with one of our amazing and friendly staff members so you can find out about our financing options so we can help you achieve the smile we know you deserve.
Even though dental implants cost a lot, they’re a worthwhile investment if you think your dental issues might require further or ongoing treatment. If you are looking for more information about this life-changing procedure contact your closest AOIS (ASSOCIATED ORAL & IMPLANT SURGEONS) office in the northeastern Tennessee area. We are conveniently located in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, TN. We look forward to answering any questions and acknowledging any concerns you may have about the dental implant procedure.