Dental implants can be a game changer in the function and attractiveness of a smile. One of the most familiar examples of a dental implant is an implant post, placed securely in the jaw, with a lifelike crown attached on top. Dental implants can also be used to hold an implant bridge (replacing one or more adjacent teeth) or a partial implant denture. There are implant options that anchor a full denture in the upper or lower jaw. Different types of implants have different costs associated with them. Here are some factors that will have an effect on cost.
Is the Jawbone Ready to Receive An Implant?
In looking at the full cost, it is important to account for any procedures that need to take place before an implant is placed. For example, a damaged tooth may need to be extracted. If the jawbone does not have the mass to support an implant post, a bone graft or sinus lift may be needed.
How Many Teeth Are Being Replaced?
A single implant can replace a singe tooth, or your oral surgeon may have suggestions for using multiple posts to support a full ridge of teeth, such as will All-on-Four implant dentures.
Prefabricated Options Can Be Satisfying
Implant supported dentures now have options that include innovations such as Trefoil Full-Arch dentures where a prefabricated bar is attached to implant posts, and then carefully adjusted for accurate, comfortable and natural-looking fit. This is less expensive than entirely custom made dentures, but can be an excellent solution for some patients.
Insurance Coverage Can Vary
Most implants are placed as part of a restorative procedure, correcting missing teeth and restoring a smile to full functionality. Some or all of some implant costs may be covered by insurance plans. We have a talented and experienced office team that can help you contact your insurance and find out their reimbursement guidelines.
Let Us Help You Explore The Cost of Implants Right For You
We can help you choose the implant solution that is right for your budget and for your oral health and smile. Find out more by consulting with an oral surgeon. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.