Cost of Implants
Dental implants can significantly enhance your confidence and quality of life. As with any surgery dental implants are an investment, but patients often find that implants offer greater value than other dental restorations. In many cases, the cost of an implant will be about the same as other treatment options, such as replacing a missing tooth with a dental bridge or restoring a tooth that will require a root canal along with other procedures such as surgical crown lengthening. Not only that, but dental implants have numerous advantages over traditional restorations.
More complex cases require significant training and expertise on the part of your doctor. Naturally, the cost of treatment will increase relative to the complexity of your case. Your doctor must take numerous variables into account when designing your treatment plan, which generally proceeds in phases over the course of several months. For these reasons, large dental implant cases can be a significant investment. After a thorough examination and evaluation, you doctor will recommend a personalized treatment plan and quote a fee.
The cost of implants depends on:
- The number of teeth being replaced and their location in the mouth
- The number of implants required to support the replacement teeth
- Additional procedures needed, such as bone grafting or sinus lifts
- The type of anesthesia used
Most insurance companies do not pay for implants, although some will cover the restoration portion of the procedure. At South Boston Dental Associates, we understand that sometimes it is not convenient or feasible to pay the entire balance up front. Therefore, we are pleased to offer 24 month no interest financing. Contact us for details.
Often, the decision to choose implants comes when one weighs the cost of treatment against the long-term benefits of having teeth that are secure, attractive and functional.