Cost of Dental Implants
While there is no single answer to determining your dental implant cost, you can expect to pay somewhere between $1500 and $3000(only for the fixtures. It does not include abutment) per tooth.
We can work with your dental insurance to help you cover the cost of your dental implant treatment. Below is some information to help you understand the costs associated with the treatment.
If you have additional questions about insurance coverage or costs, please contact our dental office, and one of our staff members would be happy to schedule a consultation.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent option for tooth replacement and are a great alternative to traditional removable dentures. Dental implants are artificial roots surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or periodontist (a dentist specializing in the gums and supporting jawbone).
Dental implants have many benefits. The teeth attached to implants look natural and enhance a patient’s overall health. In addition, dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years with proper oral hygiene.
Here are some reasons you may need dental implants:
- to replace a single tooth that has been extracted
- to replace missing teeth without affecting surrounding teeth
- to eliminate joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into the space where your missing tooth was located
- to restore the ability to chew and speak properly
- to repair facial tissue that has been distorted by bone loss
- to secure a bridge or partial denture
Factors that Affect Dental Implant Cost
If you are looking for a solution to replace missing teeth, you probably wonder how many dental implants cost. Like most restorative dentistry procedures in San Francisco, the cost will vary depending on several factors. For example, the number of dental implants you need, the current state of your overall oral health, and several other factors will determine the cost of your procedure.
Number of Implants
If you are only missing one natural tooth, you may only need a single implant. In this case, your cost will be much lower than if you need multiple implants.
If you require full-mouth dental implants, your cost will be significantly higher. If you have extensive damage due to periodontal disease, your oral surgeon may recommend a treatment plan that includes a combination of procedures for a full-mouth restoration.
The Complexity of the Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implant surgery can be a complex procedure if you miss many teeth or your jaw bone isn’t strong enough to support the implant post on its own. For a dental implant to be successful, you must have healthy gums and a strong jaw bone.
If you need bone grafting or soft tissue grafting due to bone loss from severe gum disease, this will add to the total cost of your surgery.
Type of Dental Implant
Dental implants come in several different types. For example, sometimes, you may need an implant-supported bridge to replace several teeth. Or, if you need an entire row of teeth replaced, your oral surgeon may recommend implant-supported dentures, where partial dentures are fixed into place with a dental implant.
Payment Options for Dental Implants in San Francisco, CA
Is bone grafting needed to stabilize the jawbone? Again, this will add to the total cost.
Our office will gladly work with you to find a payment option that meets your needs. Many patients use a combination of insurance benefits and financing to cover the cost of their tooth replacement.
Restore Your Smile at Azure Dental in San Francisco, CA
Tooth restoration has many benefits and can help restore your mouth and smile, so it is healthy and functional again. Our doctor uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that the dental implant process is as easy and painless as possible for our patients. So schedule your consultation appointment today to get started!