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Dental Implant Cost Factors

By Dr. Tim Simpson on September 12, 2018

Pie chart of dental implant cost factorsIf you are seeking a reliable teeth replacement option, you may be a good candidate for dental implants at our Abilene, TX practice. These small, threaded posts are surgically embedded into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Because of their strength, durability, and predictability, dental implants are currently regarded as the most successful tooth replacement option available.

Dental implant cost is determined by a variety of factors, including the number of implants necessary, the type of restoration chosen, and the experience of the surgeon selected. Here, Dr. Tim Simpson explores some of the most common cost factors for dental implant treatment.

Choice of Implant Surgeon

Many dental practices offer dental implants. In order to achieve good results, it is important to choose a doctor who is skilled and knowledgeable in implant dentistry.

Dr. Simpson is a highly trained implant dentist who can perform all aspects of treatment in our Abilene office. Patients who choose us can rest assured they are receiving top-tier care throughout their entire treatment process.

While more experienced dentists typically charge more than inexperienced ones, most patients agree that peace of mind is well worth the cost.

Sedation Options

Dental implant surgery is performed under local anesthesia. However, many patients also choose sedation to help them relax during their procedure.

At our practice, Dr. Simpson offers oral conscious sedation. Those who choose this option will take a sedative pill approximately one hour prior to their appointment time. Sedation adds a small fee to your total treatment cost.

Preparatory Procedures

Some patients may require preparatory procedures before dental implants can be placed. For example, a damaged tooth may need to be extracted, or a bone graft or sinus lift may be necessary to rebuild the bone density.

These procedures can add a few months to the treatment timeline. Additionally, the cost of these treatments will be reflected in the bottom line.

Number of Implants

Your treatment cost will be contingent on the number of implants necessary to achieve the desired goal. For example, someone with just one missing tooth will only need a single implant and a dental crown.

However, a patient seeking full-arch teeth replacement with implant-supported dentures will require multiple implants. The more implants you need, the higher the treatment fees will be.

Type of Restoration

In addition to the number of implants needed, the type of restoration will also affect the cost of treatment. Implants are versatile, and can be restored with dental crowns, bridges, or dentures.

These restorations can be crafted from a variety of materials as well, including acrylic, ceramic, gold, metal, and porcelain-fused-to-metal.

Therefore, the type of restoration and the material chosen will directly impact the total treatment cost.

Contact Dr. Tim Simpson Today

If you are considering dental implants for teeth replacement, it is important to have a full understanding of treatment, including the associated procedures and cost factors. To learn more about this treatment option, schedule a consultation with Dr. Simpson. You can contact us online anytime or call our office at (325) 677-6553.

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