Dr. Brenda Paulen is a Sandy Springs, GA dentist that offers dental implants to patients with missing or damaged teeth. If you are considering teeth implants, it is important to understand all the costs involved with the treatment. Even though they may seem more expensive, they may actually save you money in the long run. Other restorations are cheaper upfront, but the cost of maintaining and replacing them will add up over the years.
The Cost of Dental Implants
After a consultation, Dr. Paulen will review all of your options as well as the total cost of your dental implant treatment. Since no two patients are the same, it will be difficult to accurately estimate the cost of your dental implants without a thorough review of your current oral health and overall health status. There are many factors that will determine the final cost.
- The number of missing teeth: Obviously it will cost more to replace a single tooth compared to replacing an entire mouthful of teeth. If you only have one missing tooth, it will be restored with an implant-supported dental crown. If you are missing many teeth, they will be restored with either an implant-supported dental bridge or an implant-supported denture. This will require two to eight surgically placed dental implants and will cost significantly more.
- Type of implant required: Dental implant posts come in many different sizes, heights, and types. Typically the location of your missing teeth and the health of your jawbone will determine the kind of implant required. The cost will vary for each type of dental implant.
- The jaw bone is too soft or thin: Many patients who suffer from tooth loss have insufficient bone density that is required to keep the implant in place. You may need a bone augmentation, sinus lift, or ridge expansion to rebuild your natural bone structure if you suffer from bone loss in your jaw. These extra surgical procedures will greatly impact the total cost of your treatment.
- Other treatments or procedures: If you have damaged teeth, they may require extraction before placing the dental implant. Other treatments you may need include gum disease treatment. It is very important that each patient have good oral health before undergoing surgical implantation of the implants. These additional procedures and treatments, however, will raise the total cost of implants.
Dental Implants: Dental Insurance, Financing, and Payments
For our patients who have dental insurance, Proud Smiles will submit the necessary billing and documentation to maximize your benefits. However, it is important to note that most insurance companies do not cover dental implants. For your convenience, our Sandy Springs, GA dentist office offers flexible payment options and financing with Care Credit. The types of payments we accept include:
- All major credit cards
- Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flex Spending Account (FSA)
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