Dental Implant Costs: 4 Key Factors & Influences

Patients often inquire about dental implant costs, for budgeting purposes or purely out of curiosity.

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You can find some general price estimates online for this highly effective method of tooth restoration. However, you will need an oral surgeon’s evaluation to obtain an accurate estimate of the cost for the work you need.

Replacing missing teeth is never a one-size-fits-all procedure, as every patient has unique concerns and needs. However, the four factors and influences below can affect your dental implant costs.

No. 1: Number of Teeth that Need to Be Replaced

How many teeth do you need to have replaced? This may sound obvious, but one dental implant and crown comes at a much lower cost than replacing multiple missing teeth.

No. 2: Which Teeth Need to Be Replaced

The location of your missing teeth also affects the cost of dental implants. Tooth restoration of the incisors, canines and premolars may be more expensive than replacing molars, as the front teeth are more visible and often require additional aesthetic consideration.

No. 3: The Type of Dental Implant Restoration You Need

Do you need a single implant and crown or an implant-supported bridge? Or are you planning to have a partial or full denture supported by dental implants? Each type of tooth restoration requires different procedures and materials, all of which affect the total treatment costs.

No. 4: Your Oral Health Status

Are your gums and oral tissues healthy? Does your jawbone have the adequate structural density to support the placement of dental implants? If you need periodontal treatment, restorative care or bone grafting in preparation for tooth restoration, your total procedure costs will be higher.

How to Make Dental Implant Costs More Manageable

Dental insurance plans don’t always cover the cost of dental implants for tooth restoration. Even if your policy covers dental implants, you will likely have to pay some portion. Fortunately, you have a few options to help make the investment more affordable.

You might, for example, look into a discount dental plan. Several major plans are available to Utah residents, most of which offer significant savings on tooth restoration. A healthcare credit card could also help you finance the procedure. If you have a health savings account (HAS) program through your employer, this can help cover some or all the cost.

Or you can ask your oral surgeon about budget-friendly payment solutions.

If you live in the greater Salt Lake City area and are concerned about managing the costs of dental implants, talk to the professional team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah. We want you to have the tooth restoration services you need, and we work with patients to help find affordable payment options.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah has three convenient locations to serve you. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about dental implants and their cost.