The cost of $1,800 is broken up over several appointments and includes the cost of everything associated with the implant other than the initial CBCT (surgery, abutment, crown, and additional CBCTs or x-rays).
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are surgically placed into the jaw bone by a dentist. The crown attached to an implant is very natural looking and durable enhancing a patient’s smile and restoring his/her bite!
Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, a graft may need to be placed after the implant is placed due to subsequent bone loss. The implant could also break after trauma or extended normal use which would require it to be removed. There is also a possibility of the body rejecting the implant, but this is a common risk in any surgery where a device/implant is placed in the body.
Reasons for dental implants:
What does getting dental implants involve?
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Restore a patient’s confident smile
Restore chewing and speech
Restore or enhance facial tissues
Support a partial or denture, making it more secure and comfortable
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
First Appointment: A CBCT (3D scan) is taken of the jaw and teeth to determine the bone density, bone height and width, space between existing teeth, and location of nerves, sinuses, and other anatomical features. At this appointment, it is determined if an implant is possible or if additional surgeries will be necessary prior to the implant surgery (bone graft, sinus lift, ridge expansion, etc.). If an implant is possible with no additional surgeries, the implant surgery will be scheduled. This cost of a CBCT is $100 which is not part of the $1,800 for the implant. This is because only one CBCT is needed to determine the possibility of any and all implants in the entire mouth, so it is not included in the individual cost of an implant.
Second Appointment: The area is numbed, and the implant is surgically placed into the bone while taking x-rays to ensure proper location, angulation, and depth. A final CBCT is made following the surgery, and the implant is allowed to heal and integrate itself for 2-6 months. The exact amount of time necessary for healing will be determined during the surgery by testing the implant's stability with an implant stability quotient (ISQ) meter. The entire cost of this surgery (including any x-rays/scans) is $800, which is the first part of the total $1,800.
Third Appointment: This appointment happens after healing is accomplished and the implant is ready to restore. An abutment (post) is placed in the implant and an impression is made. A temporary crown is placed, and the impression is sent to a dental laboratory to make an implant crown (which takes 2 weeks). Sometimes the impression is made without the abutment in place, and both the abutment and the implant crown are fabricated in the lab. This cost of this appointment is $600, which is the second part of the total $1,800.
Fourth Appointment: The temporary crown is removed, and the implant crown is cemented on the implant abutment. The fit and bite are evaluated providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient. The cost of this final appointment is $400, which is the final part of the total $1,800
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.
If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.