Dental implants are an excellent long term investment in your smile. They look natural, preserve bone health, and can last a lifetime, but what does a tooth implant cost? When you investigate the cost of dental implants, you may find that the range varies greatly from person to person. This is because the needs of each patient are unique.
Number of Teeth Replaced
If you need multiple teeth replaced, it will be more expensive than replacing a single tooth. Some patients require a full mouth replacement, increasing overall tooth implant cost.
Method of Replacement
Implants can replace a single lost tooth or several teeth. They can also be incorporated into a dental bridge or denture, for example, to permanently anchor a prosthetic and protect bone health. Depending upon the method of replacement you prefer, your tooth implant cost will vary.
Additional Preparatory Procedures
Some patients require additional procedures to prepare the oral environment for successful implants. These services will raise the overall tooth implant cost as part of your treatment plan. Extractions, for example, are necessary in cases where a patient still has hopeless teeth present.
Periodontal infection can negatively impact your implants and must be treated before implant surgery can be scheduled. For patients who have lost bone due to periodontal disease or tooth loss, bone grafts may be necessary to restore sufficient bone volume for dental implant placement. This loss of bone can also cause the sinus membrane to fall into the void created by its absence, requiring a sinus lift in the upper molar regions of the mouth.
A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Louis can provide information on your exact tooth implant cost. For your appointment, contact our office in Easton, MD today.