Cost of Dental Implants – Cortlandt, NY
Putting a Price on a New Smile
Dental implants go a long way towards protecting your health while maintaining a beautiful smile. That said, the ultimate cost of your new teeth can be hard to estimate because there are a lot of different situations that require implants. During your consultation, Dr. Taxin will check the overall wellness of your jawbone, gums and remaining teeth; he’ll then figure out what treatment steps will be necessary before giving you a highly accurate estimate. If you think you could benefit from dental implants in Cortlandt, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Types of Dental Implants
Some patients will only need a single molar replaced while others may be missing two or three teeth near the front of the mouth. Depending on your situation, you might need more than one implant and a different kind of restoration. For example, a single traditional implant (post, abutment, crown) can be used in place of a single tooth; if you instead need an entire arch replaced, you’ll likely receive dentures as well as four to six implant posts. Naturally, these variables will all affect the final price of your treatment and need to be taken into account before moving forward with the process.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Has your jawbone already deteriorated thanks to the gaps in your smile? Or are you currently dealing with cavities and gum disease? These are all issues that need to be corrected before dental implants can be used successfully. We’ll determine whether bone grafts, periodontal therapy or other treatments will be necessary.
As for the actual implant process, there a few different steps, including:
- Surgically inserting the implant post
- Attachment of an abutment (the device that will connect the false tooth to the implant)
- The creation and addition of a dental restoration (crown, bridge or denture)
Each of these procedures will come with its own cost.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Absolutely! While traditional dentures and bridges might cost less in the short term, they won’t prevent bone loss in your jaw, which in itself can potentially lead to oral health problems that will need to be addressed. In fact, since implants can potentially last the rest of your life (as opposed to dentures that will need to periodically be adjusted or replaced), they might actually net fewer expenses over the long term.
Other advantages of dental implants include:
- Natural-looking false teeth that stay secure in the mouth
- Increased chewing power
- Easy maintenance
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Not all insurance plans offer the same coverage for the same procedures, so you’ll need to review your current benefits. Most plans won’t cover the dental implants themselves, but they might cover some of the related procedures (such as any necessary periodontal therapy). Let us know if you need any financial assistance; we’re happy to discuss potential options that can help make restoring your smile more affordable!