If you have missing teeth, you may be researching various replacement options. It’s difficult to get through your search without seeing dental implants—the premier treatment for missing teeth. At Saginaw Dental, we want all of our patients to have the information they need to make a confident and informed decision. That’s why we’ve included some of the factors that can impact the cost of your dental implants in Saginaw. Keep reading to learn more!
There are multiple types of implants, and they each come with their own cost. Depending on the number of teeth you’re missing, we will recommend one of the following options: an implant-retained crown for a single missing tooth, an implant-retained bridge for missing multiple teeth consecutively, and an implant-retained denture if you’re missing all or most of your smile. As you can imagine, the price will usually go up with the number of teeth you’re missing, but this will vary on a case by case basis. We have a variety of dental implants to treat different patterns of missing teeth.
The dental implant process has distinctive stages that each incur their own separate cost. We have outlined the stages to better help you understand the total price of your treatment! First, Dr. Renkuntla will carefully examine your smile during a consultation. Then, we will schedule your surgery. Notably, any preexisting oral health issues must be treated before your dental implant surgery.
Next, you will visit a local specialist for the placement of your dental implants. They will place dental implants in your jawbone with a surgical process, and then you will begin a 3 to 4-month healing period called osseointegration. This allows your implants to fuse to the jawbone, becoming a permanent part of your body. After, you’ll come back into our office for the placement of your restorations. Additionally, your treatment time and number of appointments may vary based on how many teeth you’re missing.
Dental implants often come with a higher price tag than other treatment options, which may leave you wondering whether or not they’re worth the investment. The answer is yes! Dental implants bring you a wide range of benefits you can’t get with any other solution. In fact, you may actually save money in the long run because dental implants can last for a lifetime with proper care. Plus, they prevent health problems that can incur their own costs like additional tooth loss caused by jawbone deterioration.
Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans do not cover dental implants. However, your insurance may be able to cover various aspects of your treatment like your initial consultation and periodontal therapy, but this will all depend on your specific plan. Our front desk team is experienced in maximizing your insurance benefits while minimizing your out of pocket costs. Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions, or if you want to set up a consultation.