Determining the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants varies on a case by case basis, depending upon the number of dental implants placed as well as the type of restoration required. While implants may be more costly initially, they should be thought of as an investment into your long-term oral health. By replacing missing teeth from root to crown, dental implants and restorations can reverse the effects of bone atrophy, preserving your facial contours and jawbone structure. At our practice in El Cajon, CA, Dr. Peter Hellwig provides comprehensive dental implant care, guiding you from your consultation through your recovery to ensure optimal results.
Factors That Impact Treatment Cost
When planning your dental implant procedure, there are several factors we take into account, including:
Type of Restoration
We can provide dental crowns, bridges, and dentures for patients with varying degrees of tooth loss. Each restoration is associated with a distinct cost, depending on materials.
Number of Dental Implants Required
Typically, not every missing tooth will require its own implant. The number of posts needed will largely depend on your jawbone strength as well as the type of restoration being supported.
Type of Dental Implants
In addition to traditional custom endosteal dental implants, we offer subperiosteal implants, mini implants, and All-on-4® for a full dental arch. The type of dental implant you receive often depends upon your jawbone density.
Each of these elements can directly affect the cost of restoring your smile. During your consultation, we can review your unique dental needs and goals to determine the most effective treatment.
To ensure your comfort throughout treatment, we offer several sedation options at our office, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. The type of sedation you select can impact the overall cost of treatment.
Dr. Peter Hellwig provides comprehensive dental implant care, guiding you from your consultation through your recovery to ensure optimal results.
In some cases, patients may also require preliminary procedures to prepare their bite for dental implants. This can include extraction of remaining teeth for full arch replacement or a bone graft to supplement insufficient jawbone tissue. Preparatory treatment may not only affect the treatment cost but the timeline as well.
Our Financing Options
We regard dental implants as the superior option for restoring full form and function to your smile. As such, we strive to make the procedure and the associated costs manageable for our patients. For those who qualify, we accept third-party financing through CareCredit®, Springstone®, and Citi® Health Card. If you have additional questions about our options, our friendly staff would be happy to assist you further.
Dr. Hellwig is devoted to helping his patients achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. He can create a custom dental implants plan, prioritizing your unique needs, goals, and preferences. To schedule your consultation, contact us online or by phone at (619) 440-6364.