Cost of Dental Implants- Lincoln, NE
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
If you do even a little research about dental implants, you’ll find that dentists and patients alike can’t say enough nice things about them. When it comes to replacing any number of missing teeth, they are simply in a class of their own. Of course, as with any dental procedure, cost is always a factor that’s on people’s minds. Because implants are quite versatile and designed to meet the needs of patients with varying degrees of tooth loss, the overall price of the procedure can vary quite a bit from person to person. What could make your implants more or less expensive? Read on below to learn more about the main factors that can affect the cost of dental implants in Lincoln.
1. How many teeth need to be replaced
This one is pretty easy to understand--a single implant to replace one tooth will be less expensive than a bridge or denture needed to replace multiple teeth. Our dentists can work with you to determine how we can get the best results using the least amount of implants.
2. Where the teeth are located
Replacing a front tooth with an implant requires a bit more work compared to a back tooth, so they tend to be more expensive. Due to the visibility of the front teeth, esthetics are a big issue and need to be considered carefully, and there is also less space/bone to work with, which can make the procedure much trickier as well.
3. The need for preparatory procedures
In order for a patient to be a good candidate for dental implants, they need to meet three basic requirements: good dental health, stable overall health, and they must have enough healthy jawbone to securely hold the implants.
Issues like gum disease or a thin, weak jawbone can actually cause implants to fail over time, so they will need to be addressed before implants can be safely placed. It may also be necessary to extract a few teeth to create room for a new denture. Fortunately, the team at Pioneer Greens Dentistry can take care of all these issues right in the office. For a general health problem (such as a heart issue or uncontrolled diabetes), we will refer a patient to their doctor.
4. The skill of the dentist
With any dental procedure, what you are mostly paying for is the skill and experience of the dentist themselves, and implants are no different. Both Dr. Chris and Dr. Claire have placed and restored implants for years and continually take additional training so our patients always enjoy a smooth process and fantastic results. A dentist who charges less than most has likely not dealt with implants that much, so when it comes to rebuilding your smile, paying a little more is definitely in your best interest. Nothing is more expensive than having to fix implants that were placed incorrectly!
5. Insurance coverage
Slowly but surely, more and more dental insurance plans are starting to offer benefits for implants, and many medical insurance plans can be used to help offset the cost of the placement surgery as well. Of course, every plan is different, so it’s best to read your policy to see what kind of implant benefits you have available. To make things easier on yourself, our Financial Coordinator, Brenda, can go over your plan with you and figure out the best way to maximize your benefits. Flexible, low-to-no interest financing is available as well.
What will your implants cost?
So how much will it cost for you to get dental implants in Lincoln? The only way we can give you a definitive answer is for you to come see us for an initial consultation. At this appointment, our team will examine your mouth, discuss your implant options, and then we can give you a hard number for the price. We can even help you go over your financial options during this visit to ensure that your treatment fits easily into your budget.
Whatever the cost may be, dental implants have consistently shown themselves to be a great investment that can last for decades, ensuring the health and appearance of our patients’ smiles. To learn more about the price of implants or schedule an initial consultation, contact us today.