The Cost of Dental Implants

When considering the cost of any dental procedure, including dental implants, it is absolutely understandable that you have to take your budget and finances into account. The reality for most people is that money is an issue in their lives; it comes into play whenever they have to cover the costs of life’s necessities, big and small. And dental care is often a big necessity, especially for people who are missing one or more of their natural teeth.

At Brown and Baran Family Dentistry, we understand how challenging it can be for many people to afford high-quality dental care. We also want as many people who are missing one or more of their natural teeth to have access to dental implants as possible. Dental implants represent the absolute best available method of replacing missing teeth; they are unrivaled in terms of their stability, durability, and resemblance to natural teeth, from root to crown. This is why, at our practice in Wilmington, dental implant costs are kept competitive.

However, as with every treatment we offer, we refuse to compromise the quality of our dental implants or cut corners in any way. There is no way to “discount” dental implants, which are made of pure titanium and require meticulous planning to ensure successful surgical placement, without making unacceptable concessions. Instead, we work with patients to make their care as affordable as possible, offering affordable payment plans to those who qualify and accepting most major credit cards and insurance plans.

Above all else, we urge you not to assume that high-quality dental implants are out of your price range before consulting either Paul E. Brown, DMD or Christopher S. Baran, DMD at our state-of-the-art office. You may be surprised at how affordable dental implants can be, especially when you factor in how cost-effective they are in the long term. They are a major investment, but most patients consider them worth it.

What is the cost of dental implants?

First, it should be noted that dental implants are relatively expensive, particularly when most or all of the teeth need to be replaced. Compared to conventional dental bridges and dentures, the cost of implant-supported restorations can lead to significant “sticker shock.” However, dental implants offer advantages that other dental restorations cannot match:

  • Because they are made of titanium, a substance the human body does not recognize as foreign, implants fuse with the jawbone, essentially becoming part of the patient’s natural anatomy. The body does not distinguish between implants and tooth roots; hence, the degradation of the jawbone and gums that begins when a tooth is lost halts when implants are placed.
  • Once the implants integrate with the jawbone, they provide support for crowns, bridges, and dentures similar in strength to the support that natural tooth roots provide to teeth.
  • While the restorations attached to the implants will eventually need to be replaced, the implants themselves can last for 40 years or more.
  • Implant-supported restorations function so similarly to natural teeth that patients can bite, chew, speak, and smile with comfort, confidence, and ease.
  • Implant-supported restorations require no special care - just brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits as natural teeth would require.

Ultimately, when you factor in the peace of mind and restoration of quality of life that accompany dental implants, the cost of treatment represents excellent value for money. Obviously, the actual cost can vary significantly, depending on the number of implants needed, whether bone grafts are required prior to implant surgery, and other factors. The cost of your procedure, as well as options for payment, can be discussed during a confidential, one-on-one consultation.

Learn More about Dental Implant Costs

To learn more about dental implant costs, please contact Brown and Baran Family Dentistry today.

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