Cost of Implants Varies from Patient to Patient
Whenever we meet with a patient to discuss their interest in dental implants, one of the first questions we always hear is, “What will it cost?”
We wish it was that easy to give you a quote. But the fact is, just as every mouth is different, what your final expense will be depends on a number of factors exclusive to you:
- How many implants are you considering? Is it the replacement of one or two teeth, or are you looking to replace your upper and lower dentures?
- Is any other work required before we can start the implant process? In many cases, patients may need to receive treatment for existing concerns (gum disease, for example) before we can proceed. While these treatments may not be part of the implant process per se, they can add to the cost of the total procedure.
- The material used for your implant crowns can make a difference. If you are allergic to materials normally used in porcelain and metal-based crowns, Zirconia crowns may be your material of choice. While they hold up just as well or better than standard crowns, they do tend to cost a little more.