Cost of Dental Implants – Granby, CT
Investing in a Healthier Smile for Life
Dental implants are known as one of the most superior forms of tooth replacement on the market. In comparison to other, more traditional options (i.e. fixed bridge, traditional full or partial dentures), these unique restorative solutions offer far more benefits, but they’re also more costly. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, the price for a dental implant can leave you wondering if it’s worth the investment. Fortunately, at Salmon Brook Dental Associates, our team will go over all the factors that can determine how much you’ll spend on your new and improved smile. Even if you are looking at multiple dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you might be surprised to learn how affordable it can be. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the cost of dental implants.
Types of Dental Implants
When preparing to undergo dental implant placement, the type of restoration you need will determine how many implants you will receive.
- Single Tooth – A dental crown will be created and placed on top of a single dental implant that will be surgically placed into your jawbone to replicate the original tooth structure.
- Multiple Teeth – We will place what is known as a fixed bridge on top of 2 dental implants, which will be inserted into the outer sockets to create a stable foundation for your restoration.
- All Teeth – The most expensive dental implant is an implant-retained denture. This custom-creation looks just like a traditional denture but instead of sitting on your gums and using your natural suction to remain in place, it will be secured to 4-6 implants.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
If you were to review the testimonials of previous patients, you would quickly understand why dental implants are worth the investment. Yes, they do require substantial upfront costs; however, when you consider the various benefits (i.e. functionality, permanence, longevity, easy to maintain, and improved oral health), it is hard to consider any other option.
Ultimately, the decision is yours, but if you want a restoration that is designed to last decades or longer and will give you better oral health and a beautiful, fully restored smile, you can’t go wrong with dental implants.
What Are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Each phase of treatment will incur its own costs. The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with us to determine if you are a qualified candidate. During this appointment, we will take digital images of your oral and facial structure and determine if your jawbone is dense enough to support your implants and restoration. If so, you will be given the green light to move forward with the procedure. If not, you will likely need to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift to strengthen the weakened areas of your bone.
The actual surgery will occur in-house by our team of professionals and will require anesthesia and/or sedation to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process. We will make small incisions in your gums before placing each implant into its designated area. You will then return home to heal for 3-6 months to allow the osseointegration process to occur.
Once you are fully healed, you will return to receive your metal abutment, which is the attachment that connects the implant to your restoration. Finally, your custom-made prosthetic will be secured into place, allowing you to see a full, complete smile that is beautifully blended and healthy.
Will Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Depending on your plan, your insurance may or may not cover the cost of treatment. While it is possible they will agree to pay for certain aspects of treatment (i.e. consultation, anesthesia, custom restoration), they may not cover the cost of the actual surgery. This is why it’s necessary to speak with a representative from your insurance company before agreeing to move forward with treatment. Our team will be happy to work on your behalf if you prefer, getting the answers you need to make the right decision about your dental health.
We will also be happy to go over financing options to minimize your out of pocket expenses and help you stay within your budget.