A Range of How Much Dental Implants Cost
Costs vary according to your location and the type of dental implants you need. A single implant may cost anywhere from $1,500 to $7,500. Implant bridges range from about $3,500 to $25,000. Your dentist should be able to give you an estimate of the cost of your implant surgery when you go in for an evaluation. When considering dental implants, keep in mind that while the initial cost may seem high, you may actually save money in the long run since implants can last a lifetime and eliminate the need for replacement dentures, additional bridges, and treatment of additional tooth issues that arise from relying on other tooth replacement methods.
Will Your Insurance Cover Some of the Cost?
If you have dental insurance, it may cover some or all of the cost of your implants if your dentist deems them necessary in order to maintain your ability to chew and speak. Some insurance providers, unfortunately, consider implants a cosmetic procedure, and thus will not cover their cost unless you specifically have a supplemental policy for dental care. If you’re thinking of getting implants, it is wise to call your insurance company up-front and ask how much, if any, coverage they offer. This way, you’ll know how much will be left for you to pay, and you can weigh your options. At Mann Family Dental, we offer a Dental Maintenance Plan for patients that don’t have insurance or are getting procedures that aren’t covered by insurance.
Financing Dental Implants
If you are left paying some or all of the cost of your dental implants out-of-pocket, be sure to ask your dentist about financing options. Many dentists who perform implant surgeries do allow their patients to make payments over time, as they understand this is a large up-front expense. There are also some independent groups, such as Care Credit, that will finance your implants and allow you to make monthly payments as long as you qualify for a loan with a decent credit score.