Budget for Dental Implant Costs in Denver
Before you begin an advanced dental restoration option like dental implant supported tooth replacement, you will need to take the time to discuss every aspect of treatment with the Altitude Oral and Facial Surgery team. Pricing is one of the many aspects of implant tooth replacement process that we take time to discuss during treatment planning. No two dental implant supported tooth replacement plans are exactly alike, but we will walk you through your unique plan and help you to budget for the costs of every phase of treatment. If you’re ready to find out more about dental implants at Altitude Oral and Facial Surgery, call our Denver area team to schedule an appointment today. We have four locations in LoDo, Cherry Creek, Commerce City, and the Highlands, making it convenient for patients across the Denver Metro to reach our office.
The Costs of Dental Implant Posts & Their Placement
The majority of the cost of dental implant tooth replacement is the price of the implant posts and their placement. Dental implants can be crafted from a number of materials and they’re made by a variety of manufacturers – local and global. In fact, many dental implant posts still come from Sweden where they were originally crafted. There are a number of materials used for dental implants, including titanium, zirconia, and even polymers. Titanium is still the most often used implant material, but zirconia may be recommended for patients who have had adverse reactions to metals in the past.
Other Factors that Impact the Cost of Treatment
In addition to the cost of the dental implants and their surgical placement, patients will need to keep the following factors in mind:
- Need for preparatory therapies to renew oral health, especially for patients with chronic gum disease.
- Need for tooth extraction prior to implant placement and restoration.
- Need for tissue grafting prior to implant placement and restoration.
- Use of dental sedation to maintain optimal comfort throughout the treatment process.
- The type of replacement tooth or teeth we use to fully restore the smile.
We Can Help You Budget for Implant Tooth Replacement
Our team prides itself on offering affordable dental care. We do our utmost to maximize dental insurance coverage. Unfortunately, most benefit plans don’t offer coverage for implants or their placement. However, other aspects of your dental implant tooth replacement plan will be covered by your benefit plan, including preparatory treatments, replacement teeth, and sedation dentistry.
What Makes Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
At the end of the day, dental implants do require a greater investment from patients – of both time and money. However, because of the flawless, natural results possible with dental implants, patients consider them well worth the investment. Some of the many benefits of dental implant tooth replacement include:
- Results that last two or more decades compared with traditional tooth replacement options that have to be replaced every five to ten years.
- Improved stability, especially for patients who need an implant supported denture. Traditional dentures restore about 20% of chewing function. Implant dentures replace 70% or more chewing function, allowing patients to consume a more varied diet.
- Because dental implants provide stimulation to the supportive tooth structures, patients are able to maintain better oral health. Stimulation from the tooth roots or implants ensures the maintenance of soft tissue volume and jawbone density. This allows patients to maintain their healthy, natural facial shape and appearance.