Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel are trusted dentists in Fullerton, CA that offer dental implants. As the most sophisticated and highly sought after tooth replacement solution, they are also the most expensive option. However, dental implants are more like natural teeth compared to traditional dentures and dental bridges alone.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants in Fullerton, CA can be a concern for many people seeking this tooth replacement option. They require a significant investment when compared to other options. There are several factors that will determine the cost of your dental implant treatment and it is important for you to understand them. Here, we review each factor to help you grasp your dental implant treatment cost.
Dental implants require a healthy environment to thrive in. If you suffer from gum disease or any other oral health issues, those will need to be addressed before the implants can be placed. Your jaw bone must also be dense enough to support the dental implants. If you are lacking bone tissue, you may need a bone graft or sinus lift to build back up your bone. Any of these additional treatments will increase the cost of your treatment.
Number of Dental Implants
A dental implant is a sophisticated dental tool that costs a lot of money. The more implants you need, the more your treatment will cost. The number of implant fixtures you need depends on how many teeth you are missing and the type of dental restoration you are having placed. This small, yet very important dental fixture must also be surgically placed in the jaw bone.
Location of Missing Teeth
The location of your missing teeth does play a role in the cost of your implant treatment. Dental implants come in various shapes and sizes and the prices of each will vary. Different locations in your mouth will require different sizes of dental implants.
Type of Restoration
Each type of dental restoration will require a certain number of dental implants to secure it. For example a dental crown only needs a one implant while a dental bridge needs at least two. Also, a denture will cost more than a dental crown. Therefore, the type of dental restoration you need will significantly impact the total cost of your treatment.
If you have dental insurance, it will be important for you to understand what your provider does and does not cover. There may be many aspects of the dental implant treatment that your dental insurance provide simply does not offer any coverage for. Having any type coverage for your treatment can help keep the cost down for your out of pocket portion. We will gladly file your claim to help maximize your benefits.
How much do dental implants cost?
Generally speaking, a single tooth can be replaced with an implant supported crown for about $1,000 to $5,000. An implant supported dental bridge or denture will cost more because they are replacing more teeth and require multiple dental implants. With these types of dental implants, you will need to be prepared to spend tens of thousands of dollars. It is possible for full mouth dental implants to cost up to $90,000.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kush Patel or Dr. Krutav Patel to learn more about the cost of dental implants and your payment options. Contact our dental office in Fullerton, CA by calling (714) 888-7008 or request an appointment online.