- February 11, 2020
When it comes to implantology in dentistry, patients often ask us the same question: how much is a dental implant? Since many factors affect the cost, it is very difficult for us to provide an immediate answer to this question. Our dentists and their team have prepared the following article to explain the points to consider when it comes to the price of dental implants.
Dental implants: a versatile alternative
A dental implant takes the form of a small titanium screw, a metal that is biocompatible with the human body. During surgery, the dentist inserts the implant into the jaw bone so that it can be used, once its healed, to replace the natural root of a missing tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth in a number of ways. For example, a crown can be installed on an implant to replace a single tooth, but the placement of several implants can also be used to accommodate bridges and dentures, partial or complete.
It's the way the implant has the ability to fit into the jaw bone that gives it its many benefits that we've already explained in this other article on our blog.
Dental implant prices: the factors to consider
It is important to understand that several steps are necessary to be able to consider placing one implant or several implants. The planning, design and placement of the different parts of the implant and restoration represent a delicate procedure that requires several visits to the dentist.
First, an implant consultation and a full examination are required to ensure the feasibility of the treatment. Sometimes, some care must be provided so that the optimal conditions are met for the success of the implant (gum care, bone graft, etc.). Then comes the surgery and the healing process, which takes several months. The dentist must also plan the design of the dental restoration (crown, bridge or prosthesis) that will be placed over the implant.
In this sense, in determining the cost of dental implants, one must look at several points and consider a multitude of factors, including:
The number of implants you want to put in place;
The type of implants used;
The care needed to treat problems that may jeopardize the implementation of implants (e.g. gum disease);
Pre-implant surgeries, which aim to create enough space (extraction) or to give sufficient bone and gum support to implants (bone graft, sinus filling or gum transplant);
The type of pillar that will be used (the pillar allows the restoration to be attached to the implant);
The type of dental restoration that will be used to go on top the dental implant or implants;
The costs of examinations, x-rays and 3D scans performed before surgery;
The laboratory costs for the design of the different parts of the implant and restoration.
Dental implants are an investment
One of the main advantages of dental implants is their lifespan. When the patient maintains them well, has good oral hygiene habits and visits his dentist on a regular basis, dental implants can remain in place for several decades. In addition, implants help preserve jaw health and maintain dental balance. In short, it is the most advantageous long-term option, since their total cost, when spread over the full life of the implants, is often less than that which is linked to some traditional treatments (traditional bridges and dentures).
The Dents Mon Quartier team wants you to enjoy the treatment best suited to your condition. If dental implants are possible, we will build a personalized treatment plan and evaluate the best financing options with you
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Dr. Joumana Charouk, D.M.D, is proud to offer her patients exceptional care that combines experience, efficiency and good humor.
Dre Joumana Charouk, D.M.D