Dental implants are the closest thing to our natural teeth, offering unrivaled health benefits compared to removable dentures or bridges. Implants are not only stable, they are permanent with proper care and can change the way your entire smile looks and functions.  

 If you are considering a dental implant procedure, you may wonder what it will cost. While many procedures are cut-and-dry, there are some things that factor into the dental implant cost, which will make a difference for every patient. Consider the following:
  • The number of teeth needing to be replaced will help to determine the final dental implant cost. If you need only one implant placed, the final cost will be lower. If you have multiple teeth needing to be replaced, the amount of materials used will increase. One of the best ways to minimize costs in a multi-tooth situation is to get them all done at once.
  • Different methods and technologies will vary in cost. We often use All-On-4® implants to provide patients with the most cost-effective procedure available.
  • Periodontal disease could prolong treatment time and increase costs. Before a dental implant procedure, any periodontal disease present will need to be taken care of. Dr. Hutton may treat the infection with scaling and root planing, or could recommend LANAP® laser treatment. 
  • Bone loss can hinder the implant process, often requiring a bone graft. 
  • If there are still unhealthy teeth in the mouth, they may need to be extracted before the implant. The extraction will also add to the cost.

Invest in Yourself
 In most cases, you will not need to expect these things. Your situation is different than the next patient’s, and as your periodontist in Racine, WI, Dr. Hutton will walk you through your options after an initial exam. Don’t let the fear of cost inhibit you from enjoying a complete smile again. We are happy to work with your budget and care about your oral health and overall well-being.  

To learn more about the dental implant costs associated with your specific situation call us today to schedule your consultation.