Since dental implant treatment is the only tooth replacement option that preserves bone, the health of adjacent teeth, and the integrity of facial structures, an investment in dental implant treatment is an investment in overall health, appearance and well-being.
There are a number of factors that impact the actual fee for dental implant treatment, including the number and type of dental implants being placed, the number and location of missing teeth, the design of the replacement teeth, and whether any ancillary procedures are required to achieve the desired esthetic and functional result.
Many people assume that there is a set fee for each implant placed. This is somewhat of a misconception, as professional fees are typically calculated based on the amount of time the surgical specialist and restorative dentist expect to spend providing treatment, as well as the estimated cost of the dental implants, other implant components. The cost of other materials necessary to complete treatment, such as bone grafting materials, is a consideration when calculating the treatment fee, as is the fee charged by the dental laboratory technician.
Initially, the fee is comparable to other tooth replacement options, or even slightly higher. However, dental implant treatment is much more cost effective than other treatment options, such as bridges, which need to be replaced every 10 years, removable partials and dentures that sometimes last only 5-7 years.