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What Can Make Dental Implant Procedures More Expensive?

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymiltondentist @ 5:19 pm
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Dental implants are often recommended by dentists for tooth replacements, for quite a few reasons. They look and feel incredibly realistic, and they can last for decades if cared for properly.

However, as you may know, dental implants can be a little bit pricey. If you’re looking to get dental implants soon, you may wonder how much that’s likely to cost. The exact answer depends on a few factors. Here are some of the variables that can affect the price of your dental implant procedure.

Location of the Implant

Placing dental implants in certain locations can potentially make the procedure more expensive. Replacing a front tooth, for example, requires a level of care and planning that replacing a molar does not. That involves sophisticated techniques that may make the procedure a little bit more expensive than it would have been otherwise.

The Number of Implants

Moreover, the more implants you get, the more expensive getting implants may be. If you want to replace a mouth full of teeth, your dentist may not be able to do that with dental implants alone, or may recommend another tooth replacement option.

If you want the stability of dental implants to replace a mouth full of teeth, you may want to ask your dentist about implant-retained dentures, where a prosthetic is secured to a few dental implants that are placed strategically around the mouth.

Additional Surgeries

It’s worth noting that dental implant surgery tends to involve more than just placing the implant itself. For one, if you’re replacing a tooth that needs to be extracted, the cost of that extraction could affect your bill at the end of the day.

On the other hand, if you’ve been missing a tooth for a long time, the area of the jaw where the tooth once sat may have shrunk due to underuse. In that case, you may need a bone graft before the dental implants can be placed.

Fortunately, those procedures are going to be helpful to you in their own right, so it may be a good idea to have them done whether you get implants or not.

With all this in mind, it’s worth reiterating that there’s a reason that dental implants cost what they do. If you’re looking for the best tooth replacement option at any price, there’s no other way to go.

About Our Practice

At Milton Hill Dental, we are passionate about providing our community with the highest-quality, comprehensive dental care. If you, like millions of people, have problems with your teeth, then we’d be happy to help you get the comprehensive care that you deserve. We’re a multi-specialty practice with early and late hours, meaning that we can offer you and your family whatever services you need without taking time out of your busy workday.

If you have any questions about dental implants, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (617) 696-4800.

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