Making Dental Implants Affordable
Easily the most frequently asked question about dental implant restoration is, “What does it cost?” While there is a significant investment of time and money on the front end of dental implant placement and restoration, the repaired smiles will last for decades compared with other tooth replacement solutions that need to be repaired or replaced every five to seven years on average. At the Norman dental office of Bobby J. Carmen, DDS, we offer a wide range of advanced treatment options, including implant supported tooth replacement. Our knowledgeable dentistry team works with dental insurance providers and third party financiers regularly, so we can maximize your insurance coverage and help you get low and no interest financing plans. Call our team to schedule a consultation to find out more. We’ll examine your smile, answer your questions, and help you find a tooth replacement solution that fits your budget.
What Influences the Cost of Dental Implants?
One dental implant without the cost of placement or the restoration (replacement tooth) can cost anywhere between $500 and $2000. This price is based largely on the material used to craft the implant post and the size of the implant. In addition to the cost of the implant itself, you also need to consider the price of surgical implant placement, attaching the connective abutment posts, designing and creating a tooth replacement, and the connection of the replacement tooth or teeth to implant posts. Additional cost factors include things like the price of dental sedation to improve comfort and emergency care if a problem occurs. A single dental implant supported crown can cost $2000 to $5000 or more in rare cases, and advanced tooth replacement options only go up from there. However, it’s important to remember you’re paying for a semipermanent solution. You won’t need to replace dental implant restorations every few years. Most patients keep their implant supported restoration for two or more decades.
Dental Insurance Coverage
In most cases, dental insurance still doesn’t cover implants. However, some benefit plans have started to include these restorations, and we hope more will follow suit. We can use your dental insurance to cover part of the cost of your replacement tooth or teeth. We’ll work with your insurance provider to maximize this coverage.
Flexible Spending Accounts
If you have a flexible spending account as part of your medical or dental insurance coverage, these funds can typically be put toward the cost of dental implants. If you plan to use your FSA funds, make sure you mention this, so we can receive preauthorization. We don’t want you to have any unexpected costs.
CareCredit & Payment Plans
CareCredit is a third party financier that works exclusively with medical and dental providers to give patients low and no interest payment plans for health care. CareCredit and other similar financial programs offer better rates than traditional creditors, and this is a great solution for patients who want to make the investment in a lifetime of healthy smiles, starting today with dental implant supported tooth replacement.