Factors that Affect Dental Implant Costs
By Patrick Casey on May 30, 2019
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Charles Casey and Dr. Patrick Casey can help. They may recommend bridges or dentures to fill those unsightly gaps, or they could recommend restorations supported by dental implants, an excellent treatment option for tooth loss. Countless patients in Montreal, QC have visited our practice for implant dentistry and have healthy, beautiful smiles as a result.
We receive many questions about the cost of dental implants, including the various factors that affect the total price of treatment. Below are some of the most common factors that impact implant dentistry pricing, with a bit of our insight into these matters as well.
The Number of Dental Implants Needed
If you need more than one dental implant, this will add to the total cost of care. It makes sense given the oral surgery involved and the additional attention and care that must be given by the oral surgeon.
The Need for Bone Augmentation or Gum Grafting
When patients have suffer from gum recession or bone loss as a result of their missing teeth, grafting procedures are necessary. Hard and soft tissue augmentation ensures there is healthy tissue along the gumline and jawbone for the dental implant or implants to fuse with. This additional set of surgeries will increase the cost of treatment, and will also increase the length of the treatment time.
The Location of the Dental Practice
Location matters when it comes to so many aspects of life. That’s also true of dental care. Getting dental implants at a practice like Smile Montreal will usually cost a bit more than it would at a dental practice in a smaller city in Quebec. For some patients, they consider going abroad for dental implants, where the cost of care may be lower even when travel expenses are factored in.
The Expertise of the Oral Surgeon
Quality dental surgery comes with a price. This is why many established and trusted oral surgeons will usually charge more for their services than less experienced oral surgeons. This isn’t to say that expense is the sole determinant of quality, but it can be a sign that the oral surgeon is known for their work.
The Type of Implant Restoration Used
Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures have different costs associated with them, which will affect the price of your implant dentistry procedure. In addition, each type of restoration may be crafted from different types of materials, which can have different price tags.
Promotions Specific to a Practice
Each dental practice is run in their own way. Beyond individual pricing differences, a practice may offer patients special discounts or deal on advanced dental work. While comparison shopping for dental implants, it’s a good idea to inquire about any special discounts for extensive or costly dental procedures.
Discussing the Cost of Implant Dentistry
Getting dental implants is a commitment, and it may not be right for all patients. If you are interested in implant dentistry, our team would be happy to speak with you. Dr. Charles Casey and Dr. Patrick Casey will answer any questions you may have and address your concerns. We can also go over financing options to put advanced dental care procedures within reach.
Learn More About Dental Implants
For more information about implant dentistry and why it may be a good option for you, be sure to contact our skilled cosmetic and restorative dentists. Smile Montreal can be reached by phone at (514) 937-6558.
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