New advancements over the last several decades have made it possible to preserve your natural teeth to help prevent tooth loss. As a result, those who are missing teeth has significantly declined; however, the American College of Prosthodontics estimates that 36 million Americans do not have any remaining natural teeth. While traditional dentures were commonly used to treat tooth loss, many are now turning to implant dentures in Tyler. As a predictable and reliable solution, they allow you to make a long-term investment in your oral health and quality of life. If you are ready to restore your smile, you must be prepared to pay for the various costs that are associated with each aspect of the treatment.
How Much Do Implant Dentures Cost?
There is no “one size fits all” price for dental implants. The amount you will pay is based on your individual treatment plan. When determining how much you can expect to pay, there are several things to consider, such as:
- The brand, type, and materials used
- Number of teeth being treated
- Specialist fees
- Additional procedures
- Dental insurance
Imaging and Consultation
Prior to beginning your implant procedure, you will first require an initial consultation to ensure that they are the right option for you. In addition to a visual examination, imaging will also be needed to access the health of your jaw bone. On average, you can expect to pay $100 for an x-ray and $600 for a CT scan.
It is not uncommon to need additional procedures prior to the placement of the implant posts, such as tooth extractions. A nonsurgical extraction generally costs around $150 while a surgical one is about $300. If you require bone grafting, you can pay $500 to $1,800 depending on the complexity of the procedure.
The first step of the treatment involves surgically placing an average of 4 implant posts into the jawbone. A single implant post can cost around $600-$2,000. After they have been placed, you will spend the next several months allowing your jawbone fuse to the posts.
After you have healed, you will need to have abutments placed on the posts to connect the denture. Most often, the endosteal method is used. Depending on the type of abutments used, you can expect to pay $600-$3,000 each.
A couple of weeks after the abutments have been placed, your custom-made denture will be attached. Using impressions of your mouth, it will be made to meet your exact needs. The price will vary depending on the materials used.
Restore Your Smile
On average, an implant-supported denture will cost about $7,000 to $24,000, but do not let that deter you from completing your smile. They are cost-effective long-term and there are various options to help you pay for your treatment.
About Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury
Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury provides world-class dental care to his patients. He offers the most advanced procedures and technologies to promote optimal oral health. If you are suffering from tooth loss, he can help you regain a complete smile with dental implants. Contact Stansbury Dental today to schedule your consultation.