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Merrimack Dental Implant Cost
If we ask our patients why they think people avoid visiting the dentist, the majority would say that dental phobia or lack of time keeps people out of our dentistry practice. These are both factors that affect patients’ dedication to keeping up with their dental office visits, but according to a dental insurance poll, cost is the number one factor that deters patients from seeking the care they need. One of the priciest dentistry services we provide is dental implant supported tooth replacement. These tooth replacement options do carry a higher price tag than some other restoration options, but they are also longer lasting and dramatically improve oral health and function. If you’re interested in replacing a single tooth or a complete row of teeth with implant supported restorations, call Dental Designs of New England to schedule a tooth replacement consultation in our Merrimack dentistry practice today. We’ll walk you through every step of the process and help you budget for the costs associated with these treatments.
Cost of Implants & Surgical Placement
Dental implant supported tooth replacement is a multiphase process, but the majority of the cost of these treatment plans is the price of the dental implant posts and their surgical implantation. The cost of your implants will depend in large part on the type of implant, material used, and position of the missing tooth. Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans do not offer coverage for implant posts or their placement. However, other factors associated with the cost of implant supported tooth replacement may receive some dental insurance coverage.
Factors Associated with Dental Implant Cost
In addition to the price of your dental implant posts and their placement, other factors that influence implant restoration costs include:
- Preparation – prior to the placement of implants, patients may be in need of preparatory procedures, including tooth extraction and tissue grafts. Part of the costs of these procedures may be covered by your dental insurance plan.
- Sedation – many patients choose to use dental sedation to stay relaxed and free from pain during their dental implant placement and other parts of the restoration process. Depending on the type of sedatives we use and your individual plan, we may be able to use your dental or medical insurance coverage to offset the costs of sedation.
- Restoration – the replacement tooth or teeth will also impact the overall treatment costs. In most cases, your dental insurance plan will provide the same coverage for an implant-retained crown, bridge, or denture that you would receive for a traditional restoration.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
When it comes to making dental care affordable, our Merrimack dentist and team go above and beyond to help patients fit dentistry services into their budgets. We process and file dental insurance claims, offer an in-office savings plan, and work with third party financiers to provide low and no interest payment plans. If you’re interested in implant supported tooth replacement, we’ll start by discussing the costs and potential insurance benefits of each step of your restoration plan. We can also split the cost of care up over the course of your treatment, charging for each service on the day it’s provided rather than collecting the entire price of treatment upfront. For those patients who want to spread the price of treatment out over several months or years, we work with CareCredit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage to provide qualified patients with low and no interest financing plans.