Evaluating the Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants varies on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the extent of treatment, the expertise of your doctor, and the materials incorporated in your procedure. While implant posts are more expensive than traditional restorative solutions, they are widely recognized as a long-term investment in your oral health and aesthetics. Dental implants provide unrivaled support for a crown, bridge, or dentures, and promote the overall health of your jawbone. Dr. Kenneth W. Coffey in Orland Park, IL, is dedicated to patient care and comfort, and can explain all aspects of treatment costs during a consultation. 

Number of Implants Needed and Materials Used

illustration of dental implant costTwo of the most significant factors in determining the overall cost of your treatment are the number of implants and the type of restoration you choose. Replacing a tooth with a single implant and dental crown will generally be less expensive than restoring an entire dental arch with several implants and dentures. Additionally, restorations crafted out of high-quality materials can add to the final treatment cost. At our practice, we use durable medical-grade porcelain, carefully selected to match the sheen and translucency of your natural enamel.

Preparatory Procedures

In order to be a candidate for dental implants, patients must have sufficient jawbone volume and density. However, it is not uncommon for patients with extensive tooth loss to have suffered jawbone atrophy. In these cases, patients may require preparatory procedures to strengthen the jawbone, such as a bone graft or sinus lift. While integral to the success of your treatment, these surgeries can increase the total cost of your dental implants procedure, as well as extend your treatment timeline by several months.

Level of Complexity

The size of the treatment area and the surgical dexterity required to deliver outstanding results will also affect the cost of your treatment. Some patients have complex oral health issues, like extensive tooth decay, structural abnormalities, or bite imbalances. These conditions will require a higher level of professional attention. Generally speaking, extensive case planning and implementation can impact the cost of treatment.

Type of Sedation

The type of sedation you require can impact the overall cost of treatment. Stronger forms of sedation generally cost more than those that are less intensive. Your oral surgeon can review your options to determine which method is right for you.

Oral Surgeon's Expertise 

The experience of your oral surgeon can impact the overall cost of treatment. While a seasoned surgeon with a track record of success may charge more than a surgeon new to the field, it is vital to work with a practitioner whose results you can trust. Dr. Coffey has been practicing for over 30 years and is well-versed in the field of restorative dentistry. You can rest assured that he will address your needs with personalized attention and consideration, and coordinate each step of your treatment with a trusted oral surgeon.

Implants Are an Investment in Your Health

The numerous advantages unique to dental implants make this procedure a worthwhile investment in your long-term oral health. Dental implants and implant-supported restorations repair full dental form and aesthetics, so patients can enjoy increased comfort and confidence. 

While implants are more expensive than traditional restorative solutions, they are widely recognized as a long-term investment in your oral health and aesthetics.

Implant-retained restorations also protect the jawbone structure. After tooth loss, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation and naturally begins to deteriorate. However, as dental implants mimic the tooth roots, they can promote healthy bone regrowth, and in doing so, preserve your facial contours. This can avoid the need for more costly treatment in the future. 

Learn More About Your Treatment Cost

The best way to accurately determine the cost of your implants procedure is to meet with Dr. Coffey for a consultation. He can evaluate your smile, explain the overall costs of the procedure, and help determine if the investment is right for you. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Coffey, contact our office online or call us at (708) 403-7888.

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