Key factors that affect the cost of dental implants
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement by both dentists and patients alike. At Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry in Knoxville, Tennessee, we know that cost is an important factor when deciding on the best tooth replacement option for your specific situation. Read on to learn more about the variables that can affect the cost of dental implants.
The number of implants you are getting
Dental implants can be used to replace just one tooth, an entire dental arch, and everything in between. An implant for a single tooth will cost less than what is required to replace multiple teeth. However, advances in dentistry and surgical planning have enabled people to replace a full arch of teeth with as few as four dental implants, so implants are often within reach for patients who have lost all of their teeth.
Implant success is dependent on the density and volume of underlying bone for the implant to fuse with. While patients with insufficient jawbone should not rule out dental implants, they may require additional preparatory treatments such as bone grafting prior to implant placement.
Location of the teeth being replaced
Drs. Stephen Malone and Michael Costa provide customized care that is tailored to your mouth. Different teeth will require different sizes and placement of implants to achieve the best results, particularly the front teeth since they are visible within your smile.
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Whether you need extractions
Before implant placement, you may need one or more teeth extracted if they have been severely compromised. This procedure is typically straightforward but usually requires time for healing prior to implant placement.
Learn more in a consultation
At Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry, we believe in providing our patients with all of the information they need to make an educated decision about their treatment options, including details about the cost of these options and what your insurance benefits will cover. To schedule a consultation and learn more about whether dental implants are right for you, call our Knoxville, TN office today at (865) 426-1776!
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