No two patients or their customized dental implant treatments are exactly alike, so the number of appointments, procedures, and cost of dental implants varies depending on the person. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are highly customized for your teeth and mouth – that is why they look so natural.
That said, the cost of dental implants tends to compare very favorably to other tooth replacement options because dental implants can last so long, even an entire lifetime. Importantly, you will want to use an experienced, credentialed implant dentist so your implants last and look good. Other teeth replacement options may appear to have a lower upfront cost, but you will continue to pay that cost over and over, making them expensive compared to dental implants.
The cost for a dental implant to replace a single tooth is estimated to be in the range of $3,000 to $4,500, according to The New York Times. However, the key for you to get the lowest possible cost is to check with a credentialed dental implant expert.
What if you see ads with exceptionally low prices for dental implants? Do you think these dental implant prices sound too good to be true? Well, you know what they say about something sounding too good to be true… So the key is to ask the right questions of an implant dentist you know you can trust: Does the price include bone augmentation, soft tissue treatment, extraction – if needed, the abutment, crown, and a provisional, immediate load? Ask where the crown is manufactured, what the size of the implant is, and anything else that comes to mind. Your dentist should be happy to answer your questions. That is why the AAID Credentialed Implant Dentist was created, so you can get the answers you need, and trust your implant dentist to plan the treatment that is safe and best for you both now and in the long term.
The emphasis here is the credentialing. Any dentist can offer implants, but a credentialed implant dentist has verified experience to find the best approach for you, which minimizes your cost both up front and long term as the implant lasts and lasts.
That’s why you should always ask an implant dentist: “Are you AAID credentialed?” They won’t mind, and you’ll sleep better at night if you ask the question.
After an initial appointment and assessment, your dental implant expert should provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated number of appointments and cost, and then notify you if there are any changes during the process.
If you are quoted a cost for dental implants before seeing a dental implant dentist, you should be careful. A one-price-fits-all approach may give you a higher cost than you would receive after being seen by a qualified, experienced dental implant expert who can design a personalized plan for you.
Because your teeth affect everything from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in the activities you enjoy, and because there is a no better option to restore missing teeth, dental implants are an investment you’ll love. Find an implant dentist near you to explore options right now.
Dental implants are a long term investment. To ensure you are using a qualified, experienced implant expert, it is important that you ask your dentist, “Are you credentialed by AAID?”
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