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Dental Implants Cost

Dental implants offer patients a variety of health benefits, but you may be wondering about the price tag.

Many things factor into dental implant costs, but our dentists will always explain your expected costs before treatment.

Learn how Lake Area Dentistry serving Lake Charles, LA, determines your costs and can help with financing.

The Average Cost of Dental Implants

The average cost of a dental implant, abutment, and a single tooth replacement in the United States is about $3,000 to $4,500.

Our Lake Charles dentists have noticed that the cost of surgery and the restoration combined typically ends up costing around $4,000, though there are cases that could be higher or lower.

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A single dental implant can be used to restore a single missing tooth without having to alter nearby teeth for support. If you are missing a row of teeth or an entire arch, our dentists at Lake Area Dentistry can also use implants to securely support a bridge or denture.

What Factors Into the Cost Of Dental Implants?

Number of Implants

The cost of your treatment will depend heavily on the number of implants you'll require. One implant, abutment, and crown typically cost about $4,000, but a full set of teeth will be significantly more expensive.

Implant Location

A missing tooth at the front of the mouth can be more difficult to replace. Additionally, the restoration may require more work to ensure it blends in with the surrounding teeth, raising its cost.

Preparatory Procedures

Bone grafts and sinus lifts are occasionally necessary prior to dental implant placement to ensure there is enough bone to support the implants. Tooth extraction may also be necessary to prepare for implant placement. If you require preparatory treatment, this will increase your overall cost.

Restorations

If you want to replace a tooth or teeth, your dental implant can support restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. Restorations will add to the overall cost of your treatment, but your dental insurance may contribute to the cost of the restoration itself.

Additional costs may be required for sedation or if you select upgraded dental materials for your crown, bridge, or denture. Our dentists will go over all your costs so you will know what your restoration and implant will cost before you agree to a treatment plan. Our dentists will always have your best interests at heart.

The Unique Benefits of Dental Implants

Though dental treatment and the implant itself may seem costly, many patients report the cost of dental implants is worth it for several reasons:

  • The implant itself can last for the rest of your life if cared for properly
  • Implants are the only kind of dental work that can prevent jawbone atrophy
  • The titanium screw fuses with your jawbone for a secure fit
  • Implants can support restorations that blend in with your natural teeth
  • Implants can prevent surrounding teeth from moving out of place, causing misalignment

Consider Implant-Supported Dentures Or All-on-4 Dentures

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Patients who want to replace an entire arch of teeth can consider implant-supported dentures or, if they lack bone density, All-on-4® dentures. Traditional implant-supported dentures use six or more implants per arch. The  All-on-4 method uses just four strategically placed implants to maximize your available bone tissue. In many cases, the All-on-4 method lets patients avoid bone grafting surgery before implant placement.

Paying for Dental Implants

While the crowns, bridge, and dentures supported by implants are typically covered at least in part by health insurance, the implants themselves usually are not. However, our dental practices in the Lake Charles area offer financing options through CareCredit®. This healthcare financing company allows patients to pay for dental work in affordable monthly installments so treatment can easily fit into their budget. See if you are eligible for their no- or low-interest financing plans today:

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Buddy Werts

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Everyone there was friendly. They were very quick about getting me in and out with no problems. Also, the price was good. I will be going back there from now on.

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Jessica Vincent

2021

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Made me feel very comfortable. I loved that they showed me my X-rays and talked to me about what they saw and explained everything to me and listened to my questions and concerns.

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The dentists at our family-friendly practice use the latest technology and techniques to enhance your care. We are proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association

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