Dental Implants Cost
The average cost of a single dental implant and crown is $3,000 to $4,500, while implant-supported dentures can cost $20,000 or more.
At Sweet Tooth Dental, treatment with implants is customized to your personal needs and goals, so your final costs can vary.
Learn about the cost of dental implants at our Kailua-Kona, HI, practice, and what we can do to make your new smile affordable.
What Affects the Cost of Dental Implants?
Number of Missing Teeth
It takes more time and materials for a dentist to replace a greater number of teeth. If you have one missing tooth, we can fill the gap with one implant, one abutment, and a custom implant-supported crown. However, if you need to replace a full arch of teeth, it can take four or more implant posts and the same number of abutments to support a new denture. While undergoing more extensive dental care treatment will add to your costs, you can rest assured that your dental implants and restorations will give you the best function and most natural look for your smile.
Your tooth roots send stimulating signals to your jawbone every time you bite down, keeping it healthy and strong. When a tooth and its root are missing, the underlying jaw tissue begins to atrophy. If left untreated long enough, it will no longer have the strength to support an implant post. Fortunately, you can undergo a bone graft or sinus lift to restore atrophied jaw tissue. These procedures will add to your total costs, but they can vastly improve your candidacy for dental implants and lay the foundation for a successful treatment.
It's important that your natural teeth and gums are also in good health before you can receive dental implants and your new crowns, bridges, or dentures. If you have dental decay, a tooth infection, or gum disease, you'll need preparatory treatment. Our Kailua-Kona practice offers a range of services to improve your dental health, including deep cleanings, root canals, and periodontal therapy. Adding preparatory dental care to your implant treatment plan will cost more, but the health benefits are well worth the price.
You may be a bit surprised to hear that having a dental implant placed isn't uncomfortable. The procedure can usually be completed using only local anesthesia. However, we understand that patients can feel nervous about visiting the dentist for many reasons. You may have dental anxiety, especially sensitive teeth and gums, or trouble sitting still throughout treatment.
Dr. Oka has special training in oral sedation dentistry, and he can administer safe, effective medication to keep you calm and relaxed. Receiving sedation will add to your costs, but you won't regret the extra peace of mind. If you choose to relax with IV sedation, we have an anesthesiologist present during your implant surgery to ensure the process is safe and seamless.
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The average cost of replacing one missing tooth with an implant and crown is $3,000 to $4,500. Dental implants are a significant investment for many patients, but we accept financing, which can make this solution a comfortable fit for your budget. Sweet Tooth Dental can provide an accurate estimate of your dental implants cost when you visit our office.Garrett Oka, DDS believes in helping patients who can benefit from this landmark treatment experience a new level of confidence and health. Want to learn more about what makes Sweet Tooth Dental the best choice for dental implants in Hawaii? Send us a message online or give us a call today:
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Keeping Your Implant Treatment Affordable
Your dental insurance provider will likely help cover the cost of your implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures. However, basic insurance plans don't cover implants and abutments. Our friendly Kailua-Kona dental team will do everything possible to help you manage your costs, including filing your insurance claim on your behalf and working with your provider to maximize your coverage. We accept many forms of dental insurance, including Hawaii Medical Insurance Association (HMAA), Delta Dental PPO, and Hawaii Medical Insurance Association (HMSA) PPO.
If you are uninsured or need help managing your out-of-pocket expenses, we have several options available. Sweet Tooth Dental accepts most major credit cards, as well as financing through CareCredit® and Springstone℠. These lenders offer loans with little or no interest and flexible repayment plans.
Are Dental Implants Really Worth the Cost?
Your Dental Function
Missing teeth can have a significant effect on your ability to chew and speak, and many traditional tooth replacement options don't offer the best stability. If you've been using removable dentures to manage your tooth loss, you know they can be prone to slippage.
Because dental implants anchor into your jawbone, they are just as stable as natural teeth, and the restorations they support can withstand the full force of your bite without shifting. Implant-supported restorations can last 15 years or longer, and dental implants themselves can last as long as 40 years. You won't have to think twice about the function of your smile for years to come after treatment with implants.
If you are missing teeth, foregoing treatment with dental implants can have serious consequences for your health and wallet down the line. Jaw deterioration invites the risk of shifting teeth, further tooth loss, and changes to your facial appearance. Treating these issues can cost much more than receiving dental implants in the first place.
Implants start working quickly to maintain your jaw, prevent your teeth from shifting, and greatly reduce your risk of losing additional teeth. The crowns, bridges or dentures they support will help support your facial muscles and maintain your appearance. Early intervention with implants is the best way to avoid additional costs and worry in the future.
If you're unsure whether dental implants are the right choice for you, feel free to reach out to our team in Kailua-Kona for more information. We're happy to discuss your treatment goals and help you find the solution to meet them.
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