Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants at Dr. Randal Watson’s Austin, TX, practice largely depends on the number of posts, type of restoration, and whether you require any preparatory work. We understand that investing in this best advanced restorative dentistry solution can be a significant decision. It is important to choose a dentist who will provide quality dental care to fit your needs and budget. Dr. Watson will work closely with you to find a cost-effective treatment option, and we also accept CareCredit® financing to break your total treatment cost into more manageable payments.
An Investment in Your Long-Term Dental Health
Dental implants are widely considered the most successful teeth replacement option available in dentistry today. Left untreated, even a single missing tooth can lead to widespread tooth and bone loss. Unlike traditional restorative dentistry procedures, implants serve as prosthetic dental roots, preserving the jawbone and preventing bone resorption.
Although implants cost more than alternative methods, investing in your health today could save you a significant amount of money in the future.
While dental implants require more time and initial cost than alternative methods, investing in your health today could save you a significant amount of money in the future. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you are reducing the need for more extensive work later on.
Important Cost Factors
Because each patient has unique dental needs, the cost of dental implant treatment can vary considerably. The fees reflected in your personalized plan will depend entirely on the intricacy of your case. Some of the general cost factors include:
Complexity of the Treatment Plan
The number of teeth you are missing will determine how many implants you will need for optimal results. Some patients may only need to replace one missing tooth, while other patients need to replace an entire arch.
Some patients need bone grafting or sinus lifts before a dental implant can be placed. These procedures are performed to increase the height and width of the jawbone so it can accommodate an implant. Additionally, any restorative work should be completed before pursuing implant treatment. Certain issues, such as decay or periodontal disease, should be addressed first.
Use of Sedation
The cost of implants can be affected by the sedation option you choose. These sedation medications are used to ensure your comfort throughout your procedure and the associated fees will be reflected in your overall treatment cost.
Experience of the Doctor
Placing a dental implant is a highly technical procedure, and should only be performed by an experienced doctor with training in implant dentistry. Although you may pay higher fees for a more highly trained dentist's care, you can also expect minimized risk and a more predictable outcome.
Learn More About Your Cost
If you are missing teeth and are considering dental implants as a replacement option, schedule a consultation at our practice. Dr. Watson can provide a treatment estimate based on your needs, and also discuss available financing options. To speak with a team member, call one of our office locations or contact us online anytime.
Reach out today to set up an appointment with Dr. Randal Watson and his experienced team.
“We strive to make every experience a positive one.” Randal Watson, DDS, PA