Nearly everyone has enough bone for an implant or enough bone can be created. It’s necessary to take a 3-D x-ray to visualize the bone in 3 dimensions to determine how much bone is present. In some cases additional bone grafting is necessary. Most dental implants that we place require no separate bone replacement procedure. In most cases it is a simple procedure to place the implant and 3-4 months later your dentist will place a crown on it and you regain complete function and chewing.
The more teeth that need replaced, the more expensive the dental implant cost will be. The more missing teeth you have, the more materials are used. This means extended time that the doctor is spending working on your mouth, as well as evaluating bone density and ensuring the implants are placed in the most effective areas to optimize success.
There are many different options when it comes to dental implants, and depending on the method you select, your dental implant cost can fluctuate. Implant Supported Dentures or All-on-4 implants in Fort Lauderdale, FL will have a different price tag than traditional implants or replacing teeth with a dental bridge.
Just like if there is bone loss, if the doctor recommends a sinus lift prior to placing the implants, your dental implants cost will increase because of the additional procedure.
If you are currently suffering from gum disease, your dental implant success rate will improve greatly if this disease is removed prior to getting dental implants. Your doctor may recommend simple scaling and root planing to remove gum disease, or if it is an advanced case, laser gum surgery. The cost of these procedures will be added to your dental implants cost.
The more extractions that are needed prior to placing the implants can increase the dental implant cost. If you have no teeth present, the implants can simply be placed, unless the teeth have been missing for an extended length of time. If there was bone degeneration, bone grafting and other procedures will be needed before placement, increasing the dental implant cost.
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