Breaking Down the Dental Implant Cost

Dr. Todd Fincher starts the cost of dental implants at $1,500, although the final total will depend on many factors, from the complexity of the case to the type of restoration you choose. During the initial consultation, Dr. Fincher can evaluate your case and provide a more accurate estimate. 

Although more expensive more conventional restorations, it is important to keep in mind that implants are an investment in your longterm health. These restorations not only replace lost teeth, but also rebuild lost tissue for a stronger, healthier jaw. 

What is Included in the Starting Cost? 

The starting cost of $1,500 includes the dental implant, as well as the extraction of any badly decayed teeth. A custom crown and abutments, which are the most common types of restorations performed at our office, can increase the cost of your treatment by another $1,500. 

Pie chart of factors affecting cost of dental implants.
Dr. Fincher can break down the different factors affecting the cost of your implants beforehand so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment.

   

Factors Affecting Cost 

Preparatory procedures, type of restoration, and the need for sedation all factor into the total of your implant treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Fincher will ask about your goals and medical history to determine which variables will affect the cost. 

Preexisting Oral Health Issues

If you have periodontal disease or other preexisting conditions, you will need treatment for these first in order to reduce the risk of implant failure.

Preparatory Procedures

While Dr. Fincher typically includes the cost of an extraction in the starting price of an implant, other preparatory procedures such as a bone graft or sinus lift will add to it. If you are undergoing extensive restorative work, Dr. Fincher may be able to perform these procedures free of charge. However, for more extensive bone atrophy cases, we may need to refer you to an outside specialist.

Our office is happy to help you design a financing plan to help you enjoy the benefits of dental implants for years to come.

Sedation Technique 

While some patients prefer to simply receive local anesthetic to relieve physical discomfort, patients with dental phobia may need dental sedation. Ensuring the thorough, safe implementation of intravenous oral conscious sedation requires advanced equipment and the assistance of our in-house nurse anesthesiologist, which can increase the cost of treatment. 

Type of Implants 

For patients who want to lower the cost of their treatment, Dr. Fincher may be able to place All-on-4® dental implants. This technique only requires four strategically placed implant posts rather than single-tooth implants, reducing the number of materials and surgery time needed. If you choose custom abutments or ceramic implants to for a more aesthetic result, the cost will also rise. 

Choice of Restoration 

Although 90 percent of our tooth replacement cases are restored with implant-retained crowns, other patients may require bridges or dentures. In general, the cost of replacing a single missing tooth with a dental crown is much lower than replacing a full arch of teeth with implant-supported dentures

Flexible Financing Options 

We believe that every patient should have access to state-of-the-art dental care. Dr. Fincher and his highly trained staff work hard to provide a wide range of financing options for patients and accept most major credit cards. Although dental implants are considered an elective procedure, we can also work with your insurance provider to help you obtain coverage. For patients who prefer to secure low-interest financing through a third-party lender, we also offer financing through CareCredit®

Discuss Your Options with a Professional

Our office is happy to help you design a financing plan to help you enjoy the benefits of dental implants for years to come. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fincher today by calling our Greenwood office at (662) 453-1708 or calling our Columbus office at (662) 328-1825. You can also contact us directly online to request an appointment. 

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