If you’re considering dental implants, you probably have questions about their cost. While you may see estimates online, the best way to receive a fair and precise estimate is to contact us for a consultation. At Moreno & Young Dental, we will carefully examine your mouth to determine the number of implants that you need, and the type of restoration that would work best. Until you can come in to see us, learn about some of the variables that can influence the price of your dental implants in Bellingham.
One of the main contributing factors to the cost of your dental implants is the number of teeth that you’re missing. Implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or a whole row of your smile, with the cost greatly varying depending on the type of restoration that you need.
First, you’ll visit our office for a consultation, where your dentist in Bellingham will examine the condition of your oral health, strength of your jawbone, and how many teeth you’re missing. Those with weaker jawbones may need bone grafts, and gum disease must be treated before surgery.
Next, you’ll come back into our office for implant surgery. We will ensure that you’re relaxed and numb before making small incisions in your gums to access your jawbone. Then, we’ll drill small holes into your jawbone for the placement of your implants. After allowing 3 to 5 months for your implants to fuse to your jawbone, you’ll come back into our office where will place your custom-made restoration.
Many people see prices of dental implants online and wonder whether or not they’re worth the investment. While they do tend to have a higher cost than other replacements, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care—much longer than any other solution. Additionally, dental implants have health benefits that you simply can’t get anywhere else. They are the only tooth replacement that stimulates your jawbone to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss.
Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans will not cover dental implants. However, this doesn’t mean that they won’t cover certain aspects of the process like sedation or your restoration. Our friendly and experienced team will file your insurance claims and work with your plan to give you quality dentistry that is also affordable. We also have financing options for those without insurance to allow everyone an opportunity to receive this lifechanging replacement solution.