The Dental Implant Cost Depends on Several Factors

If you are one of the 120 million Americans who is missing at least one tooth, you may have heard of the life-changing benefits of dental implants. But you might be worried about cost or may have been unsuccessful at getting a dentist to be transparent with their pricing. 

The Smile Doctor, Brian K. Tavoian DDS, PC, starts the dental implant cost at $2,909. This includes the implant, abutment, and custom dental crown. If you have more than one missing tooth, jawbone recession, or dental phobia that warrants additional sedation during surgery, the overall cost of your treatment at our Cedar City, UT, will likely be higher. To help you cover the cost of treatment, we accept financing through third-party lender CareCredit®.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Your Treatment

There are several factors that can affect the overall cost of your treatment, which Brian will discuss with you during your dental implant consultation.

Number of Missing Teeth

The starting cost of replacing a single tooth with an implant, abutment, and crown is $2,909. However, if you have several missing teeth, you will require more implants and larger restorations, which will increase the overall cost of your treatment.

Types of Implants 

If you qualify for mini dental implants, your procedure may also be more affordable than if you receive traditional implants. Because mini implant surgery is less extensive and requires fewer materials, the surgical costs are generally lower.

Condition of Your Smile

If you have deficient bone tissue because you have struggled with missing teeth for a long time, you may need a bone graft or sinus lift to restore lost bone tissue and provide a stable foundation for your dental implants. Both of these preparatory procedures can add to the overall cost of your treatment.

Use of Sedation

Although local anesthesia alone can reduce physical discomfort during your dental implant surgery, additional sedation options are available for patients who are especially nervous about treatment or are undergoing a complex procedure. We offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious, and intravenous (IV) sedation. While nitrous oxide is typically a more inexpensive option, oral medication and IV sedation will likely increase the cost of your treatment.

Type of Restoration

Single-tooth restorations such as dental crowns are less expensive, while larger restorations such as dental bridges and dentures are more costly.

The starting cost of replacing a single tooth with an implant, abutment, and crown is $2,909.

Financing Your Treatment

Because dental implants are considered an elective cosmetic treatment for tooth replacement, they are typically not covered by dental insurance. However, because our team believes that every patient should have access to the life-changing benefits of dental implants, we offer financing through CareCredit. CareCredit offers low-interest payment plans with flexible terms that could work for your budget.

The Benefits Far Outweigh the Costs

Dental implants are widely considered the gold standard in tooth replacement because they offer unparalleled benefits compared to traditional methods of tooth replacement, including conventional bridges and traditional dentures. Although dental implants increase the cost of your restorative treatment, they offer benefits such as:

  • Jawbone support that prevents bone recession
  • A more secure fit without dental adhesive than dentures
  • More natural-looking results

Over the years, dental implants have shown impressive success rates, and clinical studies compiled by the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness show a success rate of 95 percent or higher. Because dental implants are built to last a lifetime, they are usually a one-time investment.

Learn More about Cost Today

Because every smile is unique, the cost of implant treatment will vary from patient to patient. To get a more accurate cost based on your needs, goals, and budget, visit our practice today. You can request a consultation online or call us at (435) 586-0123.

Dr. Brian Tavoian

Brian K. Tavoian, DDS, PC

Dr. Brian Tavoian, also known as the Smile Doctor, has been providing exceptional dental care to families in Cedar City, UT, since 1992. Our patients recommend us because of our:

  • Flexible financing options
  • Comfortable sedation
  • State-of-the-art technology

To request an appointment, please contact us online or call (435) 586-0123.

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