The initial cost of dental implants may be more than other tooth replacement options such as dentures, but dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health. Dental implants may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care in the future. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no further maintenance costs.
Henrich Dental offers dental implants to patients in Tulsa, OK who are missing teeth. If you qualify for dental implants, we will review your treatment plan very closely including all the associated costs. We are always happy to openly discuss the costs and payment options with you during your consultation. It’s difficult to accurately give an estimate considering all dental implant patients are unique. We will do our best to give you an accurate cost so you can plan financially for dental implants.
Dental Implants Cost Factors
Location and size of the implant –Each dental implant case is unique. The location of the dental implant and the size needed will have a huge impact on the cost. Some tooth locations in your mouth require more advanced dental care when placing a dental implant.
Oral health – Sometimes missing teeth are associated with other oral health problems such as gum disease. Patients suffering from gum disease will require treatment to ensure a healthy mouth for successful implantation. We will want to treat your gum disease before moving on to the surgical implantation phase.
Bone Grafting – In order to qualify for dental implants, the patient must have adequate bone density. The titanium post needs to be surgically implanted and has enough bone to fuse with in order for the dental implants to be successful. If the patient does not have enough bone, a procedure known as bone grafting will need to be done and will impact the total cost for dental implants.
Extractions – If you are missing the tooth or teeth already, you can go straight to surgical implantation of the dental implant. If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted first, this is a separate procedure with associated costs.
The Number of Dental Implants – It will cost less to replace one missing tooth versus a whole row of teeth. It’s best to schedule a consultation with dentist in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Frank Henrich to see how many dental implants you will need and the associated cost.
The Cost of Dental Implants v.s Dentures and a Dental Bridge
It’s no secret that dental implants cost more than dentures and dental bridges. But dental implants are the superior option that can last a lifetime. Dentures and dental bridges may need to be replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. This cost can add up depending on the wear and tear. Even though the cost is higher, the quality of life with dental implants is also significantly higher. With dentures, you will have about a 30-40% normal chewing function. Dental implants will deliver a 100% normal chewing function.
Schedule a Consultation
Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Henrich, a Tulsa, OK dentist, if you are in need of dental implants. After a thorough exam, he will create a treatment plan for you. We will review all of the details including the cost of your implant procedure and payment options prior to treatment.