Published: 06/10/2017

Dental implants are a popular solution for replacing missing or extracted teeth. They are permanent and appear natural, so you do not have to feel self-conscious about your smile. However, they can be an expensive procedure, which makes it important to accurately budget for it. That is why Dr. Douglas G. Gennigner and the rest of the staff want to ensure you know how to assess the costs of the procedure.

Insurance Coverage and Co-Pays

One important factor that comes into play is whether or not you have dental insurance or have paid for a discount program that includes the procedure. Even if you have insurance, it most likely will not cover the entire cost; you will still be responsible for the co-pay. This might be quite high, depending on what type of coverage you have and the total cost of the dental implants.

Factors Affecting Total Cost

There are four main factors that come into play to determine how much you will be charged for your implants:

  • Manufacturer of the Implant
  • Prosthesis type
  • Other procedures required
  • Location of the procedure

A significant portion of the cost of your this procedure comes from the implants themselves. You have a choice as to where to get the implant and what type of prosthesis to use, whether an abutment or a ceramic crown. The materials and quality of the implant will impact the final cost, as well as how many you need.

Your cost will also depend on how much your dentist charges for performing the procedure. Additionally, your overall cost might increase if you need bone grafting, tooth extraction, ridge preservation or other procedures to maintain the health and structure of your gum line.

Find Out Your Cost Today

Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Genninger to review your case and get an estimate for your cost. It will include any insurance coverage, co-pays or discounts based on any dental programs you belong to. We will also discuss your options for different implants that might affect the cost so that you can make a decision that fits your budget.

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