With dental implants being the number one solution for missing teeth and also the most expensive treatment, Arlington Heights, IL dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg feels it is important for patients to fully understand all the costs involved. To have your teeth restored with a dental implant secured restoration, the process involves a consultation, thorough planning, at least one surgery, months of healing time where you will be monitored, fabrication of a custom prosthesis, and many more materials.
The Cost of Dental Implants
Compared to other teeth replacement treatments such as bridges or dentures, dental implants will cost more, in general, especially in the beginning. A dental bridge or denture can cost up to $5,000 while dental implants can cost ten times that much for patients replacing an entire mouth of teeth. A single dental implant restored with a dental crown for one missing tooth can range from $3,000 to $4,500 according to American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
It is important to note that dental implants offer many more benefits for your health, appearance and overall well-being. Also, the cost of maintaining and replacing your traditional bridge or denture can add up over the years and actually exceed the cost of dental implants.
To accurately estimate the cost of your treatment, Dr. Engelberg will need to conduct a thorough evaluation of your mouth, jaw, teeth, gums and medical history. There are many factors that go into the total cost of teeth implants:
- The location of the missing teeth along an arch
- The size and type of the implants needed
- The number of implants being placed (typically between 1-8)
- Insufficient bone density may require a bone graft
- The need for extractions
- The need for other oral health treatments such as gum disease treatment
- Do you have dental insurance and will they cover any portion of the treatment?
Dental Insurance, Payments and Financing for Dental Implants
Navigating dental insurance, financing and payments for dental implants can be confusing which is why the staff at AH Smiles is always here to help. We will review the options available to you and answer all your questions along the way. Dr. Engelberg takes most dental insurances although it is important to note that most providers do not fully cover teeth implants. Some portions of your treatment plan may be partially covered however we recommend that you contact your insurance provider to double check. As a courtesy to our patients, we will file your claim electronically to maximize your dental health benefits.
We accept many forms of payments for you convenience including:
- Personal check
- Major credit cards
- Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flex Spending Account (FSA) dollars
We also offer financing through CareCredit for patients that qualify. This will allow you to pay for your dental implant treatment with low or no interest monthly installments.
As always, our staff is here to discuss your concerns and answer any of your questions. Dental implants are an investment in your oral health as well as your overall well-being. You can reach us at (847) 230-9703 or you can also use our online request form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Engelberg.