Cost of Dental Implants: Budgeting for Your New Smile

Dental implants are a significant investment in the function and overall appearance of your smile, and offer unparalleled benefits compared to other types of restorations. The cost of dental implants at our Newport Beach, CA, practice, depends on factors such as the number and type of implants, and whether you need to undergo any preparatory procedures. The approximate cost of each dental implant plus a restoration is between $1,600 to $2,000, and will depend on the specifics of your customized treatment. Dr. Peter T. Smrecek Jr. and his compassionate staff can assess your unique dental needs and provide an estimate during your initial consultation. 

Traditional versus mini dental implant

Factors Affecting Treatment Cost

The final cost of dental implants treatment varies according to a patient's needs and depends on several factors, including:

  • Number of Implants - The number of implants you need can affect the total cost of your treatment significantly. If you are restoring just a single damaged tooth with an implant-supported dental crown, the cost will generally be much lower than if you are receiving a bridge or full denture. 
  • Type of Implants - The type of implants you receive, either traditional or mini, also affects the final cost. Mini implants are typically less expensive than traditional implants, but are not suitable for all patients. 
  • Preparatory Procedures - Some patients may need to undergo additional procedures before they can become eligible for dental implants. If you suffer from decay or periodontal disease, for example, you will need to treat these conditions before receiving implants. Or, if you lack sufficient jawbone density to support the titanium posts, you may require bone grafting to strengthen your jaw.
  • Use of Sedation - If you choose to receive sedation during surgery, this will add to the total costs. Dr. Smrecek can advise you on available sedation options during your consultation.
The approximate cost of each dental implant, including the restoration, is between $1,600 to $2,000.

Investing in Your Oral Health

Considered the gold standard in restorative dentistry, dental implants are more expensive than other options and typically result in out-of-pocket expenses. However, many patients feel the superior benefits they offer make the cost worthwhile.

Apart from providing a strong and stable foundation for restorations, the implants mimic your natural tooth roots, stimulating your jawbone and preventing the bone degeneration that can result from missing teeth. In addition to improved health, implant-supported prosthetics provide greater stability than other types of restorations, such as traditional dentures. With lifelike and durable implant-supported prosthetics, patients can once again eat their favorite foods and smile without feeling self-conscious.

Choosing a Provider

You may come across price quotations from other dental offices that are less expensive, but you should be careful before pursuing treatment. The cost of restorations may not be included in such cases, or there may be other hidden costs or fees. Given the level of skill required to safely place implants, focusing on experience and reputation more than cost is generally the best way to protect your investment. Dr. Smrecek has more than three decades of experience and uses advanced technology, such as 3D imaging software, to ensure his patients receive the highest-quality care.

Receive a Treatment Estimate

We work closely with our dental implant patients to ensure treatment cost is within their budget. Your insurance may cover at least a portion of your care and we also accept Citi® Health financing. Contact us to set up a consultation and begin your journey towards a fully restored smile. 

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