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Dental Implant Cost Dunnellon, FL

If you are missing teeth, it can be overwhelming considering all the choices available for replacement. The total cost of each option will be an important factor in your choice. Dr. Carter Perkins, a Dunnellon, FL dentist, will suggest dental implants because they are the next best option to your natural teeth. They are a long-term investment in your overall health and will help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care.

The initial cost of dental implants may be more than other tooth replacement options such as dentures or dental bridges. However, implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require very little future maintenance costs. We offer a single tooth dental implant as well as dental implants for multiple missing teeth.

Dental Implant Cost Factors

  • Location and size of the implant – Since each patient has a different mouth, each dental implant case is different. 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.
  • Need for bone grafting – A dentist will need to surgically implant the titanium post. In order to qualify for dental implants, the patient must have enough bone density to support the implants. If the patient does not have enough bone, the implant will not be successful. However, a procedure known as bone grafting can build up the bone to help the implant succeed. This procedure will impact the total cost for dental implants.
  • The need for extractions – If you are missing the tooth already, you can go straight to surgery for the dental implant. If you need a tooth extraction first, this is a separate procedure with associated costs.
  • Overall oral health – Missing teeth are often related to other oral health problems such as gum disease. Patients with oral health issues will require treatment to ensure a healthy mouth for successful implantation.
  • The number of implants  – It will cost less to replace one missing tooth versus a whole row of teeth. It’s best to schedule a consult with Dr. Perkins at his Dunnellon, FL dentist office to see how many dental implants you will need.

Comparing the Costs

Dental implants will cost more upfront when compared to dentures and bridges. Dentures and dental bridges may need to be replaced, realigned, or rebased over time, however. The maintenance and care costs will add up over time and will most likely exceed the cost of implants. Also, your quality of life is much higher with teeth implants and you should consider this when comparing costs. With dentures, you will have about a 30-40% normal chewing function. Dental implants will deliver a 100% normal chewing function.

Does dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

Everyone’s dental insurance is different and coverage will vary depending on your plan. Dental insurance will cover routine care, emergencies, and basic dental care. Typically, dental insurance companies will not cover the implant placement. Some may partially cover the dental restoration (the dental crown, dental bridge, or denture), or the tooth extraction if you need it.

Please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to see if we are an in-network provider for your plan. Also, they should be able to tell what parts of the dental implant process they will cover. If we are out of network and your insurance allows you to go to an out-of-network provider, we would be happy to file claims on your behalf.

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If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in the Ocala, FL, and Dunnellon, FL area. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your oral health, budget and to learn more about dental implants.