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Dental Implant Costs – Columbia

Affordable Semi-Permanent Tooth Replacement

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If the cost of a dental implant tooth replacement plan is causing you to hesitate, you’re not alone. In fact, the cost of this complex smile restoration solution is the main reason patients choose a different treatment plan. While the price of every dental implant tooth replacement plan is different, your skilled dentist and team at Columbia Healthy Smiles will help you to plan ahead to fit the cost of implant restorations into your budget. If you want to learn more about dental implants or any other tooth replacement solution, call our team to schedule your tooth replacement consultation in our Columbia dental office.

The Cost of Preparatory Treatments

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Before we can get started with a dental implant tooth replacement plan, we may need to perform a number of preparatory services to ensure you achieve successful implant placement. First, we’ll review your oral and overall health history, including medications, past surgical experiences, and any adverse reactions to anesthesia. If you’re currently struggling with any oral health issues, like gum disease, we’ll start by partnering with you to achieve your optimal oral health. In addition to improving oral health prior to treatment, we may also need to place a bone or gum tissue graft in order to ensure there is adequate supportive structure to anchor your dental implants.

The Cost of Dental Implant Posts

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The costs of dental implants and their surgical placement will likely be the largest element impacting the costs of your implant-retained tooth replacement plan. The cost of dental implants will vary dramatically based on the size of the implants, the materials they’re crafted from, and the manufacturer who makes the dental implants. After the first dental implant post, many manufacturers offer a discount for additional implants, minimizing the overall cost of more advanced dental implant tooth replacement plans.

The Cost of Abutments & Dental Restorations

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After the dental implants are placed, you will need to wait a few months for them to fuse with the supportive structures. Once the implant is firmly in place, we attach abutments. These attachment pieces will firmly anchor the replacement tooth to the dental implant. We’ll design your replacement crown, bridge, or denture to fit over the top of these abutments. The number of abutment posts and the types of replacement teeth will both impact the cost of your overall treatment plan.

Other Factors to Consider

In addition to the above, there are a few other factors that can impact your dental implant tooth replacement plan, including:

  • The number of missing teeth and their position within the smile line
  • The materials used to craft the implant posts and replacement teeth
  • The use of dental sedation during surgical procedures to ensure comfort
  • The availability of dental insurance benefits
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