Dr. Allan Libunao and Dr. Jeffrey Hawkins are among the leading oral surgeons in the greater Bolingbrook area, helping patients achieve exceptional dental health as well as beautiful smiles. One way that this can be achieved is through the use of dental implants, artificial tooth roots that are embedded into the jawbone and gum tissue. Since many patients have questions about the cost of implant dentistry, we’d like to address those matters in more detail right now.
THE AVERAGE COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
The average cost of dental implants can vary to some degree based on a number of factors, which is why providing an average cost or even providing a general price range for implant dentistry treatment wouldn’t convey the whole story about the nature of treatment. This is why it’s important for patients to visit the practice in person. During a personal consultation with our team, we will be able to fully assess your situation and provide you with a total cost breakdown of the treatment process and the costs associated with care.
FACTORS AFFECTING THE COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Some of the factors that can affect the total cost of implant dentistry treatment include:
- The geographic location of the practice
- The dentists/oral surgeons at the practice
- The number of dental implants required
- The complexities of the patient’s case
- The need for bone grafting surgery prior to implant dentistry treatment
- The need for gum grafting surgery prior to implant dentistry treatment
- Special promotions unique to individual practices
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
In general, dental implants are not covered by medical insurance or dental insurance. They are often considered an elective procedure, and there are very rare instances in which insurance would be used to cover the implant dentistry procedure. Since insurance policies do vary, it’s worth inquiring directly with your insurance provider if your implant dentistry treatment is covered by your insurance coverage just in case.
MONTHLY FINANCING PLANS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
If the total cost of implant dentistry treatment proves to be too much of a financial burden for a household or an individual, there are monthly payment plans and financing options available that can help ease the total burden of treatment. These payment plans help break the total cost of care into affordable monthly installments. A reasonable interest rate will apply to the total cost of the loan. This flexibility and scheduling will help patients budget properly.
DISCUSSING ALL OF YOUR OPTIONS FOR TREATING TOOTH LOSS
During your consultation at our practice, our team will be more than happy to go over all of your treatment options as well as your various treatment options. This will allow you to learn about all these matters in full detail so that you can make confident choices with regard to your treatments for missing teeth. This discussion often improves overall patient satisfaction in the long run.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS
For more information about implant dentistry and how it can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile, be sure to contact our skilled team of oral surgeons and dental care specialists today. We look forward to your visit and helping you achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.