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Factors that Determine the Dental Implant Cost

Author: Henry M Cook
by Henry M Cook
Posted: Oct 28, 2015

Dental implants provide long-lasting and dependable solutions to missing teeth problems. Implants bring back the healthy appearance and use of a smile, and can improve a patient’s quality of life even after losing most or all of the natural teeth. Getting dental implants may be the best thing that can happen to a toothless person, but not everyone may seriously be considering this treatment option. The reasons for this hesitation may include fear of the treatment or of the dentist, and anxiety over the cost involved. A dental implant treatment is generally considered to be expensive, which is why some patients immediately eliminate this choice from their options. Getting to know the factors that affect the total cost of an implant treatment will help patients, guiding them to making that crucial decision to get dental implants for their missing teeth problems.

The expertise of a dental surgeon will be considered in the total cost of an implant treatment. For example, getting implants placed by a well-known implant surgeon with a high success rate will have a higher cost compared to having the implant treatment done by a fairly newly-qualified implantologist. The dental clinic’s location may also play a key role in determining the treatment cost. Clinics which are located in easily accessible locations, or those in the center of big cities, may have higher rates compared to those in more remote locations.

The specific treatment to be done to address the missing teeth will significantly affect the total implant treatment cost. A single dental implant to replace one missing tooth will expectedly be lower in cost, compared to replacing several missing teeth or the replacement of the entire lower/upper arch of teeth. The dental restorations (dental crown, dental bridge) which will be used to replace missing teeth will also be considered in determining the price of implants. Additional procedures that are necessary for the successful completion of the implants placement will also contribute to the total implant cost. For example: in cases of thin jawbone or bone atrophy, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary before the implants can be placed onto the jawbone. This additional procedure, aside from the actual placement of the dental implants, will increase the cost of the treatment; however, it is a necessary step to ensure the safety and success of the dental implant treatment. Knowing the factors mentioned above will help patients get a clearer image of what the treatment cost involves, and will hopefully help them make the decision to get dental implants to restore the healthy appearance and function of teeth.

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Dental Implant Group Clinic in London, UK provides dental implants & cosmetic dental treatments. Our dental implant professionals are trained to the highest international standards.

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