The Total Cost of Dental Implants Depends on Your Unique Needs
Since dental implants require a personalized approach, the cost of dental implants will vary depending on the specific needs of the patient. At our Baton Rouge, LA, practice, Dr. Chad LaCour offers the highest-grade dental implant materials available, while still maintaining a competitive cost for our patients. Dr. LaCour can create a customized treatment plan specifically designed for your unique needs and budget. Our patients are our top priority, and we will do all we can to provide the best comprehensive dental care possible.
Cost Factors for Dental Implant Treatment
Dental implant treatment can vary from simple to complex, and the cost of treatment is largely defined by the intricacy of your case. A few major factors will shape this cost:
Number of Dental Implants
Some patients only need to replace one tooth. Others are missing several or all of their teeth. The number of dental implants necessary cam range from one implant for a dental crown, to several for an upper or lower denture. Those who require the placement of more than one dental implant will likely have a higher cost.
Most dental implants are constructed from surgical-grade titanium. Other options may be used occasionally, for patients who have specific requirements due to allergies or other issues. The type of material used will affect the overall treatment cost.
Tooth loss can result in jawbone degeneration over time. In some cases, you may need a preliminary procedure, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift to prepare the site. These procedures will add to the total cost of your treatment.
Implants are considered to be the most successful teeth replacement option available today, and often last a lifetime.
During your initial examination, Dr. LaCour will perform a thorough assessment to determine which implant options will work best in your situation.
Investing in Your Health
While dental implants are typically more costly than other teeth replacement methods, they are significantly more durable and longer-lasting than traditional alternatives, such as dental bridges or dentures. Affordability should not be the sole factor when considering your options. Implants offer several important benefits:
- Longer-Lasting Solution: Dentistry has witnessed impressive advancements in the field of implantology over the past several decades. Unlike other types of restorative treatments, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
- More Natural Appearance: By choosing dental implants, you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Once healed, you can function just like you always have, with no cumbersome, removable appliances.
- Bone Preservation: Dental implants act as prosthetic tooth roots, stimulating jawbone growth and preventing bone degeneration that can occur after teeth fall out or are extracted. This can prevent more serious issues, such as further tooth loss.
Flexible Financing Available
During your initial consultation, we can provide you with an estimate for your unique needs. Although implants are rarely covered by insurance, we will work closely with you to make sure you get the most out of your benefits. We take all major credit cards, and we also accept the Citi® Health Card and CareCredit® financing. These payment plans can break the total cost of your care into more manageable portions.
Receive a Treatment Estimate
Whether you are missing a single tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants may be an option for you. Take back your smile with a reliable, long-lasting solution. To find out if you are a candidate, schedule a visit with Dr. LaCour. You can reach our office by calling (225) 757-8450, or you can contact us online.