Cost of Dental Implants – Torrance, CA
An Affordable New Smile
When getting new teeth that will let you eat and speak freely again, all patients need to take the overall cost of dental implants in Torrance, CA into account. That’s why it’s important to ask, “How much do dental implants cost?” during the initial consultation. Dr. Steve Yabuno can walk you through the process so that you understand the costs incurred at each stage. Your new smile will be well worth it!
Types of Dental Implants
First, we’ll need to figure out how many dental implants you’ll need. While an individual tooth can be replaced with an implant and a dental crown, more extensive forms of tooth loss will require different restorations. A dental bridge supported by two implants can take the place of several teeth in a row, but if an entire arch is gone, you may need dentures retained by four or more implant posts. Once we’ve figured out how many implants are needed and the kind of false teeth you will receive, we can start creating an estimate for the final cost.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
You will need to pay a specific cost during each stage of the dental implant process. First, there’s the surgery to place the actual implant posts in your jaw. After that, you may need to receive an abutment (a small connector that will attach the dental restoration to the implant). Once everything is ready, it will finally be time to give you your crown, bridge or dentures.
Sometimes additional steps will be needed depending on your oral health. You might, for example, require bone grafting or treatment for gum disease before dental implants can be safely placed. The cost of these treatments will also need to be considered.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
When you get dental implants, you are making a long-term investment in a stronger, healthier smile. Dental implants are the only kind of restoration that prevents bone loss in your jaw, and their chewing power is comparable to your natural teeth. You will be able to eat anything you want, and at no point will you need to worry about your teeth slipping.
If you take care of dental implants, they can last for 30 or 40 years – possibly the rest of your life. Compare that to dentures or bridges that will need to be replaced more than once during the same period; over the long term, dental implants could end up costing less.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Some dental insurance carriers won’t cover dental implants because they’ve classified them as a “cosmetic” treatment. However, they might be willing to pay for the initial consultation as well as for related treatments (such as periodontal therapy or a dental crown). We are in-network with Delta Premier and will file claims for all PPO insurance plans so that you get any benefits you’re entitled to. We also offer CareCredit as a financing option if you don’t have insurance.