Dental implants are usually very expensive for most people. Some clinics reduce their price substantially to attract a greater number of people, but you should be careful. Usually when it’s too good to be true, it is too good to be true. The Washington Post even agreed by suggesting people reduce costs by inquiring into Dental Schools.
But let’s go into a bit more detail about the costs involved and how you can protect yourself as a patient…
What determines the cost?
First off, you will have to do pre-surgery tests. These can be costly, especially if the dental clinic is using panoramic X-rays or computerized tomography 3D.
These tests using advanced technology can be expensive, but they are important in that it will provide the dentist with extremely important data. This will reduce the probability of something not going so well during the operation. If these tests reveal that your oral health is not satisfactory, then you may require and additional treatment before moving to the dental implants.
In addition to these pre-surgery exams, you will have to pay for the implant and the surgical process.
Be wary if prices are too low, and contact the clinic for more information. Make sure you will be completing the entire procedure, and that there are no hidden costs.
How much does an dental implant cost?
In US, the cost per tooth starts at around $500-$1000. The price per tooth reduces considerably as the number of implants increases.
Care and Insurance
Immediately after surgery, the dentist will usually provide you with all necessary analgesics or anti-inflammatory tablets to avoid any contamination of your new tooth.
Dental implants are usually not covered by insurance, so if you want to have a safe procedure, I suggest that you consult professionals before proceeding with the payment of your surgery.
If you have any specific questions about this procedure, leave them on the comments below and I’ll make sure to answer every single question.