When it comes to the price tag of a dental implant treatment, we understand if patients feel hesitant about the cost. But we want to reassure our patients that the price for dental implants is outweighed by the sheer longevity and benefits they bring for your oral health. Read along as we break down what goes into the cost of an average treatment, our office’s financing options, and what could happen if you choose to forgo implants.
The average cost of a complete dental implant treatment can span from $1,500 to $5,000. This number will fluctuate depending on a number of factors:
However, many patients may also need additional treatments, often in the form of a bone graft, periodontal treatment, or an optional cosmetic treatment, and the cost of these procedures are factored in as well.
During the consultation with Dr. Wagner, patients will receive an estimated cost of treatment from our team, which breaks down the various pieces, additional treatments that may be necessary for your dental implants, as well as sedation options or postoperative care. If you have any questions about your cost estimate, don’t hesitate to ask one of our experienced team members.
While a patient may be ready for their implant treatment, we also want to reassure our patients that we have financing options available to help alleviate that burden of cost into affordable payments.
CareCredit is a patient financing service that can be used to pay for health, beauty, and wellness treatments. It works similar to a credit card, of which the patient can make affordable monthly payments to settle the balance. These monthly payments can extend from 12 months to 60 months or more. CareCredit is easy to apply for and make payments towards, and many dental implants patients have been satisfied with this avenue of financing their treatment.
We will be happy to help file your dental insurance claim, but we are not in network with dental insurance providers. If you do have a question about your coverage for dental implants, we recommend that you speak with a representative from your dental insurance provider. In our experience, most dental insurances will cover at least a portion of the dental implant treatment.
Lending Club is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace that, among other things, can be used for medical expenses.
This question is actually quite common, but not one that we recommend considering. Tooth loss is a very serious issue that can lead to jawbone depletion, poor gum health, and even further tooth loss down the road. When you don’t replace your teeth, the area around the loss could begin to deteriorate rapidly. Like a muscle, the jawbone needs to be worked in order to stay strong, and tooth loss can take away from that.
When teeth are lost, it also increases the bite pressure for all the other teeth in your mouth. Neighboring teeth may start to shift out of place, trying to compensate for the change. This also leaves your teeth to become more vulnerable to serious conditions like periodontal disease, caused by bacteria and trapped food particles between your teeth.
Overall, untreated tooth loss could be a slippery slope to deterioration in your oral health. While the effects can somewhat be staved off by dentures or dental bridges, these treatments do little to heal the jawbone underneath. But thanks to dental implants, or implant-supported devices, osseointegration can help the affected areas to regenerate, heal, and strengthen around the implant.
The last thing we want our patients to think, is that they can’t afford the treatments they want. Let us help you explore financing options available at our practice or through third-party patient financing services. If you have any questions about your individual treatment, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wagner is Chambersburg, PA.
Dr. Rebecca Wagner
129 Chambers Hill Dr.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: 7AM – 3PM