The Cost of Dental Implants

Because dental implants are technically an optional procedure, insurance companies will not always cover the treatment. James M. Stein, DMD, can break down the cost of dental implants during a consultation at our Boston, MA, practice, as well as discuss financing options.

Implant placement is an individualized procedure, so the cost may vary significantly from patient to patient. The total price will depend on the number of implants you receive, the size of your restoration, and other factors. If you decide to pursue treatment, we offer a number of affordable financing options. Most patients agree that the cost of dental implants is offset by the numerous benefits they offer: dental implants are an investment in the future and in a patient's quality of life.

What Impacts the Cost of Dental Implants?

Dr. Stein always offers personalized treatment, and precision customization is especially important when it comes to dental implants. When designing your treatment plan, Dr. Stein will consider your health needs and cosmetic goals. Then you can discuss the various factors that will affect the price of your treatment:

  • How many teeth you are missing- If you are missing a single tooth, you will require only one implant. Dr. Stein may also use implants to replace several or even all of your teeth. Implants are priced individually, so the number of implants you receive will directly impact total treatment cost. Additionally, dentures cost more than individual crowns.
  • The restorative materials you choose- We offer dental restorations made from an array of substances. For the most authentic look, we suggest state-of-the-art ceramic, which is very durable and provides an incredibly lifelike sparkle. You may wish to pay slightly more for advanced materials that offer life-long cosmetic benefits.
  • Specialized techniques- In some cases, Dr. Stein may use an innovative surgical method to place your implant. For example, if you are going to receive an implant-supported denture, he may use the All-on-4® method, in which just four implants are placed to support a same-day restoration such as a bridge or denture. This type of advanced techniques may involve additional fees.
Most patients agree that the cost of dental implants is offset by the numerous benefits they offer: dental implants are an investment in the future and in a patient's quality of life.
  • Number of office visits- Frequently, Dr. Stein can provide implants and your final restoration in just two visits. However, if you require extra appointments, this may increase treatment cost.
  • Additional procedures- Before receiving dental implants, you may require a preparatory bone graft, sinus lift, or similar procedure. Further surgeries, as well as the type of anesthesia used, will impact total treatment cost.

Why are Implants a Good Investment?

Image of dental implantDental implants cost more than other types of restorations such as bridges or removable dentures. However, implants also offer unique and far-reaching benefits:

  • Your implant-supported restoration will be incredibly stable. It will never slip in your mouth, and you will enjoy optimal dental function with no difficulty speaking or eating.
  • The crown, bridge, or denture attached to your implant will look very realistic, since it will rest atop the gumline without a plastic base.
  • Your dentist will not need to alter surrounding teeth when placing implants.
  • Implants stimulate the growth of new jawbone tissue, and in this way, combat bone recession, a common side effect of tooth loss.
  • By fortifying the natural structure of your jaw, implants help prevent further tooth loss, along with the hassle and expense of additional restorative treatments.

Financing Options

Insurance companies often do not cover the full cost of implants, but will pay for a standard bridge or denture. Typically, you will need to cover any additional costs out of pocket.

For this reason, we offer several financing options to make this life-changing treatment available to you. We will discuss these options at your initial consultation, and help you choose the one that best aligns with your budget.

Receive a Treatment Estimate

To learn more about the cost of dental implants, contact Dr. Stein’s office today. We will work together to develop an affordable treatment plan that will meet your restorative and cosmetic goals, and deliver a stunning new smile.