Cost of Dental Implants – Colorado Springs, CO
Invest in Your Smile with Dental Implants
It is no secret dental implants in Colorado Springs cost more than traditional treatments, like dentures; however, they are worth every extra penny. Although they cost more upfront, dental implants are more cost-effective long-term because you never need to worry about having them replaced. They offer over a 95% success rate to last for several years. When determining how much you can expect to pay, there are several factors that influence the price. We provide you with an individualized estimate and discuss your payment options to keep your new smile affordable.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to treat all cases of tooth loss, no matter if you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch. Your periodontist in Colorado Springs evaluates your oral health and how many teeth need to be treated to create a customized treatment plan. Depending on your severity of tooth loss, there is a type of dental implant that is right for you.
Single Missing Tooth
An implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is attached to the post to connect a custom-made dental crown.
Multiple Missing Teeth
A bridge of prosthetic teeth is created to fill the empty space. Instead of placing dental crowns on the adjacent teeth to hold the bridge in place, an average of 1 or 2 implant posts anchors it to your jawbone.
All Missing Teeth
You can secure your denture to your jawbone using an average of 4 to 6 implant posts. You will never need to worry about any slipping or irritation again as you regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Your treatment process will include various phases to ensure the long-term success of your new smile. Each step of your treatment will feature a separate cost. We explain your customized treatment process and the fees included:
Consultation & Imaging
You need an initial consultation to ensure you are a candidate for dental implants. Digital images and a CT scan are also taken to assess your oral health and to determine the placement of your implant posts.
It is common to need additional procedures before your implant posts can be placed into your jawbone, such as tooth extractions, bone grafting, or a sinus lift.
While under sedation or anesthesia, your oral surgeon opens your gum tissue to expose your jawbone. A small hole is drilled into it for each post. If you are not having a denture placed the same day, our gum tissue is sutured closed to allow the healing process to begin.
Abutments & Restorations
Several weeks after your implant posts have been placed, you need a second minor surgery to attach abutments to the posts. The connector pieces allow your restorations to be secured to the implant posts.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Dental implants allow you to invest in your quality of life and your oral health to reduce your long-term dental expenses. The implant posts mimic your tooth roots to stimulate your jawbone. This stops dental drift to reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. Not to mention, dental implants are proven to last for several decades. You will not need to worry about having them replaced.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Your dental insurance will not cover the entire cost of the treatment; however, it may pay for certain aspects of it depending on your specific policy. After paying your annual deductible, your insurance can pay for 50% to 80% of specific parts of your treatment until you reach your yearly limit, like the restorations. We work on your behalf with your insurance company to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options to cover any remaining balance to keep your new smile affordable.
If you are ready to invest in your smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants.