Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a natural solution to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. However, because insurance  typically covers only a portion of the cost of implants, the cost can sometimes make people hesitate.

But implants are a long-term investment in your health and appearance. Dr. Sean Healy, Dr. Diego Hurtado and our surgical team are more than happy to explain the factors affecting the cost of dental implants and help patients plan for the treatment during a consultation at their Santa Fe, NM, practice. Reach out today to schedule an appointment and discuss your options.

Cost of dental implants: A close-up of a patient's smile
With proper care, implants can last for decades, making them an excellent long-term investment. 

Understanding Cost Factors

Putting a hard number for the standard cost of dental implants is difficult. Depending on a patient’s treatment needs, the cost can fluctuate greatly from case to case. However, certain factors typically contribute:

  • Baseline Cost: Placing implants is a difficult procedure. Performing surgery in the small oral cavity and avoiding nerves, blood vessels, and other tissue requires a considerable level of skill. The overall cost of the procedure reflects this.
  • Number of implants: The more implants a patient needs, the greater the overall cost of the procedure. However, depending on how many teeth are being replaced, our surgeons may recommend restorations which can replace multiple teeth with fewer implants, such as dentures and bridges.
  • Location: Where a dentist is practicing will affect the overall cost. In cities where the overhead is higher, the prices of treatment is consequently higher, as well.
  • Preparatory procedures: Implants require a certain amount of bone tissue to be successful. However, because tooth loss often leads to jawbone deterioration, many patients require procedures to improve their chances of success. Bone grafts and sinus lifts require additional surgeries, which contribute to the overall cost of the treatment.

Other Considerations

new study shows dental implants to be the cost-effective solution to replacing missing teeth. In fact, with good oral hygiene, your dental implants are built to last and may not ever need replacing. Dental implants can save you money in the long run.

Oral Surgery Center of Santa Fe provides you with cutting-edge technology and training to save you time and money on the cost of dental implants. For example, if your placement surgery is performed using X-Guide™technology, your risk of complications is further reduced and can help you experience maximum long-term benefits.

Paying for Your Treatment

When dental implants are not covered by major dental insurance carriers, we will work with your dental insurance for options. Coverage can be possible depending on the cause of tooth loss. Often, insurance will cover portions of the tooth extractions, sedation, and crowns. Also, out-of-pocket medical expenses such as All-on-4 dental implants can be tax deductible. This may be a good option in replacing missing teeth. Consult a tax consultant or accountant on how to deduct these procedures.

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Santa Fe, NM 87505

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1392 Weimer Rd
Taos, NM 87571

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3250 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544

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