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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a natural solution to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. However, because insurance does not typically cover implants, the cost can sometimes make people hesitate.

But implants are a long-term investment in your health and appearance. Dr. Sean Healy and his 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, Dr. Healy or one of his team members may recommend restorations which can replace multiple teeth with fewer implants, such as dentures and bridges.
  • Type of implant: Because mini, Same Day, and All-on-4 implants only require a single appointment to place and restore, they typically cost less than traditional implants. However, while more immediately affordable, they are not always as durable and may require replacement.
  • 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.

We welcome competitor’s quotes on dental implants or All-on-4 teeth and will work to match or beat their quotes.

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, each placement surgery is performed using X-Guide™technology. This tool reduces the risk of complications and can help patients experience maximum long-term benefits.

Paying for Your Treatment

While dental implants are not generally 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.

We welcome competitor’s quotes on dental implants or All-on-4 teeth and will work to match or beat their quotes.

Contact Us Today

Oral Surgery Center of Santa Fe offers reasonable rates for a smile you can afford in your budget. Contact us today for your dental implant visit.

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1645 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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