What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to live the way you want to – confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, kissing and enjoying all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth.
Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots that are embedded in your jawbone. These implants are in the same shape as screws, and bond to your bone tissue. They become the platform in which artificial teeth, known as crowns, are placed onto.
Between the implant and the crown is a connector component known as an abutment. The crowns, which connect to the abutment, are custom-made, and designed to look just like your adjacent teeth.
If you are in the Houston, TX area, and are looking for an affordable alternative to replace your missing teeth, come visit our team at Best Dental.
Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 40 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally. They have surpassed dental bridges as the #1 tooth replacement option across the country.
When performed by a trained and respectable dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.
Can Houston Residents Afford Dental Implants?
The majority of Houston residents cannot afford implants because of how expensive they are. This is why our team at Best Dental have lowered our costs (without affecting our quality); so that every citizen in and around Houston can retain their chewing ability without having to break their bank. Dental implants currently cost north of $3,500 in the greater Houston area. At Best Dental, Dr. Jasmine and her team have done everything they can to reduce their price without affecting the high quality of care they show their patients. At Best Dental, we only charge $1,995 for both the implant and the crown. You will be hard-pressed to find a better deal anywhere in the greater Houston area.
Many times, even this price seems like it’s quite costly for our patients. This is why we offer multiple financing options to Houston residents who are in need. Financing companies like CareCredit® and Lending Club work closely with us to help our patients get the dental implants that their oral health desperately needs.
How Much Does A Single Tooth Implant Cost In Houston?
As previously mentioned, the average cost of a single tooth implant in Houston, TX is $3,500. This includes the abutment and crown. At Best Dental, our price of a single tooth implant is $1,995 including the abutment and crown. You will be hard pressed to find a more affordable price anywhere else in the Houston area. If any additional procedures are needed for your treatment (bone grafting or sinus lifting) there will be an additional cost for these services. The cost of these additional procedures will vary from patient to patients, but we will break down your exact expenses at your complimentary consultation appointment with our team.
We also want the public to be aware of companies that advertise for prices lower than ours. Most of these advertisements include only the screw portion of the implant, and not the crown. So make sure you are not fooled by these false advertisements.
Most dental insurance plans do not cover implants currently. There are a few plans that do provide coverage, and rest assured that if your plan covers implants at a percentage, our insurance specialists will find out for you.
Our Dental Savings Plan
At Best Dental, we offer a dental savings plan that helps our patients save up to 15% off their dental implant services. If you are in need of multiple dental implants, this plan becomes a blessing for most of our patients. For $200 a year you save 15% off any dental treatment that you need. This can bring the price down for each dental implant to $1,799, a huge cost saver for patients.
What Are The Costs Of Receiving Multiple Dental Implants?
As we have already mentioned, the price of our implants is $1,995. The cost just multiples depending how many implants you need. There is no bait and switch with our company. The number of implant replacements you need will ultimately depend on how many teeth you have lost. Our team will go over the entire treatment plan with you to make sure you are clear on what is happening before you get started. Costs and discounts will be thoroughly reviewed during the initial consultation.
What Is The Cost Of Full Mouth Implants?
If you are missing all your teeth, and are tired of dentures, then full mouth implants may be an option for you. Full mouth implants come in two varieties: Snap-on-dentures and Hybrid dentures. The former are removable dentures that snap into place, while hybrid dentures are screwed in permanently. The permanent option is becoming increasing popular around Houston as more and more patients are wanting a fixed solution to their missing teeth. The cost of full mouth implants can range between $6,000-$20,000 with our team depending on how many implants are needed, the type of restoration that is chosen, and if any additional procedures are needed.
As previously mentioned, these additional procedures can range from bone grafting to sinus lifting if they are necessary for your particular case. These dentures have provided our patients with more function and stability allowing them to chew with confidence once again.
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Why Do Implants Cost So Much?
We get this question asked by so many of our Houston residents. In this section, we will break down the costs that our dentist has to endure when placing implants for his or her patients. We will show how their overhead expenses are just ridiculously high.
- Teeth removal procedure: A lot of times, a tooth extraction will be needed prior to your dental implant being placed. There are some instances where same day dental implants can be performed, but this is normally done on a case by case basis. The tooth extraction itself will cost your dentist chair time and supply costs, on top of bone graft expenses if they are used after the treatment is completed.
- 3-D Radiographs: Some dentist purchase a CT scan for their office exclusively for dental implants. This piece of equipment costs thousands of dollars, bringing your dentists overhead costs even higher.
- Cost of materials and supplies: This is the brunt of the costs that your dentist has to endure when placing dental implants. Some supplies and materials can cost thousands of dollars making the implant procedure less profitable for them. Considering the surgical aspect of the procedure, it’s no wonder dentists charge such high prices for dental implants.
- Lab Costs: The dental lab that your dentist works with will also determine how much they decide to charge you. Some dental labs charge a lot to make the implant crown, but the quality of their work is also better. It’s always prudent to ask the dental team if their lab is of high quality.
These are the costs that are required for your dentist to place implants. Now you have a better understanding of why implants can be so pricey. The overhead costs can rack up on your dental team rather quickly. Each section of the dental implant procedure has it’s own costs.
Dental Implant Financing Options in Houston
At Best Dental, we do our best to make implants as affordable and cost-efficient as we can for our patients. We also understand that they are not cheap, even with the discounts that we give our patients. This is why we have various payment plan options to reduce the price burden as much as we can. With the use of finance companies, costs can be as low as $99 a month for some patients who qualify.
What Type Of Dental Implants Do We Use?
At Best Dental, we our team use two primary dental implant systems: Implant Direct, and Zimmer Dental Implants. Both implant systems are manufactured in the United States as we care about keeping jobs here in the states. We have a number of foreign companies that offer us a cheaper alternative with their implants, but quality is our top priority. All parts that order and use are local giving us the peace of mind that our patients are receiving the best possible care at our dental office.
Being able to smile and chew again does not have a price tag; it’s a priceless experience. Allow our team to help you smile again with dental implants. Let’s change your life together one step at a time. We will make sure that each of our Houston residents are treated like family.
We hope to meet you soon!