If you are looking into tooth replacement options for missing or broken teeth, you have probably heard of dental implants. A big surprise for most patients is when they hear about how much they cost. It can certainly make your jaw drop when some dentists are charging north of $4,000 to replace a single tooth. Many patients end up asking if these teeth implants will get less expensive over time. In this article, we will tackle this topic as well as answer any other lingering questions that you may have.
What is the cheapest price for dental implants?
Costs for dental implants vary across the country. Some areas sell their dental implants for as little as $500 while other geographic areas charge up to $5,000. The cheapest price you can expect for a dental implant with its corresponding around will be around $1,700. Anything cheaper than this price is more than likely a gimmick, or the dentist is importing a lot of their supplies from overseas. The good news is that many dental insurance companies are now helping lower the cost for dental implants. If you have private insurance, or insurance through an employer, you can expect a lower cost for your dental implant than those who are paying out of pocket.
What finance options do I have to pay for dental implants?
Most dental offices will offer a variety of dental finance options. Let’s look over some now:
- Third party financing: These include companies like CareCredit® and Lending Club that help you get approved for 0% interest financing for up to 18 months. This allows you to make smaller monthly payments that can fit your budge, while getting your missing teeth replaced with dental implants.
- Dental savings plan: Some dental offices offer discount plans for bigger procedures like dental implants. For a small annual payment, you may be able to save up to 25% off your dental treatment including dental implant therapy. Check with your dental team to see if they have this option available.
- Pay as you go: Since dental implants require around 4 visits to complete, you may be able to break the costs into smaller payments. A lot of our patients end up using this route to replace their missing teeth.
Will dental implants become less expensive?
This is a question that has been posed by many patients. It seems that they price for dental implant has been steadily reducing over the past few decades. As more dental implant companies are coming up with ways to make parts less expensive, the overhead expenses for your dentists will continue to drop. As this happens, expect the price for dental implant therapy to drop over the coming years. This drop in costs has been slow and methodical, so don’t expect an exaggerated drop all of a sudden. Since we live in a country where continuous inflation is seen, its prudent to get your implant as soon as possible. Also remember that chewing properly improves your overall health. This will help save you money by reducing your healthcare expenses as time goes on.
Our team at Best Dental understands how expensive dental implants can be. If you are looking for an affordable alternative to dental implant therapy, we hope you come and visit our team in Houston today. We will provide you with high quality dental care, at the low cost that you are seeking.