The Cost of Dental Implants in Clarksville, TN
Dental implants are, as most Clarksville, TN dental professionals will tell you, the best available solution to missing teeth or ill-fitting removable dentures, offering a dental restoration that is superior to other options in terms of dental health and function, as well as comfort and appearance. As dental patients explore this option, the cost of implant-based dental restoration is certainly a topic that comes up. While accurate estimates can only be done on a case-by-case basis, here we’ll provide some general details on what goes into the total cost of dental implants in Clarksville, TN to help you plan the financial aspects of your treatment.
Dental implant restoration is a team effort that involves an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who handles the surgical aspects of treatment, such as dental implant placement, and if necessary, extractions and preparatory procedures, such as bone grafts or sinus lifts, and a restorative dentist, who fits and fabricates the prosthetic tooth or teeth that will be secured by the implants – including permanent replacement teeth and any temporary ones used during the restoration process. The process involves a number of steps, each with their own associated costs.
Dental Implant Placement
The first step is to have the dental implants that will anchor your replacement teeth surgically placed in the jawbone. According to Fair Health, a website that helps consumers estimate the costs of medical treatment, the average cost to have a single dental implant placed in Clarksville, TN is $2,225. While that can give you a rough idea of what to expect, it is important to remember that an average price is a middle-of-the-road type of estimate, meaning that around half of patients will pay less and the rest will pay more. Why just an average? Because the costs associated with this step vary greatly from one patient to another according to factors that include the type and number of implants placed, the complexity of the procedure and whether preparatory procedures are necessary, among many others. So the way to get an accurate estimate for your personal costs is through a consultation with Dr. Lee or Dr. DeFelice at Cumberland Surgical Arts.
Costs of the restorative phase of treatment will also vary greatly according to many factors, including the number of teeth to be replaced, the prosthetics options chosen, and the materials used in their fabrication, among many others. Fair Health places the average cost in Clarksville, TN of placing a crown on a single dental implant at $1365. Again, that’s only good for a very rough estimate, and only for a single tooth replacement. Costs per tooth may be quite different if you’re replacing two or three with an implant supported bridge, for instance, or all the teeth your upper or lower jaw with a fixed, implant-anchored denture.
Lastly, it is important to point out that dental insurance may cover a portion of the costs of dental implant treatment. Additionally, by working closely with your dental care team, in many cases, it is possible to find ways to extend that coverage, reducing out-of-pocket costs.
So all-in-all, the way to accurately estimate the cost of dental implant in your specific case is to ask lots of questions. You’ll need to know what steps will be included in your particular treatment plan and how much each one will cost. Dr. Lee or Dr. DeFelice and other members of your dental care team will be able to provide those details, making it easier to plan just how much money you’ll need to complete the process, and when you’ll be expected to pay for each element of treatment.
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