Factors Affecting Dental Implant Cost
Dental implants are customized to your specific situation. That means there are many different approaches that can be used, and how they are employed will dramatically impact the cost of your dental implant procedure. These include:
- The style of implant used
- The style of restoration used
- The number of implants used
- The complexity of the procedure
- Bone grafts, gum disease treatment, or other supporting procedures required
Because of the complexity of factors, we don’t feel comfortable publishing a ballpark figure, but this site records reviews and costs reported by patients across the country. During your consultation, we will talk about these factors and perform a comprehensive evaluation. You will receive a good estimate of the dental implant costs before you commit to the procedure.
Types of Dental Implants in Irvine
Dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement option in Irvine, as they have the appearance and functionality of your natural teeth. Here at Rice Dentistry, we offer numerous different dental implant options for your individual needs:
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 or Teeth-in-a-day in Irvine, CA, can provide you with a set of replacement teeth in one visit. You will be given an entire arch of new teeth with just four dental implants. The All-on-4 procedure does not require a bone graft.
Implant dentures in Irvine eliminate the need to choose between dental implants and dentures. You can permanently attach your dentures to a set of implants, allowing you to have a full set of functioning teeth without the overcrowding appearance of dentures.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are a great alternative to traditional dental implants if you do not have sufficient bone or bite force.
Zygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic dental implants are a great option for those looking to avoid a bone graft to receive dental implants. Zygomatic dental implants combat bone loss by inserting implants into the zygomatic, or cheek, bone. Even in those suffering from osteoporosis, this bone is typically strong and can securely hold implants in place.
Dental Implant Cost vs. Benefits
Dental implants are a great investment compared to other options for replacing one or more missing teeth.
Dentures are obviously the least expensive tooth replacement option, but they come with some serious limitations. Unless they are anchored by a dental implant, dentures are not very effective for chewing. They can lead to digestive problems. Dentures can also slip out of place when talking or smiling, which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing in social situations. And dentures don’t support your jawbone, which will atrophy, resulting in a shrinking jawbone that can make you look old.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are very similar to dental implants in terms of some benefits. They are fixed, allow you to eat most of your favorite foods, and look highly attractive. But they don’t support your jawbone, either, and they can be a little harder to clean. Although dental bridges may be less expensive initially, dental implants are actually less expensive in the long run because they tend to last longer.
The only alternative to dental implants that is better in cost and offers equivalent benefits is saving your natural tooth with a root canal. A root canal can be less expensive than a dental implant. A tooth with a root canal can last as long as or longer than a dental implant. However, only some are good candidates for a root canal.
If you want to learn what is the most cost-effective tooth replacement option, please book an appointment at Rice Dentistry by calling our Irvine implant dentists at (949) 551-5902. We will be happy to help you consider all of your tooth replacement options.