The cost of dental implants explored

The cost of dental implants exploredOverview on dental implants

Before we explore the cost of dental implants, let’s do a quick overview of what dental implants are.

Dental implants are the most natural solution to missing teeth, whether it is one or multiple teeth, dental implants offer a number of benefits that are superior to other missing teeth replacement alternatives- such as bridges and dentures.

Natural Teeth vs Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial root- similar to the natural dental root, which is generally made-up of titanium. The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone underneath the gumline by an oral surgeon. It acts as an anchor to a crown or an artificial tooth that is attached to the implant.

 

What is the investment needed for a dental implant?

Whether you have just received a recommendation from your dentist to receive dental implant therapy, or whether you have already decided to take on dental implant therapy, you will want to know what kind of an investment is associated with this treatment.

The short answer is that the full cost depends on many different factors, a single tooth dental implant can range from $1600 CDN to well over $5000 CDN. This cost generally includes the surgical placement of the implant and the crown. However, you may need to calculate for additional procedures, such as bone grafting, which can increase this cost. For more information on bone grafting, please read our blog: Replacing teeth with dental implants; Do I have enough bone?

What affects the cost of dental implants?

Dental implants are considered the utmost advanced therapy to replace missing teeth. The benefits attached to dental implants have proven to be superior to other missing-teeth replacement alternatives. Some of the most important benefits include: minimization of bone-loss, with proper care these could last a lifetime and they are indeed the solution the most closely resembles natural teeth. To learn about all the benefits of dental implants, please read our blog: Are dental implants for life?

Nonetheless, the cost of dental implants is influenced by the technology that goes into placing them, the quality of dental implants used, the experience of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon placing the implant and the amount of work required by both the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the dentist.

Each dental implant placement can be highly customizable, with different requirements from grafting to multiple appointments and procedures. Your dental implant specialist will be able to present you a detailed treatment plan that includes all costs after an initial consultation. To book an initial consultation with one of our Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons: Dr. Chehade and Dr. Shenouda, contact us.

Insurance Coverage for dental implants & Tax credits

Insurance companies in Canada have started to recognize the long-term benefits of dental implants, and as such, insurance companies have started to expand coverage of dental implants and crowns. However, it is important that you request the information from your own insurance companies once you have been presented with a treatment plan.

Further, dental implants can be considered a medical expense deduction when filing your income taxes. Similarly to your insurance coverage, you should consult your financial planner to better plan and understand the amount that is deductible for each fiscal period.

At Seaforth Oral Surgery we provide patients with a variety of payment options for all treatments offered. Contact-us today to book an appointment with our dental implant specialists