The cost of dental implants: ‘Grinvesting’ in Your health and happiness

Overview 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 one tooth or multiple teeth need to be replaced, dental implants offer a number of benefits that are superior to alternatives like bridges and dentures.

Natural Teeth vs Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial root that is similar to the natural dental root but is typically made of titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone underneath the gum line by an oral surgeon. It acts as an anchor to a crown or an artificial tooth that is attached to the implant.

 

What financial investment is needed for a dental implant?

Your health and happiness are invaluable, which is why you can’t afford to suffer from missing teeth. And while there isn’t a Tooth Fairy to fix everything, dental implants can work magic on your quality of life, confidence and wellbeing. Whether your dentist has recommended you undergo a dental implant procedure, or you made the decision based on your own research, you need to know the investment associated with this treatment.

The full cost of dental implants depends on many different factors, with a single tooth ranging from $1,600 to well over $5,000 in Canada. This price generally includes the surgical placement of the implant and the crown. However, you may need to budget for additional procedures like bone grafting, which can increase the cost. For more information, please read Seaforth Oral Surgery’s blog: Replacing teeth with dental implants; Do I have enough bone?

What Impacts the cost of dental implants?

Dental implants are considered the most advanced therapy to replace missing teeth. The benefits attached to dental implants have proven to be superior to other missing-teeth replacement alternatives.

Some benefits to smile about include minimization of bone-loss, a lifetime longevity (with proper care), and an appearance and functionality that most closely resembles natural teeth. To learn about all the benefits of dental implants, please read our blog: Are dental implants for life?

The cost of dental implants is influenced by the technology required to place them, the quality of the implants used, the experience of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the amount of work required. Each dental implant placement is highly customizable, and has different requirements like grafting and multiple appointments and procedures. Your dentistry specialist will be able to present you with a detailed treatment plan that includes all costs after an initial consultation. Contact Seaforth Oral Surgery to book an appointment with one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Antoine Chehade and Dr. Marc Shenouda.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Insurance companies in Canada have begun recognizing the long-term benefits of this procedure and are increasingly expanding coverage to include dental implant and crowns. However, it is important that you request the information from your broker 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 offer patients a variety of payment options for all treatments. Contact us today to book an appointment with our dental implant specialists and get ready to smile again.

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