What is the cost of implant treatment?
An investment in dental implant treatment is an investment in overall health, appearance, and well-being. It involves preserving the integrity of facial structures, as well as replacing missing teeth.
The actual cost of implant treatment is based on a number of factors, such as the number of teeth being replaced, the type of implant-supported teeth (treatment option) recommended, and whether additional procedures are necessary to achieve the proper aesthetic and functional result.
There is often a misconception that there is a set cost for each implant. The fees are calculated based on the amount of time the dentist or dental specialist anticipates spending to complete treatment (implant placement, other surgical procedures, fabrication of replacement teeth, etc.) as well as the estimated cost of implants, other components and materials necessary to complete treatment, and dental laboratory fees.
The only way to accurately estimate the cost for an individual patient is to have an examination and consultation with a dentist or dental specialist. If a dentist and a dental specialist work together on a patient’s treatment, there is a separate fee for each of the doctors.
Is the surgical procedure painful?
Most implant patients report that the discomfort is far less than they expected and is much like having a tooth extracted. Although everyone is different with regard to pain tolerance, most patients are very comfortable simply taking Tylenol afterward.
For more information on the costs and other factors associated with dental implants in Palm Desert, California, please feel free to contact us at the dental office of Anne A. Nicholas, DDS today.