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Cost of Dental Implants –  Anthem, AZ

The Value of Your Smile Can’t Be Overestimated

Dental implants provide countless benefits that other options don’t, including superior strength and stability, more self-confidence, and longevity - just to name a few. But, as a dentist in Anthem, we understand that many additional factors go into your decision to get dental implants. For many patients, cost is one of the biggest considerations. Below, you’ll get an idea of what determines the final figure, but if you’d like an estimate that’s tailored just for you, contact us to schedule a consultation!

Types of Dental Implants

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There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Once Dr. Anderson has evaluated your needs, she’ll make a recommendation for which one is right for you. Endosteal implants are the most common. These titanium posts are surgically placed in the jaw and require an adequate amount of healthy jawbone for support.

Subperiosteal implants rest on top of the bone, underneath the gum tissue. These can be used for patients who lost their teeth long ago and have lost bone mass in their jaws as a result.

What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

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  • Consultation – During a consultation, Dr. Anderson will look at every aspect of your oral and overall health to make sure implants are right for you.
  • Preliminary procedures – In some cases, separate treatment is needed beforehand (e.g. gum disease therapy, a bone graft, or extractions).
  • Implant placement – For convenience and continuity of care, Dr. Anderson will perform your implant surgery right here in our office. It usually takes 1-2 hours per implant, during which she’ll make your comfort a top priority from start to finish.
  • Osseointegration – Implants generally take 3-6 months to osseointegrate, or fuse, with the surrounding jawbone. Exceptions to this are All-On-4 or Teeth-In-a-Day cases, in which implants are placed and restored on the same day.
  • Restoration – The last step is having your implant restored with either a single dental crown, bridge, or a denture.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

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Yes! Dental implants are the only replacement option that can last several decades or a lifetime with basic maintenance. And you won’t have the cost of periodic adjustments, relines, or replacements like you would with dentures or bridges.

Not to mention that you’ll get dramatically improved function from implants that allows you to eat a wider variety of foods, smile and laugh with confidence, and even maintain your jawbone and facial structure over time.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

One of the biggest drawbacks of dental insurance is that it usually covers the lowest-cost treatment, regardless of what’s best for patients. However, it’s still a good idea to check your plan, as they vary quite a bit. If you have questions, you can always contact us. We’re happy to clarify what your plan covers and what it doesn’t.

Also, keep in mind that we offer other ways to make dental implants in Anthem more affordable, including an in-house savings plan and financing options to break up the cost into monthly payments. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information!