Deciding to get dental implants is the easy part—next, you’ll have to decide where you want to get them, the type of implants you’d like, and the materials used for the restorations attached to your implants. It’s a lot to consider and for many patients, one of the most important factors is price. Given the cost of dental implants, this is certainly understandable. Below, we’ll answer a question that’s on many people’s minds: how much do dental implants cost in Northeast Ohio?
Average Cost of Dental Implants in Northeast Ohio
“Dental implants” is used as a catch-all term for any type of restoration that is anchored by a dental implant. This can be a problem when it comes to understanding how much dental implants cost. It’s kind of like asking how much it costs to buy a car. Are you buying new or used? A compact car or an SUV? There are a lot of factors to weigh in determining a price.
Type of Dental Implant Restoration
The average cost of a single-tooth dental implant, the abutment that attaches to it, and the crown is between $4000 and $6000 in Northeast Ohio. A single-tooth dental implant is only one type of restoration, though.
If you have a few adjacent teeth missing, you won’t need a single-tooth implant—you’ll need an implant-supported bridge. When most or all of the teeth on a single arch need to be replaced, we use an implant-supported denture; these dentures can be fixed or removable, full or partial, and the options you choose impact the overall price.
Dental Implant Restoration Materials
You’ll also have a choice to make when it comes to the materials used for the restorations attached to your dental implants. High-quality porcelain or zirconia crowns will be more expensive than those made with resin, metal or gold alloys, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. If you’re replacing a tooth that isn’t visible when you smile, you may opt for a less expensive material, while most patients choose the most realistic restoration possible when it’s for a front tooth.
Many patients who get dental implants need supplementary procedures in addition to implant surgery. These may include tooth extractions, bone grafting, and sinus lifts. Adding these procedures can also have a significant impact on the overall cost involved in getting dental implants.
How to Pay for Dental Implants
We don’t believe anyone should have to forego needed dental treatments because of cost, so our team is committed to helping make dental implants within reach for all of our patients. Here are some ways that we reduce your out-of-pocket expenses:
- Dental Insurance – Traditionally, dental insurers have not covered implants, but this is slowly beginning to change. Some plans will cover the cost of the restorations, but not the implants. Others will cover some of your total costs if you need implants as the result of bone loss or facial trauma. We’ll help you understand your benefits and ensure that as much of your treatment costs are covered by insurance as possible.
- Aurora Dental Discount Plan – If you do not have dental insurance, we offer a discount plan that provides deep discounts on all of our services, including dental implants.
- Full Payment Discount – We provide a 10 percent discount if you pay your treatment costs in full.
- Financing – You can also finance your treatment costs by setting up automatic payments with us or using CareCredit. If approved, we’ll pay your interest for up to 24 months.