When you set up your dental implant consultation with Dr. Andrew Satlin in Los Angeles, you will have the chance to learn about the dental implant cost and other information. There are several factors that influence the dental implant cost and your treatment time. Here are some things that can influence the dental implant cost:
Number of Teeth Involved
The more teeth that need to be replaced, the greater the cost of dental implants will be. Dr. Satlin will need to use more materials and spend additional time treating your mouth when you have several missing teeth versus one missing tooth.
The cost of dental implants can fluctuate based on whether or not you have already had some bone loss. If your teeth have been missing for a long time and there is significant bone degeneration, you may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure prior to placing dental implants. This will be billed separately from your treatment plan and may increase your dental implant cost.
Type of Procedure
There are many different options when it comes to dental implants and the total cost of implants will depend upon the type of procedure that you are undergoing. For example, the cost of implant supported dentures or All-on-4™ implants will have a different fee than traditional implants or that of replacing teeth with an implant supported dental bridge.
If Dr. Satlin recommends a sinus lift before implant placement, your total dental implant cost will increase as a result of this additional procedure.
If you have gum disease, the success rate of your implant procedure will improve significantly if periodontal disease is treated prior to implant placement. Dr. Satlin may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure to treat gum disease, or laser gum surgery for moderate to advanced cases. You will learn more about the cost of these additional procedures during your dental implant consultation.
If you need to have extractions before implant placement, the cost of dental implants may also be affected. If you do not have any teeth present and there is no bone degeneration, the implants can likely just be placed in the areas with missing teeth. If bone degeneration has occurred, you may need to undergo a bone graft or other procedures, which may affect the dental implant cost.
Schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Satlin in Los Angeles today to find out what the dental implant cost will be for your treatment plan.