Dental implants are the functional replacement for a missing tooth. It gives you the feeling of natural tooth again and you can chew normally for years. Today it is a successful treatment method all around the world. But the dental implants prices are based on the various elements that contribute to its overall cost.
The initial phase of consultation is extremely important. As the planning for the rest of the treatment will be done during this phase. The dentist will assess the teeth condition and jaw bone, which is an important part of the treatment. So, consultation is also included in the dental implants prices. Implants generally fail as this critical element was missing in the planning. You will definitely need diagnostic imaging X-rays that are necessary for this procedure.
Generally, there are two appointments involved in dental implants. First one is to place the implant, including the healing period of about 3-to-6 months. Second is to place the abutment and crown. Some dentists use implants in which temporary crown is placed immediately after the implant. But you will still need another appointment for the permanent crown.
Implant includes three main parts- the implant itself, the crown, and the abutment. Most of the time, the price a clinic shows you include the price for the implant only which screws into the bone. So make sure you ask for the price for the whole deal that includes the price of all the three parts and additional prices of surgery, anesthesia and other costs involved.
Bone grafts are required for those patients who have lost a lot of bone. Also, if the person is having any kind of infection, then grafting is done with bone products. It is performed in a separate procedure and requires months to heal for the graft to fuse completely into the regular bone. This will require an additional price and you will require more consultations.
Due to advancement in the technology, prices are affordable but depend on the practices of dentists and condition of the patient. If the missing tooth is in the front, then the prices will be higher as compared to the tooth at the back. The front tooth needs to be implanted more aesthetically and require a lot of care and intensive work. Prices will be higher for the multiple tooth treatment.
All these elements are included in the prices of dental implants which can vary patient to patient.