If you have heard that dental implants are 'very' expensive and not affordable, that is really not true. In this article we will break down the costs associated with dental implants and explain the average cost of dental implants in Kanata and Ottawa.
Dental Implants are a strong and durable restorative option since they are installed into the jawbone. They are made to look, feel and function as natural as your real teeth and provide great cosmetic enhancement as well. While dental implants can cost more than traditional dentures, they provide a solution that will last for many years, or even decades. It is a very common question that we get from people in Kanata how much do dental implants cost? There are a number of determinants and they can vary so much that it’s hard to give a quick answer. Many times the cost of tooth implants can be a deciding factor in getting the treatment.
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On an average, a single tooth implant can cost around $2,900. However, depending on the patient's specific case, there may be additional costs associated with the surgery which could include: a CT Scan, Sinus Lift, Tissue Graft or a Surgical Guide.
In most cases, after the surgical implant is placed, we wait 2-3 months before placing the Crown on the Implant. This is to allow for healing/osseointegration. The cost of the Crown averages around $900 plus the laboratory fee. Overall, a single tooth replacement including the cost of the CT Scan, Surgery and Crown totals up to approximately $4900 over the course of a 3-month period (as long as no additional treatments such as grafts, sinus lifts or guides are needed).
However without proper consultation with your dentist, it is very difficult to determine the cost of dental implants. It can vary considerably, depending on the quality of the materials used in the implant and prosthetic tooth — such as titanium and porcelain — as well as the time and skill required for the procedure itself. It also depends on the number of missing teeth that need to be replaced and the number of implant posts that are necessary to secure your dental restorations. Depending on the scope of your procedure, the cost of your treatment may very well be less or more than the average price.
Since dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, it is also important that your gums and teeth are in good health and that you have sufficient bone in the jaw to support implant posts. For some patients, bone grafting or other procedures may be required before the placement of dental implants. If you require any additional treatments in preparation for your dental implant surgery, these procedures will affect the overall cost as well.
Multiple dental implants are an option for patients missing more than one tooth. This is oen of those procedures where the cost can vary considerably, since the patient can be missing two teeth or as much as the entire set of teeth. The cost is also based the positions of the missing teeth. Some people also choose to get Full mouth dental implants, which are implant supported dentures.
For a lot of patients, dental implants could a relatively expensive procedure, but there are definitely a lot of benefits. Missing teeth create a gap that can affect how you look and how you chew. Besides the aesthetic value, in the long-term, your remaining teeth may shift and move as the forces on the remaining teeth are increased. This can lead to even more tooth loss in the future. Dental Implants definitely provide a safe and reliable foundation for fixed or replacement teeth. They improve your smile and self confidence as well make it easier for you to chew food properly. They look and function just like regular teeth therefore in many cases they are definitely investing in, despite the costs associated with them.
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