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Cost of Dental Implants – Houston, TX

Experience the Long-Term Benefits Investment Provides

For some, dental implants may seem out-of-reach simply because of cost. As a result, you may feel more inclined to gravitate towards dental bridges or dentures. However, it’s also important to note that dental implant treatment widely varies in cost depending on your specific needs. As a highly customizable option for replacing teeth, we always encourage patients to learn more about the process before you even schedule a consultation. Of course, Dr. Stapleton’s office is always ready to take your call too, so feel free to contact him!

Types of Dental Implants

Diagram of a dental implant fully integrated with bone tissue.

Every implant case will come with its own unique factors. After all, no two patients are alike, which means we personalize your treatment to your exact needs. For example, the specific type of implant used and the number of implants placed will probably be the most dramatic factor in influencing your total cost. This is why someone having a single implant placed for a single tooth is going to pay far less overall compared to someone replacing several teeth throughout the mouth. This is because the number of implants needed goes up and the type of restoration required becomes far more complex.

What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

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During every phase of dental implant treatment, a unique cost is accounted for. This includes the surgical phase where the implant is placed, the potential abutment that may go on top of the implant, and the final restoration that makes up your permanent smile. Additionally, if you require other treatments to prepare for your dental implants, they will be included in your final price tag as well. This includes services like bone grafting or periodontal therapy, which are designed to address bone loss or gum disease, respectively. We’ll make sure to determine if this is the case during your initial consultation.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

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It’s certainly not a secret that dental implants cost more than other tooth replacement options, but there is a reason for this. Dental implants are certainly more money upfront, but we believe they are worth it thanks to their numerous benefits. One of the most notable benefits is their longevity and reliability. Much like having a car you can drive every day and maintain knowing that it will serve you well, the same applies to your dental implants. In fact, dental implants are designed to last for several decades and often remain healthy for the rest of the patient’s life.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

An older woman holding a toothbrush.

In most cases, dental implants do not receive coverage from a dental insurance plan. However, there are some instances where dental implant-related services can receive partial coverage at the very least. This includes gum therapy to treat infected gum tissue, initial consultations to confirm your eligibility for dental implants, and even the restorations themselves. Our office is happy to accept a wide variety of PPO dental plans as well as offer a membership option that gives you discounts on all other services available at our office, including dental implants. If you need additional help determining a financial plan for your treatment, we’re always happy to discuss it during your initial consultation.