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At Little Rock Family Dental Care, we never want a high cost to keep you from getting the treatment you need. That’s why we do everything in our power to offer affordable dental implants at our practice. While the cost of implant treatment varies from patient to patient, our dentists can examine your mouth to give you an idea of how much it will cost to replace your missing teeth. Ultimately, the only way to definitively know the price of your new smile is to schedule an appointment with your implant dentist. Contact us today to schedule your FREE implant consultation!
One of the most influential factors in the cost of dental implants is how many posts you’ll need to rebuild your smile. For patients missing only one tooth, we can place a single implant and top it with a realistic dental crown. Other patients might be missing two or three teeth in a row that can be replaced by suspending a dental bridge in between two implants. Patients who are missing all teeth on one or both arches can receive a full denture anchored by four to eight implants. It should come as no surprise that the more implant posts you need, the more your treatment will cost.
Getting dental implants requires multiple appointments, which each incur their own unique cost. There’s the surgical placement of the implants themselves. Unlike many dental practices, we can perform this portion of the treatment in our own office without having to refer you to an outside specialist. Then there may be another minor surgery to place your abutments (small metal attachments that connect your implants to your restorations). Lastly, there’s the placement of the crown, bridge, or denture that goes on top of the abutments.
Some patients may require preparatory treatments, such as gum disease therapy or bone grafting, before implants can be placed. Luckily, we can provide these procedures in-house.
Dental implants are by far the most advantageous way to replace missing teeth. They prevent the jawbone deterioration that’s common after tooth loss, keeping the bone healthy and supporting your facial muscles so that they don’t sag or wrinkle prematurely. They also provide more stability and a chewing power that’s virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
While traditional bridges or dentures might seem cheaper, they have to be replaced every few years. By contrast, dental implants can last 30+ years with proper maintenance (daily brushing and flossing, regular dental checkups, etc.). In the long run, dental implants might actually save you money!
Many dental insurance plans consider implants a cosmetic procedure, so they don’t provide cover the costs of the implants themselves. However, you may be qualified for coverage for other portions of the treatment, like bone grafting or your restoration.
Our practice is in-network with a wide range of dental insurances, and we’re even willing to work with out-of-network policies as well. For those without insurance, our team can help you apply for CareCredit – a third-party financing plan that allows you to fund your dental care by breaking your payment up into monthly installments that can fit into almost any budget. Better yet, they have incredibly low interest rates!