Cost of Dental Implants – Hamden, CT
Investing in Your Smile and Your Oral Health
When it comes to your smile, you want the best, and in terms of tooth replacement solutions, dental implants in Hamden are the best option and investment you’ll make in your smile. But what about the cost? It’s true, this restorative treatment is costly, but it’s also not just for the rich and famous. If you value permanence, stability, longevity, and greater confidence in your smile, D'Andrea and Pantera encourage you to choose dental implants. If you want to learn more about the breakdown of cost, call us to schedule a consultation with one of our expert dental professionals.
Types of Dental Implants
At D'Andrea and Pantera, our dentists offer different dental implants based on your individual needs. Depending on how many teeth are missing, you can expect the cost to rise with the more implants you need to be placed.
The different types of implants include:
- Single Tooth Implant – Comprised of the titanium implant, abutment, and custom-made dental crown, this replaces one single missing tooth.
- Implant Bridge – If you’re missing one or several consecutive teeth in a row, an implant bridge is a great solution. Most likely, you’ll have two implants, as well as a customized dental bridge to complete your smile.
- Implant-Retained Denture – The most costly of the three options is the implant-retained denture. For individuals who don’t want traditional dentures and who are missing all their teeth in an arch, implant-retained dentures are kept in place by 4-6 strategically placed implants, and a custom denture is secured to the top of your implants.
Again, the more implants you need, the higher the cost.
What Are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
As you sit down with one of our dentists, your treatment plan will outline the total of your procedure. You can expect each phase to incur a separate cost. Here is an example of what charges might be included:
- The initial consultation: During this visit, your dentist will examine your mouth to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. Taking X-rays and evaluating your overall bone and tissue health, they will create a treatment plan based on the information provided.
- Pre-implant dental work: Should we find that you need dental work prior to receiving your dental implants, separate charges for things like bone grafting or periodontal therapy will be added to the overall cost.
- Surgical placement: Depending on the number of implants you’re having placed, the dentist will make an incision in the gum line and place the implants. Stitching up the surgical site, you’ll be sent home to heal for several months (3-6). The actual procedure and number of implants are factored into the estimated price.
- Abutment: When you return to our office after months of healing, our dentists will secure an abutment, which is a separate appliance that connects the implant to the custom restoration. This is another fee.
- Custom restoration: Once your custom dental crown, bridge, or denture is ready, we’ll place it on top of your implant to create a seamless smile. Naturally, your prosthetic will also be a separate price.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
The short answer to this question is a resounding yes! If you don’t want your fixed bridge, denture or partial to be replaced every few years, you’ll be pleased to know your dental implants can last decades or even a lifetime with minimal maintenance. Talk about the money you’ll save! But that’s not their only benefit. They’re also:
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Much more stable than your traditional dentures, partials, or a fixed bridge
- Capable of restoring your overall facial appearance and preventing facial sagging
- Able to increase your self-esteem and confidence
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Most dental insurance companies will not cover the cost of dental implants, but what you might not know is that parts of your overall treatment may be eligible for coverage, including:
- Any pre-dental implant work (periodontal therapy, bone grafting)
- Custom restoration
In addition to participating with various dental insurance companies, our practice offers CareCredit, which can help you finance this type of extensive and long-term treatment.