Cost of treatment is one of many variables to consider when exploring options for tooth replacement at Absolute Dental Care in Nixa, Missouri. Our patients know how much their care will cost and are aware of all their treatment options to make a well-informed decision. We do our absolute best to avoid unpleasant surprises or “sticker shock.”
Implants are cylindrical-shaped posts used to replace teeth. Made from titanium or zirconium dioxide, these are designed to fuse or join with the jawbone naturally. So, each implant heals to become a part of the jawbone.
The implant is attached to a prosthetic tooth. The prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture is “rooted” or stabilized in the jawbone. Such implant-supported or implant-retained replacement teeth are made to “mimic” the design and function of natural, healthy teeth. Some benefits include:
For patients who have lost many or all of their teeth, minimal dental implants may be positioned in the jawbone to support a maximum number of replacement teeth. Since the implant is the costliest part of the prosthetic, this characteristic prevents treatment from being cost-prohibitive. With the “usual” brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, your implant-supported teeth can last a lifetime!
These factors include additional services to “prepare” the jaw for implants; for instance, bone grafts to build up lost or deteriorated tissue in the jaws.
We are also happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss the payment options. If you have dental insurance, some parts of the procedure may be a “covered service.” This consideration helps to reduce out-of-pocket expenses.