Because we are limited in the number of teeth we have throughout our lifetime, losing a tooth as an adult can be problematic in a few ways. Luckily, with advancements in dental technology, it is possible to replace one or more missing teeth with prosthetics or dental implants. A consultation with your periodontist in Miami, FL, can help determine which option will work best for you. Some patients hesitate because they worry about the dental implant cost. While dental implants can be expensive, their benefits often make them the preferable treatment option. You can also prepare ahead of time by taking into consideration the top two factors that affect the final cost of the procedure.

Number of Implants Needed

The main factor in dental implant cost is the number of implants you require. If you only need a single implant, it's likely to be less expensive than if you require full-arch implants. However, even if you require a full arch, you may be able to get implant-supported dentures which can still help you save on the cost. It is also possible to get bridges with some implants if you have multiple missing teeth. Typically, the more implants you need, the higher the cost.

Bone Grafting

The other main factor that could affect the cost of dental implants is whether you need a bone graft. You may require bone graft surgery if your jaw bone is not dense enough to support an implant. This additional surgical procedure will significantly affect the final cost of any implant procedure.

Come See Us for a Consultation

The best way to know for sure if you are a good candidate for dental implants and how much treatment is likely to cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bradley A. Ross or Dr. Scott B. Ross. Contact our office at South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants to schedule your visit today.