At San Francisco Dental Implant Center we get asked about dental implant costs all the time. Fair enough, we are the first to agree that dental implant costs are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but that is because there is a lot of skill involved. To be an expert in dental implants involves years of training. Furthermore, one patient’s requirements can be totally different from another.
Certainly, there are some general dentists in the Bay Area who have done a weekend course, and now do dental implants as well, but some are better than others. They certainly don’t have the skills of a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon here in San Francisco or anywhere else for that matter. There is also the consideration of the cost of NOT having dental implants, such as the inconvenience of dentures, damage to adjoining teeth in the case of a bridge, the possibility of health problems down the road, and more.
But here’s the good news: we have a very wide range of finance options available for dental implant treatment, including one with no interest, so there is bound to be an option which fits your budget, and we will work with you to insure you get the right plan. Let us also tell you that your dental implant costs will be fixed before you begin treatment and there will be no hidden charges later. What you see is what you pay.
Let’s have a look at why dental implants are expensive and why there is no straight answer to the question “What do dental implants cost?” In fact, we would go one step further and say that anyone who gives you a cost over the phone is not being truthful. That is because our doctor needs to examine you and see exactly what it is that is required in your particular case, since no two patients are the same.
A Number Of things Will Affect The Cost of Your Dental Implant(s)
Costs will obviously vary depending on how many teeth you need to replace. You may need only one or two dental implants where another patient may need several. Then there is the cost of jaw reconstruction if it is required. Some patients may not have sufficient jawbone where the implant is to be placed, and this will mean that they will need a bone graft from another part of the body, such as the hip.
Anesthesia is another consideration. If the surgery is to be performed under general anesthetic it will cost more. Then there is the consideration of the brand and quality of the implants themselves. Brands do vary in quality, but everything in the US has to be approved by the FDA. At San Francisco Dental Implant Center we only use top-quality dental implants. There are also other factors which can affect the cost.
The short answer is to book an appointment with Dr Rabinovich so that he can assess what you need, and then quote you an accurate price.