Expense is the second thing most patients think about dental implants, right behind how great it will be to have them. Just as there is a wide range in implant treatments — everything from replacing a single tooth to a full-mouth restoration.  And with any medical procedure there are a number of health factors that influence the cost. At Campbell Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, implant costs can span from around $3000 to $30,000 for a full-arch of teeth. Dental implants can be perceived as more expensive than other methods, but they are the only true permeant replace for a teeth. Implants restore oral function, and provide comfort and durability that makes them a worthy investment in your oral health over the long haul.

For a clear picture of your implant needs and the costs, schedule a dental implant consultation with our office. Dr. William Campbell is the leading Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and dental implant specialist in the Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL metro region. He will make a thorough assessment of your mouth’s condition using advanced diagnostic tools like our in-office 3D cone-beam CT scanner. In no time, the non-invasive exam will be over and the top treatment options identified. You will leave your consultation appointment with a detailed treatment plan and a firm handle on the price.

Affordable Financing Options:

If you need help paying for your implants, consider financing them through CareCredit, Proceed Finance & Alphaeon. Both companies provide low- and no-interest financing for medical services, including oral care treatment with implants. Each lender’s application process is simple and can be completed in a matter of minutes. If you need assistance or have any questions, customer service reps with the respective businesses will be happy to help. In most instances, lending decisions are rendered quickly and, when applicable, funds are available soon after.

Considerations when evaluating implant costs:

Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points that should be kept in mind. The list below explains the multiple factors in pricing. Click the + to see more info on each topic.

When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.

While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.

Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face. This can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic costs down the road.

On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which actually integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.

Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.

There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:

  • Exams/office visits
  • Tooth/root extraction
  • Bone grafting
  • Placement of the titanium root (the “dental implant”)
  • Placement of the crown
  • X-rays, pre/post operative care

First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.

There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.

Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.