If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve probably heard a lot about dental implants and their benefits. It’s not just marketing hype—dental implants really are the best option for replacing missing teeth. While bridges and dentures replace the visible portion of a missing tooth, dental implants also replace the root. By replacing the root, your bite will be stronger and you’ll avoid the bone loss in the jaw that causes a prematurely aged appearance. The one significant downside is the cost of dental implants—because they involve a surgical procedure, they’re more expensive than dentures and bridges. Here’s what you need to know.
Average Cost of Dental Implants on Long Island
The cost of dental implants on Long Island can vary a great deal, but the average cost of a single implant, along with an abutment and crown, ranges between $3000 and $6000. Keep in mind that the term “dental implant” is often used as a catch-all term, but the dental implant really just refers to the post or screw that is implanted in the jaw. There’s an abutment that attaches to the implant in order to hold a dental restoration, which could be a crown, bridge, or denture. The type of restoration and the quality of materials used to make it can have an impact on the total cost.
Other factors to consider when researching the cost of dental implants on Long Island are the costs of sedation or anesthesia, the number of teeth that need replacement, how many office visits are required, and any supplemental procedures that are needed before implant surgery, like a sinus lift or bone grafting.
Ways to Save Money on Dental Implants
Before you decide that dental implants aren’t in your budget, you’ll be relieved to know there are some options to help you reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. These include:
As dental insurance providers begin to see the benefits of dental implants, more are beginning to cover some of the costs involved. For example, some carriers will cover the cost of dental implants if you were in an accident or if you’ve already experienced bone loss in the jaw. Others will not cover the cost of the implants, but will cover the restorations that attach to them.
Talk to your dental insurance provider to find out if they cover any of the costs involved in getting dental implants, what kind of deductible you have, and whether there are waiting periods or annual maximums. Our billing team is happy to help you with this process.
Dental Discount Plans
With a dental discount plan, you can save money on dental implants and other procedures. There’s little-to-no waiting period required before you can use your discount. Your discount plan doesn’t pay us directly, but it does provide you with a reduced rate.
CareCredit Payment Plans
CareCredit is similar to a credit card, but you can only use it at participating medical, dental, and veterinary clinics. We’ve partnered with CareCredit to provide our patients with no-interest financing and low minimum monthly payments to make sure dental implants are within reach for anyone who needs them.
Talk to Us About a Bundle Discount
If you need a number of dental procedures, we can perform them all in one or two appointments, which reduces the amount of time, anesthesia, and sedation needed, so our services can be discounted accordingly.