What Is The Average Cost Of Dental Implants?

Our teeth are the protective barrier that helps in preventing bone loss from the jaws. In the case of missing teeth, the jaw starts deteriorating slowly with time, which leads to pain and discomfort. Besides, bone loss from the jaws also makes an individual more susceptible to tooth decay, gum diseases, oral infections, etc. Tooth loss or missing teeth can even lead to difficulty in chewing, which causes poor digestion. Thus, dental implants are the perfect solution to the problems because of missing teeth.

Dental implants offer a strong foundation for mending the defects in your natural teeth, and, therefore, implants are also called replacement teeth. Dentists suggest getting dental implants to people to restore natural teeth and prevent pain and irritation while chewing food.

 How to determine the average cost of dental implants?

The base cost of a dental implant only includes the implant procedure cost. The main variables that influence the base cost are as follows:

    • Dentist’s Experience: The more experienced a dental practitioner is, the higher fees his or her fees would be. But, consulting a qualified dentist will minimize the procedure risk.
    • Materials Used: Implants can be made from different materials, mostly either zirconium or titanium. Both materials have different prices, which will have an impact on the price.
    • Preparation Processes: Bone grafting or tooth extractions are might be needed before the dentist can fix the implant. Thus, it all depends on the overall health of your jawbone and teeth. The more procedures that you need, the higher will be your total the implant cost.
    • Number of Implants: Your total increases if the number of dental implants that you need is more.
    • Geographical Location: The implants cost varies based on the dental clinic’s location. Implants are cheaper in some other countries; but even within the U.S., the cost differs from region to region because of higher rent and other expenses of commercial properties in certain areas.

  How much do dental implants cost on average?

Because dental implants are customized based on your specific number of missing teeth, they come under the umbrella of being an expensive dental product. This, in turn, is a key factor that determines the dental implants cost. The cost for a single dental implant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, range from $3,000 to $4,500 or more. You might incur some additional costs for CT scans, surgical guides, bone grafts, tooth extractions, X-rays, barrier membranes, etc.

At Choice Family Dentistry, we offer several financing options to our patients for their convenience and making our dental services more affordable for everyone. For a detailed consultation with an implants’ dentist or to know more about the cost of dental implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, please get in touch with us!

The Missing Tooth Scenario

It’s the weekend, and you and your friends decide to go out and have a couple drinks. Then, like always, a couple drinks turn to a couple more and maybe you are having a blast and that is fine. But then the next morning you wake up and you feel that your mouth is sore. You feel a weird gap in your mouth, a gap where your tooth should be! So you pull the covers off of you and panic, you rush while stumbling to the bathroom, all the while you are still touching the gap in your mouth with your tongue. Then you reach the bathroom mirror and immediately smile and open your mouth and realize…. A MISSING TOOTH!!

You panic and try and remember how this happened… even if you remember or don’t remember, it’s not like you can super glue your tooth back to the exact spot. So now you immediately remember your dentist and give them a call, text them, email them, you try every means of communication to reach your dentist….. because this is literally an emergency!

You get a hold of your dentist and they understand completely your situation and recommend you come in immediately. You rush to the dental practice and the dentist and his team take x-rays and see what can be done. Your wonderful dentist comes into the room after x-rays and seeing all possible ways to save your smile and they recommend: DENTAL IMPLANTS.

You think to yourself… “I’ve heard of dental implants… but is there any other option?” Then your dentist says “there are other options like a partial denture or a bridge, but a dental implant would be best.” Now you are thinking not just about your missing tooth but the price to replace this missing tooth.

OPTIONS

Which option is truly best for your missing tooth? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons for these three options.

Pros
Partial Dentures:

  • Replacing your missing tooth
  • Cost is lower than other options
  • Removable (could also be a negative)

Bridges:

  • Replacing missing tooth
  • Non-Removable
  • Covers gaps and spaces in teeth
  • Straightens crooked teeth

Dental Implants:

  • Replacing missing tooth
  • Preserves Natural Teeth
  • Provides a much more natural & superior appearance
  • Can NOT get a cavity on an implant!
  • Protects long term oral health.
  • Permanent Fixture
  • Able to chew on an apple (or any hard foods) again!

Let’s take a look at the cons of these three options:

Cons
Partial Dentures:

  • Very Uncomfortable
  • Visible (other people can see them)
  • They hang on to your other teeth
  • Sore Teeth and Gums
  • Bulky Acrylic on Your Palate and Gums
  • Re-alignments and adjustments are needed every 4-6months

Bridges:

  • You have to cut natural tooth structure of the adjacent teeth (the teeth next to the missing tooth) in order for it to fit.
  • An average lifespan is between 7 to 10 years.
  • Relies on other teeth for support of the bridge

Dental Implants:

  • It takes time for the implant to fuse with the jawbone, so it is not a fast fix but it is a permanent one.

CONCLUSION

So, what is the best option for your missing tooth? You can decide for yourself, but as for me, I love to eat apples and want a permanent fix. I do NOT want to have to keep going back to the dentist every year (on top of my yearly cleanings) to fix my partial denture, or bridge. I do NOT want to have to shave my other natural teeth in order to fix one missing tooth. If I do that then that means I would have to permanently adjust my whole natural smile to have a bridge fit, and once you shave your natural teeth you can NOT un-shave it!

I will go with DENTAL IMPLANTS for sure! It’s permanent. It preserves my other natural teeth. I do NOT have to worry about cavities on that tooth. And I can eat whatever I want!

Now you be the judge, put your-self in this scenario and which option would you choose, or maybe you are looking to replace a missing tooth and this scenario happened to you literally over the weekend, what option will you choose?

First Stage of Dental Implant with our patient Michael P.

Dental Implants are one of the most secure and strongest (and of course most realistic) procedure you can get and do, next to having REAL teeth.

We make them look beautifully and you never have to worry about: “is my tooth going to pop off or fall out”. You also don’t have to worry about NOT eating specific foods, you can eat your apple or almonds, or anything crunchy!

And… you on’t have to worry about getting cavities! Dental Implants are a wonderful investment…. just ask our patients!