Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
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.
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.
Jaw Bone Health
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.
Quality of Life
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.
Comparing Dental Implant Quotes
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
Financing for Dental Implants
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. We work with Care Credit. You can apply here.
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.
Schedule Your Consultation
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at Lake Grove Office Phone Number 503-534-0114 to schedule your consultation.
Patient Reviews for Dental Implant Procedure
Geisler Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Patient Review by Betty H
Thank you so much for your kind service and all the special care you gave me during my procedure. The ice cream, tea and flowers were a special touch. I give you all an A+!!
- Betty H
Patient Review by Barbara F
I cannot express how touched I was by your generosity in making my implant affordable. As someone who is self-employed (as you are), I must depend upon my relationship with my clients. I can understand why you experience success because you truly care for your patients!
- Barbara F
Patient Review by Linda H
Thank you for the lovely flowers and especially for your kind care of my complicated case! I particularly appreciated that you provided a post-procedure medication plan that was workable, so I wouldn't be sick to my stomach! Many thanks and warmest appreciation!
- Linda H
Patient Review by David W
I wanted to thank you for your prompt response to my emergency phone call the Friday evening before last. I could not get ahold of my dentist and I was in a lot of pain. Thank you for your immediate call back and for prescribing the antibiotic, etc. You are the ultimate professional and such a beautiful human being. The root canal with Dr. Welk and the crown with Dr. Jia went smoothly and I am in good shape as I walk the beach this weekend at Canon Beach. It is a luxury-- to receive such wonderful care from you and your colleagues.
- David W
Patient Review by Kathyrn B
Dear Dr. Geisler and PJ, KD, Aurora and Sarah, At age 75, and with multiple surgeries under my belt, I am surprised to be writing my first thank you note for a surgical procedure. I thought the ice cream was the best idea ever and then came the lovely bouquet of flowers! ALMOST makes me wish that I needed more surgery with you! Thank you for all the TLC and the positive experience. I do appreciate all the effort!
- Kathyrn B
Patient Review by Yvonne K
Of all the doctors and dentists I've been too, you are the only one I "LOVE" to see. Thank you for your great work, your wonderful and caring staff, your hugs and prayers. Know that you are loved. Th ice cream was yummy and the roses are still thriving.
- Yvonne K
Patient Review by Judy H
YOU WILL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED COMING TO THIS OFFICE!
- Judy H
Patient Review by Diane P
Thank you for making a not always so fun adventure quite pleasant. Your attention to your patients exceeds what one tends to experience these days. You have a most pleasant and helpful staff. Thank you to all... I am delighted with the care that I received from your office.
- Diane P
Patient Review by Bonnie T
Many thanks for the beautiful yellow roses! Most of all, thank you for your expertise in removing my tooth without any pain. At my age - just hope I live long enough to get my implant. May God bless you.
- Bonnie T
Patient Review by Sandy W
Dr. Geisler has helped me for a long time and I have total confidence in her. She is a very experienced, skillful surgeon. She takes the time to listen, she communicates so well and her follow up care is always there. Please note: Dr. Geisler researched and identified a problem I had that no other physician saw or could identify (now I am getting help). Also she quickly helped my visiting daughter's serious situation and arranged for a team of physicians to help with her recovery. I have such gratitude for this doctor and her staff. Dr. Geisler is caring, cheerful, has a curious intellect and phenomenal skill. On top of all this, there's easy "by the door parking", and calm, pleasant office, ICE CREAM and the occasional bouquet of flowers. Need I say more!!
- Sandy W
Patient Review by PBHS T
- PBHS T