Dental implant procedures are complex dental procedures that require great skill on the part of your implant dentist, not to mention the other dental professionals on his/her team. The cost of materials and lab work is also a huge factor, as implants call for titanium abutments (most commonly), as well as crowns that are also made of the highest-quality materials.
In addition, complementary dental procedures are often required to complete the process, which can require multiple appointments over a period of time.
You should have a discussion with your implant dentist regarding costs, so you understand which aspects of the procedure are included in the quoted price, and what other costs, if any, could be incurred. For example, you should ask your dentist whether the initial oral evaluation, dental x-rays, cone beam CT scan, or sedation/anesthesia are extra or included in the quote.
At the same time, your implant dentist should be able to help you ascertain whether your dental insurance can be used to cover part of the cost of your implants or associated procedures.
Typically, the annual maximum coverage for most dental insurance packages ranges between $1,000 and $2,500, and can be used toward any approved treatment, including implants. Keep in mind that if an insurance plan doesn’t cover implants, it may still cover the cost of the final restorations.
In addition, financing is available via healthcare-related third-party companies and your dentist may offer his/her own installment plan.