Full Mouth Dental Implants Cost

Full Mouth Dental Implants Cost
If you are missing teeth you are probably looking for replacement options. If you are not, you should be. Missing replacing teeth has hugely positive effects for your total health. When considering tooth replacement options, there are not many options which are more secure than full dental implants. Dental Implants can replace any and all your missing teeth with security, strength, and stability. If Dental Implants are the top choice, how much do they cost?

Why you should replace missing teeth
Missing teeth cause a plethora of problems for patients.
* Missing teeth have a link with mental health- Many patients report a lower self esteem, and general depression after living with missing teeth. It is only natural that when you are shy to smile, you feel less happy.
* Missing teeth and high sugar diets- Missing teeth necessitate that patients eat “easier” foods. It is not impossible to eat healthy with missing teeth, but it is far easier to eat soft nutrient dense foods than it is to consciously eat nutritious healthy foods. Mashed potatoes are a prime example; rich with fats, carbohydrates, and dairy.
* Missing teeth and other Dental problems- Missing teeth create malocclusion disorders, or issues where teeth do not line up correctly for chewing. Malocclusion leads to Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders. Missing teeth also leave exposed gaps in the gumline, gaps which are susceptible to harmful bacteria and infection. Worst of all, patients who do not replace missing teeth often lose more teeth.

You want to replace your missing teeth, but how much will it cost you?
It will depend on what the Implant process requires for you. First, lets discuss the Dental Implant Process.

The Dental Implant Process
1. CT Scans, X-Rays or Imaging- Your dental professional will require a full image of your jaw, gum, and dental health. Be sure to contact your dentist’s office for a recent history of dental infections as well. This process may cost anywhere from 20 to 250 dollars. Talk to your insurance, and call around. Many Implant specialists will offer this service complimentary with surgery.
1. Optional or Situational- You may need bone grafting in your jaw to support the implant and anchor procedure. This will add time and money to your total cost.
2. Implant Anchor- The dental anchor will need to be placed into your jaw and root itself, through a process known as osseointegration. After anchor placement, your body will require time to heal.
3. Abutment Placement- The Abutment is a piece which connects the implant crown to the implant anchor. There may also be a piece called a healing cap which protects the gums from impeding the anchor.
4. The Dental Implant placement- The dental implant is attached to the abutment and the anchor. It is now secure in your mouth, and you have time to QA the surgery, ask questions, recover, and enjoy your new implant.

The Total Cost
Every patient is unique. Add into this the different levels and coverages associated with dental insurance, and it is a tricky issue. Let’s assume the entire process can cost up to 10 to 15 thousand dollars. However, much of this can be offset by insurance. There may be discounts at the office you choose. The best way to find out the cost is to make an appointment with your dentist, and discuss what options are right for you.