When determining your dental implant cost, there are many factors taken into consideration. Factors include the number of teeth involved, the type of procedure performed, if there is a need for extractions, or if there is a need for a separate procedure. Dr. J. Brent Bartruff specializes in implant dentistry in Fort Walton Beach, FL and is able to meet your dental needs.
• Number of Teeth:
Your cost is determined in part by the number of missing teeth that need to be replaced. The more teeth that need to be replaced, the more time and resources Dr. Bartruff will need. This will raise the overall cost of the procedure.
• Bone Loss:
Dental implants need a sufficient amount of bone to be effectively placed. If you have been missing teeth for some time, you may have significant bone loss. If Dr. Bartruff is unable to place the implants in the available jaw bone, a bone grafting procedure will need to be performed first. The procedure is billed separately, but contributes to your overall cost. This is most common in patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time.
Dr. Bartruff will use your particular situation and needs to determine which dental implant procedure will be most effective to replace your missing teeth. Costs can fluctuate depending on the procedure performed.
• Periodontal Disease:
Your costs can increase if you are experiencing gum disease. The presence of gum disease could inhibit the effectiveness of your dental implant. Dr. Bartruff may recommend treating your gum disease prior to the placement of your dental implant. These procedures can include laser gum surgery, simple scaling or root planing therapy, or locally administered antibiotics, which will add to your overall cost.
• Edentulous vs Extractions:
Extractions will increase the overall cost of your dental implant procedure. If you are edentulous, meaning that there are no teeth present, extractions will not be necessary.
Dental implants can greatly improve your quality of life. Set up an exam with Dr. Bartruff in Fort Walton Beach, FL today to learn what factors will affect your specific dental implant cost.