With two experts in implant dentistry and prosthetics, Barkoff Dental has become a destination for patients from across Long Island who are interested in getting dental implants. They know that dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth, but most patients who come to see us have concerns about the costs involved. While it’s true that dental implants are a big investment, we believe they’re an investment worth making. Here are some of the most common questions our patients have about the cost of dental implants in Nassau County.
What do dental implants cost in Nassau County?
Most dental implant-based restorations have three components: the dental implant itself, which is the post that is implanted into the jawbone, the restoration that replaces the visible portion of your missing tooth, and the abutment piece that connects the two.
The cost of a single implant fixture ranges from $1,200 to $3,000 in Nassau County. The restoration that attaches to the implant can range from $1,000 to $3,000. Costs can vary depending on the number of teeth being replaced, the type of restoration you need, and the material you choose for that restoration.
Another factor that can increase the cost of getting dental implants is whether you need additional procedures to prepare for dental implant surgery. You may need to have teeth extracted or, if you’ve been missing teeth for a while, you may need a sinus lift or bone grafts to rebuild your jawbone so your implants have a stable base of support.
The best way to understand the cost of dental implants for your unique needs is to schedule a consultation at our office.
Why are dental implants so expensive?
When comparing the cost of dental implants to that of bridges and dentures, you’re likely to wonder why implants cost so much more. It’s simple—with dental implants, you’re paying for a replacement of the tooth’s root and a restoration, while with bridges and dentures, you’re only paying for the restoration.
Because dental implants replace the root of the tooth, they must be surgically implanted, which means there are more costs involved. There’s the surgery itself and the biocompatible implant post. Then, there are additional appointments, planning, and imaging. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and by preventing bone loss in the jaw, they help you maintain better oral health. For most patients, these benefits are worth the added cost.
Does insurance pay for dental implants?
When it comes to dental implants, insurance coverage can vary a great deal from one provider to the next. It’s becoming more common for insurers to cover dental implants, but they have different requirements for coverage. For example, some may cover the restorations that attach to the implants, but not the implant posts. Others may only cover dental implants for teeth that were lost after your insurance coverage started. In some cases, your medical insurance may also provide coverage. Our team is happy to help you understand your benefits.
Are dental implants worth it?
Our patients are thrilled with the results of their dental implants. Implant-supported restorations look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. After a while, you might forget that you even have them! Dental implants are also the best option for your oral health. They don’t rely on other teeth for support and they prevent bone resorption in the jaw, resulting in a stronger bite and more youthful appearance.