When a patient first hears about the total cost of their dental implant treatment, it can sometimes be a surprise. On average, the cost of a dental implant treatment can be anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000. However, this number can still greatly fluctuate depending on a number of factors from the number of dental implants needed to the any supplementary procedures.
Some of you may ask, what exactly goes into the cost of my dental implant treatment? Let’s take a look.
Each patient’s procedure will be as unique as their smile, and the final determination of your cost will be discussed with Dr. Chao. Contact us today to take the first step and schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao today.
At Pleasanton Prosthodontics we want all of our patients in Pleasanton, CA to feel comfortable and confident with their treatments. This also means feeling at ease with the payment as well. We accept a variety of payment options, including cash, personal checks, money orders and major credit cards such as Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express.
Our team members here will be on hand to assist you with filling out forms, and filing your claims to help make your treatment as affordable as possible. If you have any confusion or questions about your coverage, feel free to consult our staff and we’ll work with you to clarify your coverage and where your particular treatment will fall under. We encourage you to bring your most up-to-date insurance information with you to the first appointment about your dental implants treatment. Please keep in mind that Pleasanton Prosthodontics does not participate in HMO’s.
These patient financing services are specialized to cover health, beauty, and wellness treatments and procedures. CareCredit is one such service that we have worked with in the past. They offer a variety of plans for any budget, with interest rates and monthly payments that can be fitted for the patient’s convenience. What’s more, CareCredit is not confined to one person – your family members can also be treated with the same financing plan.
The patient financing path can sometimes be confusing. If you do not have dental insurance and would like financial assistance, contact our office and we’ll be happy to help you navigate the path to your ideal treatment cost.
Despite the intimidating numbers, the one thing we don’t want our patients to do is to not seek treatment at all. If you’re missing one or more teeth, the side effects and damages on your jawbone can become worse and more costly over time.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone could struggle to heal from it. As you go about your normal routine, from chewing to eating and smiling, the surrounding teeth could begin to shift. This is due to the changed bite structure and pressure, shifting your other teeth to compensate. However as they shift they could also loosen, and you could be susceptible to losing even more teeth over time. As you lose more teeth, your jawbone weakens and could lead to something known as facial collapse – or that sunken facial appearance often associated with those who’ve lost teeth.
The open wound also runs the risk of infection. if you lost the tooth due to tooth decay or other form of periodontal disease and don’t address the disease, it could easily spread. Gum recession and cavities could result.
The longer you wait to treat your tooth decay, the more expensive it could be down the road to try and fix it. At Pleasanton Prosthodontics we would be happy to assist you in finding the treatment that fits your smile, including dental implants.
If you’re interested in dental implants but are unsure about the cost and financing available, we encourage our patients in Pleasanton, CA to contact us for more information about our options. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao as well, where he’ll evaluate your oral health, discuss the best treatments for you, cost and financing and more.
Dr. Maggie Chao
1475 Cedarwood Lane Suite C
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Monday: 9AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 4:30PM
Friday: 9AM – 4:30PM