Dr. Thomas Prendergast offers several options for dental implants to his patients in Fox Lake, IL. Dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall dental health and will help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. The initial cost of dental implants may be more expensive than other tooth replacement options such as dentures or dental bridges. When compared to dentures and dental bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs.
Dental Implants Cost Factors
Location and size of the implant – Since no two patients have the same mouth; each dental implant case is unique. The location of the dental implant and the size needed will have a huge impact on the cost. Some tooth locations in your mouth require more advanced dental care when placing a dental implant.
Over-all oral health – Often missing teeth are associated with other oral health problems such as gum disease. Patients suffering from oral health conditions will require treatment to ensure a healthy mouth for successful implantation. Dr. Prendergast will want to treat your gum disease before moving on to the surgical implantation phase at his Fox Lake, IL dentist office.
Need for bone grafting – In order to qualify for dental implants, the patient must have adequate bone density. The titanium post needs to be surgically implanted and has enough bone to fuse with in order for the dental implants to be successful. If the patient does not have enough bone, a procedure known as bone grafting will need to be done and will impact the total cost for dental implants.
The need for tooth extractions – If you are missing the tooth already, you can go straight to surgical implantation for the dental implant. If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted first, this is a separate procedure with associated costs.
The number of implants being placed – It will cost less to replace one missing tooth versus a whole arch of teeth. It’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prendergast at his Fox Lake, IL dentist office to see how many dental implants you will need and the total cost of treatment.
Dental Insurance and Payment
We accept most major dental insurance carriers but we are not responsible for and can make no guarantees as to the coverage your dental insurance will provide if you choose to get dental implants. As the patient, it is ultimately your responsibility to know your dental insurance benefits and you are responsible for any balance that is not paid by dental insurance. Our staff goes above and beyond to make your experience with Infinity Dental in Fox Lake as easy and stress-free as possible. They will help you maximize your dental insurance benefits and electronically file claims. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks or credit cards. We also offer interest-free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients. Apply Online