Dr. Robert Cain offers affordable dental implants to his patients in Knoxville, TN. Dental implants are the closest restorations available to your natural teeth. Dental implants are a long-lasting investment in your overall health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care.
The initial cost of dental implants may be more costly than other tooth replacement options such as dentures. But affordable dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs.
Cost of Dental Implants vs Dentures and Bridges
Dentures and dental bridges cost significantly less than dental implants upfront. Dentures and bridges require a lot of care though and may need to be replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. This cost can exceed the cost of dental implants easily over the years depending on the wear and tear.
Dental implants cost more but are a permanent solution and look just like your natural teeth. If cared for properly, they will last forever. You don’t have to worry about getting them replaced or realigned.
Implants also cost more because they require a full surgical process. It’s not just the cost of the restoration. If you need a sinus lift, bone graft, or other preparation procedure, you’ll have to pay all of those costs. Sedation throughout the procedure is an additional cost as well. We also have to do diagnostic practices before we perform the actual implant surgery. X-rays and other imaging are necessary to precisely plan your treatment procedure.
Key Factors That Determine Cost of Implants
Knoxville, TN periodontist, Dr. Cain, understands that the upfront cost of dental implant treatment can be tough to manage. We have experience in helping you maximize your dental benefits. Our dental staff is here to openly discuss the specifics of all of your dental implant costs and payment options with you during your consultation.
The total cost of a dental implant procedure can vary widely, depending on several key factors. First, the number of dental implants you need. If you need multiple teeth replaced, you’ll be spending more than someone would that’s only getting one implant. The size and location of the implant matter too. Molars are bigger than your front-facing teeth, requiring a bigger restoration. If you’re getting a denture, that restoration costs more than a single dental crown.
There are various oral health needs we’ll need to treat before moving forward with the implant procedure. We’ll remove any remaining cracked or broken teeth in the area where the implant will be placed. You’ll have to receive treatment for gum disease so that it’s under control before treatment as well. We ensure that your oral health and your overall bodily health are good enough to withstand the dental implant surgical procedure.
One of the biggest factors for successful implants is bone density. The jawbone fuses with the dental implant post, providing the stability that implants are known for. We have to ensure that there’s enough healthy jawbone structure to support the implants and reduce the chance of failure. You may need a bone graft before we can move forward. If this is the case, we’ll have to do the procedure and ensure the graft takes before starting the implant process.
Payment Options & Insurance
Most dental insurance companies will cover preventive dental services such as dental cleanings, routine examinations, and dental x-rays but most do not cover advanced restorative procedures like affordable dental implants.
Some insurance plans will partially cover dental fabrication such as the dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. Each of our patient’s dental insurance coverage is unique and will vary depending on the plan.
Dr. Cain strives to provide the highest level of dental care possible in a manner that is accessible and affordable for patients. Dr. Cain will file your dental insurance claim as an out-of-network provider. We can work with you to estimate your portion of the total cost of treatment and maximize your dental benefits.
Before treatment, we will provide the estimated cost for dental implants to you. Our periodontist in Knoxville, TN offers a range of convenient payment options:
- Cash, personal check
- Major credit cards
- HSA/FSA dollars
Other Payment Options
Dr. Cain offers an in-house Dental Savings Plan for anyone without dental insurance, regardless of current oral health conditions. Starting at $299/year for an individual, patients receive annual services and member discounts. This discount includes 15% off crowns, dentures, partials, and dental implants. Download Savings Plan Brochure Here
We also work with patients to develop phased treatment plans for accommodating your budget and maximizing your HSA/FSA dollars or dental insurance benefits. Dr. Cain participates with CareCredit to offer third-party financing for your affordable dental implants. Qualified patients can receive low or no-interest loans with a convenient monthly payment.
To apply online, visit the CareCredit website by clicking the logo below.