One of the biggest concerns people have with dental implants is their cost. When looking at advertisements for dental implants, you need to be careful because some ads can be very misleading. Remember what your mama told you, if something sounds too good to be true…it probably is too good to be true!
Our Founder Dr. Dan Holtzclaw helps explain the real costs of dental implants and the things that you should consider when selecting a dentist to place and restore your dental implants.
Was the implant dentist trained at a residency program or were they taught how to place dental implants at a weekend continuing education course? Surgical specialists receive nearly 20,000 hours of continuous courses specifically about dental implants and dental surgery compared to average of 25 hours dentists spend learning to place dental implants at evening continuing-ed classes.
What level of experience does the dentist have with Implant surgery? Advanced Dental Implant Center doctors have collectively placed over 25,000 dental implants with many of these procedures being extremely advanced. Our Founder Dr. Dan Holtzclaw has written over 60 papers on dental implant surgery in peer reviewed dental publications and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Holtzclaw lectures about implant dentistry internationally, having provided over 150 main podium lectures in the USA, Canada, Italy, Japan, Korea, and India.
Just like there are many brands of cars with varying degrees of quality, there are also many dental implant brands with varying degrees of quality. Our doctors have experience with nearly all dental implant manufacturers; they use the world’s largest, oldest, and most respected brands of dental implants including Nobel Biocare® and NeoDent. Did you know that many other dentists use dental implants that universally recognized for being the cheapest you can use? Is your implant dentist using a Hyundai or a Porsche type of dental implant? Which would you want to replace your teeth?
Many dentists advertise very cheap dental implants to simply get patients into their office. Once there, the price of the dental implant often increases as the dentist nickels and dimes the patient with additional fees and charges. I have even seen offices charge patients fees like a “sterilization fee” for dental implant procedure! Can you believe it? When all is said and done, that “inexpensive” dental implant now becomes very expensive. Advanced Dental Implant Center charges one all-inclusive fee for his dental implants that includes all parts, pieces, and procedures.
Advertisements touting very inexpensive dental implants many times do not reveal the full price of the complete dental implant. The process of receiving a dental implant involves multiple stages including placement of the dental implant surgically, uncovering the implant at another appointment, attaching the abutment, and finally attaching a crown. The implant surgeon will typically place the dental implant while a different dentist will deliver the abutment and crown. In cases where offices advertise cheap dental implants, I have seen instances where the patient is nickel and dimed with additional charges that make the final cost of the implant surgery very expensive. Please consider this information before making a clear dental implant choice.
All offices pay similar amounts for dental implants when they purchase them from the manufacturer. If someone is advertising extremely cheap dental implants, be wary of additional hidden costs. Reputable dental implant specialists have one single clear cost for the implant surgery process. If your implant dentist is hitting you with multiple little charges for your implant surgery, be careful! That “low cost” dental implant may end up costing you much more than you bargained for.
The average cost of a dental implant is typically around $2,000 for anesthesia, surgery, implant, and healing abutment. This may vary from office to office depending on the type of implant used by the surgeon. Like cars, some implants are Hyundai while others are Porsche. Top quality implants are priced higher than imitation implants. Also, many offices offer periodic specials on implant surgery, so be sure to ask your dental office if they are running any promotions. Remember, if the dental office you are working with is hitting you with multiple charges for your implant process for each step, be wary! Add up the complete list of charges. By the time you have paid for all of the steps of the implant process, your “cheap” dental implant often ends up costing more than those placed by dental specialists that charge one all-inclusive price for dental implants.
Our doctors bring years of experience and a high level of expertise coupled with passion for delivering the best treatment to our patients. We use our state of the art facilities and all inclusive care to ensure our patients are comfortable and receive convenient treatment. Our dental implants procedures have been highly successful at helping patients live life with and enjoy a full set of teeth.
Most patients that require or are considering implants, suffer from some type of tooth loss. There are many factors that contribute to tooth loss. Some of them are daily tear and wear, disease, physical trauma or infections. Unfortunately, tooth loss can lead to both aesthetic issues and functional problems with the rest of the teeth. In certain cases, tooth loss may also lead to further complications in oral health. With Implant Dentistry, the Dental Wellness can provide you with that one reason to smile again as implants have been proven to improve the structure of the face and prevent further oral problems.Our dental implant procedures are systematically organized right from consultation to the actual implant and follow up.
Our patients are free to ask any questions they may be having and each of one our hand picked staff members is trained to meet your dental needs.If you are considering dental implants, please know that our goal is educate our patients on all of the treatment options available and help them to make the right choice.
In fact, dentures cause the bones which hold your teeth to degenerate. It’s the same reason those who do not exercise loose muscle, lack of use. Even permanent dentures and bridges cause the same bone degeneration. Implants will stimulate bone growth by acting just like your natural teeth.
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Austin, TX 78665
San Antonio, TX
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Live Oak, TX 78233
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