Wouldn’t it be nice to eat, speak, laugh, and simply smile confidently once again? With dental implants you can restore the beauty and rediscover the joy of life with a full smile.
Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth and they can be life changing for patients looking to fill the gap in their smiles. The cost of dental implants can vary greatly depending on individual patient needs, however, in Port Coquitlam you can expect to pay between $3400 to over $10,000.
Dental implants are a long term investment in your oral health and they have many benefits. If you are looking for a price quote for your specific case, it’s best to book a personalized consultation with one of our dentists to explore your options further.
At Poco Comfort Dentistry in Port Coquitlam, BC dental implants start at $3400 per implant. This price does not include crowns, abutments or other related procedures which may be required for your implant placement. Implants are often a multi-step procedure. Your dentist will perform implant surgery and then let your mouth heal before crowns and abutments are placed.
Therefore, the cost can be broken down to consist of:
The cost of dental implants varies greatly simply because each situation is different. Patients who need only one implant will have a significantly lower cost than those who require multiple implants or additional procedures. In Port Coquitlam, the short answer is that implants cost $3000 per tooth for everything involved, but this price in some cases can be much higher.
If you have been missing teeth for a long period of time, it’s possible you will require bone grafting before your implants can be placed. Unfortunately, many patients do not realize this until after x-rays and a consultation with their dentist.
Your natural teeth provide a constant weight and pressure on your jaw and when one or more teeth are missing, your jaw bone can begin to disintegrate and wear away in the area where you are missing teeth.
This bone must be replaced in order to support your new dental implants. Normally this procedure can be done for under $1000, however it’s best to check with your dentist to get an accurate estimate for your case. Ultimately this is an added cost to the dental implant procedure that must be considered.
Likewise, if you have been missing teeth for over 3 months, it’s possible your teeth have started to shift. Teeth can shift out of place in the mouth when there is space from a missing tooth. This can cause unwanted gaps in your smile, crooked teeth and misplaced teeth.
Most importantly, your neighboring teeth can shift into the space where your old tooth was. For many, this is problematic when they want to get dental implants. When this happens, your dentist has to place braces in order to move your teeth back into alignment and create space so they can place your implant in the empty spot. Some types of medical benefits cover or partially cover orthodontic treatment.
Anaesthetics can be costly, however it is often covered by basic dental insurance plans. Luckily, general anesthesia typically won't be required in dental implant surgery as most patients get local anaesthetic for this procedure.
It may seem as though dental implants are very costly up front, however, there are some incredible benefits to getting implants which outweigh the cost for most patients. Dental implants are ultimately an investment in yourself and you should carefully consider all of the benefits of dental implants when you are looking at the overall cost.
Primarily, dental implants last for a very long time. Many patients only require one set in their lifetime. They last 15-20+ years with proper care. They also do not decay or face the same challenges as your natural teeth, so you can rest easy knowing your new implant is strong, sturdy and with you for the long run.
Dental implants give you a higher quality of life. They are the closest thing to natural teeth and in many cases, they are even stronger than your natural teeth! They are truly an investment in yourself and your well being. Missing teeth can take a toll psychologically as well as physically. You may avoid talking, smiling, speaking or even meeting new people for fear of them seeing your missing teeth.
You also may avoid eating certain foods that you can’t chew, or risk choking without enough teeth to chew food. You can’t put a price on your quality of life and it should be greatly considered when you are looking at getting dental implants.
Having dental implants prevents long term oral health problems caused by missing teeth. They prevent bone loss in the jaw area by placing an even weight on the bones. This keeps the jaw bone strong and powerful.
Likewise, they also help to reduce orthodontic complications caused by shifting teeth. Teeth are less likely to shift and move around when you have an implant filling the missing gap.
In BC, there is basic dental coverage available for adults and children of low income families. As listed in more detail on the BC official Government page: “If you receive income or disability assistance, you may be able to have basic dental costs covered. Everyone who receives assistance can access emergency dental services to relieve pain.”
In certain circumstances, crowns and restorations are covered under this plan. This can greatly benefit those with lower incomes who are looking to get dental implants.
Financing can help ease the large up-front cost of getting dental implants. At Poco Comfort Dentistry, we have financing options available for those who are interested in getting dental implants. This means that your implants won’t break the bank, making them more accessible. You can pay with flexible installments to stay on budget while getting the dental care you need.
Some health benefit plans provide full or partial coverage for restorative procedures such as dental implants. We offer direct billing to all major dental insurance providers for your convenience. Our team can check your benefits coverage when you come in for a consultation.
Ultimately, the best way to determine an accurate cost of dental implants for individuals is to book an appointment and meet with our dentists face to face.
There are many factors that affect the cost of dental implants and our dentists will share realistic prices. Our dentist has over 30 years of industry experience and our caring, educated team will ensure you’re comfortable during your visit. Fill out our booking form or give us a call at (604) 552-2241 to find out what dental implants will cost for you today!