Missing teeth are a huge concern for many people. Most individuals try to avoid having a gap in their smiles for personal or for health reasons, and fortunately, plenty of restoration options are available at our office. Although the cost of tooth replacement options can become expensive, there are several things to know about the dental implant cost in Birmingham, AL.  

Dental Implant Cost Vs. Other Restorations

There are pros and cons to weigh with every option, but you generally do not want to simply choose whatever option is cheapest. Dental implants tend to have a higher upfront cost compared to other restorations because there may be more involved with this procedure. Implants are inserted into the jaw bone which provides stability, and after a period of healing, the abutment and crown are adhered to the top. Before the procedure can begin, some patients require additional treatment to ensure their bone is healthy and provides enough support for the implants’ success. 

Although this is true, dental implants typically last longer than any other option, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. It is all dependent on your needs, and you can talk to our periodontist about setting up a payment plan or working with your insurance company to see what they can provide. 

Factors That Contribute to Dental Implant Cost

An exact number is hard to pin down because many factors contribute to the final price. Before starting work, our periodontist will examine your teeth and provide you with an estimate so you have an idea of what you can expect to pay. Some of the factors that go into the overall cost include:

  • Whether a bone or gum graft is required 
  • How many teeth need to be replaced 
  • Whether you also require a sinus lift 
  • Whether dental extractions are required

Call Our Office

Make sure you weigh all your options and pay a visit to the office of Dr. Leigh Kent when you are considering replacing your damaged or missing teeth. Give us a call at 205-255-3811. You might just find that getting dental implants is more affordable than you think.