• Number of missing teeth: The cost of dental implants depends on how many implants are needed. More missing teeth require more materials and time, which increases dental implant cost. For patients who have lost numerous teeth, Dr. Hawke will need added time to identify places in the mouth where bone density is greatest, which is where implants are placed for optimal success.
• Bone loss: Bone loss, which is common among patients with missing teeth, could impact dental implant cost. Dental implants cannot work without bone. But a bone grafting procedure can address the problem. Bone grafts are separate procedures that can increase the price.
• The type of procedure: Dental implants address missing teeth in various ways, which means dental implant cost varies too. Some patients may choose traditional implants at each missing tooth location while others may choose implant supported dentures and bridges.
• The sinus lift: Patients with missing teeth sometimes need a sinus lift before they are ready for dental implants.
• Gum disease: Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss and frequently the reason why patients visit, Dr. Hawke for dental implants. If gum disease is still present, treatment is necessary before getting dental implants. Dr. Hawke can reverse gum disease with a gentle gum surgery procedure.
• Tooth extractions: Sometimes teeth extractions are necessary before getting dental implants. Each extraction is a separate procedure that adds to the total dental implant cost.
Please call us today to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants in Tucson, AZ.
Dr. Robert Hawke, a general dentist in Tucson, AZ, offers many procedures that can improve the health and appearance of your smile. These advanced procedures include the LANAP Laser treatment, Dental Implants, Implant Supported Dentures, and Composite Fillings. If you suffer from gum disease or loose lower dentures, call our office today to schedule your appointment. We are proud to serve patients from Tucson, AZ and the surrounding areas including the Oro Valley, and Vail, AZ.