Dental implants are not for everyone. You must have healthy gums and sufficient bone to mount the implant. These factors must be met for a few reasons, most notably to reduce risks and adequately secure the implant to the bone structure. Bone loss or soft bone marrow means a bone graft would be necessary to go through with the procedure. A bone graft can help rebuild the damaged bone needed to support a dental implant.
Other concerns include minimal bone height in the upper jaw or sinuses too close to the jaw. These conditions could cause your oral surgeon to recommend a sinus lift. A sinus lift protects you from further complications and ensures your implant stays healthy and secure.
Additionally, since children are still developing, they are not suitable candidates for dental implants. Patients who are prone to infections should also avoid this procedure. The Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery team recommends patients who grind their teeth consider other options. Grinding can unintentionally wear down and damage their new implants due to excessive pressure exerted.
The average cost of dental implants can be anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000. This range in price is due to the complexity of your specific procedure. Some patients may only require a single implant, while others may need to consider a bone graft or a sinus lift. We understand that every one of our patients is different, so we take the time to explain the cost of your unique treatment plan.
If you are considering a dental implant in Northern Nevada, come to our team at Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery. Our practice works with many dental insurance providers, which can significantly reduce the cost of this surgical procedure. We will take the time to discuss any payment options available to you so you can determine the best course of action. Everyone deserves to smile with confidence so contact us now and we will help you take the next step.