How Much Are Dental Implants and AOX?

Understanding the Value of Dental Implant Investment

Why might someone think dental implants are expensive? Let's dive into this and discuss how they're truly an investment in your dental health and quality of life. 

At our dental practice in Springfield, Missouri, we see dental implants not as a cost but as an invaluable investment in preserving the "youth" of your smile well into your golden years. Opting for dental implants can be a game-changer for those who value enjoying their meals and maintaining an attractive smile.

Investing in dental implants reflects the comprehensive and customized care required to deliver the best possible outcomes. Our team, composed of Dr. Randi Green and her dedicated team of professionals and surgeons, crafts a personalized treatment plan for each patient, integrating their overall health with their smile's aesthetic and functional goals. 

This bespoke approach ensures that every aspect of the treatment is tailored to meet individual needs, making "routine" a word that doesn't apply to our care level.

The process behind dental implants involves not just time and expertise but also the use of high-grade materials and cutting-edge technology. Every step is designed to achieve lasting results, from detailed diagnostic procedures, including X-rays and CT scans, to precision-engineered titanium implants and meticulously crafted zirconia or nano-ceramic prosthetics for AOX (All-on-4) or snap-on lower dentures.

Implant Secured AOX (All-on4) Zirconia Bridge
Implant Supported Snap-On Denture
Implant Supported Bridge with Implant Crowns

How Much Are Dental Implants?

In southwest Missouri, the cost of dental implants is typically calculated per site. For each site, you can expect to pay $ 2,000-$ 4,000 for a full-size, medical-grade titanium dental implant. If you require four to six implants, usually on the upper arch and at least four on the lower arch, the total cost can add up quickly. 

Add your final zirconia hybrid bridge, and you can easily invest the same amount into a new car as you can into your new teeth. 

Keep in mind that your teeth come together nearly 3,000 times per day; over the course of 20 years, for illustration purposes, that would be approximately 21,915,000 times! 

The Benefits of Zirconia Bridges for Tooth Replacement

Zirconia for AOX is a great choice for dental work because it has many benefits:

  • Strong and Durable: Zirconia is very strong and can handle a lot of wear and tear.
  • Safe for Your Body: It’s biocompatible, meaning it works well with your body and is less likely to cause allergies or sensitivities.
  • Bone-Friendly: Similar to titanium, zirconia doesn’t stop bone cells from growing, which is important for the implant to integrate with your jawbone.

That is why solid zirconia is one of the best, if not the best, options for maintaining strength and providing a life-like luster and translucency that is customizable in every way.

In some cases, advanced techniques such as bone grafting or sleep sedation may be necessary to enhance the treatment's success, further reflecting the complexity and quality of care involved.

Understanding that dental health is a crucial component of overall well-being, we're committed to making dental implants accessible to many patients. Our patient relations team is skilled in developing financing solutions that accommodate various budgets, from leveraging home equity and third-party financing to phasing treatments over time.

We believe in providing payment options that allow our patients to prioritize their dental health without sacrificing their financial security.

At the heart of our practice is a commitment to your dental health and satisfaction. By choosing dental implants for a secured fit, you're investing in a solution that will enhance your smile and life for years.

Still have questions? We are happy to assist. A knowledgeable smile team concierge can assist you along your journey to the perfect smile.

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