Dental Implants Fountain Valley CA dentist Dr. Mortensen wants to share the general estimate of dental implants to give patients more clarity on what price range they are looking at, as well as additional costs of supplemental surgeries that may be need to qualify.
Although we do not like to give out estimates without seeing the patient in person with the consultation, many patients are inquiring about a general price range for dental implants. Now, in order for a patient to initially qualify for dental implants, they need to possess an adequate amount of tissue in both the gums and jaw. A patient that lacks either of these oral regions will most likely receive failed dental implants, which is what we try to avoid.
For patients that are unapproved for dental implants due to lack of structure and strength in the jawbone, a bone graft procedure would be suggested. This is bone tissue transplant in which the dentist replaces the patient’s fractured and damaged bone with new and healthy osseous tissue that can either be extracted from their own bodies, a donor’s bone, or even healthy animal jawbone. If the patient decides to have the bone extracted from their own bodies, a surgeon must perform the procedure which can cost from $2,000 to $3,000, depending on the amount of bone removed. The donor or animal tissue can range from $600 to $1,200 depending on how much tissue is required to reconstruct the area. This procedure can take a few hours to perform and requires 4-6 months to recover from.
Some patients may not have jawbone issues, but they may lack the amount of tissue in the gums needed to receive dental implants successfully. These patients are in need of a soft tissue augmentation procedure that allows the rebuilding and restrengthening of the gums. During this simple and quick procedure the dentist will either extract excess tissue from the roof of the patient’s mouth or they will use donor tissue to reconstruct the region. The dentist will gently place the tissue in the gum area and stitch up the oral fabric. This procedure can range from $600- $1,200 depending on how much tissue is used and does not require more than a few days to a week to recover from.
The next step is for the patient to return to be re- evaluated and re- examined to determine whether their oral progress allows them to finally qualify for dental implants. If the patient is approved, the dentist will begin the process of integration with the dental implants. For a completely general and non- personalized cost that patients desire, we came up with $1,000- $4,000 depending on the amount of dental implants needed. Although this can seem quite pricey, choosing not to do this because of financial worries can end up being more expensive in the future.
Dr. Mortensen understands that not all patients can afford to pay out of pocket for procedures like this so we offer financial help through insurance provider options, Care Credit, and personal forms of payment like cards and cash. We make it as easy as we can to help patients finance these life- changing operations that can solve their dental issues for life.
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Patients must contact us for a dental implant consultation with Dr. Mortensen in order to have an exact price of their dental implant process. Dental implants have the ability to restore oral and dental health over time and prevent patients from develop gum disease. Call us today to save your dental future with dental implants at (714) 421-4722.