Dental implants in Kennewick, WA are a great solution for individuals suffering from one or multiple missing teeth. Dr. Andrew Mohlman is experienced with placing these titanium devices that are designed to fuse with your jawbone and function like your natural teeth. The procedure is extremely beneficial and can help you to retain the shape of your face by reducing bone loss. While the benefits are extremely attractive, the price can cause some hesitation in patients. How can you know what a fair dental implant cost is?  

 A Variety of Factors Affect the Price  

The materials being used, the time it takes to perform the surgery, and even the ego of your dentist can affect how much the implant procedure costs. Prosthodontics are not necessarily cheap, so it is common for a single implant to cost $1,000 to $2000 on average. This goes up if multiple teeth are being treated. However, you can talk with your dentist in order to work out how to afford the procedure.  

Beware of High or Low Extremes  

If you plan on shopping around for the cost of the procedure, beware of extremely high or low implant costs. Inexpensive prices, such as $300 per implant, can indicate that the dentist is more concerned with volume of work rather than quality. More expensive procedures that charge $2000 for the implant and $2000 for the crown may be deliberately inflated. There are average market prices that you can check to see if a practice is charging you a fair amount.  

 Check With Your Insurance  

While some of the cost for treatment may need to come from your own pocket, more and more insurance policies are offering coverage for this type of procedure. You can check with your insurance provider to see how much of the cost they may be able to cover, or your dental office may be able to check for you.  

Plan Ahead  

Dr. Mohlman can sit down in a consultation with you to discuss your unique needs and treatment plan, which should also involve a breakdown of the cost of treatment. While dental implants do come with a cost, gaining back the natural use of your mouth is priceless for many patients. To learn more about this procedure and schedule a consultation, call (509) 590-0072.