Dr. Elizabeth H. Lee offers dental implants to her patients in Memphis, TN. Dental implants are the closest thing available to your natural teeth if you are missing teeth. Dental implants are a long-lasting investment in your overall health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. The initial cost of dental implants may be more expensive than other tooth replacement options such as dentures or dental bridges. But dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs. We offer dental implants for a single tooth, multiple teeth and implant secured dentures, also known as “all-on-four”.
Cost of Dental Implants vs Dentures and Dental Bridges
Dentures and dental bridges cost significantly less than dental implants up front. Dentures and bridges require a lot of care though and may need replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. This cost can exceed the cost of dental implants easily over the years depending on the wear and tear. Dental implants cost more but are a permanent solution and look just like your natural teeth. If cared for properly, they will last forever.
Factors in Cost of Dental Implants
We understand that the cost of dental implants is a big financial decision and can be tough to manage. We have experience in helping you get the most out of your dental insurance plan and offer convenient payment options, including financing. Our Memphis, TN dental staff is here to openly discuss the specifics of all of your dental implant costs and payment options with you during your consultation.
The total cost of a dental implant procedure can vary widely, depending on several key factors:
- The number of dental implants needed
- Then size and location of the dental implant(s)
- Whether you need bone grafting or additional procedures to restore your oral health
Payment Options & Insurance
Dental insurance companies typically cover preventive dental services such as dental cleanings, routine examinations and dental x-rays but most do not cover advanced restorative procedures like dental implants. Some insurance plans will partially cover the dental restoration such as the dental crown, dental bridge or the denture. Each of our patient’s dental insurance coverage is unique and will vary depending on the plan. Dr. Lee is a non-participating provider for most insurance carriers. We will file your dental insurance claim at the time of your visit to help you maximize your benefits for dental implants.
It is our goal to provide you with the highest standard of care, using quality materials, advanced technology and personalized treatment planning. We will work with our patients to ensure they understand the cost of their treatment and what their dental benefits may cover. Before treatment, we will provide an estimated cost for dental implants. For specific questions regarding dental insurance, please call our office at (901) 432-2761 and we will be happy to assist you. We offer a range of convenient payment options including:
- Cash, personal check
- Credit cards- Visa, Master Card and Discover
- Phased treatment planning to accommodate HSA/FSA healthcare dollars