Do you have questions and concerns about the dental implants process or whether you need an implant? Dr. Goldberg takes time during your complimentary consultation to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.
We are happy to provide guidance along the way. Remember, our office is just a phone call away for any questions you may have throughout the process.
Do I need to see a separate specialist for placing a dental implant or implant denture?
Dental implants may be placed by any dentist who holds a license. However, some dentists have more training than others. Declaring a dentist as an “implant specialist” is something controlled by individual states. New Jersey is unclear as to their position on this topic. Regardless, credentials oftentimes speak for themselves: Dr. Goldberg is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. You will be hard-pressed to find a better trained dental implantologist in the region.
Dental implants are typically placed by general dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontists. What you should know is both oral surgeons and periodontists are not allowed to restore implants, meaning they cannot put the teeth on top of the implants. Dr. Goldberg performs all phases of implant dentistry: placement, restoration, and even regenerative grafting procedures such as bone grafting, sinus grafting, and gum grafting.
Why do dentist fees for implants vary?
When comparing fees, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Every patient’s needs are as unique as they are and treatment costs will reflect a range of factors.
Some conditions to evaluate include: 1) Is a tooth already present where the implant needs to be placed? This will require more work and materials. 2) Is there enough bone present, or is grafting required to grow the bone? 3) Location in the mouth is very important. An implant in the front of the mouth has a much higher esthetic demand than the back of the mouth. This will affect the cost as well. The more ideal the situation, the lower the cost.
Should I try to keep a damaged or infected tooth?
When a tooth has been diagnosed with a very poor prognosis, it is not always better to hang onto it. Recurring infections can develop which cost time and money, the disease can affect adjacent teeth, and over time, they can cause additional bone loss. Removing infected teeth and placing an implant can eliminate the recurring infections, restore health to adjacent teeth, and preserve bone in your jaw.
Should I continue with routine dental care twice a year after receiving an implant?
Yes, regular dental care is an important part of also maintaining overall health and wellness. Although problems with implants are rare, they require routine observation and maintenance. Most of the time problems will develop within the first two years. Failure to recognize and correct these problems often lead to implant loss, and worse, loss of adjacent teeth. Expect to return to the dentist 3 to 4 times within the first two years for maintenance.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dr. Goldberg always tries to answer a direct question with a direct answer. That’s why we will tell you the placement of a single dental implant costs between $900 and $1,950. It is critical to note that this is just for the implant, not for the implant, abutment, and crown/bridge/denture.
There are many variables involved when determining the fee for an implant and its restoration: Are you in need of a standard implant or a mini-implant? How many implants do you need? What is going on top of that implant: a crown, denture, or bridge? Do you require other procedures such as extractions or bone grafting?
As you can see, there are multiple variables that go along with the simple question of “how much does a dental implant cost.” This is why we offer and recommend a free consultation to discuss your particular situation.
When you are comparing costs or receiving consultations, be sure both you and the person you’re having a conversation with are talking about the same thing. If you ask, “how much does an implant cost,” you may then receive an answer to just that: the implant. Not the implant, abutment, and crown.
How Much Do All-On-4 Implants Cost?
The cost of All-on-4 dental implants will vary depending on each patient’s unique situation. The cost of All-on-4 dental implants ranges from $25,000 to $31,000 per jaw. Dr. Goldberg understands that managing the cost of dental care is important for patients, so he takes the time to outline all available treatments and their costs during consultations. We offer payment plans and a variety of payment options to help you budget for implants.