As someone with missing teeth, you probably want the best possible tooth replacement. For many people, dental implants offer optimal aesthetics and function, but they also involve an expense in line with their quality and longevity. No one plans to lose teeth, so when it happens, it's usually unexpected. Therefore, the expense of tooth replacement is probably not something you budgeted for.
Experienced implant dentist Dr. Ronald Konig and our staff understand that cost is a deciding factor for our patients, and we want to help you consider all of your options so that you can find a tooth replacement that works best for you. Call (713) 668-2289 today for an evaluation of your oral health and restoration options at our Houston office.
How Affordable Are Dental Implants?
The cost of implant dentistry varies widely, especially if you are trying to compare it to other tooth replacements. The only way to get an accurate estimate is to visit Dr. Konig for a one-on-one consultation. Because Dr. Konig can replace teeth with a variety of tooth restorations, he not only provides you with an accurate dental implant quote, but he will also show you how the cost stacks up against other tooth replacements that will work for you.
Many things influence the overall cost of dental implants, including:
- Quality of materials used
- Quality of lab used to fabricate the dental implants
- Whether bone grafting or other special procedures are needed
- How many teeth are being restored
- Dentist's and oral surgeon's experience and credentials
- Geographic region (city vs. rural area)
For these reasons, there is a wide range of implant costs within Houston and across the country.
Financing for Dental Implants
Dr. Konig provides financing options if you wish to apply. With financing, you can make monthly payments on the cost of dental implants. The plans we accept have reasonable interest rates, and provide a way for our patients to have their first-choice tooth replacement without paying the entire sum up front. Our experienced office team can tell you more about financing and show you how to begin the application process.
Avoid Considering Cost Only
There are many things you should consider as you choose a dentist and a type of replacement tooth. Cost should only be one of those things. Instead of looking for the cheapest dental implants available, you should also consider the credentials of the dentist and the oral surgeon by asking them these questions:
- How many years have they been providing dental implants?
- Where was education and training received? What licenses and certificates have been obtained?
- How routinely do they perform the implant dentistry procedure?
- Are there before-and-after photos and testimonials that let you see what results are possible?
On the least expensive end of the spectrum, a dental implant procedure may use inferior materials or may be provided by a dentist with less experience in the procedure. Make sure you ask about the dentist's qualifications in addition to finding a price that works with your budget.
To learn more about the cost of implant dentistry services offered by Dr. Ronald Konig in Houston, Texas, please call our friendly, experienced staff at (713) 668-2289. We are pleased to serve patients in Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Katy and nearby areas.