Your Guide to The Cost of Dental Implants in Oklahoma

The American College of Prosthodontics reports that about half of the U.S. population is missing at least one tooth, and 40 million people in our nation have no teeth. For hundreds of years, dentures have been the go-to solution for these dental issues, but they may not be the best choice for everyone. As such, dental implants are gaining popularity as an option for people looking to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are typically the most desirable solution because they look, feel, and act just like natural teeth.

In fact, they're often considered the gold standard in tooth replacement due to their durability, natural appearance, and longevity. However, one question that is often on the minds of patients is, "How much do dental implants cost?" In this post, we'll delve into the cost of dental implants in Oklahoma, with insight from Secure Dentures and Implants of Owasso.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of a single dental implant in Oklahoma typically ranges from $1,500 to $3,000. However, additional procedures such as extractions and bone grafting can push the price upwards of $6,000 per implant. 

The quality of materials used for the implants can also affect the price patients can expect to pay. Most dental implants are created with ultra-durable titanium alloy. Titanium has been used for procedures like these for over 60 years and has been studied for its safety and efficacy.  However, newer zirconium implants have also entered the market and may be an attractive (but more expensive) alternative for some patients. 

Zirconium dental implants are made from a type of ceramic that is not as durable as titanium but is less corrosive, may look more natural in the gum, and may result in less plaque (thereby fewer infections). The length and size of an implant can also affect the quality of the implant procedure, the success of osseointegration as well as the price you can expect to pay. 

Sedation dentistry can be another added cost in your dental implant procedure pricing. At Secure Dentures and Implants, we don’t put patients to sleep during this oral surgery. However, we offer oral conscious sedation, which allows patients to relax, and many patients do not even remember the procedure. 

If you're considering replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, it's a smart idea to contact Secure Dentures and Implants of Owasso before you have any problematic teeth extracted. The longer you wait after losing a tooth, the more complex the procedure and potentially higher the dental implant cost can become due to the risk of bone loss and the potential need for bone grafting.

So, if you're considering dental implant treatment, try not to put it off for too many years. Even if you can't afford implants right off the bat, we're here to help you create a plan that suits your budget and timeline.

Insurance and Financing Options

Secure Dentures and Implants understands that dental implants are a significant investment, which is why we offer free consultations for this service. Although insurance companies do not usually cover the cost of dental implant surgery, many of the associated procedures, like extraction, temporary dentures, and bone grafting may be covered in part or whole. We work with all major dental insurance providers to assist with payment, making the process more affordable.

If the upfront cost of dental implants in Oklahoma is still too high for your budget, there are financing options available to help make the cost of the procedure easier to swallow. Many dental offices offer payment plans or work with third-party financing companies that specialize in medical expenses to make dental implants a more affordable option for qualified candidates.

Snap-In Dentures Offer Affordability 

Snap-In dentures, one of the types of dental implants offered by Secure Dentures and Implants is a budget-friendly option starting at $1095 per implant. In order to support a snap-in denture four implants are required on top, and a minimum of two on the bottom. The more implant posts you have surgically installed, the greater the stability of your denture. 

The convenience of snap-in dentures is in their removability, making it easy to clean both the denture and your gums.

All-On-4 Dental Implants are a Long-Term Investment

Secure Smiles dental implants, commonly known as an All-On-4 procedure, is Secure Dentures and Implants' specialized technique and product for permanent full-mouth dental implants. These implants can last a lifetime and come with a seven-year warranty on the final bridge, making them a worthwhile long-term investment.

Permanent dental implants have benefits that surpass those of removable options like snap-in dentures. They look and function like natural teeth while providing more comfort and stability. Plus, maintenance is straightforward. Full-arch dental implants only require the same brushing, water flossing, and regular dental check-ups that are also necessary for natural teeth. The long-term durability of permanent implants reduces the need for frequent replacements, making them a cost-effective solution in the long run.

Secure Dentures and Implants stands behind the quality of their Secure Smiles implants, in the event of a dental implant failing to integrate, it will be replaced at no cost. To keep this warranty valid, patients must return every six months for maintenance and hygiene of their implants.

Why Dental Implants Are Worth the Money

While dental implants may initially seem more expensive compared to other dental solutions, their long-term benefits make them a valuable investment. Dental implants are more than just a cosmetic solution; they significantly improve oral health by preventing the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies tooth loss. The improvement in appearance can boost your self-confidence, positively impacting social interactions and even professional settings.

One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is their role in preserving the jawbone and maintaining facial structure. The bone loss of the jaw caused by tooth loss can alter facial shape and result in a prematurely aged look. Dental implants provide stimulation to the jawbone to prevent this deterioration and support overall oral health.

Plus, dental implants allow more natural speech and chewing compared to a denture or partial bridges. They are securely anchored into the gums, so patients no longer deal with issues like slipping or clicking when talking, eating, or laughing.

Choose Secure Dentures and Implants for your Dental Implants in Tulsa

While the upfront cost can seem daunting, the long-term benefits of dental implants make them worthwhile. Whether you choose Snap-In Dentures or Secure Smiles dental implants, Secure Dentures and Implants of Owasso, Oklahoma, strives to provide high-quality, affordable solutions that cater to your needs. Start your journey towards a healthier, happier smile today by contacting us for a free consultation.