In order for patients to qualify for successful dental implants, they must possess an adequate strength and structure of tissue in the jawbone and gum region. Unfortunately for us, there are so many factors that hinder our ability to receive these successfully, however, Dr. Barksdale offers supplementary procedures that drastically increase patients chances for healthy smiles with dental implants.
Bone grafts are necessary when patients lack tissue or have suffered physical damage in the jawbone, this can be a result of missing teeth, alcoholism, chain smoking, accidents or so many other factors. Dr. Barksdale offers a bone tissue transplant, called a bone grafting, that replaces the fractured and damaged bone with new and healthy osseous tissue in just a few hours. This procedure creates a natural integration of the patient’s new bone into their mouth over a span of 3-4 months, depending on how much is needed.
Patients have a few different options in regards to the location and price of bone, using their own bone, a donor’s bone, or even healthy animal bone. Patients that choose to use their bone require a surgeon and anesthesia to extract the excess bone tissue from the hip, chin or other area. This generally ranges from about $2,000- $3,000 due to the costs of the doctor and physical surgery, as well as the pricey, heavy anesthesia. Now, patients that choose to utilize foreign bone, from either a donor or animal, are looking at spending around $200- $1,200, depending on the amount of bone needed. This procedure normally lasts around 4-6 months for patients to completely heal from, in order for the new bone to integrate into their oral cavity.
Soft Tissue Augmentation
Some patients, that are lucky, do not suffer from any physical damage to their jawbone, but lack the healthy amount of gum tissue to qualify for dental implants. Dr. Barksdale recommends a soft tissue augmentation to these patients, which is a procedure that naturally rebuilds their gum tissue by either using excess tissue from the roof of their mouth or a donor’s tissue. Although this procedure is far less taxing compared to the bone graft, the completion is vital to the success of the dental implantation. Patients that need a soft tissue augmentation procedure are looking to spend anywhere from $600- $1,200, depending on the amount of tissue needed.
Although we feel very strongly about quoting patients without an in- person consultation, we agreed to give a ballpark range to patients that are inquiring about this. Now this is only for the dental implant cost, every other supplemental cost needed will tack onto this generalized price, just to be clear. Dental implantation itself, depending on the amount of dental implants needed, can range from $1,000- $4,000. This may seem a bit pricey, but it is a one time deal, unlike other tooth loss replacements that require replacement every 5-10 years. Dental implants are the smartest investment patients with missing teeth could make.
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Considering we understand that these procedures can be a bit costly, we offer Care Credit, personalized payment plans and even work with many insurance providers to help patients afford these necessary treatments. Patients that put these off due to financial instability, could very well end up spending much more in the future due to further dental ruin. Call us today to schedule your dental implant consultation at (225) 228-4331.