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How much are dental implants in SC?

Jan 15

You may be interested in learning more about dental implant prices if you look into alternative options for restoring your smiles, such as dental veneers, porcelain dental crowns, or a full dental bridge. 


The price of dental implants might vary substantially. They might cost anything from $3,000 to $5,000 per implant in South Carolina. The typical cost of an implant at River District Smiles Dentistry could be $3750. However, a wide range of circumstances can have an impact on this pricing. Before the surgery, it's crucial to understand the variables affecting the price of dental implants, whether they be the materials used, the quantity of implants necessary, or the area in which the implant is placed.


Number of Implants


Your operation will cost more the more dental implants you require to restore your smile. Naturally, using a single implant to replace a single missing tooth will be less expensive than using many implants to replace an entire row of missing teeth. A crown or bridge will not be needed if implants are placed in your gums. If implants are placed from your jawbone, a crown will be required to cover the implant.


Typical implant surgery requires general anesthesia for around three to four hours:

  1. The surgeon will have to make an incision and remove the intraosseous membrane, a thin membrane covering the bone. The surgeon will then remove the osteotomy saw, which looks like a jigsaw and create a hole in the bone.
  2. He'll use drills to make holes in the bone for the screws that hold the implant in place.
  3. He'll put an implant in the spot and close the wound with a stitch or staples.


Location Of Your Tooth Or Teeth


In general, replacing front teeth with implants costs more than replacing molars. This is partially due to how challenging it can be to match the front jawline's angle. Every mouth, though, is unique. So with your particular smile goals in mind, your dentist will design a personalized treatment plan.




Your dentist will scan your mouth and jaw prior to implant placement. Your dentist will be able to tell if your jawbone is dense enough to accommodate dental implants by using X-rays and CT scans. They also aid in anticipating and preventing issues that might arise throughout the implantation process for your dentist.


Preliminary Procedures 


Before receiving dental implants, some patients must go through additional treatments. For instance, tooth loss frequently causes the jawbone to degenerate over time. In addition, you might require a sinus lift or a bone graft if your jawbone is too fragile to sustain implants. Although these operations are essential to implant therapy's success, they raise the overall cost.


Bone Grafting 


Bone loss in the jaw is far more likely to occur in patients who have been without a prosthesis for more than a year. Your jaw is supported by your natural teeth, which keeps it strong and healthy. However, the bone around a missing tooth may gradually degenerate. In extreme circumstances, this may result in instability and further tooth loss.


Enough bone density must support implants before they may be inserted. The additional phase of bone grafting lengthens the recuperation period after the treatment.


Patient Oral Health 


Getting dental implants can be more challenging for patients who have experienced oral infections. Implants may fail if the mouth has undergone significant damage or has already been infected. Gum disease, jaw infections, abscesses, and root canals are a few prevalent diseases.


In these circumstances, implant placement is not impossible, but patients should be warned that a history of infection may exacerbate implant failure. In addition, implant replacements might increase the procedure's overall cost and complexity when necessary.


Tooth Extractions 


The removal of a tooth is frequently simple and quick, and in some circumstances, an implant can be inserted the same day. However, if a professional extraction is necessary, the total cost of the treatment will probably increase. Therefore, basic tooth extractions are frequently covered by dental insurance companies.


Our staff at River District Smiles Dentistry is happy to assist with any further inquiries you may have regarding dental implants in South Carolina. It's crucial to note that many health insurance companies and payment options can help lessen dental implants' immediate expense if you're worried about their price. Contact us right now to schedule your free consultation if you're curious about the cost of dental implants in your particular situation.