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Cost of Dental Implants – Torrance, CA

A Worthwhile Investment for an Enhanced Smile

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At Blue Coast Dental Group, we understand that replacing your missing teeth with dental implants in Torrance isn’t the cheapest option. You have alternative solutions that will restore the look of your smile but unfortunately, they won’t be able to rebuild it from the root up. Only with dental implants can you experience a truly restored smile. But how much will it cost? This is a common question asked by all patients. While your investment upfront may be more, the results you’ll achieve as well as the lifelong benefits make them a much more cost-effective option. Contact us today to learn more about these unique restorations and what you can expect to pay for your new smile.

Types of Dental Implants

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There are three different types of dental implants you can receive:

  • Single Tooth Implant – Using a single titanium post, your dentist in Torrance can easily replace a missing tooth. There is no need to alter your natural, healthy teeth like you would with a fixed bridge. Instead, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, restoring the tooth from the root up.
  • Implant Bridge – If multiple, consecutive teeth are missing from the top or bottom row of your mouth, we can use an implant bridge to recreate your smile and improve your oral health. Two or more posts will be put into place before a bridge prosthetic is secured to the top.
  • Implant-Retained Denture – Often the most expensive restoration, an implant-retained denture replaces an entire arch of teeth. We will surgically place between 4 and 6 implants along the jawbone before securing a custom-made denture to the top.

What Are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

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  • Initial Consultation: Your initial consultation with one of our team members will incur its own cost. During this visit, you will have a full oral exam as well as impressions taken of your smile once you are cleared for treatment.
  • Surgical Placement: Placing your dental implants will require anesthesia, so it is treated as any other type of surgical procedure. After placing the designated number of implants, you will be sent home to recover for 3-6 months, allowing the implants to fuse to the bone and surrounding tissue.
  • Custom Restoration: After you’ve completed the healing process at home, you will return to our office to have the abutment(s) and your custom restoration put into place. This is the final step of the dental implant placement process.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

A young woman looking at her smile in the mirror, pleased with her dental implant placement

There is no doubt that dental implants are certainly worth the investment. Are they more costly upfront? Yes. Do the benefits they offer make them worth it? Absolutely. When considering the upkeep of a fixed bridge or traditional dentures, you are often seeing a dentist more frequently for adjustments and replacements. However, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Yes, the restoration will need to be replaced over time, but the implant itself can last decades or more with proper care and maintenance.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Nowadays, more dental insurance companies are coming around to the idea of covering dental implant placement. Unfortunately, this is only true for some. While most insurers still do not cover this type of restorative dentistry, some aspects can be covered, including:

  • Initial consultation
  • Anesthesia
  • Abutment
  • Custom restoration

It is important that you check with your dental insurance company to find out how much your out of pocket expenses will be. If you are unsure what to ask or look for when reviewing your policy, ask one of our team members who will be happy to assist in providing you with the information you need to make a confident decision about the future of your dental health.

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