Considering the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.

Longevity

When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.

While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.

Jaw Bone Health

Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face. This can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic costs down the road.

On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which actually integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.

Quality of Life

Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.

Comparing Dental Implant Quotes

There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:

  • Exams/office visits
  • Tooth/root extraction
  • Bone grafting
  • Placement of the titanium root (the “dental implant”)
  • Placement of the crown
  • X-rays, pre/post operative care

Financing for Dental Implants

First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.

There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.

Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.

Schedule Your Consultation

The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at IMPrESS Perio Implant Center Phone Number 604-733-4867 to schedule your consultation.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.


Not all implants are created equal. 

Straumann offers you important advantages for your missing teeth, with trusted products built on a foundation of quality, scientific research, and leading-edge technology

Worldwide Confidence, Worldwide Trust

Recognized as one of the leading providers of dental implants, more than 14 million Straumann implants have been sold to clinicians in over 70 countries. Rest assured that no matter where life takes you, care for you and your Straumann dental implants is nearby.

Clinical Excellence
Straumann dental implants are one of the most well documented systems with more than 30 years of extensive scientific and clinical evidence – few implant companies can make that claim.

Swiss Quality and Precision
With Swiss precision engineering roots, Straumann implants and components are manufactured under exacting processes and held to the highest quality standards.

Supported by Science
Straumann dental implants have shown a 98.8% survival rate in long-term clinical studies.1 This 10-year survival rate (meaning the implant is still secure in a patient’s mouth) is one of the highest observed to date.

Leading implant surface and implant material
Straumann offers some of the most advanced dental implant surfaces and materials available, designed to shorten treatment times and make tooth replacement less intrusive.

  • Straumann SLActive® is an advanced implant surface designed to bond faster with bone, reduce healing time and increase the predictability of implant treatment.
  • Straumann Roxolid® is the first Titanium Zirconium alloy designed for dental implants and provides improved strength over Straumann’s Titanium implants, offering a new option for patients with limited bone or narrow spaces between teeth.

Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, patients should always consult a dental professional to evaluate whether dental implants are the option for them.