They say everything is more expensive in New York City. While this is true for restaurant meals, transportation services, and rent, it is only partially true when it comes to dental implants. Dental implants are expensive no matter where you get them done. Here are some things to consider when evaluating how much a dental implant will cost.
In the United States, the average cost of a dental implant, abutment, and crown is between $1,500 and $6,000. In New York City, it is $3,500 to $6,000. It is on the higher end of the national average. However, depending on the actual factors of the procedure (such as which tooth, what kind of anesthesia is used, and the dental provider chosen), you could be looking at a similarly priced procedure no matter where you go.
Some dental insurance plans cover portions of the cost of dental implants, while others consider it a cosmetic procedure and do not cover any of it. Whether you have dental insurance and its coverage of dental implants can have a significant impact on the final cost of having a dental implant placed. It is important to investigate your plan’s coverage, including its deductible, any applicable waiting periods, and annual maximums to understand how your dental insurance plan will impact the cost of dental implants.
Dental Discount Plans
Some dental discount plans offer some savings for dental implants if you join. These plans often have little to no waiting periods. Some dental discount plans provide savings from the first day you join them. While the discount plan won’t actually pay for any services, it does provide a predetermined discount on dental services.
Dental Office Payment Plans
Dental providers recognize that sometimes cost can be a factor in treatment decisions and that dental implants are expensive. Some dental providers may offer payment plans for dental implants, or work with companies that provide third party financing for health-related expenses. Discuss what payment options are available with the front office staff to see if another payment option would make dental implants more accessible.
Bundled with Other Services
If you need a more extensive list of services completed, such as a root canal, a filling, wisdom teeth extraction, and a dental implant, your dental provider might be able to offer you a discount for completing all of the services with them. It reduces the amount of sedation needed, supplies, and other factors. You never know if you can get a discount unless you ask.