November 25, 2021
Although some dentists are willing to place dental implants, you achieve the best results by scheduling the procedure with a skilled prosthodontist like Dr. Amit Kamat. Prosthodontists complete an average of three years of additional training past dental school to prepare them to work with dental implants and other types of tooth replacement. Currently, only one percent of dentists across the country have earned the proper credentials to work as a prosthodontist.
Compared to a general dentist who may perform multiple different procedures in a week, prosthodontists focus only on procedures that replace a patient’s natural teeth. Part of the expense associated with dental implants goes to pay for your prosthodontist’s training and experience. Other team members assisting the prosthodontist must also receive payment, including assistants and hygienists.
Your prosthodontist spends time between your in-person appointments planning your dental implant procedure. You do not see this since it happens behind the scenes, but your fee helps to pay for all the time that your dental professional puts into planning your course of treatment.
Each replacement tooth contains a crown that functions as your new tooth and a titanium post that holds it in place and functions as a root for the artificial tooth. The materials in your dental crown could include all metal, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, or resin. Implant posts typically contain titanium or zirconia, although most patients and dental professionals prefer titanium. Several individual factors determine the cost of your dental implant material, including: