“How much will Implant, Cosmetic, and “Sleep” Dentistry Cost?”
Prospective patients often ask, “what’s a ball park on cost?” Attempting to give you an exact range of costs for your specific situation over the phone is impossible since your problems and needs are unique just to you. We could have a “one size fits all fee”, but some patients would greatly underpay and others would greatly overpay. Hardly anyone would think that was fair! Balle & Associates devised a complete dental physical examination just for the purpose to eliminate guessing so you can get your “one of a kind” options with complete costs and length of time for your treatment.
IF YOU HAVE NO TEETH, ARE WEARING DENTURES, OR ALL YOUR NATURAL TEETH ARE “SHOT:”
New teeth can be attached to implants and are either non-removable or removable from the implants. Removable is less complex and thus less costly. Non-removable are the best option and are more costly because of complexity. The lowest cost dental implant options start at $7500-$10,000 per jaw IF you already have a perfect denture and perfect bone structure under the denture (a VERY rare occurrence). For the newest technologies such as “Teeth in an Hour” and “Teeth in a Day”, treatment averages $24,000-35,000 per jaw. In the most extreme cases, where patients waited a very-very long time to seek a solution, care can surpass $50,000 PER jaw (also a rare occurrence).
IF YOU ARE MISSING ONE OR TWO TEETH:
For single teeth, a dental implant can range in cost from $4000-$15,000 depending on whether it is “straight forward” or a highly complicated front of the mouth tooth which is “very difficult” to conceal and make appear natural and fool everyone else.
IF YOUR NATURAL TEETH ARE WORN DOWN AND “TIRED” FROM THE AGEING PROCESS AND/OR YOU ARE MISSING SOME OR MANY OF YOUR NATURAL TEETH:
You probably need a reconstruction using implants and crowns/veneers on your natural teeth. What’s a reconstruction you ask? Think of it as a remodel for your mouth and just like remodeling a hundred year old house, reconstructions are complicated scenarios; all the more reason you need one of a kind answers like Dr. Balle offers. Reconstructions range from $25,000-$50,000 per jaw.
SLEEP DENTISTRY FOR THE FEARFUL for those that have been “terrorized” by previous dental visits:
The cost for sleep dentistry (where you “sleep” through the visit) is no additional charge with oral sedation other than the prescription you need to fill from the pharmacy.
Because Dr. Balle’s time is very limited (he devotes some of his time to teaching other doctors how to be better at the very same type of dentistry you are pursuing!), membership in his practice is limited and by application only. Your next step is to apply to become a member and have a complete dental physical examination so you are no longer guessing about what your care will cost. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be on your way to comfortable chewing and a smile you’ll be proud of.
About medical and dental insurance: Even though the latest dental technologies are considered medically necessary and are scientifically proven, dental plan coverage to rescue the worst dental disaster patient hardly touches what is needed to get you back to the healthy life of eating and self-confidence you deserve. The objective of the insurance company is to give you the cheapest possible care. This seldom provides for anything beyond basic generic emergency based treatment which is not what Balle & Associates’ Dentistry is all about.
Here are some ways that our other patients managed their costs and got their care done:
- Using cash (5%), credit (2.9%) and senior (5%) discounts for payment in full to reduce cost.
- Dental financing. We have several companies than can finance up to $50,000 for care and in some cases even more based on your credit history
- Discover, American express, MasterCard or Visa time payments.
- Budgeting for your care over 2 years to make it more affordable.
- We also offer a “cruise plan.” You pre-pay every two weeks until you build up a balance to start.
- Home equity loans
- Loans from 401K/Pension plans
- Loans from life insurance/annuity policies
- Online personal loans:
- Medical Savings account through an employer’s cafeteria plan; we can show you how it works.
- Gifts or Loans from friends or family members.
- Dental Insurance usually pays a maximum yearly benefit of $1,000-2,000 for your care
- Medical Insurance rarely covers anything related to the mouth. In the highly unlikely event that your company administers its own plan (self-insured employers), your company administrator might allow implant care; your company would know the specifics.
Dr. Balle & Associates’ Dentistry is tax deductible for most patients. Even if you finance your care, you can deduct the full amount in the year that you start treatment. Your tax adviser can help with this.
Balle & Associates also provides you things you won’t get anywhere else. To name just a few: Balle & Associates is one of the very few Las Vegas dentists that can give you “Teeth in an Day/Hour” with dental implants, that uses his exclusive & proprietary Methods of Implant & Sedation Dentistry to keep your total number of visits to an absolute minimum and that can take care of every dental problem you have in one single office location. We also provides you with a unique dental warranty that you won’t get anywhere else.
Dr. Balle and his team look forward to working with you to give you back the health, chewing, and comfort that you deserve with Dr. Balle’s Method Implant, “Sleep” and Cosmetic Dentistry.