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.


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 WEST BEND OFFICE Phone Number 541-617-3993to schedule your consultation.

Krueger & Lenox Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 12 Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Review By Jerry P

When I returned for my second visit, it was like approaching friends I had not seen for a couple months. No anxiety over the procedure. My first surgery recovery was so mild I went to work around noon the next day. My second surgery results were similar. No surprises. I have one small procedure to go and have no reservations about it. Overall, this experience on a one to ten scale was a ten. I must also say that the staff is absolutely excellent in their competency, social skills, and outright friendliness. This office is an example of what all Doctor Offices should be like. Thank you for being a great part of our community.

- Jerry P

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Patient Review By Ana A P

Excellent. The best Dr in Town.

- Ana A P

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Patient Review By James M

I highly recommend Dr. Krueger as an oral surgeon.

- James M

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Patient Review By Melissa F

I love how Dr. Krueger talks to me while he is working always reassuring me that Im doing good Im an extremely nervous person with shots and he helps quite a bit by just doing something as simple as that. Thank you Dr. Krueger....You're the Best!

- Melissa F

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Patient Review By Perry P

Very satisfied with procedure results. Minimal discomfort. Will gladly recommend to friends.

- Perry P

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Patient Review By Mark G

Having Dr. Krueger call me personally several hours after my extraction and implant placement was more than I expected. It was a personal touch that I wont forget and a business practice that other medical professionals would be wise to use as well. Dr. Krueger and his staff made a very uncomfortable situation very easy for me. They were comforting and supportive during my procedure and though my anxiety level was very high,they made every effort to encourage me and keep me comfortable. Should the need arise for Dr. Kreugers services again, I wouldn't hesitate to see him again.He and his staff are true professionals and a credit to their practice..

- Mark G

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Patient Review By Maryann (Mimi) L

Ditto of what I wrote in the "Additional Comments" above.

- Maryann (Mimi) L

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Patient Review By Kerry S

My procedure went off without a hitch .... and am thrilled with the end result. Dr.Krueger & his staff were incredibly caring! I recommend them HIGHLY!

- Kerry S

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Patient Review By Kerry S

My procedure went off without a hitch .... and am thrilled with the end result. Dr.Krueger & his staff were incredibly caring! I recommend them HIGHLY!

- Kerry S

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Patient Review By Delona F.

The whole procedure was much easier than I had imagined. I was pleased with all staff and Dr. Krueger...Getting flowers delivered to my home the day of my implant was certainly a nice surprise and totally unexpected. Thankyou!!

- Delona F.

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