The cost of bone grafting depends on the following factors:
- Type of bone grafting: site augmentation, onlay graft, sinus lift, vertical augmentation, or width augmentation
- Amount of bone grafting: single tooth site, multiple teeth, or entire jaw
- Complexity of bone grafting: severely resorbed jaw bones vs. less complicated narrowing of the ridge
- Type of bone graft material: Bone harvested from other parts of the jaw bone or hip, synthetic bone graft materials, regeneration membranes, technologically advanced bone morphogenic protein preparations, or growth factors
- Type of anesthesia
Because each bone deformity is different and has variations in complexity, an evaluation is a must before cost can be given. Following examination and discussion of treatment recommendations, our financial coordinator will present the exact cost and payment options for your situation.
Bone grafting procedures are typically not covered by any insurance plans as they are considered elective and not medically necessary. If you have a plan with possible benefits we will be happy to submit a pre-authorization letter and form on your behalf. For this we will need to see you for an examination and obtain an X-ray. Bone grafting and related dental implants may be covered under medical insurance if teeth loss is related to a traumatic injury or pathology such as bony cysts. Contact your insurance company or call us for assistance.
We have several payment options including short- and long- term plans. Those with insurance may choose to pay the surgical fees and receive reimbursement directly from their insurance company, or pay an approximate co-pay and we will submit the necessary claims. We accept all forms of credit cards, personal checks (with two forms of ID), and cash. If you need special assistance for payments, we recommend a separate consultation appointment rather than scheduling your consultation and surgery on the same day.
We offer three- to 12-month (or longer) payment plans. A short application (via phone or website) is necessary, along with credit check for approval. Once approved, you do not have to make any payments to our office. Rather, following your procedure or treatment, you will make monthly payments directly to financial company. This is a NO-INTEREST program. Speak to our financial coordinator for details or contact the companies below to obtain a line of credit. We offer these programs through the following companies: