Jaw implants allow for a receding jaw to be given a more appropriate amount of prominence. The price for such an enhancement to the jaw bone structure: around $4,250 (based on national averages). Jaw implants range in price because of several different variables. Cost factors include type of anesthesia, operating room fees, and professional fees.
Anesthesia is used for this procedure, but either general anesthesia or local sedation may be opted for. General anesthesia is much more commonly used for jaw implants. The cost of surgery is usually heightened by $350 - $800 because of anesthesia. More about anesthesia..
Patients often have the choice between a local hospital and a private surgical suite for this procedure. For a jaw implant, operating room fees are usually between $650 and $1850. These fees cover the use of the facility and of specific equipment. More about operating room fees.
Depending on your doctor, the cost of the surgery will vary. It is recommended that you only have this surgery completed by a board certified surgeon who you trust. Although you may be inclined to opt for the cheapest option, often, you get what you pay for. You should consider several factors when you choose your surgeon including amount of experience, previous results, and level of expertise, not solely the price of the jaw implants. Cost of surgery is affected, too, by region so be sure to make an educated decision about where you get your surgery completed.
The cosmetic nature of receiving jaw implants causes insurance to rarely cover it. Because of this, the patient must pay out of pocket. To make this less burdensome, many surgeons offer financing plans, allowing the patient time over which they can pay off their bill.