Dental implants are designed to last a long time which is why most dentists will recommend them if you have damaged teeth that are beyond repair, or missing teeth. It is no secret that dental implants are expensive, especially when compared to other teeth replacement options like dentures or bridges. Dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health. They may help prevent the need for further advanced dental care. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs.
Dr. Datta Malyavantham is a dentist in Northern Virginia that offers full dental implant services under one roof. Our dental care team coordinates all phases of the implant treatment for a streamlined procedure yielding high-quality results. Dr. Datta offers many types of dental implants including single and multiple implants as well as All-On-Four and implant secured dentures.
Cost of Dental Implants
It’s almost impossible to quote an average price for a dental implant because the treatment is so unique to the individual patient. There are many factors that go into the total cost of your treatment including:
Location and size of the implant – The location of the dental implant(s) and the size needed will have a huge impact on the cost. Some tooth locations in your mouth require more advanced dental care when placing a dental implant.
Number and Type of Dental Implants – It will cost less to replace one missing tooth versus a whole row of teeth. It’s best to schedule a consultation at our Sterling, VA dentist office to see how many dental implants you will need and the associated cost.
Oral health – Sometimes missing teeth is associated with other oral health problems such as gum disease. Patients suffering from gum disease will require treatment to ensure a healthy mouth for successful implantation.
Bone Grafting – In order to qualify for dental implants, the patient must have adequate bone density. The titanium post needs to be surgically implanted and have enough bone to fuse with in order for the dental implants to be successful. If the patient does not have enough bone, a procedure known as bone grafting will need to be done and will impact the total cost for dental implants.
Extractions – If you are missing the tooth or teeth already, you can go straight to surgical implantation of the dental implant. If you have a damaged tooth that needs extracted first, this is a separate procedure with associated costs.
Payment Options and Dental Insurance
Most dental insurance companies will cover preventive services such as dental cleanings, routine examinations and dental x-rays but most do not cover advanced restorative procedures like dental implants. They may partially cover the dental restoration such as the dentures, dental crown, or dental bridge. Also, treatment coverage varies from one dental insurance provider to another. It is ultimately up to the patient to know what their dental insurance will cover. At Ridgetop Dental we are in network and with following dental benefits plan Cigna, Gaurdian, United health care, United Concordia, Blue cross and Blue Shield and Metlife.
At your scheduled consultation, we can review your entire treatment plan so you’ll have a good idea of the total cost. We offer the following payment methods to help make dental care accessible and affordable:
- Cash or personal check
- Major credit cards
- FSA/HSA dollars
- Financing through CareCredit
- Ridgetop Quality Dental Plan