Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement, and there is no other solution that offers the same restorative and cosmetic benefits. Treatment cost will vary from patient to patient and depend largely on the type and number of implants you require. Dr. E. Richard Hughes can properly explain all of the different factors that shape your dental implant cost at his Sterling, VA, office. Although dental implants are more expensive than other options, many patients feel that their benefits, such as improved bone health, are well worth the investment.
Invest in Your Confidence, Appearance, and Long-term Health
When you lose a tooth, more than just your appearance is affected. Your jawbone will begin to atrophy and your dental function will be compromised. Although other restorative dental procedures can improve your oral health to some degree, dental implants are the only treatment solution that can enhance the health and appearance of your smile, while also promoting jawbone strength. This unique trait is possible because the implants stimulate the bone, similar to the function of a dental root. Other benefits include the ability to speak and eat all your favorite foods with confidence, which is often difficult with restorations like traditional dentures.
Although dental implants are more expensive than other restorative options, many patients feel that their benefits are well worth the investment.
Factors Determining Dental Implant Cost
There are several factors that will determine the cost of your dental implants. No two cases are the same, and we urge each patient to visit our office for a personalized estimate.
Number and Type of Dental Implants
In some cases, we might simply replace one tooth with an implant-supported crown, which will cost less than a treatment plan that incorporates the All-on-4® technique to support a denture. Mini implants are also typically less expensive than traditional implants.
Some patients will need to undergo treatment prior to implant placement in order to achieve the most beneficial and long-lasting results. If a patient's jawbone is not dense enough to secure the implants in place, they can receive a bone graft to build up the jawbone. Bone grafts and other preparatory procedures will increase total treatment cost.
Once your implant has been placed, Dr. Hughes will attach a custom restoration. The type and quantity of restorations used will have an impact on the cost of your treatment plan. Dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can be placed on the implant, and the treatment cost will be affected accordingly.
Insurance and Financing
We understand that it can be difficult to determine insurance contributions to various dental treatments, and we can help you communicate with your insurance to gather this information. For out-of-pocket expenses, our office also accepts CareCredit® financing to break down the total cost of your treatment into monthly payments.
A Predictable, Secure Investment
Your oral health comes before anything else, and we want to make certain that you receive the treatment you deserve for a healthy, radiant smile. Contact our office to learn more about the cost of your dental implant treatment.