The final price of dental implants is different for everyone; every patient is in a unique situation, and thus special considerations have to be made in each case. During your first implant consultation, Dr. Osseiran will check your mouth and the extent of your tooth loss before deciding what treatments are needed; at that point, he can give you a reliable estimate of the final cost. To schedule your consultation and ask about dental implant costs in Tysons Corner & Potomac, contact Just for Your Smile today.
When you lose just one tooth, it can be replaced by a dental implant attached to a crown. However, in many cases you’ll have much more than just one tooth to worry about. If you’ve lost several teeth in a row, Dr. Osseiran might recommend a bridge supported by a pair of implants. In the event that an entire arch of teeth is gone (whether it’s in the upper or lower jaw), you may need implant-retained dentures. Simply put, the number of implants you’ll need to pay for as well as the kind of prosthetic teeth that will be attached to them will vary depending on how many teeth are missing.
The dental implant process isn’t something that can be completed with just one appointment; there are multiple stages that all have a separate cost. In addition to the actual surgical placement of the implants, you’ll also need to schedule a visit to have an abutment placed as well as an appointment to receive your crown, bridge, or dentures.
Some patients will also need to pay for additional procedures depending on the health of their mouths and jaws. For example, it’s common to need a bone graft if your jawbone has degenerated after losing your teeth. Other necessary preparations will be discussed during your consultation.
When adding up the cost of dental implants, you might ask yourself whether it’s all worth it. The answer, of course, is yes! Implants enhance the chewing power of your replacement teeth, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods again; they also help preserve your jawbone, preventing the bone loss that accompanies missing teeth. Also, compared to other restorations that eventually wear down and need to be replaced every 5 to 15 years or so, dental implants can last a lifetime, ultimately making them the more cost-effective option. That’s why implants are often the go-to solution for missing teeth in Tysons Corner & Potomac!
While most insurance companies consider dental implants to be cosmetic and thus won’t pay for them, some carriers are willing to provide coverage; check your benefits if you’re not sure. Also, keep in mind that insurance might be able to help pay for procedures related to implant placement, such as the initial consultation or any treatments meant to restore your oral health. If you don’t have insurance, we might be able to help you by helping you qualify for low-to-no interest financing with CareCredit. You can also join our Smiles Club to enjoy a 15% discount on all treatments.