How much do dental implants cost?
It’s practically impossible to quote an average price for a dental implant because the treatment is so unique to the individual patient. In our office, we handle the surgical placement of the dental implant, which can range from $2,500 – $3,000 per tooth. The total cost of a dental implant in the Washington DC area, is in the range of $4,000 to $6,000 per tooth. Keep in mind that the cost may increase if bone grafting, periodontal grafting or other dental work is needed.
The best thing to do is to visit our office for a consultation with one of our dentists to evaluate your condition and discuss your treatment options. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, we’ll discuss the cost of your treatment plan as well as any additional information regarding dental insurance, financing options and payment schedules.
Are dental implants covered by my insurance?
Unfortunately, dental implants are not usually covered by dental insurance. However, we will file with your dental insurance carrier to help recover any benefits you are entitled to. We offer payment options as well. Our staff can help you review your payment plan options and maximize your insurance benefits.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper oral hygiene and regular dental health exams, you can expect your dental implant to last 30 years or longer. Dental implants are designed to be a permanent dental restoration. Dental implants fuse with the natural bone structure making them a long lasting, reliable, and highly functional missing tooth replacement option.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Most patients are surprised at how comfortable they are during their treatment. We can provide local anesthesia and oral sedation options to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during the implant procedure. It is always our goal to ensure our patient’s optimal comfort during and dental treatment. Implants are typically placed using a local anesthetic for optimal comfort.
Will I have to be without my teeth?
It generally takes four to six months for the dental implant to heal with the bone. During this time, you will have a temporary restoration to replace lost function and aesthetics.
How do you take care of a full dental implant?
It’s fairly simple, just like you do your natural teeth! You would take care of a dental implant the same way you would take care of your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, floss, use mouthwash, and visit the dentist bi-annually. Dental implants require no special maintenance and only require diligent oral hygiene and bi-annual dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings. Dental implants rely on healthy bone and gum tissue for long-term success. Keeping your teeth, implants, and gums clean and healthy are essential for enjoying a beautiful smile for years to come.
What is the downside of dental implants?
Although this treatment is very safe, getting dental implants requires oral surgery. As with any surgery, there are risks. You may be more susceptible to infections, constant bleeding, nerve damage, and nasal cavity injuries.
Learn More About Dental Implants:
- Dental Implants Overview
- What are dental implants?
- About the Dental Implant Procedure
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- All-on-Four Implants
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If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Washington DC and Bethesda, MD dentist offices. Schedule an appointment online today.