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 – $3,100 per tooth. The total cost of a dental implant in the Bethesda, MD area, is in the range of $4,000 to $7,000 per tooth. Keep in mind that the cost may increase if bone grafting, periodontal grafting, gum disease treatment, or other dental work is needed.
The best thing to do is to visit our office for a consultation with our periodontist in Bethesda 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 always covered either in part or fully by dental insurance companies. 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 and serve you well. 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 integrate to the bone. During this time, you may have a temporary restoration to assist in function and provide aesthetics.
How do you take care of a full dental implant?
It’s fairly simple, just as you care for your natural teeth! Brush at least twice a day, floss, use mouthwash, and in some cases use specialty home care devices. Also, you will be seen in our office or alternating with your restorative dentist on a mutually agreed upon recall/maintenance schedule. To help insure success, dental implants require diligent oral hygiene, dental checkups and professional 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. This generation of dental implants have only routinely been placed in the United States since the early 1980’s.
Learn More About Dental Implants:
- 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, consider getting dental implants in Bethesda, MD. Make an appointment to discuss your tooth replacement options with Dr. Eskow today! Schedule an appointment online today.