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Cost of Dental Implants – Gainesville, VA

How Much Are New Teeth?

Smiling dental patient Most dentists will highly recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth; they help keep the jawbone healthy and help create a beautiful, complete smile that you can feel confident heading out in public with. However, when you’re first considering the treatment, the first question you’ll ask is likely, “How much are dental implants?” Contact D Smiles Family Dentistry today for a consultation; we’ll help you put a reliable number on your new teeth.

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Types of Dental Implants

The first thing we’ll need to figure out when forming an estimate for the final cost is how many dental implants you’ll need and what kind of restoration they’ll support. As you can probably guess, this largely depends on how many teeth are missing in your mouth. If there’s just a single gap in your grin, one dental implant and a crown are all it takes to fill it. On the other hand, patients who have suffered from extensive tooth loss and need to replace an entire arch will likely receive dentures, which can be anchored by four to six implant posts.

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What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

We’ll need to perform surgery to place the dental implants in your jaw. After they’ve successfully integrated to the jawbone, we can attach an abutment, and finally we’ll be ready to give you your new crown, bridge or denture. Each of these treatments will incur its own unique cost, so you’ll need to take that into account when making a payment plan.

In some cases, we’ll also have to factor in the cost of additional treatments. For example, you might need bone grafting to strengthen your jaw before you can receive implants, or you might have gum disease that will need to be treated first.

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Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

While on paper dental implants seem more costly than other kinds of tooth replacement, they’re a worthwhile investment in the long run. They’re the only kind of restoration that will prevent bone loss in your jaw, and because they fuse with the bone, they look and feel like your natural teeth; they’ll also let you eat whatever you want without restriction, and you’ll be able to speak and laugh without worrying about your false teeth slipping.

Keep in mind that unlike traditional bridges and dentures, dental implants can last for decades or even a lifetime with minimal maintenance; that means that in many cases, they’ll actually cost less in the long run than a restoration that will need to be replaced more often. We’re happy to file insurance claims on your behalf.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Many plans won’t cover the placement of a dental implant, but they might partially cover the crown or related procedures (such as periodontal therapy to treat gum disease). Check your benefits to see what your carrier offers.  Also, we work with CareCredit, which offers low to no interest payment plans for patients without insurance.