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Cost of Dental Implants – Chesapeake, VA

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Dental implants in Chesapeake, VA, in tray with other false teethRoughly 500,000 implants will be placed over the next year, but did you realize that the patients receiving them could all end up paying very different prices? There is no one way to perform implant surgery; the procedure will be different depending on your needs, and as such the final cost will change as well. If you’ve been considering dental implants but are unsure whether they’re an affordable option in your case, schedule your first consultation at Estrada Dentistry so that Dr. Craig and Dr. Charito can help you explore all the relevant factors.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants shown to be inside a woman’s mouth

Some cases of tooth loss are more straightforward than others. You could knock out one of your front teeth when you fall down or suffer from sudden facial trauma. In those cases, you’ll just need one dental implant to fix the damage done to your smile. But what if all of your teeth are missing? Obviously, a single post won’t be enough to support an entire denture; you’ll need at least four to six implants to give your teeth adequate support. Essentially, you’ll need to pay for a certain number of implants and a specific kind of dental prosthetic depending how many teeth you’ve lost.

What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

Dentist showing patient model of a dental implant

You can probably guess that placing dental implants will require multiple appointments; thus, the question when calculating the price of treatment is, “Exactly how many individual procedures do I need to budget for?” After your first consultation, you might need a bone graft or periodontal therapy to restore your oral health. Once the necessary steps have been taken, we can schedule the surgery itself. An abutment will be placed at a later visit, and the placement of prosthetic teeth will be the last step. We’ll walk you through the process and explain what you can expect to pay at each stage.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

Smiling bearded man with dental implants standing outside

You’ll probably notice that dental implants will initially have a higher cost than traditional dentures or bridges. However, if you choose to undergo the surgery, you’ll enjoy many benefits as a result of your investment. For example:

  • Your implant posts will last for decades if well-cared for, meaning you won’t have to pay for new ones every 10 years or so.
  • You can eat whatever you want thanks to chewing power that’s almost equal to what your original teeth had.
  • You can prevent the bone loss that would normally cause your jaw to break down over time.
  • You can easily care for your new teeth simply by brushing and flossing.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

How can your specific insurance plan help you pay for implants? Some plants will help pay for the surgery itself as well as the restoration; others offer no coverage for the actual procedure but could still be used to help pay for related treatments that improve your oral health. No matter what the case is, we can help you file all the necessary claims so that you don’t pay more than you need to out of pocket.