Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care
Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care

The Price and Value of Dental Implants

You’ve found out you need a solution for your missing tooth or teeth. Your options include dental implants and one of the first questions that comes up is how much do dental implants cost?

No Two Dental Implant Procedures are the Same

There are many variables to account for in a dental implant procedure. Here are the elements that could go into your dental implant procedure:

  • Comprehensive dental exam, including 3D imaging
  • Extraction of problem teeth, if necessary
  • Bone grafting, if necessary
  • Installation of the dental implant(s)
  • Placement of the abutment hardware
  • Fabrication of the dental crown
  • Placement of the crown
  • Recovery process.

Unlike a crown or a filling the fees are based on how complex the work is. Your case has its own unique characteristics and these affect the final price. An in-person consultation is the best way to determine the dental implant fee for your situation. Otherwise we can only tell you that in Maryland, typical dental implant procedures range in price from $2,200 to $5,000 (Are these in the ballpark?).

Yes, Dental Implants are More Expensive But a Better Value

Dentures and bridges are initially less expensive than dental implants. But, dentures and bridges require replacement within 5-10 years while dental implants can last 25 years or more (is this correct?). Dental implants require less maintenance too. So you won’t have to come into the office as often.

Dental implants give you a full set of stable teeth which makes eating a pleasure again. Also the titanium post integrates with your jaw bone making it stronger, even stimulating bone growth. Because there is little to no bone movement in your jaw, your face will maintain its structure, keeping you from looking old before your time.

Overall the value of dental implants is proven to be a better value than the other options.

Insurance

Coverage for dental implants is improving. Dental insurance typically pays for a small portion of the total cost of implants. Reimbursement may vary by procedure or there may be a dollar cap per year or over a lifetime. Be sure to check with your insurer to determine coverage and check with our office to be sure we honor your insurance carrier.

If you have a Flexible spending account (FSA), health reimbursement account (HRA) and/or a health savings account (HSAs) all cover spending on dental implants. These accounts either pay for or reimburse expenses incurred, including the difference between what your insurance covers and what you must pay out-of-pocket.

Again, check with your insurance provider and/or administrator before you begin the dental implant proces to determine your financial responsibility,

Keep in mind this is a process that occurs over many months. Financing is available.

Want to Learn More? If you are interested in learning more about dental implants please call 301-249-3333 or Contact Us for a no-cost consultation.