Dental Implants Cost in Alexandria
How much do dental implants cost?
No two patients or their customized dental implant treatments are exactly alike, so the number of appointments, procedures and cost varies accordingly. After an initial consultation appointment, Dr. Lakkis and her treatment coordinator will provide you with a detailed and comprehensive treatment plan including the estimated number of appointments and cost. Dr. Lakkis sees many patients who have problems with dental implants placed by less experienced dentists, costing patients more time and money. Because dental implants are an important investment, it is essential to choose a dental implant expert with the training, skills and experience to assess your situation and custom design a personalized treatment plan just for you.
The short answer is “It depends” on some other factors.
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What does it depend on?
- The location of the implant in the jaw
- Whether the bone has been resorbed and requires bone grafting
- Any other health conditions that might cause complications
- The cost of the actual implant and crown
- The doctor’s experience and expertise
Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps, generally involving several professionals.
- Bone graft or site preservation
- Placing the Dental Implant the titanium “tooth root”
- Placing the Crown the porcelain “tooth”
- Office visits, x-rays, pre- and post-surgical care
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at Alexandria Office Phone Number 703-823-2228.
Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures
While Bridges and Dentures are less expensive at the outset, you should consider that both options have sometimes-considerable continuing expenses. Bridges, by their structure, cut down the neighboring abutment teeth – which can lead to weakness and repeated treatments. Dentures cannot preserve the jaw bone the way Dental Implants can, so the jaw shrinks as the bone is resorbed, leading to ill-fitting Dentures and repeated rounds of re-fitting and re-placing. Over a lifetime, Dental Implants can be the cost-effective as well as esthetic choice.
Financing for Dental Implants
First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
Youll want to discuss all your options with your dentist and oral surgeon (or periodontist), but dont let the initial cost discourage you from getting Dental Implants. Dr. Lakkis is one of the top Periodontist in the Northern Virginia region and we guarantee you will receive the best care and advise around as you make your decision.
For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lakkis, call our office in Alexandria, VA at Alexandria Office Phone Number 703-823-2228