Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Dr. Roham Rafat offers full service dental implants to his patients in Hunt Valley, MD. If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the closest thing available to your natural teeth. Dental implants are a long-lasting investment in your overall health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. The initial cost of dental implants may be more expensive than other tooth replacement options such as dentures or dental bridges. But dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs. We offer a single tooth dental implant as well as dental implants for multiple missing teeth.
Cost of Dental Implants vs Dentures and Dental Bridges
Dentures and dental bridges cost significantly less than dental implants up front. Dentures and dental bridges require a lot of care though and may need replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. This cost can exceed the cost of dental implants easily over the years depending on the wear and tear. Dental implants cost more but are a permanent solution and look just like your natural teeth. If cared for properly, they will last forever.
Factors in Cost of Dental Implants
It’s no secret that dental implants are expensive. The cost of dental implants is a big financial decision and can be tough to manage! We have experience in helping you get the most out of your dental insurance plan and offer convenient payment options, including financing. Our Hunt Valley, MD dentist office staff is here to openly discuss the specifics of all of your dental implant costs and payment options with you during your consultation. In general, one dental implant can cost between $1,000 to $3,000. But, the total cost of a dental implant procedure can vary widely, depending on several key factors:
- The number of dental implants needed
- Then size and location of the dental implant
- Whether you need bone grafting or additional procedures to restore your oral health
Dental Implants: Payment Options & Insurance
Most dental insurance companies will cover preventive dental services such as dental cleanings, routine examinations and dental x-rays but most do not cover advanced restorative procedures like dental implants. Some insurance plans will partially cover the dental fabrication such as the dental crown, dental bridge or the denture. Valley Dental Care will accept any dental insurance plan that will pay for your treatment. We participate with most major dental insurance PPO plans, and we will submit your dental claim to all dental insurance companies on your behalf for your dental implants. Our Hunt Valley, MD dentist office staff will complete the necessary paperwork and electronically file your claim. Each of our patient’s dental insurance coverage is unique and will vary depending on the plan.
Valley Dental Care strives to provide the highest level of dental care possible in a manner that is accessible and affordable for patients. We can work with you to estimate your portion of the total cost of treatment and to maximize your dental benefits. Hunt Valley, MD periodontist, Dr. Rafat, offers a range of convenient payment options including:
- Payment by cash, check, or major credit card
- Interest free financing through Care Credit
- Payment schedules for complete treatment plans
- Assistance utilizing your Health Savings Account(HSA) or Flex Spending Account(FSA) to maximize tax benefit without high out of pocket costs
- Complimentary filing of claim forms for Dental Insurance benefits