West Ashley Family Dentistry offers dental implants in Charleston, SC to their patients who are missing teeth. The cost of dental implants may be more than other tooth replacement options such as dentures. However, they are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health.
Dental implants may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care in the future. The prosthetics are a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no further maintenance costs.
Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn understand the financial concerns when it comes to paying for dental implants. We are happy to openly discuss the details of your dental treatment costs with you during your consultation. We also provide payment options so that all our patients can get the dental care they need.
Cost Factors of Dental Implants in Charleston, SC
Location and size of the implant –Each dental implant case is unique. The location of the dental implant and the size needed will have a huge impact on the cost. Some tooth locations in your mouth require more advanced dental care when placing a dental implant.
Oral health – Sometimes missing teeth bring other oral health problems, such as gum disease. Patients suffering from gum disease will require treatment to ensure a healthy mouth for successful implantation. We will want to treat your gum disease before moving on to the surgical implantation phase.
Bone Grafting – To qualify for dental implants, the patient must have adequate bone density. For the surgical phase of the process, you will need to have healthy jaw bone. If the patient does not have enough healthy bone, we may recommend bone grafting to repair and replace lost bone.
Extractions – If you have a damaged tooth or teeth, your dentist may need to extract them first. Tooth extractions are an added cost in the process. However, they are necessary for the dental implants to be successful.
Number of Dental Implants – It will cost less to replace one missing tooth versus a whole row of teeth. Schedule a consultation with one of our Charleston dentists to see how many dental implants you will need and the cost.
Payment Options & Insurance
Everyone’s dental insurance is different and coverage for your dental implants will vary depending on your plan. Most dental insurance plans cover routine care, emergencies, and basic dental care. Typically, dental insurance will not cover dental implant placement.
Some may cover a percentage or portion of the dental restoration (the dental crown, dental bridge, or denture), or the tooth extraction. It is the patient’s responsibility to understand their dental insurance coverage.
Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn will file most insurance claims as an out-of-network provider. We are happy to pre-estimate your portion of the total cost of the dental implants and file your dental insurance for you. You are responsible for the portion of the dental implants that your insurance provider will not cover.
We understand your financial concerns and will work with you to find a solution. West Ashley Family Dentistry offers convenient payment and financing options to make budgeting for your dental care easy:
- Cash, personal check
- Credit cards- Visa, MasterCard and Discover
- Phased treatment planning to accommodate HSA/FSA healthcare dollars
- CareCredit – Apply online
To learn more about our dental implants, visit:
- Dental Implants: Overview
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Types of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
To learn more about the cost of dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn. Our Charleston dental office welcomes new patients and provides personalized dental care for your specific needs. Contact us at (843) 371-5480 or request an appointment online.