West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston, SC offers dental implants to their patients who are missing teeth. The cost of dental implants may be more than other tooth replacement options such as dentures but dental implants 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. Dental implants offer 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 and how difficult it can be to manage. We are always happy to openly discuss the details of all of your dental treatment costs and payment options with you during your consultation.
Dental Implants Cost Factors
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 is associated with 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 – In order to qualify for dental implants, the patient must have adequate bone density. The titanium post needs to be surgically implanted and have enough bone to fuse with in order for the dental implants to be successful. If the patient does not have enough bone, a procedure known as bone grafting will need to be done and will impact the total cost for dental implants.
Extractions – If you are missing the tooth or teeth already, you can go straight to surgical implantation of the dental implant. If you have a damaged tooth that needs extracted first, this is a separate procedure with associated costs.
Number of Dental Implants – It will cost less to replace one missing tooth versus a whole row of teeth. It’s best to schedule a consultation with one of our Charleston, SC dentists to see how many dental implants you will need and the associated 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 are designed to 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 if it is required. It is the patient’s responsibility to understand their dental insurance coverage.
Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn will file most dental insurance 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 are not covered by dental insurance. We understand your financial concerns and will work with you to find a solution. West Ashley Family Dentistry offers convenient payment options to make budgeting for your dental care as easy as possible:
- Cash, personal check
- Credit cards- Visa, MasterCard and Discover
- Phased treatment planning to accommodate HSA/FSA healthcare dollars
- CareCredit – Apply online
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Types of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about the cost of dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn. Our Charleston dentist office welcomes new patients and provides personalized dental care for your specific needs. Contact us at (843) 371-5480 or request an appointment online.