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Cost of Dental Implants – Fairfax, VA

Financial Expectations for a New Smile

As you contemplate how you plan to replace your missing teeth, one of the most prominent factors is likely your budget. Knowing how much you can afford will determine if you choose a more affordable option that presents a smaller upfront cost or one that will be more cost-effective in the long run. The initial cost of dental implants in Fairfax is expensive; however, when you survey the benefits and accumulated costs over the years, you’ll likely discover the upfront investment is worth it. Let the team at MJM Family Dentistry share what you can expect when preparing to pay for a new smile that includes dental implants.

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Types of Dental Implants

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Just like any other type of restorative dentistry, there are various price ranges based on materials, placement, etc. As a highly versatile method of tooth replacement, you can replace a single missing tooth with one lone implant or an entire arch with an implant-retained denture. No matter the need, you can expect the cost to go higher the more teeth that need to be replaced. While a single tooth dental implant may only need a custom dental crown, multiple missing teeth will require two implants and a bridge, and an entire row of teeth will require between 6 and 8 implants and a full denture.

What Are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

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The process of receiving dental implants in Fairfax takes time. It is not an overnight process, which is good for someone who is looking for ways to better manage a budget. Since each step of the implant placement process occurs in stages, you can better plan for the cost of each (i.e. initial consultation, surgical placement, abutments, and restoration).

Fortunately, at MJM Family Dentistry, the entire procedure is performed in-house from start to finish. This cuts down on the need for a referral and additional payment to an outside specialist.

Our administrative team will help you navigate your insurance policy and any additional financing you might need to stay within your budget while receiving a more permanent, longer-lasting smile.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

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When meeting with your implant dentist in Fairfax, one of the questions you’ll likely ask is, “Are they worth it?” After reviewing many of the benefits that come with dental implants, you’ll be better equipped to answer this particular question. From implants that are designed to last a lifetime to greater functionality when eating, chewing, and speaking, to better oral health because of the implant’s continued stimulation of your jawbone, you will not find another restorative solution that can offer the same.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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While some dental insurance companies are beginning to offer coverage for dental implants, many still do not provide adequate (or any) coverage for such a procedure. It is possible that they may cover other aspects of treatment (i.e. pre-implant dental work, initial consultation, restoration), but you will likely need to use another form of payment to cover the cost of your new smile.

At MJM Family Dentistry, we are pleased to work closely with CareCredit, which is a third-party financier who offers low and no interest payment plans to help individuals like yourself stay within your budget.

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