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Dental Implant Costs and More – FAQs
Dental Implant Costs and More – FAQs
Our team is excited to welcome you to Access Dental Care. We are happy that you have chosen us to be your dental provider. In our Reno office, you will find that the atmosphere is relaxed, and we focus on your oral health and the beauty of your smile. If you are in need of a tooth replacement option, you may be wondering whether dental implants are the right choice for you. Below, you will find that Dr. Song answers many of the common questions about dental implants and these answers can help you determine if they are the best option. If you do not find an answer to your question or if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to call Access Dental Care today.
Are dental implants the right choice for me?
Below, Dr. Song will present you with three important questions to ask yourself before you choose dental implants. Your answers to these questions can help determine if they may be the right choice.
1) Do you want a smile that looks and feels natural?
Dental implants provide patients with one of the most natural smiles possible. They function, fit, and feel just like a natural tooth, especially when they are placed by a professional. Other tooth replacement options out there may interfere with your ability to eat, speak, and smile.
2) Do you want a smile that makes you proud?
Dental implants do not shift or move around when they are in your mouth, which allows you to smile, eat, and talk with the confidence you need. Other tooth replacement options, especially dentures, will often move around in your mouth especially when you talk or laugh. This can lead to self-confidence issues too.
3) Do you want a hassle-free smile?
Dental implants are a great choice for anyone who wants a hassle-free smile. They will allow you the opportunity to bite naturally, eat the foods you love, and brush normally as well. Dentures often feel uncomfortable within the mouth and they must be removed to clean as well.
If you answered yes to any of the questions above or to all of them, Access Dental Care would like to invite you into our office today for a dental implant consultation. Dental implants may be the right choice for you and Dr. Song can provide you with all the information you need to know about them.
How much will dental implants cost me?
This can be a tricky question because there is no one price fits all sets of implants. In fact, dental implants are never the same between two patients and everyone has a unique and customized treatment plan that provides them with the best smile for them. The cost of dental implants varies due to the number of appointments needed, types of abutments needed, and any work that needs to be done before the implants are placed as well.
In general, the cost of dental implants is favorable to other tooth replacement options that are available. Since a dental implant is customized, they should last a lifetime, which makes them worth the investment for most patients. When it comes time for you to talk about dental implants, you should work with an experienced and trusted dentist such as Dr. Song.
You may find that dentures and other tooth replacement options have a lower upfront cost, and this is true. While these options may be lucrative because of the cost, they are often MORE expensive than dental implants in the long run because of replacement costs, costs to maintain them, and similar expenses.
The average dental implant will cost somewhere between $3,000 and $4,500, but do not let this number scare you aware. Access Dental Care is ready to work with you to provide you with the best cost for your dental implants and we also have financing options available as well. We often run specials and offer discounts too.
If you have seen any ads that offer cheap dental implants or implants for a small cost, do not think about them. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it is. It is imperative that you only trust a professional when it comes time to place implants. You also want to be wary of companies that will provide you with a quote for implants BEFORE they assess your oral health. There is no way to know the cost without having a comprehensive exam performed.
When you come into Access Dental Care, we will provide you with a treatment plan and breakdown of the cost and time to complete the treatment. You will have the chance to speak with Dr. Song about the treatment plan as well.
If you would like to receive a dental implant consultation, call Access Dental Care today!
Do dental implants hurt?
After the procedure, you may experience some bruising and discomfort, but most patients are surprised at how simple and routine the procedure is. You will be able to return to your normal daily and social life the next day.
Will insurance cover the cost?
Yes and no. Some insurance companies do cover the cost, but some do not. If your insurance company will not cover the cost of dental implants, you should ask them for an allowance in the same number of dentures or a dental bridge. This way, you can still have the procedure done and insurance can cover some.
If you have any questions about the cost or if you would like to learn more about our different payment plan and financing options, now is the time to call us.
Who should perform the dental implant procedure?
Only a properly trained and experienced dentist should place the implants in your mouth. Dr. Terry Song has the credentials and licensing needed to properly place dental implants.
How long will it take for my teeth to be restored with dental implants?
It depends. These cases can be tricky and depending on your exact needs, the amount of time can differ. Once you have had an initial consultation with Dr. Song, he will provide you with a cost and time breakdown. The length of your treatment will also depend on any restorations you may need beforehand as well.
For a beautiful smile, you will need to come into our office for multiple appointments to ensure your smile is healthy. The amount of time from start to finish could be a couple of months or up to a year.
Is there a temporary tooth option while the crown is being made?
Yes. It is possible to receive temporary crowns while yours are being made. If this is something that you are interested in, it is important to speak with Access Dental Care to discuss your options.
Are there any risks to dental implants?
Dental implants have been proven to be an effective and safe dental procedure that is also predictable. There are complications that can arise, but they should not be common and are often rare. If you are worried about complications, it is best to speak with Dr. Song at your dental implant consultation.
Most risks that come along with the procedure occur in individuals who smoke. Some of the risks include sinus problems, infection, damage to other teeth or the roots of the teeth, fractures, nerve damage, implant failure, numbness, tingling, and the inability to complete the procedure due to a lack of bone in the jaw itself.
If you would like to learn more about the procedure, any risks associated with it or if you are a good candidate for the procedure, call Access Dental Care today.