Dr. Brent Moses offers several options for dental implants to his patients in Virginia Beach. If you have missing teeth, Dr. Moses will recommend dental implants, the closest option available to your natural teeth. In many cases, he will be able to surgically place the dental implants in our Virginia Beach dentist office. In other cases, Dr. Moses may work with a local oral surgeon or periodontist to coordinate the surgical phase of treatment.
Dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall health and will 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. When compared to dentures and dental bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs. Bayside Implant & General Dentistry offers a single tooth dental implant as well as dental implants for multiple missing teeth.
Dental Implants Cost Factors
Location and size of the implant – Since no two patients have the same mouth; 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.
Over-all oral health – Often missing teeth are associated with other oral health problems such as gum disease. Patients suffering from oral health conditions will require treatment to ensure a healthy mouth for successful implantation. Dr. Moses will want to treat your gum disease before moving on to the surgical implantation phase at his Virginia Beach dentist office
Need for 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.
The need for extractions – If you are missing the tooth already, you can go straight to surgical implantation for the dental implant. If you have a damaged tooth that needs extracted first, this is a separate procedure with associated costs.
Number of implants being placed – It will cost less to replace one missing tooth versus a whole row of teeth. It’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moses at his Virginia Beach dentist office to see how many dental implants you will need and the cost.
The Cost of Dental Implants vs Dentures and a Dental Bridge
When compared to dentures and dental bridges, dental implants cost more. But dental implants are the superior option because they can last a life time. Dentures and dental bridges may require replacement, realignment, or need rebased over time. This cost can add up depending on the wear and tear. Even though the cost is higher, the quality of life with dental implants is also significantly higher. With dentures, you will have about a 30-40% normal chewing function. Dental implants will deliver a 100% normal chewing function.
Payment Options & Dental 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. Each of our patient’s dental insurance coverage is unique and will vary depending on the plan.
Many of our patients have dental insurance and our staff will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford dental implants. We are an in-network dental provider for the following (but not limited to): Anthem BC/BS, Cigna, Delta Dental and Metlife.
For patients who require major work like dental implants, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. We accept cash, check and most major credit cards and offer financing options through Care Credit at our Virginia Beach dentist office.