Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost of Treatment? By fairfaxfamilydentalcare on May 01, 2024

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Missing teeth? Dental implants provide a host of benefits for treating tooth loss. However, dental insurance often does not cover the cost of implants or implant placement, which leads patients to ask if it is worth the investment.

Learn about the host of benefits that dental implants provide at Fairfax Family Dental in FairfaxVA, and why implant dentistry is a worthwhile investment in your oral health.

Why Are Dental Implants Beneficial?

Here, we'll look at four reasons why patients love their dental implants.

Jawbone Health

Dental implants are titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots and support restorations such as dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures to replace missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the stimulation the tooth root once provided to the jawbone. This stimulation helps keep the jawbone strong and healthy. Without the stimulation, the jaw can begin to deteriorate, leading to sunken facial features and even further tooth loss. Implants provide this much-needed stimulation to the jawbone to keep it healthy.

Stops Jawbone Deterioration

Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that can stop and prevent jawbone deterioration. This can prevent the need for bone grafting later, saving you time and money.

Superior Stability

Implant-supported dentures are secured directly to the dental implants. Alternatively, traditional dentures rely on denture adhesive, which means you risk slippage when you eat or speak. There is no risk of slippage with implant-supported dentures.

Keep Teeth in Place

Some patients often believe that if they are missing a back tooth because it is not visible, it shouldn't be a concern. However, not only can a single missing tooth cause the jawbone to begin to atrophy, but it can also cause your other teeth to shift out of place, causing misalignment and other tooth loss. Dental implants fill the gap to prevent your other teeth from shifting out of place, preventing the need for orthodontics or other restorative work later.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of your dental implant placement can vary based on a variety of factors, such as:

  • The number of implants you need
  • The type of restoration you need
  • If you need preparatory treatment
  • Insurance coverage you have
  • If you need sedation

On average, the cost can range from $3,000 to $4,500 per implant. While dental insurance often does not cover dental implants, it may cover some or all of the cost of other parts of treatment, like preparatory periodontal care or the restoration itself.

We'll Do Our Best to Keep Your Implant Dentistry Treatment Affordable

During your initial consultation at our Fairfax dental office, we will verify your coverage to maximize your benefits. We also accept CareCredit®, which allows you to break the cost of your treatment into flexible monthly payments. However, the investment can save you time and money in the long run. 

Get Started on Your Smile Journey

Dental implants provide numerous benefits to your oral health and are a fantastic way to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. If you want to learn more about dental implants or you are ready to see if you qualify for dental implant placement, request a consultation at our office in Fairfax, VA, today

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Our team of compassionate dental professionals uses state-of-the-art technology for every procedure we offer. As the premier emergency dentists in Fairfax, we are here to offer relief at any time of day or night, seven days a week. Our dentists are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • Virginia Dental Association

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