Cost of Dental Implants
Dr. Vernon Sheen offers dental implants in Annapolis, MD. The initial cost of dental implants may be more costly than other tooth replacement options such as dentures. But dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs. They truly are the next best thing to your natural teeth. Dr. Sheen has extensive training and experience in both multiple dental implants for missing teeth and a single dental implant for one missing tooth.
It’s almost impossible to quote an average price for a dental implant because the treatment is so unique to the individual patient. The total cost of a dental implant in the Annapolis, MD area, is in the range of $3,000 to $6,000 for a single tooth. Keep in mind that the cost may increase if bone grafting, periodontal grafting or other dental work is needed. The best thing to do is to visit our office for a consultation with Dr. Vernon Sheen to evaluate your condition and discuss your treatment options have any questions about dental implants answered. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, we’ll discuss the cost of your treatment plan as well as any additional information regarding dental insurance, financing options and payment schedules.
Annapolis MD Dental Implant Cost Factors
The cost of your dental implant procedure could be dependent on a few factors. Dr. Sheen will always evaluate your complete oral health and provide treatment that will best support your smile long term. For some patients, additional dental treatments may be necessary to build a healthy oral foundation that will properly support a dental implant.
- Number of implants needed
- Location and size of the dental implant
- Need for bone grafting
- Need for additional dental treatments
Payment Options & Insurance
It’s important for our patients to know that treatment coverage varies from one dental insurance provider to another. Also understand that your insurance policy is a contract strictly between you and your insurance company and you are ultimately responsible for the balance due. Dr. Sheen’s Annapolis, MD dentist office is not responsible for and can make no guarantees as to the coverage your dental insurance will provide. But our compassionate dental care team is highly trained in helping you get the most out of your dental insurance plan. We are always happy to discuss the details of all of your dental treatment costs and payment options with you during your consultation.
The majority of our patients have some form of dental insurance. There are two types of dental insurance – traditional indemnity insurance and managed care insurance. Traditional indemnity insurance is the type of insurance that allows you to go to any dentist of your choice. HMO’s, PPO’s (Preferred Provider Option) and DMO’s (Dental Managed Care Option) are examples of managed care plans. Managed care plans require that you go to a dentist that is listed on the plan or that is “in network”. However, several of these plans do permit you to go to an office that is “out-of-network”. We are one of those out-of-network offices. Regardless of your plan, out staff will happily file all claims for services rendered. When you call to schedule an appointment, please have your insurance information available so we can address any questions that might arise.
Most dental insurance companies will cover preventive services such as dental cleanings, routine examinations and dental x-rays but most do not cover advanced restorative dentistry procedures like dental implants. Many of our patients have dental insurance and we will help our patients maximize their dental insurance benefits. If you have specific questions about your dental insurance, please contact our office.
Dr. Sheen accepts a range of payment options for your convenience. We understand the financial concerns and stress associated with dental implant and work with them to provide the dentistry they need or desire within their budget.
We accept the following as payment:
- Cash, check
- Major credit cards
- FSA/HSA dollars
- Financing through Care Credit