Dental implants are often hailed as the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. However, Richmond Smile Center empathizes with the anxiety patients may feel when they find out how much a dental implant costs. It is important to understand the true value of the dental implant procedure.
The implants are medical devices. They are usually made from a medical-grade titanium alloy, which is surgically placed in the mouth. As such, you are paying for a highly specialized service. The tissue where the device is placed is also home to critical nerves, blood vessels, and sinuses. The skill required to place the implant safely and precisely exceeds routine procedures that are often associated with the dentist's office, such as fillings, or crown placement.
Since time is money, Richmond Smile Center offers a convenient dental implant option, as all services are available in-house. There is no need to travel from office to office; Dr. Martin is equipped to provide all the care you need.
With dental implants designed similarly to your natural teeth, from the root up, you can expect the implant-supported teeth to last as long as you do. You should be aware that, just as with natural teeth, it is important to exercise proper oral hygiene. While restored teeth don't decay like natural teeth, they do promote peri-implantitis, which is a destructive process that affects the tissues around the implant.
Dr. Martin has established the return and value of your investment. There are more insurance companies covering implants today than 10 years ago; however, this is still not common. Since each plan and situation is different, the Richmond Smile Center's skilled staff will work through the insurance process on your behalf.
You may also wish to spread the payment over several months. In this case, dental implant financing is available at the Richmond Smile Center, which includes:
- General-use credit cards — Dr. Martin accepts many commonly-used cards
- Healthcare credit cards — Dr. Martin offers CareCredit and Springstone Patient Financing, which offers no interest financing to qualified borrowers
Since dental implants are a process, keep in mind that treatment can be paid for in stages as each step of the procedure is completed. This can help to ease the burden and buy a little time to set aside additional funds for the procedure. Don't rule out the dental implant procedure over cost concerns. Bring your questions about financing to Richmond Smile Center by calling 804-417-7203.
Last Updated - February 2016
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