Dental Tips Blog

Aug
3

How to Afford a Dental Implant

Posted in Dental Implants

t’s no secret that dental implants are an investment. But you can still manage to afford one of these high-quality restorations with one or more of the following methods.

Split the Cost

Do you need an implant for every missing tooth? Ask your dentist if you can cut the cost in half by using two implants to support a bridge or denture.

Spread it Out

If getting an implant is important to you, then you’ll find ways to stick to a budget and tuck something away each week. The dental implant takes several months from start to finish, with different phases and fees during the process. You may need to make a down payment initially, but you’ll still have some time left to save up for the rest.

Health Insurance

Implants serve a functional purpose, preserving jaw bone and helping you eat a nutritious diet. It’s usually the best option for your health overall, so there’s a possibility your health or dental insurance plan will cover some of the cost, as with other types of restorative procedures and oral surgery.

Financing Plan

Your dentist or implant specialist may have a plan that allows you to pay off your implant procedure that easily fits your monthly budget.

Shop Outside Your Hometown

Dental implant prices factor in the costs to keep the dental office running. These overhead expenses depend on the practice’s geographic location. An office situated in an expensive urban setting will have to charge more for their implants. To pay less, you might consider visiting an implant practice located in a quieter town with a lower cost of living.

Ask your dentist about other ways to get an affordable dental implant.

Posted on behalf of:
Springfield Lorton Dental Group
5419-C Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 256-8554

Feb
5

Affording Your Cosmetic Dental Care

Dental patients are often concerned about the cost of their dental care, especially when it’s considered an elective procedure like some of those used in cosmetic dentistry. What can be done to reduce the costs of those treatments and are they really worth it?

Maximize Your Existing Benefits

While cosmetic dentistry in general is typically not covered by insurance, some types of dual-purpose treatments are. That is, a restoration that is both restorative and cosmetic. For instance: tooth colored fillings or porcelain crowns. If your teeth require restorative care in addition to having aesthetic concerns, your treatment could quite possibly be partially covered by your existing insurance plan. 

Consider Your Options

Perhaps you’ve asked your dentist for a fee schedule on a certain type of cosmetic treatment. You did the math by yourself and decided it wasn’t an option. But did you consider other cosmetic options available to you? Most dentists can combine different types of treatments (such as whitening, bonding, recontouring and veneers) to give you a customized treatment plan that is more budget-friendly. 

Ask About Financing

Most dentists offer some type of treatment financing to accommodate the financial needs of their patients. This may be through a simple payment schedule in the office, or through a 3rd party financing company. Many options are low-interest or interest-free, allowing you to pay off your treatment balance fairly easily.

There really isn’t a reason to put it off any longer. If you’ve wanted to change your smile but the cost of care was something holding you back, it’s time to ask your dentist about what your options really are!

Posted on behalf of:
Rowe Family Dental Care
2320 Satellite Blvd NW #120
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 622-5909

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