Dr. Emery successfully place dental implants for our Washington, DC area patients almost every day. In fact it is not unusual to have several patients in for a tooth replacement procedure using dental implants in the same day! One of the more common questions we are asked is, What is the cost of dental implants? But to answer this question we need to answer the question, “How much does a dental implant cost?” can sometimes be a bit intricate. Here is a list of the various items are included in the proper treatment and planning for our patients in Washington, DC.
The Dental Implant Consultation
After you request your dental implant consultation you will meet with Dr. Emery to discuss your specific needs and oral health. We have incorporated advanced image guided dental implant placement techniques into our practice that give Dr. Emery the ability to make surgery less painful and safer. Image guided procedures allow for smaller incisions and greater accuracy.
Greater accuracy equals safety. Smaller incisions equals less pain.
In order to plan for image guided surgery a 3-D mapping of your jaw and facial structures will be obtained with our i-CAT 3-D imaging system. Then, an accurate treatment plan will be made using our advanced Anatomage software package. Some of the items from this stage that goes into the cost of dental implants include:
- i-CAT 3-D imaging
- Custom treatment plan using Anatomage software
- Dr. Emery’s time and expertise
The 1st Stage of the Procedure
After your consultation and treatment planning you will come in for your dental implant procedure. Under ideal conditions you may be able to take advantage of our Teeth-In-An-Hour procedure where implants are placed and final restoration is attached in a single procedure.
Typically, dental implant placement will take two separate procedures. During the 1st stage of the procedure the implants will be placed into your jaw bone. For 2 to 4 months we will allow these implants to integrate with your jaw bone and be beneath the surface of your gums. Some of the items that go into the cost of the procedure at this stage are:
- Bone grafting material
- The dental implants
- The computer guided implant placement system
- Surgical supplies like sutures, guaze, etc.
- The time and expertise of surgical assistants
- The time and expertise of Dr. Emery or Dr. Ryan
The 2nd Stage of the Procedure
After the implant has had enough time to become attached to your jawbone the 2nd stage of your dental implant procedure will begin. This stage is when your dental implants will be uncovered and a titanium post will be added that protrudes through the gums and will act as an anchor for the replacement, artificial teeth. Now you will be ready to see your restorative dentist and have the artificial teeth attached.
Some of the items that go into the cost of dental implants at this stage are:
- The titanium attachment post
- Surgical supplies
- Your final restorations; replacement teeth
- The time and expertise of Dr. Emery and your restorative dentist
As you can see, there are many variables when it comes to the cost of dental implants. By scheduling your dental implant consultation we will work together to determine the best course of action specific to you. Call us at (202) 386-7100.