Are you wondering how much it will cost to replace your missing teeth with
dental implants in Midlothian? Dr. Phillip Johnson is an in-network provider
with most major PPO plans and works effortlessly to make sure that his
patients maximize their benefits. He also offers
options through CareCredit, Wells Fargo, and LendingPoint, so you can
improve your oral health and transform your smile without breaking your
budget. When you visit Dental Center of Midlothian for your initial
consultation, Dr. Johnson will examine your mouth and walk you through each
step of the process as well as a breakdown of the cost of your procedure.
Types of Dental Implants
How many teeth you’re missing and where they’re located will
determine what type of dental implant Dr. Johnson will recommend for you.
Single Tooth: A single missing tooth can be replaced with
one dental implant topped off with a customized dental crown.
Consecutive Missing Teeth: For two or more missing teeth
in a row, an implant-retained bridge may be the best solution. Unlike a
traditional bridge that’s secured to two healthy existing teeth,
held in place by implants won’t alter your surrounding teeth. On
either side of the gap in your smile will be a dental implant, which will
hold the bridge in place.
An Entire Arch of Teeth: An entire arch of missing teeth
can be remedied by a denture retained by between four to eight implants.
Full Mouth Replacement: If you’re missing all of
your teeth, you can have two entire dentures retained by implants.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
There are three primary stages to dental implant treatment that can take
place over the course of several months, depending on what timeline best
fits your schedule.
The Initial Consultation: This primary appointment will
help give you an idea of what you can expect throughout the entire
process. Dr. Johnson will examine your mouth and let you know whether
you’re a good candidate for dental implants. He’ll also
develop an individualized treatment plan to give you an idea of how long
the procedure will take.
Implant Placement Surgery: Johnson is professionally
trained and experienced in both placing and restoring dental implants,
which means that your entire procedure will take place under our roof,
under his supervision and instruction. After your implants have been
placed, you’ll undergo a healing process over the course of the next
few months. A process of osseointegration will occur, where your dental
implants will naturally fuse with your jawbone, creating a strong and
stable foundation for your restorations.
Attaching The Restorations: After your abutments have
been placed, it will be time for your customized restorations to be
attached to them. Depending on your needs, they can be a crown, bridge, or
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Patients and professionals will agree that dental implants are definitely
worth the investment of your time and money. This modern restorative
procedure not only transforms your smile but also provides you with a set of
strong new teeth that will make it easy to speak and eat again. While
traditional restorations such as dentures and bridges only last an average
of seven to 10 years, dental implants can last for up to 35 years, meaning
you’ll spend less time at your dentist’s office and more time
doing all of the activities that you love!
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
The best way to learn whether your dental insurance company will cover the
cost of dental implants is to speak to them directly. Dr. Johnson’s
team will be more than happy to get you in touch with them and help you
navigate your benefits. At Dental Center of Midlothian, we also offer
several conveniences, such as additional financing and online payments.