The dentist office Donald J Alexander in Jacksonville, FL offers dental implants to patients who are missing teeth. The cost of dental implants may be more than other tooth replacement options but dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health. It’s important for patients to remember that getting dental implants is a very involved and detailed process. It’s involves several visits to your dentist, a surgical process, a very detailed treatment plan and healing time.
Choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth is a big financial decision that will require Dr. Donald J Alexander to create a detailed treatment plan. Our helpful staff is here to openly discuss the specifics of all of your dental implant costs and payment options with you during your consultation. The total cost of a dental implant procedure can vary widely, depending on several key factors:
- Overall oral health
- Number of dental implants
- Location and size of dental implant
- The need for bone grafting or other procedures to restore your oral health
- The need for teeth extractions
Comparing the Costs: Dental Implants vs Other Dental Restorations
Dental implants do cost more than dentures and dental bridges. Dental implants are also the superior option because they permanent and can last a life time if cared for properly. Dentures and dental bridges may require replacement, realignment, or need rebased over time. This cost can add up depending on the wear and tear. Dental implants also offer a better the quality of life. With dentures, you will have about a 30-40% normal chewing function. Dental implants will deliver a 100% normal chewing function.
Will my insurance cover dental implants?
Dental insurance is designed to be an employee benefit and offset the most basic and preventive care such as dental cleanings, oral examinations and x-rays. Typically dental insurance plans will not cover the cost of dental implants. They may partially cover the dental restoration such as the dental crown, dental bridge or denture. It is ultimately your responsibility to know how much, if any, coverage you will receive if you choose to get dental implants. Our office is not responsible for and can make no guarantees as to the coverage your dental insurance will provide for dental implants.
We accept most insurance plans and will gladly process your claim. Please bring the necessary information with you to your dental implant consultation. We participate with Florida Combine Life Blue Dental Choice/Choice Plus (PPO) and Delta Dental Premier (PPO). For all other dental insurance plans, our staff will take care of the billing so that you receive reimbursement directly from the insurance company.
The Cost of Dental Implants: Payment Options & Financing
If your insurance does not cover your procedure or only pays a portion of your dental implants, we offer other payment options to minimize your out of pocket expenses. We understand your financial concerns surrounding dental implants and will work with you to find a solution. Our affordable payment options include:
- Cash, check, or major credit card
- Financing through CareCredit and other third party lenders
- Acceptance of health savings account (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA)
- Complimentary filing of claim forms for Dental Insurance benefits