How Much Does Dental Care Cost?
Everyone deserves quality, gentle, compassionate care from a trusted and trained dental professional. When receiving dental care, one aspect that will always occur in your mind is the cost of dental care. At Perrinville Family Dentistry, our dentist first conducts a consultation to understand more clearly your dental concerns, needs, and goals.
A detailed mouth inspection then follows, utilizing 3D imaging solutions and visual exams to establish the nature of the dental issue. It is only after evaluating you properly that we are able to estimate your dental care cost and discuss your payment plan including your dental insurance. We want our patients to receive individualized, targeted, and quality comprehensive dental care that aligns with their budget.
Dental Care Cost Varies from One Patient to Another
Many elements can impact the cost of receiving dental care presently and in the future. No two patients needs are alike, as such dental care costs will vary significantly. Again, the nature of a patient's dental issues or disease will influence the cost of dental care. There is an assortment of dental services available at our dental clinic. After assessment, you are able to know which treatment or procedure you will undergo. Some may cost cheaper, for instance, conservative procedures, while others are priced higher like those involving surgery or lengthy amounts of time.
Furthermore, your dental care cost will be impacted by your ability to observe dental hygiene and healthy oral habits at home and whether you can keep up with the routine visits to a dentist for mouth inspections and detailed exams or x-rays. Those who brush twice daily, use mouthwash, and floss daily are able to prevent many dental concerns.
Preventive Care Can Lessen Your Dental Cost
Most dentists underscore preventative care since it helps promote strong, healthy, functional, and aesthetically pleasing smiles. Even with a strict at-home oral hygiene regime, you can still have dental problems like cavitated teeth, gum disease, worn enamel, and dental infection.
The American Dental Association says that people should see a dentist twice annually (or every six months) to have dental checkups and exams. Oral exams and checkups serve as a life of defense against dental disease and deterioration of the teeth, gums, and jawbone. They avert the need for everyday restorative treatments, invasive procedures due to worsened dental conditions, or costly treatments that could be avoided in the first place.
How Much does Your Dental Care Cost?
Here, we provide prices for common dental procedures. These are only estimates and they vary widely based on numerous factors. Among these are the nature and extent of dental work required and any pre-treatment procedures needed. Again, the dental office you visit, the experience of the dentist, and the materials and techniques utilized will also dictate the price.
The price tag for a dental exam can be anywhere from $50 to $550 based on the work involved. If it's a simple visual exam without the need for x-rays and other imaging solutions, it may cost you less. Where x-rays are involved, you can have the cost increase substantially. Sometimes, dental exams go hand in hand with cleanings, which again makes the cost go a bit higher. A dental cleaning can cost $75 to $200.
A dental implant procedure comprises multiple parts and the fees vary greatly. Some dental offices offer free CT scans at the start of the treatment as an incentive. However, in situations where you will pay for 3D imaging, you may be billed around $350 to $515 for this service. The entire cost from start to finish for dental implants is about $3,000 to $4,500. If an individual is needing full mouth implants, you could have a price tag starting from around $7,500 to $90,000. Multiple tooth implants cost between $6,000 and $10,000, and this is for a gap of three or four nearby teeth that can utilize a bridge.
When it comes to crowns, the cost largely depends on the material that is used to fabricate the restorations. Porcelain and zirconia crowns can cost around $1,000 to $2,500. These crowns are stronger and take the shade of the teeth. For metal crowns, you could be paying around $900 to $2,500 while porcelain-fused-to-metal costs around $800 to $2,400.
What material is used, the teeth involved, and what type of bridge is to be fitted are among the factors that will be considered in determining your bridgework cost. On average, you could pay from $1,000 to $5,000 per tooth. You will need to get a proper assessment of the mouth to establish the right bridgework to be performed and the cost.
The nature and severity of the case will dictate how much you will have to pay. A simple tooth extraction procedure like pulling an erupted wisdom tooth that has simple roots may cost up to $250. More complicated tooth extraction procedures like removing a completely impacted wisdom tooth under local anesthetic can cost around $225 to $600. There may be extra costs that may include sedation and x-rays, depending on the teeth that need removal.
How to Keep Your Dental Care Cost at a Minimum
A majority of dental issues are preventable, and that is the reason why we strongly advocate for preventive care. Observe strict home oral hygiene practices by brushing twice daily, flossing once daily, and rinsing the mouth with fluoride mouthwash.
Don't skip your scheduled dental checkups and exams. Make sure that you get to a dentist whenever you notice any unusual oral signs that could indicate a dental issue. Waiting to seek treatment when your oral condition has worsened will just cost you more in treatment. Also, see that you are engaging with a dentist who accepts your dental insurance plans.
Contact us at (425) 616-0620 to book your appointment to meet our dentist to be assessed your oral health status and the kind of dental care you need. Visit us at Perrinville Family Dentistry to begin your journey to maintaining a strong, healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.