Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. For more COVID related information click here.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implant illustration

If you’re looking at tooth-replacement options, chances are you’ve come across dental implants as an option. Implant dentistry is a modern restorative dental procedure that has changed the lives of millions. This is partly due to their natural look and feel, and their stress-free maintenance. Despite being convinced by their many advantages, you may be held back by one question: How much does a dental implant cost? Let’s talk about it!

Average Cost of a Dental Implant

There are many different factors at play when it comes to the price of a dental implant. This includes what type of implant you’re getting, whether you need any additional procedures to prepare for the implant procedure, and whether or not your insurance covers any portion of the treatment. Complete implants include the titanium post that acts as a tooth root, the abutment connector piece, and the dental crown on top which replaces the tooth. On average, a dental implant can cost around $4,000. This price includes all of the pieces of the implant.

Longevity of Dental Implants

Another important factor to consider when looking at the cost of a dental implant is its lifespan. Dental implants may have a higher upfront cost than other restorative treatments, but they’re also made to last longer. For example, bridges generally last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. Dentures last around 7 to 15 years before they need to be replaced. Dental implants, on the other hand, are made to last indefinitely with proper care. The crown on top may need to be replaced in 15 to 25 years but the implant itself becomes part of the bone. When you invest in a dental implant, you won’t have to pay for a replacement prostheses in a few years.

Affordable Options at Stono Dental Care

If financial concerns are getting in the way of you getting a dental implant, contact our Johns Island practice. We offer a suite of different payment options, including financing and our own in-house savings plan. The Stono Dental Care team would be happy to help you figure out a way to afford the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve!

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Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays

Over the next few weeks, we will slowly start to reopen our practice. As most of you know, most dental problems get worse overtime, and we want to treat dental issues before they become bigger problems. We want to ensure our patients that we are taking COVID-19 (and all infectious diseases) seriously and are adding extra precautions to protect you and our team.

We are offering special hours and accommodations for our senior and high-risk patients:

  1. Special hours: We are reserving 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays for our seniors and high-risk patients.
  2. Mobile check-in: There will be no need for you to come into the waiting area. When you arrive, text 843-779-9096 or call 843-203-5429 to let us know that you are here. We will come to your car, bring you in the side door, and take you directly into a treatment room.
  3. First in room: You will be the first patient using the treatment room in at least 36 hours, since we are not normally open on the weekends or Wednesdays.
  4. Paperwork: Any paperwork that you need to complete will be sent to you via email or text so that you can complete it on your own device. We will also allow you to complete the paperwork in the treatment room using paper or a disinfected iPad.
  5. Mask: If you do not have a mask, one will be given to you to enter and exit the office. Our team will keep masks on when we are within 6 feet of you. Since we will be wearing masks, please forgive us if it makes communication harder and please know that we are still smiling underneath.
  6. Closed rooms: Each of our treatment rooms are closed with walls and doors and have their own air return vent. Closed rooms are very effective at keeping potential diseases from spreading from room-to-room.
  7. Check-out: The check-out process will be performed in the treatment rooms. After you are finished, you will leave the office through the side door and avoid the waiting area.
  8. Additional screenings: We will be screening all patients and team members for travel, symptoms associated with COVID-19, and contact with anyone showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The temperatures of all patients and team members will be recorded.
  9. Mouth rinse: All patients will use a mouth rinse to destroy viruses and kill bacteria before treatment.
  10. Limit office traffic: We will require all non-essential families/friends to stay at home or wait in their vehicles during appointments.
  11. Infection control: We will continue our normal practice of following universal precautions, as we always do. This means after every patient, the room will be disinfected with chemicals that have been shown to be effective against the coronavirus in 30 seconds (Optim1), the instruments will be sterilized, and our team will continue to wear appropriate protective equipment such as mask and gloves.
  12. Addition cleaning: More frequent sanitation processes for the reception area and bathrooms.
  13. Suctions: As many of you know, we have always used special suctions. Not only do these suctions isolate the area being worked on and protect patient, they also prevent the spread of disease.
  14. Clean air: We have added additional air purification systems to our office.
  15. Stono Dental Care is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Take care,
Andy Game, DMD, MBA

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