Our promise to you is that our DENTAL IMPLANT treatment fees are ALL INCLUSIVE. The fee your will receive from our office will cover all your needed services with no hidden fees or surprise add ons in the middle of the treatment course. We are able to do this through our ALL INCLUSIVE INTEGRATED CLINICAL CARE where you will receive all the services from a single source . Since this is all we do, we can predictably anticipate your needed care and give you a very accurate and fair figure that reflects your needed care.Like most high quality products and services these days, high quality dentistry that works well and last long is expensive. We wish this wasn’t the case but it simply is. On the other side, high quality dentistry will last you for many years and is an investment that you will use and enjoy every day. Your health is your most precious asset and you should make the best investment to protect it. Often times, people tend to look for low cost alternative to quality care where they should seek the best care that they can find regardless of price. Unfortunately, it is much more costly and complicated to “fix” problems that were not treated well when they could have been managed properly in the first place.Having said that, we strongly believe that high quality dentistry should be afforded to everyone regardless of their resources. We offer unique plans with exclusive option to choose from that provide hope for almost every patient. Many prospective patients ask us” How much will my dental care cost me ?”. Providing such an answer over the phone is simply impossible and not fair to the patient since each case is different and needs to be evaluated. Dentistry is highly customized service and each procedure and treatment plan is carefully tailored to suite the individual needs of a particular case. We could have a “one size fits all fee,” but some patients would greatly underpay and others would greatly overpay. Hardly anyone would think that was fair!When you come for your FREE CONSULTATION, we can determine if you will be a candidate for our services. At, this time, a detailed evaluation will be arranged form which we can design a custom treatment plan with treatment options and fees.Below are some preliminary figures for some of the common situations to satisfy the curiosity of some of our patients. You have no teeth, are wearing dentures, or all your teeth are failing:
- Option 1: Non removable (Fixed ) replacement teeth on dental implants : $19,995.00-$29,995.00 per jaw
- Option 2: Removable replacement teeth that clip on implants: $ 4,995-$14,995.00 per jaw
You are missing one tooth. Most of the times, a dental implant is your best options to replace the missing tooth. This can range from simple to highly complicated front tooth that is very difficult to conceal and make appear natural.
- Cost ranges from $2,495.00-$4,995.00 per to tooth
You are missing some teeth and have remaining natural teeth that are worn down but can be saved. In this case, you are probably in need of full mouth reconstruction using crowns, implants, and veneers. In some instances this can be done in stages where one side or one jaw is done at a time. In some instances, the treatment needs to include the entire mouth at the same time. More on reconstructive dentistry can be found here
- $2,995.00-$9,995 per side
- $14,9995.00-$29,995.00 per jaw
Our treatment fees are always ALL INCLUSIVE. This means that you will be given ONE FEE that includes all necessary treatments for a healthy mouth and long lasting smile. Any need for additional referral services will be communicated to you at the time the treatment is presented.
Most insurance plans pay only a portion of dental treatment charges, and your coinsurance payment for the balance of the fees charged will be due at each appointment.
Insurance and Dental Treatment
Insurance companies have many practices and policies that are hard to understand. The fact of the matter is that insurance companies are in business to make money, not spend money. That is why so many hospitals are losing money and having to lay off personnel. Some insurance carriers are providing coverage for dental implants. Most if not all dental insurance plans have an annual maximum limit per patient. This means that the insurance benefit is limited and restricted on an annual basis. Unfortunately, over the past several years, insurance premiums and dental treatment fees have increased, while this annual maximum has remained steady or decreased. This means that patients have been paying more in premiums for less coverage.
There’s A World Of Difference Between Medical And Dental Insurances
Unlike medical and automobile insurance, which is designed for catastrophic loss, in general, most dental insurance plans are geared toward prevention and limited care. Preventive care, including regular checkups and cleanings, is the key to maintaining your oral health. The idea is that with regular visits to the dentist, problems can be diagnosed early and treated without extensive testing or elaborate and expensive procedures. However, there are instances where extensive dental services are needed and most insurance plans will provide very little help in these cases.
Dental Service Corporations. These not-for-profit organizations negotiate and administer contracts for dental care to
individuals or specific groups of patients. Delta Dental Plan and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans are examples of this third party type.
Insurance Carriers. These for-profit companies underwrite the financial risk of, and process payment claims for, dental services. Carriers contract with individuals or patient groups to offer a variety of dental benefits packages, often including both fee-for-service and managed care plans.
Self-Funded Insurers. These companies use their own funds to underwrite the expense of providing dental care to their employees. The company pays for the dental costs of its employees, usually with limitations on services and fixed-dollar allocations.
Insurance companies usually pay between 50 percent and 80 percent of the dentist’s fee for covered services; the remaining 20 percent to 50 percent is paid by the patient. These plans often have a pre-determined deductible, a dollar amount which varies from plan to plan, that the patient must pay before the insurance carrier will begin paying for care. Indemnity plans also can limit the amount of services covered within a given year and pay the dentist based on a variety of fee schedules.
This type of plan provides comprehensive dental care to enrolled patients through designated provider
dentists. A Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DHMO) is a common example of a capitation plan. The dentist is paid on a per capita (per head) basis rather than for actual treatment provided. Participating dentists receive a fixed monthly fee based on the number of patients assigned to the office. In addition to premiums, patient co-payments may be required for each visit.
Direct Reimbursement Plans
Under this self-funded plan, an employer or company sponsor pays for dental care with its own funds, rather than paying premiums to an insurance carrier or third party. The patient pays the dentist directly and, once furnished with a receipt showing payment and services received, the employer reimburses the employee a fixed percentage of
the dental care costs. The plan may limit the amount of dollars an employee can spend on dental care within a given year, but often places no limit on services provided. Patients can select a dentist of their choice and, in conjunction with the dentists, can play an active role in planning the treatment most appropriate and affordable to ensure optimum oral health.
Dental Plans Do Have Their Limitations
Today’s health insurance, including your dental plan, is designed to help you get the care you need at a reasonable cost. Because each person’s oral health is different, costs can vary widely. To control dental treatment costs, most plans will limit the amount of care you can receive in a given year. This is done by placing a dollar “cap” or limit on the amount of benefits you can receive, or by restricting the number or type of services that are covered. Some plans may totally exclude certain services or treatment to lower costs. Know specifically what services your plan covers and excludes.
There are, however, certain limitations and exclusions in most dental benefits plans that are designed to keep dentistry’s costs from going up without penalizing the patient. All plans exclude experimental procedures and services not performed by or under the supervision of a dentist, but there may be some less obvious exclusions. Sometimes dental coverage and health insurance may overlap. Read and understand the conditions of your dental plan. Exclusions in your dental plan may be covered by your medical insurance.
Choose plans that impose dollar or service limitations, rather than those that exclude categories of service. By doing so, you can receive the care that’s best for you and actively participate with the dentist in the development of treatment plans that give the most and highest quality care.
Although your dental benefits plan may not be bound to predetermined costs, this mechanism can help you and your dentist plan and budget a treatment plan appropriate to your oral health needs.
Annual Benefits Limitations
To help contain costs, your plan may limit your benefits by number of procedures and/or dollar amount in a given year. In most cases, particularly if you’ve been getting regular preventive care, these limitations allow for adequate coverage. By knowing in advance what and how much your plan allows, you and your dentist can plan treatment that will minimize your out-of-pocket expenses while maximizing compensation offered by your benefits plan.
Things To Consider When Choosing Your Dental Plan
- Does the plan give you the freedom to choose your own dentist or are you restricted to a panel of dentists selected by the insurance company?
- Who controls treatment decisions–you and your dentist or the dental plan?
- Does the plan cover diagnostic, preventive and emergency services? If so, to what extent?
- What routine corrective treatment is covered by the dental plan? What share of the costs will be yours?
- What major dental care is covered by the plan? What percentage of these costs will you be required to pay?