The safety, health and well-being of our mutual patients has always been our top priority. Whether this is through the care we provide or the environment of our surgical facilities. Our internal policies and procedures have always exceeded federally mandated guidelines to protect our patients and staff. Our commitment to provide your patients the safest care throughout this evolving situation is not something we take lightly.
We always have and will continue to go above and beyond to ensure that we are exceeding the highest standard of care and customer service.
Here are a few extra precautions that we are taking, but not limited to:
• Monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
• Following the news related to local conditions on an hourly basis.
• Increasing the frequency of our sanitation practices inside and outside our surgical facilities.
• Wiping down our waiting rooms, chairs, counters and door handles hourly.
• Providing additional hand sanitizer to patients.
• Allowing our patients to wait in their cars or outside our office and notifying them when we are ready for their appointment.
We are also asking our patients a few questions to help mitigate any potential exposures. These questions are:
• If you are a patient who has traveled outside the US within the last month
• Had contact with someone who traveled outside the US and was/is now sick
• Had contact with someone who was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus or the flu
• Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: Temperature, Active Cough or Trouble Breathing
If you answer yes, our doctor will be informed and will take appropriate action to protect patients and staff.
The Doctors and Staff at SVII
It is common knowledge that dental implants can be quite expensive, but it can also be said that the ends justify the means. In other words, the benefits that a person would receive after having dental implant surgery would outweigh the cost. Starter implants cost about $1,000 if one tooth is being replaced. However, on the other hand more advanced dental implants can cost as much as $30,000 for a full set of teeth. Your insurance may not cover the cost of dental implants because they might consider it to be a cosmetic procedure but reach out to your dentist to inquire about a finance plan.
Essentially, dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your jawbone and these posts hold a ceramic crown in place to create the appearance of a real tooth. The posts are left in for 3-6 months while the jawbone fuses to it and this is called osseointegration. After this entire process is complete an abutment is added to help bring the implant above the gum and then a cast is made to create the crown that will be placed on top of the abutment.
Depending on whether the underlying bone in your mouth is good the cost of dental implants will cover a portion of the surgery starting with the extraction of the problem tooth also if it is required titanium will be used. Titanium is used because it has been proven to exist among living tissue without causing issues or a negative reaction. If the bone structure is damage or in an area of the mouth that is limited in bone such as below the sinus cavities in the upper jaw, then bone grafts might be a requirement. This will add to the dental implant costs and the amount of time the entire procedure will take to complete.
In the long run while dental implants can be considered costly if you are in a situation where you may require multiple treatments it would be more cost effective to get dental implants. Also, unlike dentures that need to be taken out at night and soaked in a glass dental implants are a permanent fixture in your mouth. In addition, once your dental implants are healed it would be impossible to differentiate from your real teeth and your implanted teeth. Reach out to your dentist if you have additional questions about the dental implant procedure or the costs of implants.
119A University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
New Patients: 540-431-4392
Current Patients: 540-434-8575
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
*Closed 1pm to 2pm for Lunch