Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

Implant-Supported Dentures Cost

There are several elements that affect the overall cost of implant-supported dentures. The final price of treatment will depend on the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw as well as the quality of the restoration you receive. The size of your restoration is also a factor, as a full denture requires more implant posts than a partial. In addition, the experience of your dentist and the area in which you live can alter how much your implant-supported dentures cost. A complete set of custom dentures can cost between $1,500 and $4,000 when fabricated from porcelain. However, keep in mind that this price excludes any preparatory procedures, implant placement, and sedation.

Factors Affecting Cost

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The cost is affected by the number of implants placed and the quality of the denture.

Number of Implants

The number of implants you need will play a large role in the cost of treatment. In general, six to eight implants are required to support a full denture. However, some dentists now offer All-on-4®. Using this innovative technique, four strategically placed implant posts can support a full denture. A partial denture can be supported with fewer posts.  

Implant Type

Traditional implants typically cost between $1,600 and $2,200 per implant. Mini dental implants are slightly less expensive than traditional implants and tend to cost about $500 to $1,500 each. Traditional dental implants are wider than minis and offer the highest level of stability, especially for larger restorations. 

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In some cases, dentures can be supported by only four implant posts.

However, some patients do not have sufficient bone density to support a large implant. In these cases, minis allow a wider range of patients to receive an implant-supported denture. It is important to keep in mind that while mini dental implants are the more inexpensive option, they do not provide the same level of support and are more likely to require replacement in the future. 

Preparatory Procedures

Patients with underlying oral health concerns, such as decay or gum disease, will likely need treatment for these issues before receiving dental implants. In addition, some patients require bone grafts to improve the density of their jawbone and better support implant posts. These types of preparatory procedures are generally not included in the base price of an implant-supported denture and will increase your overall treatment cost. A bone grafting procedure can cost between $600 and 2,600.

The cost of your implant-supported denture can range significantly based on the quality of denture you choose. 

Denture Quality

The cost of your implant-supported denture can range significantly based on the quality of the denture you choose. Low-end dentures are available for as little as $300. However, an inexpensive denture will not offer the same level of comfort, stability, or aesthetics. For a more attractive and durable denture, you can pay as much as $5,000. 

Choosing an Experienced Dentist

Generally, the dentist you choose will play a large role in both the success and cost of treatment. A more experienced and reputable dentist will often charge more than other providers. However, when receiving an implant-supported denture, it is especially important to select a dentist or surgeon with a track record of success. When your implants are correctly placed, there is a lower chance of implant failure. This can save you from expensive replacements in the future. 

Financing and Insurance

Many dental insurance companies still do not provide coverage for treatment with dental implants. In general, patients are required to cover the cost of implant treatment themselves. However, traditional dentures are often covered, at least partially, by insurance. Be sure to check your benefits before beginning treatment.

For patients who are not covered, there are a variety of third-party financing options that can help you manage out-of-pocket expenses. Companies such as CareCredit® offer low interest financing plans to ensure you receive the treatment you need.

Invest in Your Smile

Dental implants are the only method of tooth replacement that protect the health of your jawbone. If you need to replace most or all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture is an excellent way to restore the health and appearance of your smile.

The Smile Center

The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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