Dental implants are the best option for most people to replace missing, diseased, or damaged teeth. The price range demanded by this gold standard of tooth replacement, however, can come as a bit of a sticker shock.
The Average Cost of Dental Implants
Your new tooth or teeth’s final cost will depend on a number of factors, including:
- thorough dental examination using 3D imaging;
- if necessary, extraction of problematic teeth;
- the process of placing the dental implant;
- Installing the abutment hardware;
- the process of making a dental crown;
- the position of the crown.
The cost of each component varies depending on the dental office. As an incentive, several dental offices provide a complimentary computed tomography (CT) scan at the beginning of the procedure (the CT scan helps determine your suitability for dental implants). However, you can be charged between $350 and $515 for the service if you have to pay for the 3D imaging.
Overall, implants are an investment for a lifetime, and their cost reflects this. According to Levin, the average cost of a tooth implant, from start to finish, is between $3,000 and $4,500. A person who needs a full mouth of implants may expect to pay between $60,000 and $90,000.
The fact that no two treatments are same is the fundamental cause of the lack of a set price. Implant rates are calculated based on the type and intricacy of the work, unlike single services like fillings, he claims.
In other words, factors like whether a CT scan is performed during the initial exam, whether a sinus lift or bone graft is necessary, and the type of bone graft required, all have an impact on the final cost.
Your dentist’s location is another element that affects the cost of your dental implants; generally, large metropolitan areas are more expensive.
Single Tooth Implant Cost
Nobody purchases a single implant; all an implant is is a metal or ceramic screw that is inserted into the jawbone. You also require the crown itself, as well as the abutment (the component that connects the crown to the implant). These things are all priced differently.
For many patients, a sinus lift or a bone graft will also be necessary to restore the jawbone’s health and stability so the implant can be maintained. That also raises the price.
According to the Health Policy Institute cost survey of the American Dental Association, the total cost of an implant, abutment, crown, and other necessary procedures ranges from $3,100 to $5,800.
Multiple Tooth Implant Cost
You have more implant alternatives and therefore more price possibilities if you’re replacing multiple teeth that are close to one another.
For instance, you might be able to employ a bridge supported in place by just two implants if you’re bridging a gap between three or four adjacent teeth, which minimizes the overall cost: Expect to pay $6,000 to $10,000. Two implants are less expensive than four since they can support three or four adjacent teeth.
Full Mouth Implant Cost
There is a wide variety of pricing for full-mouth tooth replacement because there are several methods.
The option that costs the most is replacing each tooth separately. If the teeth are healthy enough, the dentist can keep some of them with this technique, which is the most comfortable. Normally, this choice costs between $60,000 and $90,000.
Implant-supported dentures are a less expensive option that replace both the natural upper and lower arches of teeth (after any remaining teeth are removed) with two full arches of fake teeth. Four to six implants each in the upper and lower jaw support the arch. This choice, also referred to by the registered name All-on-4, typically costs between $24,000 and $50,000 for a full set.
Additional Costs of Dental Implants
Make sure you and your dentist talk about the charges and that you are aware of them. Hidden expenses are quite uncommon, according to Levin. “The majority of dentists will disclose the whole cost up front.” Make sure you factor in both sets of costs if you’re seeing multiple experts, such as a dentist and an oral surgeon.
The only extra costs you might incur are for over-the-counter or prescription medications, including analgesics after some treatments or antibiotics beforehand or afterward if the dentist deems it necessary.
You will pay the fees of dental implantation over a period of many months because it is a time-consuming procedure. Additionally, 80% of dentists provide payment plans if necessary, most frequently through CareCredit, LLC, the biggest dental-financing company.
Moreover, patients can choose between fixed or removable artificial teeth. Both work, but removable ones offer easier cleaning and replacements.
Let us make you smile better
Dental Implants will make you more confident in your smile. Here at NoHo Family Dental, we are always passionate about delivering cosmetic dental solutions. If you need any of these treatments or others not mentioned here, don’t hesitate to call us. Our licensed dentists will prepare a custom treatment plan to achieve your best smile.