- Oral Health
Cost of Dental Implants
Surgical procedures for those seeking dental implants come with varying fee structures that are dependent on the implant(s), the extremity of the damage, and the expertise and experience of the implant dentist.
The cost of dental implants is contingent on several factors: the state of the bone, the size of the area, extraction of teeth, and the type of implant. Based on the patient’s mouth and individual case a bone graft and or teeth extractions may or may not be necessary in order to have successful implants.
Cost of a Single Tooth Dental Implant
A single tooth implant could be the result of a variety of instances including: decay, a failed root canal, a fractured tooth, a fall, an accident, or periodontal disease. If the bone is healthy under the area of the missing tooth, then the single tooth dental implant typically ranges between $3,500-$4,950 to replace.
Approximations of Costs:
- Dental Implant beneath the gum - $2000-$2300
- Abutment that screws to the implant - $450-$650
- Porcelain Crown - $1500-$2000
Multi-Teeth Dental Implant Cost
The cost of dental implants when multiple teeth have been knocked out or removed will depend on the size of the area of the missing teeth. Dental implants require certain measurements in order for there to be appropriate room for the implants.
If the teeth are located toward the back of the mouth the implant dentist may be able to put in two dental implants rather than three and save the patient money. However, that can only be determined during a consultation.
The cost for a single tooth replacement typically ranges between $3,500-$4,950 and will be less when replacing multiple teeth.
All Teeth Dental Implant Costs
Cost of Removable Dentures
Removable dentures are the traditional form of denture where
the denture must be taken out every time you eat. Removable dentures include: a few positioned dental implants
below the gum, a piece to go on top of the implant and a bar to position on top
of the gum for the denture to snap into.
Generally, a removable denture costs between $5,500-$16,500.
Cost of Non-Removable Dentures
Non-Removable dentures can be treated as natural teeth as they do not need to be taken out when one eats. The cost for non-removable dentures is $20,000- $27,000 for the implant, buttons and screws to hold the fixed dentures in place.
Additional Costs Associated with Some Implants
Additional costs will be associated with dental implants depending on the state of the teeth and the bone when performing the procedure.
If the mouth is full of teeth that need to be replaced, then there will be an extraction cost on top of the cost for the dental implant(s).
Extractions range from $200-$400 per tooth.
If all teeth are missing and have been for some time, bone grafts are often needed.
A bone graft can average anywhere from $300-$1,600 depending on the extent of grafting needed.
When the root of the tooth has reached the sinus cavity a sinus graft or lift may be required at an additional cost to the dental implant. The reason for this is to ensure that the sinus cavity is protected when the implant is placed. The implant dentist will determine if there is a need for a dental implant at the time of the consultation.
Sinus grafting and lifts range from $1,500-$3,000.
Dental implants are many times the perfect oral health solution, improving both cosmetic appeal and overall quality of life.
Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, a Dallas dental implant dentist, was the primary resource for this article on the cost of dental implants. Dr. Fitzgerald practices dental implant dentistry in Plano, TX, servicing Dallas, Frisco, Grand Prairie and the entire DFW metroplex.