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Cost of Dental Implants

Updated on August 26, 2009
Dental Implants
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.

Dentures - Dental Implants
Dentures - Dental Implants
Dentures - Dental Implants
Dentures - Dental Implants

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.

Extraction
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.

Bone Grafting
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.

Sinus Grafting
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.

Primary Resource

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.

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      Atomo Dental 

      3 years ago from 1241 Quarry ln #125, Pleasanton CA 94566

      Good article, nice job!

      Actually, ATOMO Dental (www.atomodental.com) can lower the cost of Dental Implants by providing better dental supplies with lower price.

      Thanks.

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      periodontics 

      6 years ago from 4312 Woodman Ave Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

      Nice hub post a gud point....

      http://www.periodonticsdentalimplants.com/

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      Boris Del Mar 

      7 years ago

      The manufacturer sell an implant for $75,the dentist after drilling a 1mm hole,this is a so called mini implant,I paid the dentist500$, to drill that tiny hole,the product is good, I have three of them in my mouth,I understand that now they chge three times as much, I believe jt to be thivery!!1000$ every five minutes, where is your conscience and compassion,a layman could do this installation,with minimal training!!!!

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      Armil@Dental Dallas 

      7 years ago

      Our smile is the first thing other people will notice in us. We can change other people people's moods and cheer them up when we smile because it's contagious. So, smile is vital in interacting with people around us.

      That is why proper attention to our oral health is very essential. We should be more concern on our teeth to be more confident to smile, thus, making it more sincere. Visiting a dentist on a daily basis is needed to achieve this. If we have noticed that there is something wrong with our teeth, immediately consult a dentist for actions, thus, avoiding complications.

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