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Dental Implants Prices

Updated on December 6, 2010

Learn all about dental implants and dental implants prices.

If you have come looking for dental implant prices, then you have come to the right place.  Figuring out how much something costs because diving head first into it is a good idea, and it is especially important with surgery, including dental implants.  The problem though, is that depending on what you are getting, the dental implants prices can vary quite a lot.  Since there are various styles of implants, and multiple things involved with getting implants, it is hard to nail down a specific price.

I will explore some of the options you have when it comes to dental implants, some dental implants pricing scams to watch out for, and even ways you can possibly lower your cost so that the implants may actually be affordable for.

Single Implants

If you only need to get a single implant, in order to replace a single tooth that have chipped or has become corroded, then it is definitely possible.  Thanks to the invention of mini dental implants, which can be up to half as small as traditional implants, dentists are able to put the implant in for a single tooth.  These implants can range from about $1,200 to around $3,000 depending on where you live, the dentist who performs the surgery and other factors.  what this price does not include is the actual veneers (fake teeth) that you'll need also,  That is just the cost for the implant and the time it takes for the doctor to insert the implant.

Denture Stabilization Implants

A lot of times people who have had dentures for a long time, especially older versions of dentures, have begun to notice that they begin to shift more often, especially if you are eating or talking a lot.  This can be very frustrating and can actually hinder those activities and so getting a modern dental implant can be a great way to keep your dentures stabilized without having to buy a whole new set of dentures which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.  Instead, like most other implants, it will only cost you about $1,200 to $3,000 but there will also be an additional charge to fit the dentures with a special hole to be stabilized with the dental implants.

Full Set of Dental Implants Price

The price of dental implants, especially if you are having to get multiple implants for a full set of teeth, can become quite expensive. Do not be shocked if the cost of a full reconstruction of your mouth can cost anywhere between $30,000 and $100,000. You probably will not want to go for this type of procedure unless you have the money for it, or your have insurance that can help to cover some of it, because it can definitely keep you in debt for a long time by having to pay off these dental bills since the princes on dental implants can be so high. Definitely explore all of your options if this is something you're considering.

Dental Implant Pricing Scams

One thing that you need to look out for when researching the price of dental implants is the different scams of dentists offering free dental implants. There are a few different ways that dentists go about this.

One is that they will offer the actual implant for free, but they'll charge for their time, the procedure, and obviously the veneers that you will need. Those will not be free, and so make sure you talk with the dentist to see exactly what they will be charging you for, since the dental implant pricing will be free, but everything else can cost more.

Sometimes additional fees may come up during the implant surgery, but some dentists take advantage of this during your "free dental implants" session, and charge you many additional fees. Before agreeing to have the surgery done, make sure to discuss with the dentist what possible additional fees you may have to incur so that you aren't shocked when your free implants aren't as free as you thought they would be.

Ways to Bring the Dental Implants Cost Down

If you have read through this article, you may have seen the prices that are higher than you expected.  Dental implants do cost a lot of money, but there are definitely some options that you have in order to help to bring the cost down.

  • If you have a relationship with your dentist, discuss with them your financial situation, and see if you can get put on an extended repayment plan.  Although most dentists wish they could get the money up front as much as possible, if they know they'll get the money, it's better for them to receive it over a long term, then not receive the money at all and have to hassle with collections.
  • Use dental insurance.  Insurance can help to bring the cost of dental implants down.  Be sure to find out exactly what the insurance company will cover and what they don't cover, because some dental implant procedures are considered "cosmetic" and therefore are not covered under the insurance.
  • Contact the American Dental Association and they can help you to find some dentists that are in your area that can do dental implants at a reduced cost depending on your financial situation.


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