How Much Does A Dental Implant Procedure Cost
Have you lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to poor nutrition, poor oral hygiene, or playing hockey?
Whatever the reason, you have plenty of options to replace your missing tooth or teeth, which can stop you from smiling like a jack o’lantern. One of those options is dental implants.
We know one of your burning questions is "How much are dental implants?
Good question. However, when it comes to the cost of dental implants in the USA, the answer isn’t so straightforward.
There are a few things that are covered in the cost. We’re going to unpack it all, so you can have a better idea of the cost of dental implants.
First, understand that when it comes to implants, there are several components...
- 1. The implant itself, which is surgically inserted into your jawbone under anesthesia. You’ll be in your happy place during the whole process.
- 2. The abutment, which is attached to the implant using a screw.
- 3. The restoration/crown, which is the part that looks like a tooth.
Each of these parts has its own cost, and the material used for each will affect the final price.
There are also additional costs associated with examinations, X-rays/CT Scans, and all surgical procedures.
With all that info out of the way, let’s finally answer the question “How much are dental implants?”
The average cost of a single dental implant is around $2,000 in 2019.
In 2019, a full set of dental implants will set you back between $24,000 and $100,000.
Ouch! That’s so expensive!
The enormous price variance that you see for a full set of dental implants is like the difference between buying a Toyota and a Tesla. The huge price gap is affected by the following factors:
- 1. The condition of your mouth, mainly the gums and existing teeth
- 2. How many teeth are missing in your mouth / how many implants you need
- 3. The materials used to make the implant
- 4. Where the missing tooth/teeth are located in the mouth. Front implants usually cost more than back ones
- 5. Whether you need a bone graft or sinus lift surgery
- 6. The location of your dentist
- 7. The experience level of your cosmetic dentist
Many of the ads you see online don’t tell the full story. And neither does the $2,000 headline cost here.
The $2,000 dental implant cost per tooth is only for the implant itself. Once you consider the costs of the abutment, the restorations/crown, and all the things mentioned above, the price will increase by $2,000 on average.
That means the average cost of a single dental implant is actually around $4,000.
This cost can hold many people back. To help their patients out, many cosmetic dentists offer payment plans and/or affordable finance options, which can help spread the costs out over time.
Also, more insurance plans are starting to cover part of the cost of dental implants. It’s a good idea to talk with your dental insurance company to see whether they can foot some of the bill.
So, now you see that neither a single dental implant nor a full set of dental implants is cheap. It’s wise of you to contact a few cosmetic dentists and compare their offers.
Lastly, if you’re looking for more affordable implant options, read our article 5 Simple Ways To Get Affordable Dental Implants.