The vast majority of people in need of tooth replacement have multiple options. Dental implants are one of the most common treatments that people select.
In this guide, we will go in-depth about the cost of dental implants.
You may encounter a range of prices when shopping for dental implants. There are also ways you can bring the dental implant costs down. We will discuss all of that here.
But let’s start off with pricing information based on a the different types of dental implants you may need.
How Much Are Dental Implants?
Let start out with the “hard costs”:
What should you expect to pay for dental implants before any financial assistance or discounts.
The cost of a single-tooth dental implant can range from $1,000 to $3,000.
The cost of the abutment and crown can range from $500 to $3,000.
In total, the cost of a full dental implant can fall between $1,500 and $6,000.
This is the out-of-pocket price for the full procedure of a single tooth implant including the consultation, the implant, abutment, and crown.
If you need to replace multiple teeth, the costs only go up. There are also different types of dental implants. Depending on your tooth replacement needs, they may all be an option.
A dental implant with an attached crown is the most common way to replace a single missing tooth.
Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple implants are an option when a patient is missing more than one tooth.
This procedure is typically done for people that have surrounding teeth on either side of the open area. And it requires a healthy gum line to hold the implants in place.
How many implants you need depends partially on the number of teeth needing replacement. However, location of the mission teeth also plays a role. (You don’t necessarily need an implant for each tooth if they are adjacent to each other.)
Prices can really go up when you need multiple teeth replaced in different areas of your mouth.
The cost of multiple tooth implants can range from $3,000 to $30,000 (or more). One might say the average cost of multiple implants is roughly $8,500, though it varies widely based on a patient’s needs.
Implant supported dentures become better options as the number of missing teeth begin to climb.
Implant Supported Dentures
Nowadays, many people who need dentures opt for implant-supported ones.
Unlike traditional dentures, implant supported dentures are stable without the need for adhesives. They make a great option for those who are missing several teeth in a row. However, you may need to have teeth removed before all of the necessary implants can be added.
These kinds of dentures are becoming more and more common, especially on the lower jaw where it is more difficult to create a gumline fit.
Due to the combination of procedures that may be required, implant supported dentures can get very expensive.
In total, you can expect to pay between $25,000 and $95,000.
The average cost for implant supported dentures is about $34,000.