Dental implants have a reputation for their ability to break budgets. According to our survey, almost 90% of people can’t afford them. A single dental implant costs around $4,800 overall, while a full mouth of dental implants can cost $21,500 on average.
Those prices do not take into account insurance, dental plans, or any other discounts. But they also don’t include costs of associated procedures. So, how bad is it?Creative Commons
A closer look at the cost of single tooth implant
The average cost across the US for a single tooth implant is $4,800. The lowest prices start at $3,500 and may go up to $6,700.
The costs of a dental implant include the money you’ll pay for the surgical placement of the implant body, abutment, and crown. The materials of those influence the price most greatly.
In our estimates, we have taken into account a porcelain crown on a custom-made abutment (rather than the cheaper, pre-fabricated option).
Dr. Richard Hattaway
If you choose to do a pre-fabricated abutment option and are not prepared to pay for a custom fabricated abutment, you could be looking at more costly fixes down the road.
Use the calculator to check how the price changes in particular circumstances. Any prospective reimbursements are not taken into account in the values that pop up.
Some additional procedures have been described in this article. This should help you decide which might be relevant in your case.
Full mouth dental implants cost broken down
Complete dentures on implants are most commonly performed on edentulous patients.
You should expect to pay about $10,000 for removable implant-retained dentures and roughly $21,000 for fixed full-mouth dental implants.
|Full mouth implants type||Average cost||Cost range|
|Removable implant-retained dentures||$10,500||$8,000-$17,500|
|Fixed implant-supported dentures||$21,500||$15,000- $28,000|
Please note that these amounts concern the price for a single arch, top or bottom. If you are interested in replacing all of your teeth, double the values.
Play around with the calculator to see what costs you can expect in your situation. As mentioned above, the prices below are given before any prospective reimbursements.
Below you can find information that will help you guess which of the procedures you might need. These will generate additional costs, according to the ranges provided.
|Procedure||Average cost||Cost range|
|Cone beam CT||$350||$150-$750|
Below we have listed the most common procedures which may be required. Have a read-through to find what you can expect them to involve.
Do dental implants have to be so expensive?
Generally, dental implants are considered to be among the most expensive of all dental treatments. Bearing that in mind, they are also deemed the best method of replacing missing teeth.
There are some ways to prevent your budget from breaking, even when you decide that implants are your best option. Affordable implants are hard to find, but not impossible, and you might even getdental implants for free with some digging.
Dr. Namrita Harchandari
Dental implants have a very high success rate and are one of the best options to replace a front tooth permanently.
If you are insured you are going to want to reach out to your provider. There aren’t many policies directed at dental implant insurance exactly. Some companies might reimburse you, at least for a few of the associated procedures, though.
There’s one condition, though: the implants have to be medically necessary. This is rarely a black-and-white kind of issue. You might want to search for a grant to help pay for your implants, especially, if you can’t convince your provider that they’re indispensable.
What are your thoughts?
There are many ways to fund implants, but, unfortunately, most people have to do it out of their own pocket. It’s important to remember, though, that they are a lifelong solution.
Join the discussion in the comment section. Let us and other candidates know if you are considering dental implants or if you already have them. How much did they set you back?
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