The vast majority of people in need of tooth replacement have multiple options. Dental implants and dentures are the most common treatments that people select.
In this guide, we will go in-depth about the cost of dental implants. You will find a surprisingly wide price range. But as long as you continue reading, you will also find all of the best ways to save money on dental implants.
To set a foundation, we’ll start with pricing information based on the different types of dental implants you may need.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
“Hard costs” first:
What should you expect to pay for dental implants total?
A single-tooth dental implant costs $1,000-3,000. The cost of the abutment and crown adds $500-3,000. So, the cost of a full dental implant is $1,500-6,000 in total.
This is the average out-of-pocket price without the help of dental insurance or discount plans. This estimate includes some associated costs (like the initial consultation), but your total costs may be even higher if circumstance dictate.
How to save money on dental implants?
Use dental savings plans. It’s simple. Join a plan, visit your dentist and get access to discounted rates for dental implants and associated procedures. Read the next page to understand how dental plans work and see how much you can save on dental implants.
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.
Note: A dental implant with an attached crown is the most common way to replace a single missing tooth.
Multiple Tooth Implant Cost
Multiple implants become an option when a patient is missing more than one tooth.
Generally, multiple tooth implants cost $3,000 to $30,000 (or more). Replacing two to four teeth with multiple tooth implants might cost $6,000-10,000—though this estimate would be based on decent quality and normal circumstances (relatively low associated costs).
This procedure is typically performed for patients that have teeth on either side of the open area. It also requires a healthy gum line to hold the implants in place.
The number of implants you need depends partially on the number of teeth needing replacement. Location of the missing teeth plays a role as well. You don’t necessarily need individual implants for each tooth if they are adjacent to each other.
Note: Dental implant costs really soar when you need multiple teeth replaced multiple locations.
Implant supported dentures become a better option as the number of missing teeth begin to climb.