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 Are Dental Implants?
What should you expect to pay for dental implants total?
A single-tooth dental implant cost is $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 dental implant surgery and some associated costs (like the initial consultation), but your total costs may be even higher if circumstance dictate.
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.
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.
Implant supported dentures become a better option as the number of missing teeth begin to climb.
Cost of Full Mouth Denture Implants
Nowadays, many people who need dentures opt for implant-supported ones.
A set of full mouth implant supported dentures costs $7,000-90,000, with an average cost of about $34,000. Installing a single plate (top or bottom) usually costs $3,500-30,000.
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 many teeth removed before all of the necessary implants can be added. This is one place the associated costs pile onto the total.
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.
The denture plates themselves aren’t much different from normal ones. It’s all of the associated procedures that really start to add to the total bill. See our dentures cost page for more information about dentures pricing.
Truthfully, the extra fees associated with dental implants aren’t as high as more involved dental procedures (where an implant may be an associated cost itself). But that doesn’t mean they are free of them.
Getting this information while doing research will help you compare quotes. Noticing on the bill may actually infuriate you. Associated costs are a great point for negotiation, so be sure you understand exactly what you’re being charged for.
After all-the more info you have, the better your chance at making implants more affordable. Continue reading on the next page and find out how you can get your own dental implants without going broke.