Dental implants are the optimal option for replacing damaged, decayed, or missing teeth for many patients. But many patients are not aware of the costs involved and why fees can be so high.
The Average Dental Implants Cost
No two dental implant procedures for different patients are the same, so the average cost will always carry a wide range among patients.
“Implant procedures are a complex and custom treatment, and there are multiple parts to each procedure,” explains Marielaina Perrone, DDS. “There are different fees for each part of the dental implant procedure since it is such a customized procedure.”
Some of the elements that go into the final cost of your new smile will include:
- Dentist’s Experience
- Location Of Practice
- Materials Used
- Thorough dental exam, including necessary diagnostic x-rays and imaging
- Tooth Extraction, if necessary
- Dental Implants placement
- Placement of the implant-abutment hardware
- Custom fabrication of the dental crown
- Final placement of the dental crown
Dental practices all have fees based on many factors. These factors include location, the dental laboratory used, the brand of dental implants parts used, and the need for additional procedures.
Overall, implants should be considered a lifetime investment and are priced accordingly. Dr. Perrone estimates the total cost per tooth, start to finish, typically runs between $2,500 and $3,500.
The main reason there is no standard industry price is that no two dental implant treatment procedures are the same.
In other words, variables like whether you need multiple teeth extracted or require a sinus augmentation or dental bone graft will all affect the final dental implant cost.
Ask what it will cost in your case before work is to begin. Dr. Perrone can give you a treatment estimate so you know all the possible dental implants treatments needed.
A dental implant is just one part of the total procedure. Single dental implants consists of three parts:
- Actual Dental Implant placement in the bone.
- Dental implant abutment will attach to the implant in the bone. This abutment allows for restoration with a dental crown.
- Dental implant crown
All of these items have different prices.
Many patients may also require a sinus lift or bone graft to make the bone stable and healthy enough to allow for the long-term success of the dental implants. These different procedures will add to the cost as well.
The American Dental Association’s cost survey says the total cost of a dental implant, abutment, final crown, along other necessary procedures ranges from $3,000 to $5,000.
Multiple Tooth Dental Implant Cost
If you are looking to replace more than one missing tooth and those teeth are adjacent to each other, you have more dental implants options and thus even more dental implant cost pricing.
For example, if you are filling a space of three or four neighboring teeth, you may get away with a 5 or 6 unit dental bridges held in place with just two dental implants. Only using two dental implants will significantly lower the total cost.
For many patients, two implants can support three or four adjacent teeth in a dental bridge. This scenario will be far less expensive than individual multiple teeth implants.
When replacing an entire smile, there are many options, all with different costs.
The most expensive choice is replacing lost teeth individually. This full mouth dental implants method allows the dentist to preserve some existing teeth. If healthy enough to be restored. This option is quite expensive and typically runs from $60,000 to $90,000.
A less expensive option is the fabrication of implant-supported dentures. Two full arches of a custom smile will replace the natural upper and lower teeth. The implant-supported dentures are anchored to four to six implants. The upper and lower jaw is a separate procedure.
This implant supported dentures option is known as the All on 4 procedure. The price typically ranges from $25,000 to $50,000 for a completely new smile.
Additional Possible Cost of Dental Implants
“Very rarely are there any hidden cost of dental implants,” says Marielaina Perrone, DDS. “Once a treatment plan is developed, your dentist will present the entire cost upfront, including any extra procedures that may be needed.” If your treatment involves seeing multiple specialists (like an oral surgeon) make sure you get all the costs from all specialists.
The only additional expenses should include possible medications prescribed or recommended by your dentist before and after the procedures. These can consist of pain medication, anti-bacterial rinses, and antibiotics.
The dental implant process is typically a slow month’s long process. This slow process is a benefit financially as you can spread out payments over many months. Most dentists, including Marielaina Perrone, DDS, offer payment plans and zero-percent financing through CareCredit financial services.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Dental insurance traditionally consider implants to be “elective” in nature.
It is essential to check with your carrier to see what your actual dental insurance benefits are and if they will cover dental implants cost. This dental insurance information will allow you to understand what costs you will be responsible for fully.
How Can You Afford Dental Implants?
If your dental insurance does not offer dental implants benefit, there are a few other ways you can afford the cost:
- CareCredit – You can consider using CareCredit. This healthcare credit comes with a 0% interest rate for one year to help cover dental implants treatment costs.
- Dentist Provided Payment Plans – Many dentists offer in-office payment plans for affordable dental implants. Speak to your dentist regarding payment options.
Dental implants are the perfect option for just about anyone’s smile. You and your dentist can decide together what the right choice is to restore and enhance your smile. One thing is for sure your quality of life will increase with dental implants.
“Better Smile, Better Life!”
Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover. We cannot wait to help you with your oral health and your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.