If you are missing one or more teeth, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants. You know they can drastically improve your quality of life, but there is one question lingering in your mind – how much do implants cost? There is no easy answer. The amount you pay is based on your individual treatment plan. There are various factors that influence the price, such as the number of teeth you are replacing and each phase of your treatment. To help keep them affordable, there are several ways to pay for your new smile.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
There are rough estimates of the cost of the treatment; however, the only way to get a realistic amount for your procedure is to receive a consultation from your dentist. On average, you can expect to pay:
The long-term success of dental implants relies on ensuring you are a candidate and the correct placement of your posts. To assess your oral health and to determine the location for the posts, you need digital x-rays and a CT scan during your consultation. These can range in price from $25 to $200 per image. Often, you can use your dental coverage to pay for a portion of their cost.
It is not uncommon to need additional procedures before having your implant posts placed. On average, the most common treatments include:
- Bone Graft: $250 to $1,100
- Tooth Extractions: $75 to $650
Depending on your specific policy, your dental insurance may pay 20% to 80% of these treatments.
In addition to the oral surgeon’s fee, you also need to pay for the sedation and anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Most dental insurances pay for one or the other; however, it is best to check your policy.
You will also pay for the number of posts needed. There are different materials that can be used, which influence the price. On average, you can expect to pay:
- Standard Implant Posts: $1,800
- Mini Implants: $300 to $900
Often, the most expensive part of the treatment involves the abutments and restorations. Depending on the abutment used, they generally cost $500 to $1,000 per fixture. The final cost involves the restorations, which varies depending on how many teeth you are replacing.
- Single Unit Crown: $1,000 to $3,000
- Two or More Teeth: $6,000+
- Full Arch: $3,500 to $7,000+
How Can I Pay for Dental Implants?
Your dental insurance will not cover the entire cost, but it may pay for certain aspects of the treatment until you reach your annual allowance. Third-party financing can be used to pay any remaining balance.
Do not let the cost of the treatment stop you from completing your smile. Dental implants are a cost-effective solution with the potential to last for a lifetime.
About Dr. Terry Rigdon
Dr. Terry Rigdon is well-known for his exceptional skills in density, particularly dental implants. He can replace your missing teeth with the next best thing to your own. If you are ready to complete your smile, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.