Dental Implant Cost
If you are planning on getting dental implants for replacing missing or damaged teeth, you might be pondering upon how much they would cost? Dental implants and implant supported dentures are the latest and most effective treatments for replacing missing teeth. That said, no two procedures are the same, which is why the cost of getting dental implants varies from patient to patient.
These procedures are not only complex but also involve the close examination of the patient’s oral and general health profile. Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced, dental implants can be categorized into several types, including single tooth implant, multiple tooth implant, mini dental implants, and full mouth implant. If you are interested in learning more about the cost of dental implant treatments, Summerbrook Dental Group would be more than happy to answer your questions.
Single Tooth Implant Cost
Every dental implant surgery entails the cost of the platinum screw or implant, an abutment (anchor used to attach the crown to the implant), and the replacement teeth itself. Apart from that, you may also be subjected to cover the cost of any comprehensive dental exams needed to study your case.
According to the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute cost survey, the overall cost of a single tooth implant can vary between $3,000 to $6,000.
Multiple Tooth Implant Cost
If you are replacing multiple teeth and they happen to be next to each other, you will need more than one implant and thus more cost options come into the picture. For instance, if you are replacing three to four adjacent teeth, a dental surgeon may choose to use a dental bridge that will be supported by two or more implants.
In some cases, a patient might also require a sinus lift or bone grafting if they do not have sufficient bone density to hold the implants in place, which will also add to the cost of the surgery. In most cases however, the overall cost of the surgery can fluctuate between $6,000 to $10,000.
Full Mouth Implant Cost
Since there are many ways to approach a full-mouth dental implant surgery, you are likely to encounter a wide range of pricing options. One of the most expensive choices is to replace each tooth individually. Although this treatment costs more, the results are much more beneficial for patients. This type of surgery typically runs between $55,000 to $90,000.
Another option is implant-supported dentures, where two arches of artificial teeth replace the upper and lower teeth, quite similar to how non-implant supported dentures or permanent dentures do. Also known as All-on-4® Treatment Concept, this type of treatment usually costs between $24,000 to $50,000.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Implants?
Until a few years ago, most dental insurance policies considered implants as elective, meaning they would not cover the cost of those treatments unless you voluntarily opted in for it. Nowadays, most insurance plans cover a small portion of the total cost of an implant surgery, however there might be an upper limit on the reimbursement for a given calendar year. Make sure to get in touch with your insurance company to get these details sorted out so you are fully aware of which costs you will be responsible for.
If you or a family member are interested in finding out more about implant-support treatments, we would be more than happy to assist you here at Summerbrook Dental Group. To schedule an appointment or a consultation with our experts, feel free to reach us at .