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Dental Implants
Amount: $27,858.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: LuckieJack in Jonesboro, AR.Posted: August 4th, 2010 02:08PM
Which Tooth: Full Upper
Cost Breakdown:
Phase I
Extraction of existing teeth (5) $1,200.00
Bone graft $1,131.00
General Anes $327.00 / Additional 15 min $126.00
Phase II
(6) Implants to include Therapeutic Drugs and General Anes $9,654.00
Phase III
Implant Abutment & Crown (top of the line) permanent $15,6000
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Thanks to all who posted here.
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Hopeful thanks to you all! in Orlando, FL.Posted: August 1st, 2010 05:08PM
Which Tooth: All of them
I'm looking at having to have a full mouth restoration done. I'm 27 years old and have gotten quoted as much as 30000$ to have everything done that needed to be done. I might sometime soon finally get the money together to get it done though. Just wanted to thank everyone who posted here, reading your words have given me a lot of hope. Just looking forward to the time when I can smile with an open mouth again and kiss my wife without feeling sorry for her...
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dental implants
Amount: $52,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: jayloo in taylor, MI.Posted: July 27th, 2010 10:07PM
Which Tooth: denture bottom/partical on bottom
I am only 43 years old and 5 months ago i decided to have my upper teeth removed and a denture to replace it. I never new it would be such a emotional exprience i cried when they pulled my teeth. And when the procedure was over i never realized how awful the denture would be.Not only is it gross to have somthing foreign in mouth and that plate at the top of your mounth is one of the gross things you can have.I can't explain how awful this is unless you have experienced your self(I Hope you never do!!!). Don't ever let a anyone talk you into dentures although they may make you have a full smile they will never look like real teeth or feel like them.I new immediately I could not go on for the rest of my life with them although my dentist could not understand this of course he was not the one with dentures!!!! I immediatly sought out implants. Althought they were very costly. The top for implant surgery was 14,500.00 and the crowns on top were 13,500.00. The surgery was not painful unlike i expected no more than motrin was needed. The bottom cost is 10,500.00 and the implants are 13,500.00. Believe me i could not believe the cost of the total package of my teeth but i knew I could not spend the rest of my life with dentures and belieive me no should ever have to live with dentures!Qality of life is more important then anything!I can not believe that insurance companies do not cover this cause dental health goes along with your overall health! I would also like to address the professional that he is not a garbage driver and should not be paid as one! You have probaly spent a lot of money in school and expensive equipment to do you job but have you ever heard of there is more money in volume! There is alot of people that really need your help and I hope you find the compasion to help others! I believe this insn't a choice BUT a nessacity to be able to smile,talk,chew food with confidence!
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My insurance covers a lot but not all
Amount: $2,200.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Mountain gal in Aurora, CO.Posted: July 26th, 2010 10:07PM
Which Tooth: #12
My tooth's root is apparently cracked, though it has stopped hurting. But the endodontist says it has to be pulled. For tooth extraction, bone graft and implant, I was quoted $2,552 by oral surgeon if I take Valium and do nitrous oxide for sedation. If I want IV sedation, the cost is $2,971. I'm unemployed but kept my COBRA dental coverage (thank heavens), which pays for 1 implant every 5 years. The insurance (MetLife) won't pay for IV sedation, so in either case, insurance will pay a total of $1068. That would leave me paying $1485 or so for the Valium/nitrous option. I know my regular dentist charges about $1,400 for a crown, and insurance will pay 50% of that. So, I guess I'll be out about $2,200-$2,600 for the implant and crown, depending upon which sedation option I take. Seems reasonable to me.
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Implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Lise in Wpg, ME.Posted: July 24th, 2010 05:07PM
Which Tooth: lower jaw
I was quoted $16000 from an oral surgeon and prostodontist for two implants on my lower jaw. Two implants with a bridge=3 teeth. Even though I need to replace my entire lower jaw the dentists told me that they would not do my entire lower jaw in one procedure. I soon found out that this was because the dentists would not benefit financially by one step. I also discovered that there would be hidden fees on this grand total for three teeth. I was paying fees for for almost every visit where nothing was being done. I paid $650 for a three tooth denture. It was a waiting game of appointments. I reluctantly started this procedure the way they wanted it.... so got an unecessary bone graft. That cost me an additional $400. I seeked another opinion and found an excellent dentist in Carmen Mb.who can do my entire lower jaw for that amount I was quoted for two implants and a bridge.
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dental implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: cheryl fox in poquoson, VA.Posted: July 21st, 2010 02:07PM
Which Tooth: front
My daughter's permanent front tooth was sideways in her gum and a two year procedure and $3,000 later, it has failed and now she needs an implant. Anthem B/C, B/S calls this "cosmetic" I don't mind paying my fair share but I do not like paying this much for insurance and nothing being covered. I have dental and they have paid nothing!!!
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implants
Amount: $18,160.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: jdont in Woodway, WA.Posted: July 18th, 2010 06:07PM
Which Tooth: all of them
I went to Tijuana for my dental work on June 4, 2010. I had 18 teeth extracted, 16 bone graphs, 8 implants, four upper and four lower. The entire procedure took five and a half hours.
A complete set of temporary denatures were made in the dentistís own lab.
I went back after a month and hat the stitches removed.
I will go back in two weeks and have the bone graphs shaved down that are protruding a little bit.
I go back in December for the final snap in dentures.
Total cost.......$18,160.00
In Seattle I was quoted $56K
to start with, and then he would reevaluate. Then I went to the University of Washington Dental School. They gave me an estimate of 40K.
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Dental Implants
Amount: $7,660.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: BAL in Richmond, CA.Posted: July 17th, 2010 11:07PM
Which Tooth: right inside upper missing 3
My dentist gave me estimated price for the following: 2 implants with 1 bridge, including crown and possible bone graft on one. Total is 7660.00. Please advise if this is reasonable....or too much. I have surgery scheduled by end of this month.
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Dental Ins.
Amount: $573.30 not covered by insurance
Posted by: JJblue in Fresno, CA.Posted: July 5th, 2010 06:07PM
Which Tooth: lower right
Even though I have dental insurance I can't get a much needed implant, because my Delta Dental Ins. doesn't cover the procedure. A month ago I had a root-canal to remove inflamed nerve from lower right tooth with a crack 1 eighth mil. down the root, so ended up having it extracted. I lost the tooth next to it 2 yrs. prior due to the nerve growth that began to wrap itself around the root of the bone. Now I need an implant to keep my jaw in-line to prevent futher damage...I cannot chew on that side with the two lower teeth missing. Iam missing my 3rd to the last upper tooth on the opposite side from an auto-accident in 1970, so already have miminal (chewing) use of that side. When a person NEEDS the implant to maintain ones ability to chew & to keep the jaw in place, then it should never be defined as cosmetic. How the Dental Association in the U.S. ever got away with such false representation is beyond me. Why then aren't needed implants, in part or in full, covered? I am going to write the Dental Insurance Association of California a nice long letter stating my delemma in full...After all, I have paid to have Dental Insurance for over 18yrs. so where are my benefits?
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Est from Prosotodontist
Amount: $425.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Caryn A. in Manalapan, NJ.Posted: June 30th, 2010 03:06PM
Which Tooth: multiple
I was just handed a Prosthetic Treatment Plan and could NOT believe the est. $23,527.88!!! The worst of this was the fact he did not break down the individual cost of all the treatments he is recommending. Is this ethical? I think when someone gives you that kind of cost est for dental work, which does not include additional costs for orthodontic tooth movement treatment, and the cost of the oral surgeon for the 1 implant I need done, it does not make me feel warm and fuzzy. He insisted on gold crowns, a 3-d scan of the upper jaw near the implant area and more. How should I approach this proposal? I think I am entitled to know how much each and every service will cost. He is supposed to be very good and has been voted in NJ Monthly Magazine 2009 best Prosthetics on the year and just had another BIG write up in that same magazine THIS month. ANY ideas on how to proceed?? I am sure he is good, but that is a lot of dam money!!!
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vaneers now implants
Amount: $30,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: LAG in Saratoga Springs, NY.Posted: June 5th, 2010 04:06PM
Which Tooth: All
From a poor family with 7 siblings parents could never afford dental care. At age 21 I had vaneers and crowns placed on all teeth as the dentist talked me out of dentures. I was never told they would only last about 10 years before you have to start paying all over again. At 38 I am looking into hybridge full mouth implant, was quoted 18-22K. Note to the wise...they will try to convince you that you want to keep your natural teeth as long as you can....sure because they want your 30K every ten years...not to mention the 1000's for fixings here and there. The prices quoted here are outrageous and makes our country nothing but a disgusting selfish greedy sesspool..how much do they have to profit off of average hardworking people?? Don't be raped for one- two teeth...if you have bad teeth or good teeth going bad it is much cheaper to get them all done at once. Hybridge implants are cheaper than one implant at a time...in my opinion every one of us on this blog has been raped!!! Our teeth cost more than our mortgages and this is the greatest country in the world??
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UMDNJ
Amount: $80,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: erik12152003 in Cape May, NJ.Posted: June 2nd, 2010 09:06PM
Which Tooth: Full Mouth
I need a full mouth restoration at 28 years old. I am devastated I have no insurance and was quoted $80,000.00 for extraction, bone grafting, implants, and fixed denture on upper and lower. I went to UMDNJ today and was told my cost for the same exact procedure was going to be around $50,000.00.
So to Ernestine in Old Bridge: Which Dr. did you see? I am like you, as in traditional dentures are not an option. And my Dr. is suggesting to go that route. I can do $20,000.00 but not $50,000 - $80,000.
PLEASE HELP!!!
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Implant Teeth Needed or Not
Amount: $10,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Josephine in Bluemont, VA.Posted: May 24th, 2010 02:05PM
Which Tooth: Nbrs 19, 29 and 30
Not covered by Insurance. This refers to my mother who is 85 yrs old but very healthy lady. She dislikes wearing a denture supporting 3 teeth. She prefers having the implant teeth because of free hassle with the denture. The oral surgery and dentist offered her the total of $10,500 for each of oral surgery, bone graft, crown and customs. I'm not sure if it is necessary for her spending $10k but I prefer for her to spend $$ if any severe health condition or medicine may occur. Fixed bridgework or upgraded denture? Any suggestion from you is appreciated.
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1 -Tooth Implant Estimate 10,000
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Kath in Dallas, TX.Posted: May 20th, 2010 05:05PM
Which Tooth: #14
I have seen three dentists this week. The tooth involved is #14, upper second from back on left side. Implant, including, bone augmentation, mayble a lift of the sinus cavity, and crown is $10,000 for ONE tooth. This tooth has been previously root-caneled and crowned (Cost: $3,000.00) This should be illegal. I have Cigna dental coverage to $,1500 per year. Had to have a crown two weeks ago, and am now down to $600.00 remaining in any benefits. So in total this tooth is valued at $13,000 - illegal!
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Full mouth reconstruction with implants
Amount: $20,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Son in Windsor, Other.Posted: May 19th, 2010 08:05PM
Which Tooth: all
In Canada=way to expencive.Traveled to East Europe,Bulgaria.16 Ankylos implants,28 ceramic teeth done in the most amazing dental clinic-all this for $ 20 000 canadian dollars.No extra charge for anything.I can eat and smile again!
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Dental Implants
Amount: $1,750.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Zoe in Charleston, SC.Posted: May 7th, 2010 10:05AM
Which Tooth: No. 30
I have had a number of implants over the years. I go to an oral surgeon in Charleston SC. My insurance does not cover implants. Cost per tooth is $1750 for implant surgery. $370 for IV sedation. I had shopped around and this implant surgery price was only $100 dollars more than other oral surgeons. Bone grafting was done at the time of extraction and not sure if he charged me extra. average non-complicated dental implant should run between 1,200 and 1,900 per tooth-more than that then folks are paying to much. For those of you in NYC, try going to New Jersey-it is a bit cheaper. The city dentists/surgeons charge more because of cost of living. When I lived there I went to New Jersey for most doctor and dentist appointments.
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Dental Implant
Amount: $2,900.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: a user in Stockbridge, GA.Posted: May 3rd, 2010 12:05PM
Which Tooth: 4th from back right
Cost included tooth removel, implant and new tooth. They said it wasnt covered by my insurence but they gave me my insurence discount
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Dental Implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: JoviBabe in Griffith, IN.Posted: April 21st, 2010 10:04AM
Which Tooth: 3,4,6
HAve a partial...sick of the ill fitting appliance and want implants. Got an estimate from oral/surgeon/dental implant specialist. Quoted 4830.00 for first procedure, sinus lift, membrane,bone graft + meds, then quoted 7050.00 for actual Implant & Abutements. Doesn't include my dentists fees...Will be going to Chicago Dental School to see what their fees would be...Don't have an extra 13000.00 sitting around right now. Hope it's at least half or I won't be doing it!!
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lab and implant manufacturer's fees for dentists
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: m/dental patient in garwood, NJ.Posted: April 14th, 2010 07:04PM
Which Tooth: all of them
dental lab fee for 1 implant crown porcelain fused to precious metal. gold would be most expensive - around $350-390? most of the time you get cheap alloy of semi-precious metals. so probably dentist pays around $150-200 or less for a cheaper alloy PFM crown.

stock abutment, around $50? or less. custom abutment may be a little more.

implant kit $10-15,000? includes fixtures (screws), tools, representative's training time and sales commission.

these are average/approximate fees.
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Here's what i pay:

free consult. i don't get in the chair until i meet the dentist first. free consult regardless of specialty. no x-ray taking unless i decide who is the right dentist for me.
restoration $1200 cheapest i found per unit, includes custom abutment or no abutment, if a pontic. same price. some cheap "semi-precious" metal alloy (i ask the lab to fax me the exact specs on the alloy so i know what i'm getting. usually very low gold or silver content, if any at all) implants range from $500 - some creepy place in new york city manhattan, to $2800+ per fixture in the suburbs. Includes local anesthetic. Cadaveric bone or synthetic bone growth stimulators are usually cheaper than harvesting your own bone. Around $1000. total for 2 implants, 2 custom abutments, 4 crowns $7120 (10% "discount" on restoration) takes 30-45 minutes to place 2 implants, 10-20 minutes to restore. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!! forget insurance plans, forget pro bono. you have to sell an organ to get an organ. maybe sell two organs. insurance companies will never cover implants. insurance is business, not charity. how will the CEO's make $20-30 million/year if insurance companies will start paying for your implants. sometimes i wonder if it's worth giving them what they don't deserve. it's not our fault tuition is going up and equipment is expensive.
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dental implant
Amount: $3,854.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jimmie 54 in Leonardtown, MD.Posted: April 14th, 2010 06:04AM
Which Tooth: #31
Quoted $2298 for extraction, oral exam, barrier membrane, mandibular tori, bonegraft for ridge preservation and IV sedation. $1037 covered by Met Life. Then implant would be approximately $1700 plus IV sedation - might run $1192 with insurance. Then crown on top of that runs $1200+. If you don't do your research, you are going to find that those cheap prices don't include everything you might need for a successful implant. They just lure you in. Dental work is not cheap. Its worth a lot to have a nice smile and to be able to eat.
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Front Tooth #9 Implant
Amount: $9,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Help Me in Chicago, IL.Posted: April 9th, 2010 10:04AM
Which Tooth: #9
I am being quoted by a reputable Oral & Max guy on the N. Shore of Chicago about $7000 for the extarction, bone, implant and another $3k by my regular dentist for the flipper tooth itself that goes on the implant. It is 2 surgeries, 8 months. I wear a flipper for this time. Why do these ads I hear and have heard that the toatl is as low as $4-5k and WHAT DIFFERNTIATES the costs??? Help...headed into surgey soon and may want to look into a cheaper place.
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mental or plastic posts
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: a user in Chicagoq, IL.Posted: April 8th, 2010 08:04PM
I was told by my dentist that one should always get a plastic post rather than metal. The metal posts can cause real health problems due to the electrical disturbances in can create in the body.
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Extractions
Amount: $5,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Worrywart in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: April 6th, 2010 04:04PM
Which Tooth: All Upper
My daughter's Dentist has recommended she gets all upper extracted. Should she do this procedure in stages or all at one time? She was born with bad teeth and is only 21yrs old. I want her to get implants instead of dentures. Her dentist is recommending dentures. I'm worried about the pain of full upper extractions.
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Implant and crown
Amount: $2,100.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Curtis j Brown in Nogales, AZ.Posted: March 27th, 2010 10:03AM
Which Tooth: bottom right back mollar
Nogales Mexico just south of Tucson. Very Clean, high tech, american trained. Bilingual. Extraction $100, Titanium implant 1000, gold crown $1000. Dental Bliss.
Chicago would have been twice that.
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Costs of implants
Amount: $16,690.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Kay in Boston in Boston, MA.Posted: March 21st, 2010 04:03PM
Which Tooth: full bottom implants & top will be plate
Must have 8 extractions on bottom and get two posts put in for the implant bridge to hook onto. So there will be surgery & anesthesia and a temp bottom plate that I'll have for about 15wks while the bone grows around posts. Then they'll replace my entire upper that is now old, loose & discolored. I simply do not have the $ but know that I can't move up jobwise with these teeth. CareCredit seems like a rip- they hv SO many rules that its like they're hoping u'll mess up so they can up that % rate. I'm going for 1st impressions tomm. & going to ask if I can work out some plan w/dental office instead. Very scared of getting it done but much more so about $$. But know i must do this in order to get back self-esteem & have a life.

Does anyone know of ANY of the discount plans or supplemental insurance that help w/costs?? ANYthing at all??? My ins is only for $800/yr so that got eaten up immediately
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dental implant
Amount: $3,400.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: phyllis in commack, NY.Posted: March 16th, 2010 03:03PM
Which Tooth: 2nd bi cuspid
Just told by dentist need implant. Total cost 3400.00 See advertisements for total cost implants for 1625.00 at implant centers. are they any good or same rule you get what you pay for.
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Quote for Implanted Molar
Amount: $2,051.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Twotom in Atlanta, GA.Posted: March 11th, 2010 06:03AM
Which Tooth: #18 molar
I received a root canal but it cracked all the way into the root before I had a chance to crown it. I have been quoted for removing the tooth, applying a bone graft, and the implant. This does not include the abutment and crown. I am seeing my dentist today about that.
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Tooth implant
Amount: $2,840.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Torry in dubai, Other.Posted: March 10th, 2010 11:03PM
Which Tooth: 1 tooth upper left
I didn't do yet, but planning. It will cost me $2840 plus $500 for some X-rays I want to ask people who has done with tooth implantation and what do you feel after that, is there any complication in chewing or any pain. What do you think about this price is it reasonable?
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IMPLANT INSURANCE
Amount: $40.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Tiffany Ann in Pittsburgh, PA.Posted: March 7th, 2010 04:03PM
Which Tooth: entire set of implants
Hi. I'm a 28 year old single woman. Who has lost all of my self-asteem and self-worth. Ever since they started pulling tooth after tooth I can't even smile. I am beyond embarassed. I can't eat, I'm loosing weight. I want dental implants more then anything. All I want is to have teeth again. I was born with very weak teeth and now I only have a few in the front left; none in the backs. I only want what everyone else takes for granite day after day. But with the price of implants there is no way I am able to afford them. Does anyone know of any discount dental plan or dental insurance that could help me with the costs???? I need some help here, PLEASE. I am open for ideas, if you have any information at all. Please tell me. I am willing to do what it takes and make phone call after phone call, to get into any programs they might have out there. I just don't know where they are. So if you do please tell me. Thank-You I would appreciate it more then anything.
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Implant
Amount: $24,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Satik in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: March 4th, 2010 09:03AM
Which Tooth: 6 back teeth lower jaw
Is there any insurance that covers implants? I was told that it will cost $24,000 for doing 6 implants including bone treatment. Anyone know of reputable oral surgeons in Los Angeles, CA
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