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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

 
average costSingle Dental Implant Average Cost: $2,488high costAbutment, Implant and Crown Average Cost: $4,263
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A dental implant functions as an artificial root to anchor a replacement tooth or teeth. A small titanium post is surgically implanted in the jawbone, and as part of the healing process it bonds with the bone. A metal abutment is connected to the implant, and then a crown, bridge or denture is attached to the abutment. The work is typically done in stages, often with separate prices for the implant surgery, the abutment placement and the replacement tooth or teeth. There may also be a charge for a temporary "flipper" tooth while the jaw heals after surgery.

Typical costs:

  • A single implant typically costs $2,400-$3,000, but can be $4,000-$10,000 or more if additional procedures like extractions, bone grafts, tissue grafts or a sinus lift are needed. CostHelper readers report paying $1,000-$5,000 for an implant with an average cost of $2,488.
  • Placing an abutment and a dental crown on a single implant typically adds $500-$3,000 to the cost of just the implant, for a total of $1,500-$13,000 or more. CostHelper readers report paying $1,750-$8,270 for an implant, flipper tooth, abutment, crown and all needed procedures, with an average cost of $4,263.
  • Two to six implants topped with a partial or full-mouth dental bridge can cost $3,500-$30,000 or more, depending on the number of implants, bridge size and materials, and any other needed procedures. CostHelper readers report paying $4,000-$16,000 for a three- or four-tooth bridge on two implants, with an average price of $8,486.
  • Two to six implants with a removable denture plate can cost $3,500-$30,000 or more depending on the number and type of implants (mini-implants are less expensive), denture materials (in some cases an existing denture plate can be adapted for use with implants) and any other procedures needed. A full set (upper and lower) of implants and dentures can cost $7,000-$90,000 or more. CostHelper readers report paying $3,800-$27,858 for implants with a single denture plate, at an average cost of $14,226; and $6,549-$80,000 for a full set of implant-supported dentures (upper and lower), for an average expense of $34,119.
  • Dental insurance typically does not cover implants, because most insurance companies categorize implants as cosmetic procedures. However, some surgical costs might be covered by health insurance.
Related articles: Dental Veneers, Root Canal, Dental Crown, Tooth Extraction, Dentures, Dental Bridge

What should be included:
  • Implant surgery is typically performed by a dental surgical specialist -- a periodontist, an oral surgeon or a dentist with advanced training in implant surgery. Abutments and implant-supported crowns, bridges or dentures are typically placed by a dentist or a prosthodontist (specializing in restorative procedures). The International Congress of Oral Implantology has an overview of dental implants[1] .
  • Typically the implant site is allowed to heal for three to six months after surgery and one to two weeks after the abutment is placed. A temporary "flipper" tooth may be worn during this period. Although there are "instant" mini-implants where a bridge or denture is installed immediately after implant surgery, the standard process (including bone and tissue grafts or other procedures, if needed) takes three months to a year or more to complete. The Mayo Clinic explains what to expect[2] after dental implant surgery.
Additional costs:
  • Ask detailed questions about what is included in a price quote. An estimate for an implant may not include the abutment and crown.
Discounts:
  • Dental school clinics[3] offer reduced rates for services by supervised students or faculty. A CostHelper reader in North Carolina reports paying $60 for an extraction, $75 for a bone graft, $1,200 for a single implant and $600 for a crown at the University of North Carolina. Another reader was quoted $75,000 by a private dentist but paid about $20,000 to have the work done at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.
  • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research provides tips for finding low-cost dental care[4] .
Shopping for dental implants:
  • A comprehensive dental exam (with X-rays and possibly a CT scan, plus models made of the patient's mouth) is used to create an individualized treatment plan. The Mayo Clinic explains what to expect before dental implant surgery[5] .
  • If insurance coverage is available for any portion of the process, the company will provide a list of approved dentists and specialists. Or search for local members of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry[6] , the American Academy of Periodontology[7] , the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons[8] , the American College of Prosthodontists[9] , the American Dental Association[10] or the International Congress of Implantologists[11] .
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Implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Carl SIMION in Melbourne, FLA, 32901, FL.Posted: January 7th, 2017 03:01PM
Which Tooth: All
Will places like donated dental cover these expences? Also can you get implants with other health issues, such as heart failure?
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looking at high cost
Amount: $6,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Shirley G in Manteca, CA.Posted: December 20th, 2016 11:12AM
Which Tooth: front tooth
I think dental care has gotten way out of control. Is it because many employers are not providing dental insurance to the employees. Then to top it off they want all the money in three months...
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Dental implants
Amount: $7,680.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Travler in San Jose Costa Rica, WI.Posted: November 3rd, 2016 11:11AM
Which Tooth: 3 teeth all molars
Includes: Extraction, bone grafts, implants, abutments, crowns. Three trips to Costa Rica. Even including air fare and hotel, this was much less than what I was quoted in the US which was approx. $48,000.00. In case you are wondering, Costa Rica has an excellent medical care system which is ranked higher than that of the US and it is affordable.
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Dental Implant Broke
Amount: $4,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Silvia Angelov in Louisville, KY.Posted: September 21st, 2016 10:09AM
Which Tooth: 30
Abutment with crown came out because a small part of the implant was broken. My dentist Dr. Mathis said that he do not do implants anymore and will send me to another dentist to remove old implant and replace with new one. I do not know how much will cost me. Any suggestions what can I do?
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Single Implant
Amount: $2,130.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Amanda_C in Annapolis, AL.Posted: July 26th, 2016 10:07AM
Which Tooth: #12 (molar next to top right canine)
Due to my intense dental fear and horrible teeth (thanks, Dad!) I neglected the dentist for 5 years. When I finally got the courage to go back, I found out I needed 4 extractions (one was severely infected, one was a decayed wisdom tooth, and 2 were broken teeth), as well as fillings for 5 cavities. When I completed everything, I asked how we would begin the implant process. Sometimes, my dentist can do same-day extractions and implants, but I had some infection in my jaw so this is not an option for me. I am going in today for an extraction, bone graft, and will receive and acrylic-based upper partial (whatever that is) and then will go back in 4 months (after the bone graft can be reabsorbed by my bone) for the implant and then 4 months later for the permanent crown. The amount of time this takes as well as the pre-insurance estimate of $6600 absolutely floored me! Luckily, we have decent insurance and will pay about a third of the estimated cost. Good luck to everyone else!
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Dental Implant
Amount: $1,200.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Nurdaulet Sharenov in Dearborn, MI.Posted: October 3rd, 2015 12:10PM
Which Tooth: 32
I paid 1200 for a zirconium implant
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cost not inclusive
Amount: $45.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: im stupid in san jose, CA.Posted: August 22nd, 2015 10:08PM
Which Tooth: 5 teeth on top
The estimate started at 25-30 k one would think the price of an implant includes abutment and cap. now they want 50 k total to do the job, does this always happen? think I've been taken advantage of,,,, should have followed intuition,,
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dental implants
Amount: $8,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: WV Mama in Berkeley Springs,, WV.Posted: August 19th, 2015 12:08PM
Which Tooth: complete upper and lower dentures
My 83 year old husband needs dentures. He cannot chew and has lost 45 lbs in the last 2 years. I took him to the local dentist for evaluations for dentures. dentist said he could not reline the dentures- not enough bone to hold them. He was sent to a periodontists who said he could do nothing aftering evaluating the xrays taken in his office and referred to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeon told patient he could do 2 implants implants at a cost of $4800.00 not counting cost anesthesia or and added"I don't think you will have a good fit". You need to just live with what you have. I could sent you to the university to be evaluated for a bone graft. local dentist would make the dentures at a estimated cost of $4000.00 after oral surgeon did implants. He is 83 yr on fixed income and cannot afford it. Is there any help with this type of dental work.
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dental implants
Amount: $8,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: WV Mama in Berkeley Springs,, WV.Posted: August 19th, 2015 12:08PM
Which Tooth: complete upper and lower dentures
My 83 year old husband needs dentures. He cannot chew and has lost 45 lbs in the last 2 years. I took him to the local dentist for evaluations for dentures. dentist said he could not reline the dentures- not enough bone to hold them. He was sent to a periodontists who said he could do nothing aftering evaluating the xrays taken in his office and referred to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeon told patient he could do 2 implants implants at a cost of $4800.00 not counting cost anesthesia or and added"I don't think you will have a good fit". You need to just live with what you have. I could sent you to the university to be evaluated for a bone graft. local dentist would make the dentures at a estimated cost of $4000.00 after oral surgeon did implants. He is 83 yr on fixed income and cannot afford it. Is there any help with this type of dental work.
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implants for four front teeth
Amount: $20,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: rtrev64 in Dallas, TX.Posted: August 5th, 2015 05:08PM
Which Tooth: four front teeth
It is amazing how so expensive the procedure is. i had a bridge that lasted for 15 years until a month ago, they gave way. I dont have flippers because well i did not need them, i had a bridge, i don't want flippers, I cannot believe how much they are and they look so plastic, fake but are expensive to boot. I am frustrated. I visited three dentist here in Dallas and all just say it's either implants or flippers.. really? either i pay what i cannot afford its like buying a brand new car or live with flippers. So my search continues. Some say snap on's as an alternative or one tooth at a time, place a implant on one side, pay it off, then pay for the next one, pay it off and so forth till i have all of them in place. I am thinking, I would not mind permanent bridges like i had before but they will not do that. so i am thinking two implants, then the bridge to cover the gap in the middle..I set up a gofundme account..http://www.gofundme.com/robertt
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Permanent fixed dentures.
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: cookieb403 in jax, FL.Posted: August 4th, 2015 02:08PM
Which Tooth: upper and lower
Not begging for money or crying poor me. I am poor, I am a 60 year old disabled lady and I live WAY below the poverty level beside caring for my disabled sister and fostering shelter dogs that were on death row. So I know what it is to go hungry and go without luxury's. I also know the only way to get fixed dentures(not snap on) is to come up with the money on my own. I have been scrubbing floors and cleaning houses for friends to save money. Haven't been able to wear my lower dentures since I got them over 4 years ago. Can anyone tell me who is good, yet reasonable in central Florida? How hard is it to get a care credit loan? Has anyone gone abroad for dental work, what was the cost including air fair etc? I refuse to visit my family up north until I have teeth and can smile. I have a Grandbaby I haven't seen since losing my teeth, dignity, confidence and smile.
If their is a will their is a way and by God I will figure out a way!
So please give me some advice from REAL people!
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Insurance Companies
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: StoutBeast in Ft. lauderdale, FL.Posted: May 29th, 2015 10:05AM
Which Tooth: Molar # 19
Insurance companies categorize them as "cosmetic" you have a choice of having bridge work at a cheap price and having to remove teeth, etc. Or you pay a very high price.
Insurance companies as we know are "Bastards" them take in money and pay out ad little as possible. The often in most cases run the state legislatures and governors (as in FL currently)and have little respect or feeling for people.
In Florida in 2008 after three hurricanes (including devastating Wilma)in the South Florida area them still made a record $65 billion in profits. This was in the Miami herald. They are not exactly on hard times.
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Looking for Snap In Dentures
Amount: $6,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Rose Warren in Wilmington, DE.Posted: April 30th, 2015 03:04PM
Which Tooth: Upper and bottom
I live in Delaware. currently have full upper and partial lower. I have done some research and find that there are both Snap Ins and implants. I prefer implants that do not need to be removed but as most my insurance covered my dentures. Any information regarding the cost for both snap ins dentures or implant dentures will be appreciated.
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Beauty is in the pocketbook!!
Amount: $5,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Pockets in Little Rock, AR.Posted: April 10th, 2015 12:04PM
Which Tooth: All
35 years old. I have had dentures for the last 10yrs. This has taken a huge toll on my self-confidence. Implants and the cost is far from my reach. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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needing 4in1 upper implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: tamcuz in Trenton, NJ.Posted: March 7th, 2015 06:03AM
Which Tooth: all upper
I just went to see how much it would cost and which ones needing to be done they told me first the all of the upper need implant the cost would be 25000. And that the bottom need to be done but they can work something much cheaper for them. This needs to be done asap im losing more teeth and I must keep the bones strong what do I do I really need to beable to eat again and would love to smile. I don't have the proable about paying this just wish it was not up front thing if I could find a payment plan of 600. month im willing. I would like By dental designs to reconcider
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All on 4 in Richland WA cont...
Amount: $22,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Scott A. Searing in Richland, WA.Posted: March 6th, 2015 09:03AM
Which Tooth: All upper teeth removed...
...he says he'll remove some material on the denture trim the size of the denture teeth to allow him the room to move the teeth back. First he said he wouldn't guarantee it and I still am not sure that he will or not. The guy that makes the denture says the color won't be right if he does that.
I need to know how much it would cost to make a new denture? I also need to know if I have grounds to sue him to complete the job or go after his insurance company. Heck I'd be willing to pay for half of it! I just want my wife to be happy. It changed her look and looks are important to a female more so than a man. What can I do to resolve this? Furthermore when we started the guy quoted us 22000 and later we were give papers for like 25500. My insurance also pays 1500 dollars. I argued and they lowered my cost to 225000 when it should have been 20500. Anyway just looking for some advice here any would be highly appreciated!
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All on 4 questions I need to find a cheaper place to do this!
Amount: $225,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Scott A. Searing in Richland, WA.Posted: March 6th, 2015 09:03AM
Which Tooth: All upper teeth removed...
...and 4 large implants put in to hold the denture plate or prosthesis. The prosthedontist did a horrible job and didn't listen to us. He proceeded to make the final and my wife's teeth stick out too much. The temporaries were huge and stuck out even more and were very ugly. She endured these for 9 months and the guy acted like he was being overworked when she wanted them different. He made them better but he used a wax model for her to try. She tried to tell him that the teeth still stuck out too much and the incisors were too long. He fixed the incisor problem but did nothing about the jutting front teeth. Her bite doesn't close on her left side and they appear to be misaligned. She's biting on her cheek on the right side. The dentist works with another guy who has 4 clinics. He's the periodontist. He ensured us that they worked as a team and we would be happy when we were done. The prothodontist will not budge on making a new denture. He says he can "modify" her existing one by..
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NEED IMPLANTS, DISABLED, & CAN'T WEAR DENTURES DUE TO MEDICAL REASONS, PLEASE???
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Amber Radulovich - 262-439-8816 in New Berlin, WI.Posted: February 9th, 2015 10:02AM
Which Tooth: All: top & bottom
My past dental problems include periodontal disease, peptic ulcers from heartburn releasing stomach bile (acid) up through my esophagus and into my mouth which in turn has been destroying my teeth over the years, lack of dental insurance for long periods of time, and lack of money to pay for dental services. I also have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder),therefor have suffered from different issues that have also affected my not taking care of my teeth. I am currently on Disability and have been since 2000 because of how bad my disorder is,but I also go to college and hope to one day have a degree and be able to have a career in my near future. In fact I will be graduating with an associate’s degree in Medical Administrative Specialist in May 2016. I am the proud mother of two wonderful boys, Darren 16 yrs. and Dylen 14 yrs. old. Since the day they were born I have done anything and everything in my power,including not taking care of my own personal hygiene needs to sacrifice for them
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implants
Amount: $12,611.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: none44 in colorado springs, CO.Posted: January 31st, 2015 01:01PM
Which Tooth: 23-24-25-26
Lower 4 teeth front.
surgery: Extract 3 teeth ( one fell out on its own). insert two implants. $5,055.00
Remaining procedures. Abutments, porcelain/ceramic, all else to finish the job.
$8,396.00
Less 10% senior discount of $839.60.
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dental implants
Amount: $4,800.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: ruth traci in Shingle springs, CA.Posted: January 1st, 2015 12:01PM
Which Tooth: 4 front
Shingle springs medical clinic and dental school opened to public sliding scale also takes most insurance and Medicaid they do implants r very kind and knowledgeable
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1 implant
Amount: $3,800.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: FRANBUD in 18951, PA.Posted: December 4th, 2014 02:12PM
Which Tooth: no. 26 lower right
tooth broke off had base removed then post and implant. just bought a 2003 Subaru outback 68K for $3800 which is the better deal??? DENTISTRY HAS GOTTEN OUT OF HAND
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cost of implants
Amount: $36,700.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: john c in long island, NY.Posted: December 2nd, 2014 07:12PM
Which Tooth: all
Ok, 2008: 500 for an mri, 2000 anesthesia, 30000 for: extractions, 13 implants, (7 upper, 6 lower), and upper and lower temporary implant mounted dentures. cost 32500-1500 insurance is 31000. 160 every 3 month cleaning thereafter. 2014: permanent upper 16500-800 insurance is 15700. 2015: permanent lower probably another 15700. So far 49000 minus 2300 dental insurance reimbursement is 46700 and with 2015: 16500-800 is 15700 so the total will be 62400 after insurance. Loan interest from GE Capital (CareCredit, now Synchrony) is 14.9% so its been about 450 a month since 2008 with cleaning.
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