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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] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Is it possible to implant another tooth from my mouth instead of metal implanat
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: nilaahmed in Homestead, FL.Posted: August 16th, 2014 05:08PM
Which Tooth: molar
I read one persons posting. He mentioned"Posted: July 15th, 2013 05:07AM. He mentioned "
My bone grafts came from cadavars not from my body which they say hurts like hell! I had this done 5 days ago 07-09-2013 and I had no swelling and only minor pain." What type of bone grafts that came from cadavars".
Can I use my other tooth and place in a different area of my mouth instead of others?
Can regenerative medicine can be used to grow tooth?
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the cost of denture implants
Amount: $55,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: retired ex marine in seattle, WA.Posted: August 8th, 2014 09:08AM
Which Tooth: top and lower dentures
I priced denture implants in the US.and the price to remove 8 lower teeth,implant 6 pins on the bottom, and 6 on top, with impant dentures top and bottom. cost $55,000.00 the same thing in mexico, $8,000.00. I researched three different people who went to mexico, and got glowing reports.dentists here say that they are not goog dentists. well you be the judge $deduct $8000 from $55,000 which one can you afford ? I'm retired, which one do you think I'm going to do, I have no insurance that will pay for this.
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UPPER denture
Amount: $3,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Kit McGuire in Payson, AZ.Posted: July 19th, 2014 11:07PM
Which Tooth: FULL upper
I had to have all my upper teeth pulled due to massive infection and near death. Presently using a temporary plastic upper denture that flops around while eating anything. Permanent plate is to be coming the end of August 2014. I only have CareCredit with a $3,000.00 limit. I really hoped and wished for implants but I'm retired on a fixed income. Implants are NOT affordable to everyone as I always see advertised. I know there are grants but my dentist obviously opted to not go that route with me. I still dare not bite on or chew anything hard. Limited to soft foods only!
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Reply to Roger C in Indianapolis, IN
Amount: $51,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: thebutlerdidit in ATL, GA.Posted: May 27th, 2014 12:05AM
Which Tooth: All on 4s
Roger,
I would love to know what office/doctor you used, and more info regarding your ceramics. Length of time you've had them, basic pros/cons, any breakdown of your costs for comparison. Thanks!
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swiss denture center - ANYONE HAVE INFO W/THEIR WORK
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: esdeelee in PORTLAND, OR.Posted: May 23rd, 2014 04:05PM
Which Tooth: upper & lower 25 teeth
age 69, petite & small-boned female. I bit into my fave 1/2 pound burger at Burgerville, only to chomp a small stone which broke my upper canine at the gumline,& created a vertical crack in an upper molar. Both teeth 'terminal'. Since the insurance co for the restaurant refused to step up, and Bville did not respond, the 8 to 15K to repair the broken teeth is mine to pay. My CONCLUSION: AT ALMOST 70, with shrinking bones, failing root-canals, the normal age-related loosening of teeth, I can play the "must keep my teeth game", or have all my teeth taken out. I am researching now as to Swiss Denture. Does anyone have any experience with their work?
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Free dental work
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Trono in Mt Kisco, NY.Posted: May 22nd, 2014 05:05PM
Which Tooth: All
For those of you that can't afford to pay for a good dentist, you should find a dental school near you. You can get very smart college kids work on your teeth under the direct supervision of theyr teacher. They need to practice on real people before they get licensed
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All-On-4 Fixed Bridge Upper Arch with Zirconia Teeth
Amount: $15,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Roger in CA in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: May 12th, 2014 12:05PM
Which Tooth: Upper Arch
I had the All-On-4 implant procedure with fixed bridge done in April 2014 at a very good implant center in Indianapolis. I have 4 implants placed on the upper arch. I have a fixed, non-removable bridge screwed to the implants. This is NOT a removable overdenture., that you take out every night. It is removable only by a dentist once a year for maintenance. The teeth on the bridge are made of Zirconia, not the cheap acrylic teeth that some places try to sell you, and which wear down and require replacing in 5-7 years. The teeth and implants have a lifetime warranty. The price includes everything, including all follow-up visits. My local oral surgeon quoted $50,000 for the same procedure!! I did TONS of research and shopped around, and found an incredible price in the Midwest.
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Permanent Denture Implants
Amount: $20,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: tony snow in Riverview, FL.Posted: April 2nd, 2014 06:04PM
Which Tooth: all
Missing two teeth all others were filling or crowns. Crowns started to break so asked about dentures figuring it would be cheaper than keep getting teeth fixed. I was told it would cost $20,000 to have the teeth pulled and two pins in the upper jaw to hold the dentures in place. 10,000 just to have the tooth extractions. Had two teeth removed at $430 each and have one broken off at the gum line. I didn't have this one removed yet was told it would be a surgical extraction at $700-$800. Called my Dentist in Johnstown, Pa which I have used for 20 years before moving to Florida. He told me this price was insane.Would pull my teeth at $75 each. $2250 as opposed to $10,000 in Florida this is all without insurance.
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Implants for lower denture
Amount: $9,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: a user in Allen, TX.Posted: March 29th, 2014 07:03AM
Which Tooth: Lower denture
I am 89 years old and have had full dentures for many years. I had enough bone for only three implants. The surgery was done in about an hour and a half. I waited twelve weeks to heal and have had no problems. We reused my old dentures since they were in good shape. I am very satisfied and I am contemplating doing the upper also. It will be about another $9000 for three implants. I was told they remove the roof of the upper when they do this procedure. The implants in the lower plate has made my life much easier.
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...continue from "Bone Graft from hip to mouth"
Amount: $12,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jason Rojas in Houston, TX.Posted: February 14th, 2014 03:02AM
Which Tooth: Several
He then told me he would refer me to a board certified surgeon in oral and facial cosmetic surgery in Katy, Texas.
Bone graft surgery for the upper and bottom:
$8500.00 Doctor, $3500.00 Hospital
I went to see the doctor yesterday, it has been 4 months since the surgery, my face still 30% numb from the procedure, he keep saying that the numbness is normal due to the nerves that are moved during the surgery. Now he is telling me that the bone graft on the upper still not fully restored because I had too much bone loss and he was not able to recover it all, he will use a fixed bridge with a “pink” base that look like the gum color to “fill” that area, (meaning that after all the procedure and all the stressful recovery and the expenses; I am going to wear a “bridge” not individual tooth)... I guess this is not the doctor fault… (I said I guess) but I have to continue.
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Bone graft from hip to mouth
Amount: $12,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jason Rojas in Houston, TX.Posted: February 14th, 2014 03:02AM
Which Tooth: Several
Upper teeth:
Central,Lateral,Canine incisor and first premolar. (4)
Bottom teeth:
First and Second Molar each side (4)
A crown to the Lateral incisor broke at the base, so they had to extract the root but since the canine was “impacted” inside of the bone cavity and never came out; they brought it out through surgery at the same time (done in Monterrey Mexico) A partial denture was made and I was using it without any problem. I paid $1,200.00
Later in the year my body started to “remove” the bone on both sides of the missing tooth. Looked for what I called a “real” dentist in Houston; not because the one in Monterrey was bad, but I needed to finish all this once for all.
I found one (Houston’s Best Known Prosthodontics Specialist) that told me I needed “bone graft” due to the big bone loss I was getting. For my surprise bone loss was also affecting the 2 adjacent (good) teeth and they needed to be removed in order for the bone graft to succeed.
will continue....
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prosthetic dental implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Annie Nonimous in Sandwich, MA.Posted: January 28th, 2014 04:01PM
Which Tooth: full uppers
I was quoted $45,000.00 by a well known professional in Sandwich, MA and if I could refi my home I would because he's the best his rep is top notch. bank turned me down but I'm too sick with the dental problems to leave the house or finish my edu (nursing degree). I had 3 days of clinical left but sick to death-- having them pulled one at a time. Don't know what I'll do - no funds, no job, missing teeth, couldn't tolerate partials (gagged) so sick. Anyone that can travel to another country for cheap dental work needs their head examined! Where do you get the funds to do that? omg,
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Implants -2 upper bicuspids
Amount: $10,800.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Gary Klucken in Waco, TX.Posted: January 22nd, 2014 11:01PM
Which Tooth: Upper left and right
Lost both teeth due to broken roots. Now I wear a plastic guard at night which eliminates unconscious nighttime grinding of teeth! No more broken roots-No more need for implants!!!
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Get a guarantee, plan for future removal, use a periodontist
Amount: $15,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: SueTaylor in Seattle, WA.Posted: November 28th, 2013 12:11PM
Which Tooth: #19, #29, #18
I had 3 implants placed by reputable oral surgeons. I have good oral hygiene, great gums, & was on a soft food diet. 6 months later 2 out of the 3 implants are failing (no one knows why). I am having now having trouble getting the failing/painful implants removed (whether by these oral surgeons or other providers). I highly recommend that people get a promise in writing from whoever is doing their implants, that they "shall remove the implants at the patient's request (even if nothing is showing up on scans)". I also suggest that you get your implants close to home. If you have a problem, travel can be costly. Also, some providers "guarantee" their implants & will replace them at no cost or minimal cost. Implants don't last forever, so this can be a big moneysaver. Lastly, consider using a periodontist rather than an oral surgeon as they will be more likely to preserve your gums & bone (which is critical to your implant lasting & looking good).
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Implants a NECESSITY not just cosmetic
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: concerned wife in Auburn, CA.Posted: November 12th, 2013 12:11PM
Which Tooth: all
My 43 year old professional husband took good care of his teeth. He didn't have any cavities, but developed gingivitis that got worse no matter how he brushed or got his teeth cleaned (degenerative disease). He ended up getting infections that spread to the bone. He was put on multiple Rxs which helped some, but slowly, the teeth got more loose and started falling out. In July 2012, he had to have all of his teeth extracted or risked ending up in a coma due to severe infection. We were quoted $8k for the surgery and $50k for implants. We could only afford the extractions and try for dentures. My husband had a HORRIBLE GAG REFLEX and threw up whenever he tried to wear the dentures. The dentist cut them back as much as possible, but there were almost $2k down the drain since he could not wear them. Now, over a year later, he still has no teeth and is developing digestive issues since he can't chew his food. He's grown a beard to help appearances but his professional life has suffered too
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dental implant
Amount: $3,180.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: a user in Dakota Dunes, SD.Posted: October 24th, 2013 10:10PM
Which Tooth: #5
implant placement 1950
extraction 120
bone graft 200
crown 710
c scan of jaw 120
consultation 80
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dental implants
Amount: $3,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: daisey in rochester, NY.Posted: October 2nd, 2013 07:10PM
Which Tooth: #11
I 'm contemplating a dental implant at Eastman
Dental.While reading comments I noted someones comments on DDS schooling.After receiving a BS the student goes on to 4 years of Dental School and does a post graduate residency for 1 year before taking the boards.Specialitys are anywhere from 3-5 years.Count it up wise guys.Lots of schooling+lots of college debt.
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The Flipper
Amount: $1,300.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Distressed in Texas in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.Posted: September 23rd, 2013 06:09PM
Which Tooth: two close to the front
I had two teeth extracted near the front. They made a flipper with the missing teeth for 1,300. The plan was to wear it till I got implants. I am on disability and my Husband died very suddenly 8 weeks ago. Even though its quite uncomfortable, I suspect that due to the high cost of implants there is no alternative but to wear the flipper for the rest of my life. My life changed in an instant and money is only one aspect of my problems. Degenerative disease with no cure coupled with chronic pain, high cost medications, living alone as a disabled person, grief, loneliest and depression- I am 59 years old and my quality of life just plummeted. Teeth are just one aspect of my miserable existance at this juncture. I'm an intelligent, attractive, articulate, outgoing (& previously positive) individual who had a beautiful marriage, an exemplary career for 35 years and a reasonable expectation for happiness in my older years. Now I'm extremely distressed about my future. Pray for me.
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None loss
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Darin in Las Vegas, NV.Posted: September 19th, 2013 07:09PM
Which Tooth: Bottom and top four front teeth
I'm a working class citizen TRY to pay my bills on time. And noww THIS!!! My gums are receeding so rapidly I can't control it. I need my teeth to work. What do I do.? I have insurance but it's still thousands of dollars for implants..
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Affordable
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: N need of a smile in Tallahassee, FL.Posted: August 2nd, 2013 05:08AM
Which Tooth: all
As a child my mother never took me to a dentist. At the age of 13 I went to an group home being in state custody first time going to a dentist they pulled 8 teeth 4 on each side lower back now all my teeth has shift my front teeth was pulled because i have periodontal disease.I work for walmart and the insurance is horrible.I need advice on finding someone affordable in Fla.I just want to hold my head up and smile again
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Sticker Shock!!! *just received quote
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Stickershocked in Fort Worth, TX.Posted: July 17th, 2013 07:07AM
Which Tooth: #30
Asked about replacing son's decaying molar with an implant. Quoted $4500, $2400 of which was just the crown!! WHY?? Why on earth would a CROWN be $2400?? Unbelievable. They said it is because implant crowns have to have a special attachment... WTF is the attachment made of, diamond? I'm shopping around - that's insane.
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I had all upper teeth pulled and they did Sinus Lift, Bone Grafts and 8 implants
Amount: $23,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Suzanne Ducote in Baton Rouge, LA.Posted: July 15th, 2013 05:07AM
Which Tooth: All upper teeth
Make sure you go to a reputable Dental Surgeon! My bone grafts came from cadavars not from my body which they say hurts like hell! I had this done 5 days ago 07-09-2013 and I had no swelling and only minor pain. I can't eat solid foods so I make fruit smoothies and I have lost 6 pounds..which is great because I need to lose around 60. I can start exercising in 3 weeks. It will take 4 to 6 months for my mouth to heal and then I will get my permanent teeth that will be screwed in and I never have to take them out. I have temporary ones now and they gave me stuff to whiten my bottom teeth to match the pretty white ones I will be getting. I am very very happy so far. If you live in or around Baton Rouge, Louisiana I would advise you to use Dr Barksdale on Coursey Blvd. He is great and the whole staff is great! For people who can't afford this kind of surgery, there is a credit card out there called Care Credit you can use and make payments each month, it's wonderful!
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Teeth
Amount: $1,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Maurice in East orange, NJ.Posted: May 28th, 2013 01:05PM
Which Tooth: Front
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External Resources:
  1.  dentalimplants.com/understanding-dental-implants.php
  2.  www.mayoclinic.com/health/dental-implant-surgery/MY00084/DSECTION=what-you-can-expect
  3.  www.ada.org/267.aspx
  4.  www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/popularpublications/findinglowcostdentalcare/
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  6.  www.associationdigital.com/aaid/online/findadoctor/searchinput.aspx
  7.  www.perio.org/?q=locator-advanced
  8.  www.aaoms.org/findoms.php
  9.  www.gotoapro.org/find-a-prosthodontist/
  10.  www.mouthhealthy.org/en/find-a-dentist.aspx
  11.  dentalimplants.com/search.php
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