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Dental Bone Graft Cost


How Much Does a Dental Bone Graft Cost?

 
average costSimple Graft: $200-$1,200high costComplex Graft Using Patient's Own Bone: $2,000-$3,000+

Bone needs stimulation to remain healthy. When a tooth is missing, the supporting "bridge" bone that once surrounded the tooth will deteriorate as it is slowly absorbed by the body. Because dental implants fuse to bone they must have sufficient bone to hold them in place. A bone graft (also called regenerative surgery) may be needed to reinforce the jawbone before implant surgery.

Typical costs:

  • A simple graft using sterilized bone from cadavers or cows or synthetic bone can cost $200-$1,200 for a single implant area.
  • A bone graft using the patient's own bone (typically from the chin, back of the lower jaw, hip or shin) will mean two surgical sites on the patient's body and generally requires hospitalization, an orthopedic surgeon and an anesthesiologist. This typically costs $2,000-$3,000 or more.
  • If needed as part of a dental implant, the cost of a bone graft is generally included in the quoted price for the implant. Dental insurance typically does not cover the cost of implants, but may pay some of the cost of a bone graft if it is deemed to be medically necessary. If the bone loss was caused by accident, injury or a non-dental medical condition, the bone graft will typically be covered by a general health insurance policy. And if the patient's ability to eat is severely compromised by the bone loss and cannot be fixed by other options like dentures, both dental and general health insurance policies may cover the grafting costs.
Related articles: Dental Implants, Dental X-Rays, CT Scan, Dental Work

What should be included:
  • For a simple bone graft a periodontist (gum specialist) or an oral surgeon will typically numb the area (sedation can be used but isn't common); separate the gums from the teeth to reach the roots and bone; thoroughly clean the area; fill the holes in the bone with the grafting material; and then cover the graft with a physical barrier. A California dental group illustrates the bone grafting process[1] .
  • To allow time for healing and regrowth, a bone graft is typically done three to six months before dental implant surgery. However, depending on the extent of the problem and the healing process, it can be up to a year or more before the jawbone is ready for implant surgery. The Mayo Clinic describes bone grafting[2] as part of the dental implant process.
Additional costs:
  • Panoramic or full-mouth X-Rays ($60-$250) will be required before the grafting procedure, or possibly a CT scan ($250-$1,000 or more). Ask if these are included in the quoted price, or if there will be any additional fees for these or any other services.
Discounts:
  • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research lists tips for finding low-cost dental care[3] .
  • Dental school clinics[4] offer reduced rates for services by supervised students or faculty.
Shopping for a dental bone graft:
  • If the patient has dental insurance, the insurance company will provide a list of approved dentists, periodontists and oral surgeons. Or, search for local members of the American Dental Association[5] , the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry[6] , the American Academy of Periodontology[7] or the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons[8] .
  • WedMD lists factors to consider when choosing a dentist[9] .
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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Extraction & bone graft
Amount: $986.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: ErikainYuma in Yuma, AZ.Posted: April 30th, 2021 02:04PM
Type of Graft: SyntheticDentist/Periodontist: Dentist
Had an almost 10 year old crown that formed an abscess. Chose to have extracted with bone graft to eventually get an implant. Original quote $1,760 but he took pity on an ER nurse with no dental insurance and discounted to $986.
FOR ANYONE THINKING OF GOING TO MEXICO CUZ ITS CHEAPER.....don't. In the ER here we have had plenty of patients coming into ER with issues after!
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Molar extraction and bone Graft
Amount: $1,724.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Fereshteh in Las vegas, NV.Posted: April 28th, 2021 02:04PM
Type of Graft: Bone GraftDentist/Periodontist: Dentist
Modern Dental Care in Vegas charged me 1724 for Extraction and bone graft. Is that fair amount ? How much does it cost for Molar extraction and bone Graft and membrane in Las Vegas?
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Bone graft tissue regeneration
Amount: $4,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: VG in Vienna, VA.Posted: April 5th, 2021 07:04AM
Type of Graft: SyntheticDentist/Periodontist: Periodontist
Even with supplemental dental coverage insurance pays almost nothing for the treatment. They pay $500, I pay $4000. Seems my insurance coverage may only be equal to or less than what I've paid in insurance premiums.
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Tooth Extraction (Molar #18) with bone graft
Amount: $850.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jerome Pickett in Gainesville, FL.Posted: March 6th, 2021 11:03AM
Type of Graft: cadaverDentist/Periodontist: dentist
The procedure was painful and was not covered by insurance. I don't think the dentist used enough lidocaine. I felt traumatized afterward.
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Deep Root Cleaning and bone replacement
Amount: $2,800.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: dirkfour4 in Aurora, CO.Posted: November 12th, 2020 11:11AM
Type of Graft: unknownDentist/Periodontist: Periodontist
Why do they tell you $5500 but if you have 'any kind' of insurance it's only $2800? And the bone graft mesh is $895 for each piece and I need two ... what is that mesh (maybe 3/4 inch square?) so damned expensive? So I'm holding off right now.
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Extraction, 2 bone grafts
Amount: $7,117.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Kim06111 in Newington, CT.Posted: October 3rd, 2019 06:10PM
Type of Graft: Guided tissue regeneration, bone replaceDentist/Periodontist: Dentist
The costs are getting insanely high and some of this includes their fancy 3D imaging $550 they are charging. I don’t even have the temp or the final crown yet. I feel like crying. It’s been 6 months since the extraction and more to go. I had a mesh put in after extraction but needed a more extensive graft and titanium plate after the implant was placed because there wasn’t enough bone. The implant cost was 2250.
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Single Simple Extraction, Synthetic Bone Graft
Amount: $750.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: zentoko in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: August 29th, 2019 02:08AM
Type of Graft: SyntheticDentist/Periodontist: “Specialist”
Lifetime Dental Downtown LA.
Haven’t gone to a dentist since moving to town a year ago and was supposed to have my first cleaning here and checking out an occasionally painful tooth when it started really acting up.
Specialist saw me next day instead for the retained baby tooth (I had 4 total but the other 3 are fine) that had been acting up and moved cleaning back a few weeks. My past dentists have all said this one tooth would need to go eventually. Xrays and half of extraction covered. Graft wasn’t covered but thankfully I have an HSA my last company contributed to so I just used that. Plan is to get an implant in a few months, hopefully after a promotion and better insurance. Although dentist let me know my sinus bone is pretty close to the implant site so I may need a procedure to add more headroom.
If it’s going to be too expensive and I don’t have better insurance in a few months, I’ll save and go down to Los Algodones in Mexico for it.
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Bone graft sinus lift
Amount: $9,082.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Mac’s in Carlisle, PA.Posted: August 19th, 2019 07:08AM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Woods and myers
My dentist was e. Excellent I had quit a bit of swelling yes pain but took the medicine as advised after two weeks I was feeling much better I continue to take the antibiotics. My stitches will come out in two weeks. This was the first of two surgeries . The total cost will be $26 303.00 this is with two dentist implants crown partial upper xrays tooth extraction.
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1 molar, Extraction and bone graft
Amount: $825.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Yorgas in Phx, AZ.Posted: April 24th, 2019 12:04AM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Endo
Cost was 825.(1 visit) unpleasant experience.
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Extraction, bone graft
Amount: $4,300.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Mompeto in Montville, NJ.Posted: December 13th, 2018 08:12PM
Type of Graft: UnkwDentist/Periodontist: Oral surgeon
Need extraction,bone graft, anesthesia, crazy price. I’m waiting till after 1st of year for Ins. And that’s only covering $1000. I’ll forget anesthesia, just have novacaine. Hopefully won’t be too bad.
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Cost of implants for #8 and #14 teeth
Amount: $8,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Stimied in Modesto, CA.Posted: December 11th, 2018 11:12AM
Type of Graft: Gum bone grafDentist/Periodontist: Periodontist
First thing they did was get a completed full mouth x-ray at a cost of $300.00. I know my dentist already has a full mouth set of x-rays so this raised a red flag and I will discuss this with my dentist.
In the extraction phase of the two teeth the charge is 2326.00 total, this includes "socket preservation".
I also need a retainer made something they call a Partial Q-Osseous, but I also see here charges for emdogain and bone graft? I thought this was already covered in the "socket preservation" phase! WTH! This adds another another $850.00.
Finally, the last phase, is the implant cost, 1910.00 per tooth. I see ranges for 999.99 and up to 2999.99 this looks to be in the middle.
This does not cover the final process of putting a "crown" on the tooth, which the periodontist states the dentist can do. That's probably another 1000.00.
This visit to the periodontist reminds me of taking my vehicle in for repairs. Another place where people get taken advantage of.
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Bone Graft and the fist phase
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Alfredo G. in San Antonio, TX.Posted: November 15th, 2018 07:11PM
Type of Graft: CadaverDentist/Periodontist: Rajiv Navin
Excellent Doctor, put cadaver and phase 1 which I say the nut. Took maybe two hours. If your Squamish about pain then don’t do I. I can take a lot better pain then most. Healing from taking my stitches out was three days. I’m still healing inside. It’s going slow but maybe April he’ll put the implant in. Then around Nov 2019 crown. I’m getting another pulled number 25 with Graft on Nov 21 2018. Right before Thanksgiving hey its free
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Extraction & Bone graft
Amount: $4,200.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: denydisco3 in Los Alamitos, CA.Posted: October 10th, 2018 07:10AM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Mehta Dental
12 teeth (upper) extracted. Felt pain of every tooth being pulled. Worse Dental experience ever. Had Novocain and Laughing gas. Told dentists I was in pain and she just kept shooting more Novocain into my gums. Told a total of 5 hours.
I hate dentist and dental insurance. Had a great Dentist for 10 years until insurance took him from the Network! Total cost for 8 bone Graft, 12 extractions, temp dentures, X-rays =$10,500
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2 complex extractions & bone craft for future implants
Amount: $530.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Steph711 in Chicago, IL.Posted: February 13th, 2018 08:02PM
Type of Graft: D7953Dentist/Periodontist: Periodontist/Implant Specialist
I needed 2 extractions and told him I want implants to replace the missing teeth. He has great reviews and spoke to a couple of patients in the waiting area and they were all satisfied with their work. I don't have dental insurance and paying cash.
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3 Wisdom Teeth and Bone Graft
Amount: $910.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Christian Nicely in San DIego, CA.Posted: September 22nd, 2017 10:09PM
Type of Graft: CowDentist/Periodontist: Fred W. Hammond
Wife had CRT day before for $10 (friend paid out of pocket $250 out of pocket at same clinic). We've know that she needed to have her wisdom teeth removed. Our insurance covers up to $2K for procedures every year. While there doctor determined that less then 1 mm of bone on lower jaw from wisdom tooth coming in sideways. Was told that if that pocket not filled in then a possibility exists that at sometime her other tooth next to it could be compromised at some point down the road.
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Bone grafts and waiting three months for dental implants
Amount: $5,800.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Grace11 in PORTLAND, OR.Posted: June 8th, 2017 10:06PM
Type of Graft: Granulated bone powderDentist/Periodontist: DR. D S.
The choices seem to be denture appliance or if you have money you can get a bone graft, and implants if you want no metal in your mouth then choose, Zirconium with is porcelain implant with porcelain screws. I had five bone grafts cost 5800and will get five implants the city dentist gave me an estimate of 45000 crazy. We are going to go the medical tourism route find a reputable dentist outside the country that is educated in U.S and their are a few, and we are going to fly and have it done, take a vacation and enjoy the money we saved. One day struck up a conversation with phlebotomist and she had gone to some denture place and the doctor there did her bone graft and her dental implants of course they had metal in it, and it was really inexpensive, but she did not get the first rate place like we did so that matters to me , but her face was really swollen I was stunned she was not at home resting, she was glad it was finally over and that the dental thing was affordable.
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Bone Grafting-not covered-Fosamax
Amount: $4,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Susan Davis in Waldorf, VA.Posted: May 7th, 2017 12:05PM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Periodontist
As a result of taking the drug Fosamax for 5 years ending in 2010, my teeth and jawbone have deteriorated dramatically in many ways-most recently front lower jaw became too narrow to support teeth. 4 teeth pulled, grafting to make jaw wider - grafts were not covered at all. Total Cost for procedure was almost $11,000. Note that Fosamax was found to have caused bone loss - especially mandible and thigh bones, and that the effects continue more than 10 years after ceasing taking the drug.
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Dental Bone Graft
Amount: $10,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: David Kasten in Milwaukee, WI.Posted: May 5th, 2017 05:05AM
Type of Graft: Upper Bu SinusDentist/Periodontist: --Terrible never again -
I was looking at a surgery cost of $4,000 - 6,000.
He wanted $10,000. The way I feel that was way over the cost. Where the Bone was suppose to go was on the top by my Sinus (left & right). The bone was very thin, so for them to Screw in, they needed to have it thicker. I wish I could show you the X-Ray, but I don't have it. If you have any questions, please contact me. I'm 70 years old and I need Top and Bottom, "Screw in Teeth".
Thanks for your help
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Four extractions plus bone graft
Amount: $2,170.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Adilene in Napa, CA.Posted: March 9th, 2017 12:03PM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Unlimited Smiles
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Two Extractions & 2 Bone Grafts
Amount: $780.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Flgrl75 in Mesquite, TX.Posted: November 1st, 2016 11:11PM
I have two teeth that need to come out asap. The future plan is partials so which is a $5k quote.
I'm missing so many teeth Already yet never had a bone graft. However I see that it's necessary at this point. I think it's a very fair price. Cash price. It would've been triple otherwise. I go in this week to have this done.
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Extraction and Bone graft
Amount: $2,700.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: MelD in New York, NY.Posted: October 18th, 2016 10:10PM
Type of Graft: Don't knowDentist/Periodontist: Periodontist
Tooth broke. Periodontist told me it had to be extacted. Which he did. I was charged $2700 for the extraction and a bone graft which was not mentioned in advance. Seems like a lot. The whole thing didn't take more than 20 minutes.
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Bone graft for extraction of a failed root canaled tooth
Amount: $500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: CARRIE S in Oceanside, CA.Posted: October 5th, 2016 07:10AM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Jessica Hackman at Bright Now Dental
This better be necessary. I didnt really like the story one of the dental assistants gave me about how that tooth has long roots and its close to some major nerve that could render the left side of my face paralyzed by the oral surgeon if not grafted. All the while pointing to the full mouth xray that was xeroxed onto a sheet of paper and not clear at all. In fact it was double imaged and overlapping and blurry
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Bone graft
Amount: $900.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Erica calvillo in Pomona, CA.Posted: August 9th, 2016 10:08PM
Type of Graft: MolarDentist/Periodontist: Periodontist
I got good deal each bone graft are$900 got 50% discount $450 each I need it for future molar implants, a n I got 3 molar extractions covered by my insurance, and the doctor really good no pain . And you can apply with them for dental credit n make monthly payments
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Bone graft
Amount: $425.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jodi4321 in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: June 3rd, 2016 01:06AM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Dentist/Oral Surgeon
Had to have a molar extracted. It had a crown. My gums had receded, exposing some of the root. Got a cavity on the root. Some pain. My general dentist said the X-ray showed infection in the root area. He filled the cavity. Returned to dentist a month later. Dentist recommended extraction due to infection. Oral surgeon did extraction (covered by insurance) and bone graft (not covered). He said bone graft needed to be done at same time as extraction. It was necessary to support implant or dentures. Charged me $425 (Care Credit). Paperwork says actual charge is $1113 and I got a discount of $688. I am a Medi-Cal patient with state covered insurance through Liberty Dental. Not sure I trust anyone in this process, but I am grateful for the benefits I receive.
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Bone Graft and Implant
Amount: $15,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Camille Edmonds in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: May 23rd, 2016 07:05PM
Type of Graft: BoneDentist/Periodontist: Smile Comfort Dental
Dentist gave an estimate for bone graft and implant
extraction 15000 and told me insurance will not cover nothing, I called insurance company, they told me they will partially pay for the extraction and x-rays, Dentist was a lier
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Bone Graft
Amount: $545.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: patientsr in South Bend, IN.Posted: March 31st, 2016 05:03AM
Type of Graft: syntheticDentist/Periodontist: Dr. Paul Sergio
Bone Graft cost $545 and is not covered by insurance. The office visit was $119 plus I had a molar extracted (#15) and that was $345 covered 50% by insurance. The Periodontist was very thorough, explained the procedure well and I was confident I was in good hands.
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Bone graft on #3 after extraction of root canal treated tooth
Amount: $907.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: 4th implant in Sunnyvale, CA.Posted: January 20th, 2016 02:01PM
Type of Graft: dont knowDentist/Periodontist: Oral surgeon/DDS-MD
I went in for an extraction and asked for an implantation at the same time. Apparently the root was infected so a graft was placed while it healed. The surgeon charged $900 for just the graft material. After the procedure I asked around and found out that the graft material costs $200 tops. This man made a 400% profit on the graft material.
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  2.  www.mayoclinic.org/dental-implant-surgery/types.html
  3.  www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/popularpublications/findinglowcostdentalcare/
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