Dental Implant Cost
For many people, dental implants are the most optimal option for replacing missing or damaged teeth. However, you must understand that no two dental implant procedures are the same. How much do dental implants cost? This is a common question asked by most people considering oral restorative surgery.
Depending on your geographical location and oral care needs, the cost of a single tooth implant can cost you anywhere between $1,000 to $4,000, whereas a multiple tooth implant, also known as an implant supported bridge, could cost anywhere from $1,500 to $6,500. Our staff at Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will delightfully answer all of your questions regarding dental implants if you call us at (610) 435-6161.
Single Tooth Implant Cost
When it comes to a single tooth implant, the cost of the surgery will be determined by three components: the implant itself, abutments, and the crown (artificial tooth). All of these have separate prices, however those are not the only factors determining the cost of the surgery.
Some patients may require a bone graft or sinus lift which can add more to the cost of the surgery. This is done to ensure that there is enough bone density for the implant to settle in properly.
According to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, the cost of an implant, abutment, artificial tooth, and other required procedures, may add up to $5,800, based on your location.
Multiple Tooth Implant Cost
When replacing multiple teeth, more implants will be required to conduct the surgery and thus the pricing will go up. For instance, if you are replacing nearby teeth, then a bridge can be used with a couple of implants, reducing the cost of the overall surgery by a substantial margin. Two implants can cover three to four nearby teeth, which is more feasible compared to individual implants for each missing tooth.
On the other hand, if there are more than four adjacent teeth between two gaps, then a surgeon may choose to go with more than two implants. Needless to say, the cost of the surgery in such a case will be higher. Our team can ensure that any such details pertaining to your situation will be discussed thoroughly to make sure you are onboard in every regard.
Full Implant-Supported Bridge Cost
As the approach to full-mouth restorative practices differ quite a lot depending on individual cases, there’s a wide range of pricing options to choose from. The most expensive of them being individual implants, where a dentist will try to preserve your remaining teeth and only replace the ones that are missing or damaged. This type of surgery typically runs $50,000 to $90,000.
A less expensive alternative to individual implants is implant-supported dentures. This is where two full arches of crowns will replace both the upper and lower teeth (after any remaining teeth are extracted). Using abutments, the arch will be anchored to anywhere between four to six implants on both the lower and upper jawbone.
If you have any questions or are in need of a consultation regarding dental implants, our staff at Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will be more than happy to assist you. For booking an appointment over the phone, please call us at (610) 435-6161.