Approximately how much does it cost per tooth for dental implants? I'm really not into the idea of dentures.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
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Cost of dental implants
There are two cost components for implant therapy. First the surgical cost which consists of the implants, any necessary bone grafting, and anesthesia choice. Second is the cost of the prosthesis, whether it's in form of a crown, bridge, or overdenture.
You mention that you are not interested in denture, so I am assuming that you have all of your teeth missing. In this case you have option of two or four implants for support of a removable overdenture, or six to eight implants for support of a fixed prosthesis. The surgical cost for the implants itself can range from $1800 to $2800 depending on location, the surgeon, and the complexity of the procedure. Bone grafting and IV sedation would be in addition.
The prosthetic cost is highly variable based on design and its comlexity and whether it is fixed or removable. It is best to consult your restorative dentist or prosthodontist to discuss options and select a treatment option that fits your needs and financial means.
Dental Implant Costs
The costs of dental implants will vary depending on where you live. Major cities tend to have higher fees, as do the east and west coasts versus the midwest. For implants, check around in your area, the fees will fall mostly within a certain range. You should try to find someone you trust within that price range. Fees that are unusually low often mean either cheaper non-brand name implant parts, offshore labs, lower quality materials, or inexperienced doctors are involved. There are many variables such as bone grafting, number of teeth, type of implants and type of restoration (crown, bridge, or denture). In the Cleveland, Ohio area where I practice, $4000-$5000 for a single tooth (including surgery and restoration) would be a rough ballpark number for an implant. Fees here are generally lower than say New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.
Front teeth are often more difficult to restore well with implants, and more expensive lab made custom parts (called abutments) may be needed instead of standard sized and angled abutments from the implant manufacturer. Labs also charge dentists more for implant crowns. Dental implants really are the state of the art in tooth replacement, much better than a bridge or denture, and implant companies, labs, oral surgeons and restorative dentists base their prices on this fact.
Dental implants cost
It sounds like you are faced with the prospect of losing all your teeth and replacing them with implants. If that is the case you don't have to place an implant for every tooth. 6-8 implants can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth. Also, implants can be used to stabilize a smaller removable appliance we call an over-denture. There can be many advantages to this one of which is reduced cost with a better more secure feel than a denture.
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Dental Implants cost depends upon the location .
The cost of dental implants may vary depending upon where you get them done. In India, the cost of dental implants is about 1/4th of its cost in the US and you get similar or better treatment. You may enjoy a vacation and save quite a lot of money as well.
Dental Implant Cost
Typically implant cost is determined by your geographical locale. Most are in the range of about $1600 - $2500 for th eimplant placement and then after healing (406 months) an abutment and crown are required which can range from $1500-$3000. On average a complete implant from start to finish is roughly $3800. Of course, if bone grafting is required, then it depends on the type of graft and size of graft used.
The cost is determined by how much reconstruction has to be done. For example, if you have been wearing a denture or a partial denture for a number of years, you may need bone grafting to replace the bone that resorbs over time. Also, if you have an abscess, bone destruction occurs due to the infection. The next stage would then be implant placement after the graft has healed. Due to the amount of materials used, these procedures can be costly, but the long term results are worth the expense.
How Much are Dental Implants?
I think you should find a doctor who is qualified to perform this procedure. Proper bone grafting should be done to have a good implant placed with the right angle and height. If there is no lip support, bone grafting can be extremely helpful.
In the top jaw as many as 10 implants can be placed. This would mean that the teeth are fixed (like a bridge or similar to natural teeth) and do not come out. With 6 implants, you could have a fixed prosthesis, but it would look like a denture.
Costs can Vary Greatly
Cost of ental implants
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