I am missing a few teeth on the bottom left of my mouth but because the space is so long the dentist suggested that if I would like a bridge instead of a removable denture I will need to put one implant in so that I have something to hook the bridge onto. So I was wondering what it would cost here in Georgia for one implant and if Aetna insurance may help with payment. Thanks in advance for your response.
How Much Does One Dental Implant Cost?
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Dental implant cost in Georgia
In our specialty practice, a dental implant cost is from $1900 to $2200 depending on which specific implant is placed. Because we specialized in this type lf surgery, we have the most advanced technology of a 3D CT scanner to allow precise planning and placement of the implant in the bone for best results. Many general dentists refer their patients to us for this procedure to replace missing teeth.
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Typical Cost of a Dental Implant
There are several factors that will determine the cost of a dental implant. It will depend on the skill of the dentist (if they are a specialist like a Periodontist), the implant system being used, along with the crown over the implant, and whether or not the patient has dental insurance that includes perio treatment and implants. The cost can range anywhere from $900-2200 per tooth for the implant (the lowest end of the range is generally insurance patients only), the implant post is generally around $800-900, and the implant crown can range anywhere from $1295-1595 per tooth. I would recommend having the office send a pre-estimate to your Aetna insurance and see if they will cover any of the cost. Keep in mind many of the better specialists may not accept insurance, but you want to make sure you have a specialist place the implant, to ensure that it comes out well!
WOW, this is difficult
Ancient chinese proverb; YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FORM. I know this is not what you wanted to hear. Many times, dentist you so many technological advances that it makes it expensive on the patient. However, if the dentist is using the technology the result will be more predictable. There are machine like the ICAT with software like Simplant, which allows a dentist to plan the whole treatment and placement. He will be able to make a surgical stent that will direct him to perfect placement.
So, to answer your question, research what you are being offered and how the treatment is being planned. In this day and age if your are being shown things on the computer, that look complicated and very scyfy, thats the one I would use.
Hope this helps,
Dr. David SIlber
Mapleshade Dental Care
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How much does one dental implant cost?
The surgical fee will range from $900- $2200.00 and then the post will be between $400-900.00 and then the crown that goes over the implant post called an abutment is $1100.00-1850.00. Those are some ranges depending on the type of surgery necessary and experience of clinician and type of implant used good luck
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC
Dental Implant Cost
The cost of a dental implant depends on the geogrphic area you are in, the expertise of the doctor placing the implants, the type of implant (Brand), etc. This does not take into account any other procedures like bone grafting or soft tissue graft that may be necessary. An implant placed by an expert like a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with 4-6 years of training will generally cost more than a dentist that has only had a weekend course on how to place implants. There are also several "knock-off" implants out there that dentists choose to use because of cost but have no guarantee and no research behind them. The Rule of thumb is " Discount Doctor = Discount Results" Be very careful when choosing you implant surgeon and avoid corporate dental offices who have no vested interest in your care, just production and paychecks
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