At least 7k for each Implant?
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IMPLANT AND BONEGRAFTING
Is bone grafting always necessary.
Dental Implants & Bone Grafting
No. Bone grafting is definitely not always required. This technique is used when there is not enough bone to support the implant. Furthermore, There needs to be an extreme bone lose to require a graft after extraction and another one with the implant. A closer look to your case (including a CT scan and medical history) would be needed to give you an accurate treatment recomendation. Dental implants are not an inexpensive treatment, and there are health implications, so you should always do your research. My advice would be to get several other medical opinions/quotations, so that once you decide on a treatment/doctor, you will feel confident you are getting exactly what you need. Patient education is one of the main reasons why I joined RealSelf, so I would be more than happy to review your case in more detail and give you my profesional input in case you are interested.
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My most common situation is where I remove a tooth, place the implant and bone graft in the first surgical appointment. If I find that the existing original bone is not sufficient to stabilize the implant or to create a positive cosmetic result, then I will stage the procedure in 2 phases. One is the removal and bone graft, followed by the dental implant placement 3 to 4 months later. Every case is different. More phases than this would be indicated by your doctor based on your individual needs.
Since you are limiting your search to only oral surgeons, of course the estimate will be way more than average. An alternative is to find a doctor, like me, who focuses on dental implants and does both implant surgery & restoration. The fee should be noticeably lower.
Cost of implants
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