Is the Preparation for Dental Impants Included in the Total Cost?

Will a tooth extraction be extra or is it usually included in the price? What other preparatory things might not be part of the dental implants bill?

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Cost of Dental Implants

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Depend ing on which tooth needs to be extracted and the amount of bone and soft tissue in the area will determine the associated with the procedure. Also the final restoration will include an abutment and a crown. Each portion of the process has an associated cost with it including the extraction. If you don't require grafting the fees will be less. When you have your consult with the oral surgeon for your implant you will know exactly what to expect as far as surgical fees. Your restoring dentist will let you know what his fees will be . This is the customary standard of care

Phoenix Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dental implants and other costs

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When performing a surgical procedure , specially for an implant, other preliminary preparation needs to be done. Surgeons will let you know in your consultation what will be necessary to do and how much it cost  before placing your implant. As a cosmetic dentist i go over all the details that an implant placement involves, making sure patients understand the risks and benefits.

Pamela Marzban, DDS
Fairfax Dentist

Dental Implant Costs

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The possible procedures you will be billed for are 1) extraction 2)bone graft if needed 3)3D cat scan and surgical guide if surgeon uses this technique-some offices may bundle these fees into cost of implant 4)implant placement 5)abutment and crown for final restoration.  You should be able to get an exact estimate in advance except with bone grafting sometimes you cannot tell if its needed until you are working in the extraction or implant site.

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Costs Concerning Dental Implants

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You are most likely looking at an additional cost to extract the tooth.  If the doctor is not planning on doing an immediate placement (placing the implant at the time of extraction), you will probably need to have a bone graft at the time of extraction.  The bone graft is important to ensure that you have an adequate amount of bone 3-6 months down the road when the implant is placed. The total for both of these will be approximately $1000. 

Costs for Dental Implants

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Relevant costs for Dental Implants may include additional fees for Extractions, Bone Grafting and Ridge Augmentations, Custom Posts or Implant Abutments and Implant Crowns. A good faith estimate of cost can be obtained from your  Surgeon or Periodontist before treatment. After  extractions it may be necessary to modify or enhance the Dental Ridge for ideal Implant  integration and support. Again your Surgeon will go over this possibility before treatment. An estimate of cost can also be obtained from your Restorative Dentist which may include fees for an Implant Post and Crown. Hopefully this will be helpful.Good luck!

Howard Perlmutter, DMD
Paramus Dentist

Dental implant bill

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The cost for a dental implants has a number of different factors

1) Extraction and bone graft  and surgical guide- implant preparation

2) Implant placement

3) Implant abutrmet and crown


The cost for # 1 and 3 are not covered in the cost for the actual placement of the implant.  They are extra fees necessary for the ideal fabrication of the new tooth.  Hope this helps

Leonard Tau, DMD
Philadelphia Dentist
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What are the costsinvolved in placing dental implants

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implant itself consists of three stages. 1) Surgical placement, 2) attaching a connector to implant called abutment, and 3) placing the crown over that abutment. And each stage has its designated costs because each stage has parts and labor . However many times the area of placement is not ready for surgical placement and some preparation is involved, such as extraction, bone grafting, ridge augmentations, etc. Obviously there is time and material involved, therefore if the site is not read to go, you have to pay more.

knowing this, you cannot be fooled by cheap advertising, Beware if the ad reads , dental implants for 800 dollars ! if it sound too good to be true. It usually is not good at all.. 

Soheyla Marzvaan, DDS
Orange County Dentist

Are Extractions Part of the Dental Implant Bill?

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Extractions, sometimes referred to as "implant preparation" are generally not covered in the cost of implants. Be very careful and ask lots of questions whenever shopping for an implant. Questions: Cost of extraction? Will I be having a bone graft? Is the implant abutment included in the implant cost? Some dental offices will advertise a very low implant fee and not tell you that the cost does not include the abutment. That would be like selling you a car without a steering wheel. If the price seems too good to be true it generally is. A dentist has to have a profit margin to stay in business so if someone is advertising an implant fee way below average then buyer beware...

Preparation for Dental Implants

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In most Dental offices including specialists there is a separate fee for extraction that is not included the cost of placing the implant and restoring the implant.  In some cases where there is deficient bone (usally horizontally) a bone graft may be necessary before the implant placement and in some cases this may delay the placement of the implant. This also is usually a separate fee and depends on the type of bone graft place.

I hope this helps

Dr. Steven Glassman


Steven Glassman, DDS
New York Dentist

Preparation for dental implants.

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Our ability to surgically place a dental implant assumes that we have adequate bone to anchor the dental implants.  Therefore the site of implantation needs to be prepared, if a tooth or part of a tooth is in that site then the tooth will need to be removed.  If there is an inadequate amount of bone or gum, then an augmentation of the site may be necessary to give a suitable foundation for the implant surgery. 

Therefore aside from the fee for the implant placement there may be fees for tooth extraction and soft and/or hard tissue augmentation if needed.  As well there is the fee for providing the final restoration or crown.  Implant dentistry may seem overwhelming and requires many steps, but if no corners are cut the procedure is very predictable and provides very long lasting results.

Dan Hagi, DDS
Toronto Dentist

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