After tooth extraction, a dentist can secure a dental implant into the socket where the tooth is missing. Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option because they are stable, look natural, and are highly successful. Also, dental implants prevent jawbone atrophy, which bridges and dentures can’t do.
When patients need a dental implant, they usually ask, “how much do dental implants cost?” Dental implants are a long-term investment that may be more affordable than you think. Some factors contributing to the cost are the number of teeth that need to be replaced, insurance coverage, and how many additional services are required to ensure dental implant success.
Unquestionably, every case is one-of-a-kind, so the overall cost of dental implants will be different for everyone. Some patients need an individual implant, while others require several implants to replace multiple missing teeth.
A dental implant procedure consists of supplementary materials and typically multiple surgeries. Additional costs for a dental implant procedure include:
- Extraction fees: tooth and tooth root removal
- Bone grafting: If the supporting bone is insufficient, a bone graft is necessary before dental implant surgery.
- Dental implant surgery: This includes anesthesia and the surgery itself
- Abutment placement: The part that connects the implant to the restoration
- The prosthetic restoration: the tooth itself (the crown, bridge, or denture)
- Temporary tooth: If necessary, a provisional restoration is placed on the dental implant while it heals.
These other costs can add thousands of dollars to the price, bringing the total cost of a tooth implant between $3,100 to $5,800.
Although multiple tooth implants and full mouth implants are more expensive than a single dental implant, they are still considered an investment and not a luxury.
Typically, a dentist will suggest multiple tooth implants when the patient is missing more than one tooth and has healthy teeth and gums next to the replacement area. When determining the number of high-quality implants needed, it is based on the total missing teeth in a specific location to determine the cost of implant placement. For the most part, individual implants are not necessary for adjacent teeth. If two to four teeth require replacement, the procedure can cost between $6,000 to $10,000.
When patients need to remove or are missing numerous teeth, they are usually given two alternatives to their natural teeth: dentures or full mouth implants. As an alternative to traditional dentures, many patients choose full mouth implants (or implant-supported dentures) for their superiority in security, simple maintenance, and natural aesthetics. In estimate:
- A mouth full of individually placed implants typically costs between $60,000 to $90,000.
- Implant-supported dentures can cost between $24,000 to $50,000.
It’s important to note that if teeth are existent in the mouth, full mouth implants cannot be placed. The removal of teeth can raise the total cost of the procedure.
If you do not want to pay out of pocket for dental implants, the good news is that most dental insurance companies cover some of the costs associated with dental implants. Speak with your insurance providers for more information.
An initial consultation with an experienced dentist is the most reasonable way to find out the exact implant cost. Our team of dentists can help you determine the total cost of your dental implants by creating a customized plan to improve the health and look of your smile. Request an initial consultation for affordable dental implants in Rio Rancho, NM, by calling 505-994-9693 or conveniently booking an appointment online.