Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. They are considered a cosmetic lifeline by many people who have lost their natural teeth, either due to injury, disease, or tooth decay.
However, this type of dental procedure can be quite expensive, depending on a number of factors. For instance, implant placement, oral health, and the type of dental implant you’d prefer. To help you understand the average cost of dental implants in the United States, we’ve put together this clear and informative guide.
Different Types Of Dental Implants & Implant Placement
There are three main types of dental implants: endosseous, subperiosteal, and transcutaneous. The type of implant that is best for you will be determined by your dentist and typically during an initial consultation. It’s also important to understand that the implant placement can have an impact on the procedure itself and the price you pay. So, let's take a closer look at each one.
Endosseous implants are the most common type of dental implant. Since they are positioned along the jaw bone and secured in place, they are hardwearing and highly durable. As a result, they are suitable for most patients as long as the jaw bone is strong and intact.
Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum tissue on top of the jawbone. They are used when there is not enough bone density to place an endosseous dental implant. A metal frame is first placed under the gumline, with a post attached to it. Once the gum heals, it secures the metal frame in place, allowing the dentist to attach dental implants to it.
Zygomatic implants are the most complicated procedure to perform and are carried out when there is not enough jawbone left to fit an Endosteal implant. Instead, this type of dental implant is positioned in the cheekbone. Since this procedure is complex, it will often be more expensive.
Average Cost Of Dental Implants
The average cost of dental implants can vary depending on a number of factors. The most common factor affecting the price is the type of implant used, as we’ve briefly mentioned above. Other factors that can affect the average cost of dental implants are the location of the missing tooth, the type of anesthesia needed, and your specific treatment plan. If you require several dental implants or you have a pre-existing condition such as gum disease, your treatment plan may be more complex, therefore increasing the price.
According to a survey by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute, the average cost for dental implants, crowns, and other necessary dental procedures is between $3,100 up to $5,800. And as long as you have a high-quality dental insurance plan, this shouldn’t be a major concern.
Various implant styles and prices
You can reduce the price you pay for dental implants, by choosing a metal screw, over a more expensive ceramic type.
However, should you need multiple implants or even a full mouth of dental implants, the cost can be much higher. The most expensive procedure, which aims to save most of the remaining healthy teeth rather than remove them can cost upwards of $60,000. As a result, it's important to take out dental insurance and also take good care of your teeth.
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