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Cost & FAQs
What Do Dental Implants Cost?
Experience Matters When Choosing Your Doctor
When reviewing and comparing costs, it’s important to consider that “dental implants” include an array of medical procedures that requires education, experience, and expertise. Cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry is both art and science. Realize that you are buying a service rather than a product; a service that can change your life and give you teeth and a smile that will change your life and can last a lifetime. This is not a time in your life to simply find the cheapest bidder with generic implants, materials and overseas dental laboratories. Dr. Hogan has extensive experience and education and takes pride in his office for using quality materials and time-tested methods.
A Range of Pricing
First, here are the most commonly accepted figures: A single dental implant may cost on average from $3,000 to $6,000 to be placed and restored. If you were interested in replacing all of your top or all of your bottom teeth with full-arch fixed implant bridges (often referred to as “All-on-4 ” or “Teeth in a day” then this can cost on average $15,000 to $35,000 (or more) per arch.
Patients often ask, “Do you take my dental insurance?” The simple fact is that it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, this procedure is not covered by insurance and the maximum benefit of a policy is usually only $1,000 to $1,500 per year. Rest assured that if you have available benefits and our staff can’t get $1,000 from your insurance company, then we will credit that amount to your treatment.
Another fact is that most patients will need payment plans and our staff can assist you to secure this financing. Many of our patients are surprised to find out they may qualify for a completely new smile for as little as $250/month.
You Get What You Pay For
Can you find a dentist who can provide dental implants for less? Absolutely. You can always find someone cheaper to do anything. Similarly, you can always find someone less skilled and with less experience. But do you really want to trust your healthcare and future smile with the cheapest bidder? No, of course not. We offer in-house and outside financing in an attempt to make this affordable for you. Come in and see what we can do for you.
More Cost Effective
While more expensive than dentures, dental implants are the more cost-effective option for dental restoration, and provide a more natural, secure, longer-lasting solution. Other options, such as a tooth-supported bridge, have a limited lifespan and must be replaced. The American Dental Association reports that the average bridge must be replaced every 10.1 years. However, clinical studies have shown that implant-supported crowns (like we’re discussing here) are effective at 20+ years in 95% of cases. This study shows a 98.8% 10-year survival rate of dental implants, which means the implants will almost certainly outlast bridges. Other studies have shown the effectiveness of dental implants in the shorter term. This Swedish study showed a 98.2% survival rate of the implant (Not for patients; there were no fatalities reported in the study!) over 32 months with the immediately loaded implants. Implants may be more expensive up-front, but over time their superior value and lifespan mean you’ll save money in the long run.
What's Included in Our Price?
Dental Implant Surgery
Dental Implant Materials
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Typically made of titanium or zirconia, dental implants are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth. They are the longest-lasting solution available.
All-on-4® is a trademarked treatment procedure that essentially involves replacement of all missing teeth in one jaw by using only 4 implants. This procedure is especially beneficial in patients who have lost a lot of bone in the back areas of the mouth.
First, here are the most commonly accepted figures: The total dental implant costs for a single dental implant to be placed and restored range on average from $3,000 to $6,000 per restored implant. The typical cost is usually around $4,500.
Can you find a dentist who can provide dental implants for less? Absolutely. You can always find someone cheaper. Just like you can always find someone less skilled and with less experience.
The All-on-4 also called “Teeth in a Day,” procedure can run between $30,000 – $40,000. Often the total cost is financed and spread out over monthly payments, which can range between $ 300-400 per top or bottom arch or $675 for the entire or full mouth based on approved credit.
Be sure when comparing costs, you compare everything involved with the procedure. Many times, an advertisement for a cheap implant does not include everything required in the procedure. The cost to cover all expenses associated with the planned treatment usually includes the following:
- Any extractions
- Removal of infected tissues (bone and gum)
- Implant placement
- Temporary and final dentures/bridges
Generally, dental implants are not covered by dental insurance. However, policies do vary and most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget.
Although discomfort varies from person to person, most patients say it was much less discomfort than they thought it would be. During the surgical procedure, you will be given an anesthetic, so you will feel little or no discomfort. When placing the implants Dr. Hogan uses gentle techniques, and because the doctor is working in a clean environment, there is little chance for infection. If you follow all postoperative instructions and take the required antibiotics, there is minimal discomfort. All patients are given pain medications, but many don’t use them.
You’ll be comforted to know that placing an implant is easier than taking a tooth out. Usually a local anesthetic is used, which means you are awake during the surgery. But if you’re very nervous about the surgery, you have sedative options to make you more comfortable during the operation, including IV sedation, which can put you in varying stages of consciousness. This is also known as general anesthesia and will put you into a deep sleep until it wears off.