Dental implant price
Categories of costs related to dental implants
The costs of dental implants are divided into two categories:
- the costs of the surgery during which the dental implants and abutments are inserted into the patient’s jaw;
- the cost of the prosthetic restoration, i.e. the making of the crown, bridge or prosthesis that will be attached to the implant abutment.
Factors influencing the price
These added costs are generally higher than those for other treatment plans such as removable dentures, as the procedures required for dental implants are more complex and the two phases of treatment are usually performed by two different professionals, who charge their respective fees.
Various factors influence the cost of the implant treatment plan, including the cost of the consultation with the dentist or specialist, the type of implant used, the number of implants required, the teeth to be replaced (teeth at the front of the mouth can be more expensive to replace due to the aesthetic aspect involved), the need to receive gum or bone grafting beforehand, the dental extractions required, the cost of manufacturing the prosthesis that will be placed on the implant, etc.
It is difficult to determine the price before the diagnosis
Each patient’s situation is unique and only a specialist or your dentist can provide an accurate cost for a treatment plan. However, you can expect to pay several thousand dollars for dental implants. Talk to your specialist and/or dentist to find out if they offer dental implants and to get a detailed treatment plan.
Get a detailed treatment plan
Since several specialists and/or your dentist can perform dental implants (some general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and periodontists), you may wish to consult more than one specialist and/or your dentist in order to compare the suggested treatment plans and the costs of each. To do this, you simply need to obtain a detailed treatment plan that includes all the planned procedures and their respective fees.