So many people, especially senior citizens, can have their quality of life restored by having dental implants replace failed or missing teeth. But for those interested in having replacement teeth implanted, trying to figure out how the cost of the procedure can be a little daunting. How can quotes of dental implants range from $2,000 to $38,000, or even much higher?

Well, the short answer is the lower end of the range is the product of marketing and the upper end includes many costs you might not actually need to pay. Let’s take a close look at what goes into the cost of dental implants.

What Costs $2,000?

Dental implants are typically made of a titanium “implant post,” the tooth-like “crown,” and the “abutment,” which connects the implant post to the crown. Depending on the design and quality of the implant parts, you can get them for about $2,000.

If you need more than one implant, that price will at least double. If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth and need implants to anchor dentures, you may require up to eight total dental implants. Thanks to dental implant systems such as All-on-4™, you can fit a full dental “arch, or row of teeth, on just four implants.

What’s not included in that $2,000?

Even if you get the price of parts down to $2,000, you have to consider labor costs. And that labor might include more than just the work needed to properly embed your implants into your jaw.

Here’s a look at some supporting services you may need in order to ensure your dental implants are a long-term success:

  • Tooth extractions to make way for the implants
  • Bone grafts to strengthen the jawbone and make the implants viable long-term
  • X-Rays and other imaging

Find Out More

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