Dental implants are by far the most reliable method of replacing lost or damaged teeth. By using an artificial root, most commonly made from a titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, dental implants actually mimic the natural tooth making it secure and stable while also preserving the structural integrity of the jawbone. The artificial root fuses with the jawbone over a period of a few months leaving patients with a brand new tooth with all the same capabilities, functionality and strength of their natural teeth.
Due to the complexity of the dental implant procedure, however, dental implants are much more expensive than traditional tooth replacement methods such as dentures and removable bridges. When trying to determine the cost of dental implants, there are many factors to consider such as:
- geographical location of the dentist
- experience and reputation of the periodontist
- diagnostic tests such as x-rays and/or CT scans
- number of teeth that need to be replaced
- location of teeth that need to be replaced
- type of material and brand chosen for implants and crowns
- complexity of surgical procedures required
- additional professional care required
- additional procedures that may be required such as tooth extraction and bone augmentation
The total cost of a dental implants will depend highly on these factors and how many procedures are necessary. As a result, the cost of dental implants can vary significantly from one patient to the next, ranging from as low as $1100 for a very simple procedure requiring a single dental implant to a patient with good oral health, to over $90,000 for a patient with poor oral health who requires advanced radio-graphic images, tooth extractions, bone augmentation and multiple dental implants to support upper and lower fixed dentures.
Explore this site to get a better understanding of the complexities of dental implants, and the associated costs with some of the procedures that may be required.