Tooth implants cost and What to Look out For

Information about tooth implants cost, will vary from one provider to the next and even from one location to another, as do other procedures. If you live in an affluent area, you can expect to pay more than someone that lives in an area where the cost of living is lower, in general.

Procedures also vary according to where the implants are to be placed and whether or not additional procedures are necessary. For example, bone regeneration, grafting or sinus elevation will increase the cost greatly. If the implants needed are wider or narrower than average, the price will go up, too.

The total implants cost will include the material used to construct the implants, which alone are relatively expensive. The anchors are screw-like structures made of titanium. The grade of the titanium varies. While a lower grade might be less expensive, it is less likely to integrate correctly with the bones of the upper and lower jaws. Titanium in Grades 1 thru 5 is currently available.

In order to insert the implants, anesthesia must be used. So, you can expect to pay for the anesthesia, as well as the time required for the staff to perform the procedure. If you have insurance, the procedures may be covered, depending on whether or not it is a medical necessity.

Tooth implants cost start as low as $1250. Some clinics charge $1800 for “non-complicated” implants. If you want to get the best price, you want to shop around. If there is a dental school in your area, you may be able to get a reduced price. But, the waiting lists are often long and you have to remember that the practitioners are still learning.

If a lot of work needs to be done, you need multiple implants, the location to be implanted is in the back of the jaw or you fall into other “complicated” categories, your total tooth implants cost could easily exceed $30,000. People sometimes faint when they hear these estimates.

It’s important to remember when you are asking for estimates that your oral health is closely connected to the health of your entire body.

If a missing or broken tooth makes chewing difficult or painful, there is a risk of nutritional deficiencies.

A build-up of plaque on your teeth is a risk factor for plaque in the arteries. So, it’s important to take care of your teeth as part of your overall health plan. While the tooth implants cost will never be considered cheap, most people that have them are happy with the results.