Cost of a single dental implant in United States is $2200 on average. However, the final price depends on many different factors, including:
- Dental implant type (single, multiple or full mouth)
- Dentist expertise (more experienced dentists will charge a lot more)
- Your location (big cities are very expensive, see map below for more details),
- Ammount of dental insurance you have (if any),
- Material used for dental implant (titanium, zirconium),
- Additional procedures performed (extractions, bone grafts),
- Additional costs (in case something goes wrong).
Single tooth implants cost
Single dental implant cost is generally in the $850-$3500 range – this is the price if everything goes smoothly. However, if additional procedures need to be done, expect to pay up to $10,000. In the United States average price for a single dental implant is around $2,500.
On this page you can see how the single tooth replacement procedure looks like step by step.
Full mouth dental implants cost
Cost of these can range from $25,000 (withouth additional procedures) to enormous $100,000 (including additional procedures).
Please note that most people DO NOT qualify for a full mouth dental implants.
For more details see this article.
What kind of additional procedures may rise the price?
These procedures sometimes (not always, every case is different) need to be perfomed during dental implants placement:
- tissue grafting
- dental extractions
- sinus lifting
- computer termography scans
- bone grafting
So what’s the complete cost of dental implants?
Costs of abutment and crown together is around $500 – $2500 extra to the single dental implant. Sometimes you will need a tooth flipper, too (this one is around $100, depends on the type). Watch this video now to understand what I’m talking about:
Are All Dental Implants Successful?
In spite of several decades of dental implant research and technology all of these procedures are not successful and a 100% success rate has not yet been achieved. Dental implants are successful at least 90% of the time though, and this rate is usually higher than this. This includes the long term success rate, and the percentage just keeps climbing as dental implant research continues.
What Happens if My Dental Implant Fails?
If your dental implant does not successfully osseointegrate with your bone then the implant may require removal. A new dental implant may be placed but then you may have a significant healing time. Sometimes bone augmentation may be necessary, and in some cases bone loss becomes a problem with dental implants and this can not be reversed.
How Much Time Do My Dental Implants Need to Heal?
The healing time required when you get dental implants will depend on the individual circumstances, and this can vary from one case to the next. The quality of your bone tissue, the procedures being performed, the dental implant systems and products being used, and other factors will all play a role in the healing time that you need. In most cases the bone healing time can range from 2 months to 4 months, but if force is applied to the dental implant then this can extend the time it takes for you to heal.
Thanks to research over the last few decades concerning titanium dental implants and bone healing the healing process has been accelerated with some of the newer dental implant products on the market. Under very controlled circumstances it may be possible to connect the prosthetic teeth to the implant within a day or two, but this is not common and you will usually need 2-4 months of healing before the final step of the dental implant process can be completed.
How Important is Osseointegration and How Does This Process Work?
Osseointegration refers to the process of the surgically implanted device integrating into the bone when healing takes place, and this process is needed for dental implants. Bone cells in your jaw will attach to the implant surface and bond with the titanium on the surface. When bone tissue grows around the implanted dental device it locks the appliance into place so that it will not move at all.
Per-Ingvar Branemark, a researcher from Sweden, first discovered the osseointegration process during the 1960s. Once the implanted dental devices are osseointegrated then they are used to anchor prosthetic teeth in place. This process can be used whether you need to replace a single tooth or you do not have any permanent teeth left and you need a complete replacement set on the top and the bottom. The color of any natural teeth that you have will be closely matched so that the replacement teeth look natural and your smile is genuine.
How do I clean my dental implants?
When you get dental implants it is very important that you exercise proper oral hygiene. If you do not properly care for your dental implants then they may not function or look as good as they should. Dental implants are not at risk for cavities or tooth decay the way that your natural teeth are, but inflammation, bone loss, or infection can become a problem without good oral hygiene and routine dental care.
Your dentist will advise you on how to properly clean and care for your dental implants, to prevent any periodontal disease that causes inflammation and infection in your gum tissues. Another possible problem with poor oral hygiene is peri-implantitis, and this is when infection and inflammation affect the dental implant in your mouth. Routine care includes brushing, flossing, and regular check ups. Any questions about how to properly care for your dental implants should be directed to your dentist.
Are Check Ups Needed With My Dentist After I Get Dental Implants?
Your dentist will need to check up on your dental implants on a regular basis, and this will ensure that your bone and gum tissues stay healthy. In addition any natural teeth that you still have will need to be cleaned and maintained to prevent the need for future dental implants. X-rays will be required every so often to make sure that the bone around your dental implants is sufficient. Your dentist will also check your dental implants to make sure that they are working properly and that the attached prosthetic teeth and other components are all secure.
The dental implant components that you have may include screws, abutments, and other parts that may loosen up over time. If this happens then your dentist will normally remove the attached appliance, clean the prosthetic tooth, and then either tighten or replace the parts that have become loose. If the prosthetic tooth has been cemented into place and this becomes loose then your dentist will remove the prosthetic, clean it, and then replace it with a new application of dental cement.
Your dentist can identify any complications or problems with your dental implants early on when you have regular dental checkups, and this can prevent any small issues from becoming big ones later on.