Complete Guide to Dental Implants Cost

By: Spirit Dental
January 30, 2018

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Updated Oct. 2022

Losing one or more teeth can cause you to lose your confidence and potentially make
chewing and speaking difficult. Dental implants are popular because they look, function
and feel like real teeth, can be cleaned like natural teeth, and can last a long time.
Despite how amazing this sounds, you might experience sticker shock when you see
the cost of dental implants.

So just how much does a dental implant cost? In this article, we will explore how to
know when dental implants are the right choice for you, the average cost of dental
implants and how Spirit Dental can help you.


Are Dental Implants Right for You? Here’s How to Tell

Whether you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, dental implants might be the best
way to get your smile back. Before you consider the cost of dental implants, your
dentist can determine if you're even a good candidate for them. After thoroughly
examining your mouth and your jaw, and taking some x-rays, your dentist will know if
you're ready to undergo an implant procedure.

Patients of all ages can get dental implants. For example, an athlete in his 20s who lost
a tooth during a sports competition could have an implant installed that will look and
function just like a natural tooth. On the other hand, a senior in their 60s who lost a
tooth because of decay or gum disease could also have an implant installed in order to
replace the tooth.

Here are a few scenarios in which dental implants might be the right choice:

  • You're missing one or more teeth but your mouth is healthy and your jawbone is fully grown and healthy, too.
  • You either have enough bone to secure an implant or the dentist will be able to perform a bone graft.
  • You're generally healthy and you don't have any health problems that would affect the ability of your bones to heal.
  • You aren't keen on the idea of wearing dentures, or you simply can't wear dentures for any reason.

Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants, you'll
have to consider the cost of dental implants before making a decision. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our dental implant insurance.

How much does a dental implant cost?

The cost of dental implants varies based on many factors, such as:

  • The dentist you use
  • The dentist's location
  • Materials used to make the implant and crown
  • Whether you need other treatments like bone grafts or extractions
  • The type of implant you get

Keep in mind that you'll be undergoing a surgical procedure, so you will need to make
more than one appointment to set the implant, abutment and crown. In addition to
paying for the implant and procedure, you’ll need to cover the cost of care used to
evaluate your mouth before and after you get the implant. It all adds up fast, so it’s no
wonder that the average cost of dental implants is so high.

How much does a dental implant cost for one tooth?

A single-tooth implant cost can range anywhere from $1,000 to nearly $7,000. But, on
average, you might expect a single tooth implant cost without insurance to be around
$4,800 for the implant, abutment and crown. This may not include extra treatments
needed before the implant procedure.

If you need more than one dental implant or full-mouth implants, the cost will be higher,
which is why we discuss the cost of multiple or full-mouth dental implants below.

What is the cost of dental implants for multiple teeth?

When you need to replace more than one tooth, the final cost of dental implants will
depend on how many implants you need. Also, if you’re getting a bridge to replace
multiple teeth in a row, that may affect the final price.

On average, multiple dental implants might cost anywhere from several thousand
dollars to over $10,000.

How much does a full set of dental implants cost?

Now that you have a better idea of how much dental implants cost for one or multiple
teeth, it should be no surprise that having most or all of your chompers replaced will be
even pricier.

Full-mouth dental implants cost anywhere from $25,000 to $60,000, but prices might
even go as high as $90,000. Ouch!

Again, prices vary based on several factors, but it's no secret that the cost of full-mouth
dental implants can be expensive.


Other dental implant costs to consider

Here’s a breakdown of some of the potential additional fees you might incur on top of the actual dental implant costs:

  • An evaluation to determine if you’re the right candidate for implants might cost, on average, $50-300.
  • If panoramic X-rays are needed, they might add $100-250, on average, to your bill.
  • If you need a CT scan to check the health of your jaw and teeth, it might cost, on average, $150-750.
  • If a tooth needs to be extracted before it’s replaced with an implant, you might need to pay $150-700, on average.
  • If you need a bone graft, the procedure might cost anywhere from $200 to a whopping $3,200, on average.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

If the cost for dental implants has you feeling down because you can’t pay for it all out of pocket, don’t worry! Spirit Dental is an insurance company that dental insurance
that covers implants
, so you can get the financial support you need to replace missing
teeth without breaking the bank. If you need dental work done and don't want to wait for coverage, Spirit Dental offers no waiting period dental insurance.

Depending on the plan you sign up for and the specific benefits it provides, your dental
implant cost with insurance might be surprisingly affordable. Shopping carefully and
checking in-network and out-of-network benefits is wise. Doing so can help you select
the ideal policy for your needs and save you money on the cost of dental implants.

Let Spirit Dental help you share your smile

Dental implants can be expensive, but Spirit Dental has the comprehensive insurance
coverage you need to help you feel better about dental implant costs, and you won't
have to sacrifice having a beautiful smile. Besides insurance for implants, we also offer
major restorative dental insurance for fillings, dentures and other restorative dental
work. Contact us to get your dental quote today!


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