How much does a dental implant cost?
The cost of a dental implant will vary depending on where you live. In addition, several other factors that your dentist will have to evaluate during your examination contribute to varying costs.
One major consideration is whether you have sufficient bone in your jaw to hold the implant. If you don’t, then a bone graft may be necessary, and depending on how complicated the required bone graft is (sterilized bone from cadavers, cows, or synthetic bone vs. a patient’s own bone), the cost could range anywhere from $200-2000.
Sometimes, a CT scan becomes necessary for proper treatment planning in order to determine exactly how much bone there is prior to performing the procedure, and that can incur additional costs.
If none of these clinical factors are at play, the implant root itself can cost anywhere from $1500 to $2500, and the abutment and crown can range from $1000 to $2000.
Dental implants are usually the most cost-effective treatment for replacing missing teeth over the long run because other alternatives such as bridges over natural teeth will require replacement on average every 5-7 years.
Nowadays, many insurances are starting to offer coverage for implants, so ask your implant dentist about insurance and financing options!