Cost of Dental Implants

Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps, generally involving several professionals.

  • Examination
  • Extraction
  • Bone graft or site preservation
  • Placing the Dental Implant the titanium tooth root
  • Placing the Crown the porcelain tooth
  • Office visits, x-rays, pre- and post-surgical care

We have a fee structure ranging from the replacement of one tooth, to global fees which cover the complete replacement of an arch of teeth (see below).  

Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps.

  • Examination
  • Extraction
  • Bone graft or site preservation
  • Placing the Dental Implant -the titanium tooth root replacement
  • Placing the tooth on top of the dental implant – either a provisional tooth or the final glass ceramic tooth
  • Office visits, x-rays, pre- and post-surgical care

What else does it depend on?

  • The location of the implant in the jaw
  • Whether the bone has been resorbed and requires bone grafting
  • Any other health conditions that might cause complications
  • The cost of the actual implant and crown
  • The doctor’s experience and expertise

Single Implants can cost around $2,800. When multiple implants are placed, the price per implant drops down. Circumstances such as the need for adjunctive bone grafting can drive that higher. A full-mouth reconstructive with dental implants can range from $20,000 to $50,000, depending upon whether teeth also need removal, of bone loss has occurred, and bone grafting needs to be done, and also what the final restoration will be- acrylic teeth or ceramic teeth, and whether the teeth are fixed in place or removable. The restoring dentist also has separate fees for the teeth being replaced, on top of the implants.

Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures

While Bridges and Dentures are less expensive at the outset, you should consider that both options have sometimes considerable continuing expenses. Bridges, by their structure, cut down the neighboring abutment teeth – which can lead to weakness and repeated treatments. Dentures cannot preserve the jaw bone the way Dental Implants can, so the jaw shrinks as the bone is resorbed, leading to ill-fitting Dentures and repeated rounds of re-fitting and re-placing. Over a lifetime, Dental Implants can be the cost-effective as well as esthetic choice.

Financing for Dental Implants

First, after your consult, Dr. Loetscher’s office can check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.

We have several financing options available, as well as month payments, and the use of services such as Care Credit, which offers no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.

Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.

Dr. Loetscher will discuss your most reasonable options, and typically you leave with a price for a treatment that suits your needs. 

 

The range of options with our Global Fee Structure is as follows:

Lower Jaw (Mandible)

  • $17,500 – Remove all teeth, place 4 or 5 implants, deliver a beautiful computer designed milled PMMA fixed bridge the next day. Includes general anesthesia or IV sedation for the surgery.
  • $20,000 – Same as above – only the fixed bridge is delivered the same day. The bridge is pre-made and converted at the time of surgery. 
  • $22,500 – remove all teeth, place 4-5 implants, deliver a beautiful computer designed & milled “Final” fixed bridge the next day. This bridge will have a Kevlar/Polymer framework for strength, and nano-ceramic teeth for glistening aesthetics and durability. 
  • $30,000 – Same as above, only your final bridge will have ziroconia teeth, delivered by your dentist several weeks later. You will wear the temporary bridge we deliver the day after surgery until the highly aesthetic Zirconia bridge is delivered. This will either be a monolithic Zirconia bridge, or a hybrid bridge with a titanium superstructure and Zirconia teeth. 

Upper Jaw (Maxilla)

  • $20,000 – Remove all teeth, place 5-7 implants, deliver a beautiful computer designed milled PMMA fixed bridge the next day. Includes general anesthesia or IV sedation for the surgery.
  • $18,000 if significant bone grafting is not required (Sinus lifts or Bone Grafts).
  • $23,000 – $22,500 – Remove all teeth, place 4-5 implants, deliver a beautiful computer designed & milled “Final” fixed bridge the next day. This bridge will have a Kevlar/Polymer framework for strength, and nano-ceramic teeth for glistening aesthetics and durability. 
  • $33,000 – Same as above, only your final bridge will have Ziroconia teeth, delivered by your dentist several weeks later. You will wear the temporary bridge we deliver the day after surgery, until the highly aesthetic Zirconia bridge is delivered. This will either be Monolithic Zirconia bridge, or a hybrid bridge with a titanium superstructure and Zirconia teeth. 
  • Egg-Shell Maxilla (Atrophic Maxilla): For those who have been wearing an upper denture for many years, and at least 4 implants cannot be placed to stabilize a temporary bridge: 

    • $19,500 – We reconstruct the extremely atrophic maxilla with 6-8 implants, using BMP bone grafting or iliac crest grafting. You wear your denture for 4-6 months, then the implants are uncovered, and restored. A temporary bridge can be placed for $1,800, or a more permanent bridge placed – depending on materials – for $5,500 to $15,000 extra. 

    When a highly aesthetic final bridge is being delivered by your dentist the price may vary. We have many dentists we have worked out set pricing with. Part of this variation comes from the different materials and labs that are chosen to do the work.