According to Google, the question, "How much do dental implants cost?" is the most asked question about dental implants.
The question is asked over 10,000 times a month on Google search!
People searching for the answer to "How much do dental implants cost?" click over 5,464 times on articles like this one, trying to find the answer.
Well, I have the best answer which I'll share with you in a moment.
"By far, the biggest indicator of success is having the right prosthodontist at the helm of your dental implant procedure. The right prosthodontist makes all the difference."
--- DR. REZA KHAZAIE, DDS, PROSTHODONTIST
For the consumer, it's very frustrating when shopping for the best price for dental implants. There can be a dental chain like Clear Choice that advertises the lowest price to get a person in the front door only to use a marketing team to upsell when they are in the chair, and down the street, a local prosthodontist may be quoting $10,000 higher in price.
But is that an accurate comparison?
The answer is no.
What Influences Cost for Dental Implants?
I'm about to give you the answer, but first, when it comes to dental implants, let me share the eight most prevalent influences on price. They are:
- The number of teeth that will require extraction.
Though this is a minimal impact on price, it is an influence.
- A CT scan is highly recommended.
It is a nominal fee, but again it does influence the final price.
- The method of sedation for your dental implant surgery will impact price.
Oral sedation is the least expensive and most commonly quoted upfront. If you choose intravenous (IV) sedation, the costs are quite higher. General anesthesia will impact your price significantly.
- If you do not have sufficient bone in your jaw for implants, it will likely be necessary for a bone graft to build up and reinforce the bone.
This will be a significant impact on the costs of dental implants.
- The number of implants needed will significantly impact the cost.
Do you need upper jaw, lower jaw, or both?
- The level of implant surgery required.
I like to break this down into three levels.Level 1: If you have adequate bone in your jaw to place dental implants, Level 1 will apply to you. About 80 to 85% of patients will fit into this category.
Level 2: If you have an adequate bone or substantially-sized upper sinuses, Level 2, which is more costly, will apply to you. About 5 to 10% of patients will fit into this category.
Level 3: If you lack quality bone for dental implants, Level 3, which is the most expensive, will apply to you. This category will apply to about 3 to 5% of patients.
- Getting teeth the same day.
- And the factor that can influence the price significantly is the quality of the final teeth.
There are many options for your final restorations from the less expensive titanium and acrylic resin teeth to the very best but costly titanium and zirconia restorations. The right prosthodontist will show you the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed decision.
Now, My Answer . . . How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
So here is my answer.
If you were in front of me right now, I would ask you questions that would provide me the answers to what's important to you about your smile. I would go over the eight items that I mentioned previously that influence price to help you make an informed decision. It may be that you compromise a little on the quality of materials to get a better price. Regardless, you are in control, and you see all the factors that make up the price.
So wanting to be transparent about pricing and provide my patients with accurate quotes for dental implants. I do my best to avoid the bait and switch like some dental chains to get patients in the front door by having a completely transparent process.
Here's how it works.
You can do this right now, on your computer or smartphone.
Just click here to access my online Dental Implant Assessment.
It is entirely automated.
There is no obligation.
There will not be any high-powered sales pitches coming your way.
It takes 3 to 4 minutes to complete, and here is what you get ---
A free guide.
A complimentary consultation invitation.
If you want to educate yourself, that is not a problem. I invite you to check out two guides that I have written:
I believe both guides provide a lot of information and insight into dental implants.
So do you want to know how much dental implants cost? Let's get started.