What Do Dental Implants Cost?
I will discuss some “ball park” numbers for costs so you have an idea of what implants and this kind of dentistry costs. But first, before we get involved in the discussion of treatment options and the costs involved, I want to make it very clear that the way we do things is different than most other offices.
Most other offices, you have to go to one doctor for the placement of the implant, another doctor for the abutment and the crown and to the hospital for a CAT scan to get all of your care finished. My staff and I have traveled all over the world for training so that we can offer comprehensive implant services all in one place – my office.
We do all your care right here in our office, so when we quote you a fee for your treatment, It Includes Everything! Dentistry that works well and is long lasting is not the least expensive route to go. The good news is that the type of dentistry we are talking about usually lasts our patients the rest of their lives.
“I chose the One Day Smile Solution because I had a lower denture for many years and I was anxious not to have the frustrations of not being able to eat crunchy or chewy foods. But now I can eat anything I want.
I eat caramel and peanuts and all kinds of things that aren’t good for me but that taste so good! The One Day Smile Solution solved all my problems and has changed my life.”
Treatment Options and Costs:
If You Have No Teeth, Are Wearing Dentures, Or All Of Your Natural Teeth Are Failing:
New “Permanent Teeth” can be attached to implants and are either fastened permanently or removable from the implants. Removable is less complex and thus less costly. We offer “Teeth-in-A-Day”, Snap-On-Teeth, Mini-Dental Implants and the One Day Smile Solution, so you have many options!
Fixed or “Permanent Teeth” like the One Day Smile Solution is one of the best options, being fastened permanently to the teeth and being the most stable. The One Day Smile Solution is $20,000 to $25,000 per jaw. The only disadvantage to this option is the cost. I traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to study under Dr. Malo, the innovator of this treatment. The One Day Smile Solution, used to replace all the teeth on the upper or lower arch, is substantially less expensive than other complete replacement solutions that use 6 or more implants.
Removable or Detachable Teeth is an option that a lot of our patients choose. Two advantages with this option are the ease of caring for them and the fact that they are often 20-30% less expensive than a fixed (the One Day Smile Solution) option. The removable option can range in cost between $7500 and $16,000 per jaw. This is a very solid option that we have a lot of confidence in…we do them everyday!
If you need to keep the cost of your treatment below the numbers that we talk about above, then keep reading. Maybe your best choice is to choose Mini-Dental-Implants. Mini-Implants now start as low as $4,000-$5,000 per jaw. We can use Mini-Implants to stabilize a lower denture and make it tolerable! They are not quite as stable as some of the other options, but are still a lot better than a regular denture. Mini-Implants are great to utilize in areas of thin bone or where years ago we would have done bone grafting before having implants placed. We NO LONGER recommend stabilizing an upper denture with Min-Dental Implants. We won’t recommend any treatment that we wouldn’t recommend for our own family or staff.
We are happy to explain the pros and cons of each treatment option with you. You will find my staff and I to be very accommodating in trying to help you understand all of your choices and help you try to find an option that fits your needs and your budget. Your next step is to have a complete dental physical examination so you are no longer guessing about what your care will cost. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be on your way to comfortable chewing and a smile you’ll be proud of.