Have you been considering dental implants? Implants allow you to restore beauty and functionality to your smile. You’ll have more confidence in your appearance, can eat all your favorite foods again and even speak more properly. Even so, some people fear getting implants because they worry about the cost. This breakdown will help you decide if they are right for you.
Simple or Complex Bone Grafts
Sometimes before a patient can have the dental implant procedure done, he or she must undergo bone grafting. This surgery makes it so the jawbone is stronger and can support the titanium posts and abutments required for implants. Depending on how much grafting is required, the procedure can cost between $200 and $3000.
Simple or Surgical Extractions
Before an oral surgeon can place a patient’s implants, he or she must extract any broken teeth left in the mouth. If the extraction is a simple one, it can cost between $75 and $300. If the extraction requires surgery, it can cost between $150 and $650.
X-Rays and CT Scans
For implants to fit properly, your surgeon will need to take x-rays and CT scans of your mouth to determine shape and size. X-rays cost up to $250 while CT scans range from $250 to $1000.
Of course, the dental implants themselves come with a price tag as well. Implants are typically priced per tooth because not everybody needs a full set. If you only need the implant, it costs between $1000 and $3000 per tooth. If you need a crown as well as an abutment, the price will be $500 to $3000. On average, each tooth costs $4000 and a full mouth costs $34,000.
The Cost Is Worth It
Despite the cost of implants, most patients consider the price well worth it. In addition to restoring functionality and aesthetics, implants last a lifetime and pay for themselves over time. Dr. Hossein Javid provides professional dental implants. Call our office to schedule a consultation.