August 27th, 2019
The average range for a single dental implant can be anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 depending on where you live and your oral needs.
The average range for an entire dental implant procedure could be anywhere from $1,500 to $6,500 depending on where you live and your oral needs.
In this post we are going to dive into why this range is so widespread and all the factors that go into the cost of this surgical procedure.
The Cost of Dental Implants Differ From One Patient to the Next
When it comes to dental implants,the most common question we get from our patients is how much does a dental implant cost? Our staff will delightfully let you know that the cost of a dental implant is different for each individual person, depending on your needs. We would prefer to schedule an appointment and take a look at your specific situation in order to give you the best estimate we could possibly give you.
We do not want to inform you incorrectly over the phone especially when this range is so broad!
As we mentioned before, the dental implant or the "tooth root" of this procedure, can be anywhere between $1,000 to $3,000. But the dental implant is only one piece of the cake.
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Other costs that should be factored in are the abutment which is usually about $300 to $500, and the crown which is usually $1,000 to $2,000. Then we will need to determine if your teeth need to be extracted which will be about $100 to $500 for each extraction. Depending on the strength and density of your jaw, bone graft may also be needed to ensure a secure and stable ground for the implant itself. This usually costs $400 to $600.Then there is a matter of your individual insurance and how much they will cover.
According to DeltaDental.com the average cost for a dental implant procedure for McKinney residents with the zip code 75070 is $5,142 to $6,195.
If you don't live in McKinney, click here to find out how much dental implants cost in your area.
Now that we know the average cost in McKinney, I will show you our approximate fees at Custom Dental in McKinney:
Our Approximate Fees:
Tooth Extraction: $288
Bone Graft: $488
Total= Approximately $4,659 for a dental implant procedure at Custom Dental of McKinney.
With our Custom Dental Savings Plan applied (our In House Savings Plan): %20 Off All Fees
Tooth Extraction: $230.40
Bone Graft: $390.40
Total=$3,727.20 for a Dental Implant Procedure at Custom Dental of McKinney with our Savings Plan.
Our Payment Plan Options
Dental Implants are expensive but life changing, therefore, we want to make sure that as many patients as possible are able to afford them. We offer financing through third parties such as Care Credit and Proceed Finance which can turn an overwhelming number into completely doable and small monthly payments. Click here to learn more about our third party payment plans and even apply today!
What makes dental implants so expensive?
Dental implants are the absolute best replacement for failing and missing teeth with a 98% success rate in a span of ten years. The type of metal (titanium or zirconium) that is placed in your jaw integrates thoroughly into your jaw bone halting bone decay and muscle atrophy, preventing and solving the “sunken in” and aged appearance.
Placing a dental implant is also an extremely technical surgical procedure that should only be done by an experienced dentist and implantologist, oral surgeon, or prosthodontist. The angle of the implant entering into your bone must be executed flawlessly and as we have discussed there are many other parts involved. This is not like a filling procedure where you are finished the same day. Your bone and gums are exposed and take months to be completely healed. There is a process that must be followed and your healing must be analyzed. Here is what that process looks like at Custom Dental in McKinney:
- First Appointment: Exam, Consultation, and X-Rays- This is the initial appointment where our dental assistants will take you to our 3D Imaging Panorama machine where we will analyze a detailed 3D image of your entire jaw.We will assess for infection, how much bone decay is present, the quality of your bone and if it is strong enough to hold a dental implant, and if there are any abscesses or teeth that must be removed.
- Second Appointment: Implant Placement- Your next appointment, the implant itself will be properly placed into your jaw bone at the exact depth it needs to be for ultimate success. Once this implant is placed, a temporary tooth will be placed on top so you will not be leaving our practice without a tooth. The next appointment will usually be in 3-6 months depending on how much healing time you need and for the implant to integrate into your bone.
- Third Appointment: Abutment Placement- Now that your gum and bone has fully healed we can screw the abutment into your implant to make it permanent. Another temporary crown may be placed if it has not come in from the lab yet.
- Final Appointment: Permanent Crown Placement- We will remove your temporary crown and finally place the permanent beautiful crown on top!
Your implant is now complete and you have a beautiful gleaming tooth (or an entire new smile) to show off to the world!