Dentists study the dental images of the area that require dental implants via X-rays, paranormal films and CT scan before performing the dental implant surgery to determine if the area for the imminent implant is suitable with no health-related risk. Other steps that guarantee the patient’s safety and improve the quality of the implant includes bone grafting and teeth extraction. Bone grafting involves the process of fixing bone(s) in a jawbone to support dental implants. Teeth extraction from its name refers to removing teeth or tooth from the jawbone that may also include the removal of soft tissues.
When these steps have been taken, and it has been decided that the patient is fit for the surgery, the procedure for the implant may then proceed. However, this process is expensive, basically because it involves the combined efforts of both the dentist and a surgeon. The cost of dental implants varies due to several factors such as the number of the dental body that needs to be replaced, associated safety procedures, and the equipment used.
The number of the dental body to be replaced may be single, multiple, and full mouth implants.
A single-tooth implant is the replacement of a tooth due to several dental abnormalities with a titanium material that the body does not view as a foreign body. The cost of a single dental implant ranges from $1000 to $3000; however additional expenses of about $500 to $3000 comes from abutment and crown, which sum up the total costs of replacement from about $1500 to $6000. However, these are the estimated costs that cover surgery and initial visit, thereby leaving any additional costs you incur to be settled by dental plans or dental implant insurance. Although the average price stated may increase due to several factors.
Multiple dental implants is restricted to patients that require more than the replacement of a tooth, and it can cost them about $1500 to $30,000. The price may also rise to about $50,000 depending on the patient’s scale of preference regarding teeth. However, they charge more for high-quality products, and you should be ready to pay about $6000 to $10,000 for the replacement of high-quality teeth (two to four teeth). The average costs of multiple dental implants are limited to only patients with healthy gums; the opposite will lead to an increment in the costs of teeth replacement.
Full mouth dental implant can be due to the following problems:
More than four missing teeth
Worn out teeth
Tooth decay on several teeth
Extreme loss of jawbone
These conditions and other severe dental abnormalities make dentists recommend full mouth dental implants or implant-supported dentures that cost about $7000 to $90,000. There are several occasions where dentists recommend the replacement of either the top or bottom set of teeth, which may cost about $3,500 to $30,000; however, in the long run, the average cost of this implant is approximately $34,000. Furthermore, the removal of other sets of teeth due to the dental abnormalities in several others will cause an increment in the overall costs of full mouth dental implants.
Dental replacement involves a meticulously intensive procedure that is way beyond the sitting of a patient on the chair, forestalling pains with anesthesia and replacing damaged tooth or teeth, of course not. There are several inceptive steps and procedures the dentists are obligated to perform on the patient for safety purposes, which simultaneously causes an increment in the overall costs of dental implants. These procedures include bone graft, X-ray or CT scan and teeth extraction.
Bone grafting procedure costs down pends on the type of bone used; if it involves the use of a cadaver bone, the costs may range from $250 to $1,100. If the bone is gotten from the patient by the surgeon, the cost will increase from about $2,000 to $3,000.
X-ray or CT scan procedure costs depend on the number of images required. X-ray scan may cost from about $25 to $200.
Teeth extraction procedure costs depend on how the teeth are removed, either surgically or not. If it involves surgery, it will cost about $185 to $600, but if it does not require a surgical process, it may cost from about $75 to $300.
The costs of materials used may influence the overall cost of dental implants. The materials include only the components required for the implant, such as the implant, which may be Titanium or Zirconia, crown, and abutment. These components vary in prices that are naturally expensive.
The costs of an implant such as Titanium and Zirconia may be from about $1,600 to $2,000
The crown cost from about $1,000 to $3,000
The costs of the abutment may range from $275 to $450
The dentist usually recommends dental implants of various kinds depending on the severity of dental abnormalities that ranges from mundane tooth decay to gum diseases. However, it is advisable to partake in follow-up care after dental implants to forestall peri-implantitis, which is the inflammation of gum and bones encompassing the implant. The symptom associated with peri-implantitis is synonymous with that seen in gum disease. You can avoid these abnormalities after dental implants by adopting proper regular maintenance care at home and dentist follow-up.