Behind all the promise of a restored smile, there’s the cost of dental implants. For many people, it’s hard not to focus on the price tag. Though small, there’s a lot of work that goes into fabricating, planning and placing dental implants. Take a look at what factors into the cost of dental implants, as well as your options for fitting them neatly into your monthly budget.
The Cost of Dental Implant Parts
The cost of dental implants can vary significantly, depending on the number of teeth you’ve lost and the quality of parts you’d like to have implanted. Keep in mind that prices for dental implants may represent the cost for a single “arch,” or row, of dental implants or may represent the cost for full mouth implants – two full arches.
Here’s a generalization of the costs of the most popular types of full arch and full mouth dental implant restorations:
· Dental implants can range in price from about $5,000 to $6,000 for the parts for a single-tooth replacement.
· They can range from about $12,000 to $15,000 for a removable, implant-supported denture – about $30,000 to $35,000 for both arches.
· They cost about $10,000 for All-on-Four dental implants and about $20,000 for a full set.
· A fixed bridge, supported by six dental implants, costs about $28,000 for a single arch and about $55,000 for a full set.
Paying for Dental Implants
When considering the costs of dental implants, it’s important to keep in mind that you don’t always have to pay for them upfront. Just as is the case with buying a new car or any other major purchase, you’ll have financing options available for dental implants to help you arrive at a price you can afford every month.
Here are some of the common ways people fit full arch dental implants into their budgets, comfortably:
· In-office, short-term financing
· Personal lines of credit and equity loans
· Employer dental insurance
· Third-party dental insurance
· A combination of all of the above
· And more