If you have badly damaged or missing teeth, you may be considering dental implants as an option to replace them. However, there are many types of implants and they can be very expensive. How do you know which type of dental implant is best for your situation and how much it will cost?
Dental implant posts are usually made of titanium and are threaded on one end so that they can be permanently installed into your jawbone. A crown is permanently affixed to an abutment on the exposed portion of the post and looks and functions like your natural tooth. If you need more than one tooth, they can be anchored to abutments on either side and will function the same as individual implants. The dental implant installation procedure involves several steps and the length of time it takes will depend, in part, on the complexity of your procedure. A simple post-and-crown installation might be accomplished in one office visit whereas bone grafts and other procedures will add significantly to the amount of time needed for the entire procedure.
Dental implant procedures are some of the most expensive dental procedures that we perform, but they also have the highest success rate. The cost of your procedure will depend on:
Not all types of implants are appropriate for all patients, so the type of implant you need will be a major factor in your final cost. On average, you can expect the following costs for your dental implant procedure:
Mini implants are sometimes used when there's insufficient jawbone to accommodate a standard dental implant. Although not intended for long-term use, they are now used successfully to ensure the best outcome for an implant procedure. Mini implants cost, on average, from $500 to $1,000 per tooth.
Implant posts are usually made of a titanium alloy because titanium is very lightweight and is readily osseointegrated. Options for the dental crown include:
The cost for the crown will depend on the type of material selected, but you can expect to pay between $3,000 to $4,500 per tooth.
All-on-4® dental implants use four to six titanium implants to secure dentures that can be either permanently affixed or removed by the wearer. They're not appropriate for all patients, but if you want them, you can expect to pay:
Clear Choice implants are offered at specific locations and the price ranges from $3,000 to $6,000 per tooth.
Although the success of this procedure is varied, same-day implants are popular and range in price from $5,000 to $8,000 per tooth.
If you live in the West Los Angeles area and want dental implants, be sure to call Arman Torbati DDS first. He's one of the best prosthodontists in the western Los Angeles area and has been practicing for more than 20 years. Dr. Torbati is a clinical associate professor of dentistry at USC and is a graduate of both Harvard and USC. If you want the best procedure possible, then call our office at 310-553-3428 to schedule a consultation. When you come in, we'll provide you with a detailed cost breakdown of your procedure so that you'll know exactly what to expect for your final cost. Call us today, we look forward to speaking with you.