Dental implants are more advantageous than dentures and bridges, but there are also higher costs involved. If you would like to get a dental implant, here are some details about the costs and insurance coverage.
Costs of Dental Implants
The costs of dental implants may vary according to your location and the surgeon that you choose. However, you must know that there are several costs involved such as:
- The fees for the surgeries (there are typically 2 surgeries performed)
- The costs of bone grafts and the bone grafting procedure (may not be necessary if you have sufficient alveolar bone)
- The cost of the titanium screw
- The cost of the abutment
- The cost of the crown
The average cost of an entire dental implant procedure, including the materials and the crown, may be between $2,500 and $5,000. You should discuss the costs into details with your dental surgeon to make sure that you know about all your expenses. If you are getting several implants, you may get a lower price per implant, as the implants may be placed during one surgery.
Typically, your insurance plan won’t cover complex procedures such as dental implants. You can apply for a credit or ask your dentist if there are any financing options for the procedure. Given that the implants are done in several stages, you may be able to pay in some installments.