Dental implant cost varies from patient to patient, and depends on different factors. Dental implants are one of modern dentistry’s most advanced and effective procedures, offering a tool set that is unparalleled throughout the entirety of the history of dental technology. Dental implants not only provide a tooth that performs just like a natural tooth, but can act as an anchor for other dental hardware.
The amount that dental implants cost depends on the type of procedure that is necessary, what kind of treatment the individual requires specifically, who is performing the procedure, geographical location due to cost of operation and living, and the cost of facilities. With all of these factors, it is not surprising that the range of what dental implants cost is from $1000 to $5000 each, on average. Full mouth reconstructive implants, to replace the entirety of missing or damaged teeth, can range from $24,000 to $100,000. Dental implants cost reflect the fact that they must be surgically implanted.
Despite the expense, there are enormous advantages to dental implants. They can be used singly, or in combinations. As mentioned before, dental implants have the ability to be used as a great tool to allow the use of other types of dental hardware. This can allow possibilities for treatment that were not previously available, to get the most healthy, natural, and durable smile. They behave like natural teeth, are beautifully durable and stable, cavity resistant, and permanent alternative to crowns, bridges, or dentures. They can be used alone, or as permanent and stable anchors for bridges and partial dentures, and are particularly useful with bridges when the gap is too large for a normal bridge to function. They can be used in combinations with crowns.
Dental implants are permanent, will not fall out, or shift while talking or eating. Care and cleaning of dental implants cost nothing more than that of an ordinary brushing and flossing regimen.
Dental implants were invented in the 1970’s, but have been refined. Recent studies have shown that across the US, dental implants have a low failure rate of 5% on the lower jaw, 10% on the upper. This failure rate mostly results from bone density of each individual. This is significant because the way in which dental implants work is that a piece of hardware is implanted into the jawbone, and the tooth portion of the implant is screwed into that anchor. The lower jaw is on average more dense than the upper jaw, and the bone tends to heal more thoroughly and successfully around the implant there. Use of dental implants depends on the health of the gum tissue and bone.
The associated dental implants cost and necessary requirements can be discussed with Dr. Nahel Yanni, DDS at his East Brunswick, NJ practice, which specializes in cosmetic and sedation dentistry.