How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
If you are missing one or more teeth and looking for a way to address that hole in your smile, or if you have teeth in need of replacing, you have probably considered dental implants. There are three parts to each implant, starting with a titanium metal screw that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the original natural tooth. This will bond with the jaw to create a secure post for the new tooth. The abutment is a piece added to connect the screw to the replacement tooth, known as a crown.
Dental implants are popular choices that have a variety of benefits such as a natural appearance and their long-lasting nature. Common concerns surrounding dental implants are whether they are painful and how expensive they might be. Typically, there is no pain during the procedure and minimal pain during the recovery, but how much do dental implants cost?
The total cost of your dental implant will be influenced by several factors, including:
- Type of Implant
There are three main types of implant. The safest and most common is the endosteal implant, as described above. These require a healthy jawbone for the screw to fuse to.The primary alternative to endosteal implants are subperiosteal implants, which attach to a metal frame placed under the gum. These may be used when there isn’t enough jawbone in the area to support an endosteal implant.Finally, zygomatic implants are the least common and most complex. These implants use the cheekbone in place of the jawbone, and like the subperiosteal implants, should only be considered if there is not enough jawbone available.
- Number of Implants
This speaks for itself. Multiple implants will be more expensive than replacing a single tooth.
- Location of the Tooth
Your mouth is as unique as the rest of you and requires personalized care. Some situations will necessitate more work, which will affect the price. Front teeth, for example, need to be angled correctly to look great and match the existing jawline.
- Tooth Extractions
If you are replacing a tooth that is still in place, it will require extraction, which carries its own cost.
- Additional Procedures
Is there additional work to be done as part of the overall procedure, such as bone grafting? This will impact the total cost.
- Overall Oral Health
To help ensure a successful implantation, you may require other treatments to improve your oral health, such as addressing gum disease.
With these factors all weighing in on the final price, it can be difficult to pin down the exact cost of a dental implant, however an average range in Alberta is from $900 to $3,000. Of course, the most important consideration is having the work done by a trusted professional who can give you results that will last for years to come.
If you are considering dental implants, contact us today for a consultation with one of our caring professionals and learn how we can help beautify your smile.