The cost of a dental implant is usually quoted in two parts. There is the cost of the surgery–placing the implant fixtures in the jaw. Then there is a cost for the crown or false tooth that is placed on the implant. Quotes from dentists are ordinarily separated into these two parts because the procedures are done at separate times maybe months apart, and they may even be done by different dentists.
And costs will vary widely in different parts of the country. Some states like Mississippi are low dental fee areas, and states like New York will have high fees.
To give you some guidelines, though, you are looking at from $1000 to over $2500 for the surgical fee for a single dental implant. That is assuming that no bone grafting or special procedures are required. Placing the crown or false tooth is an additional $1000 to $2500.
If you are having a complete set of teeth placed with dental implants, there is more variation possible, because there are so many different ways to tackle that problem. For example, a simple snap-on denture for the lower teeth, retained by two dental implants, can cost from $2000 to $6000. But if you want to go really first class and have each individual tooth supported by its own dental implant, you could spend $50,000 to $100,000 for complete replacement of both upper and lower teeth.
Additionally, as mentioned above, there may be bone grafting required or other associated surgical procedures. Be prepared for the possibility of these extras, because if they are required, you will need to have them done in order for the implant to work.
This information is provided for you by the mynewsmile.com cosmetic dentist referral service, and was personally written by Dr. David Hall, an accredited cosmetic dentist. For referral to a cosmetic dentist who could place beautiful teeth on dental implants for you, please see our cosmetic dentist referral page.