Complete Guide to Dental Implants Cost

By:Spirit Dental
January 30, 2018

Updated May 2022

Losing one or more teeth can cause you to lose your confidence, and can potentially make chewing and speaking difficult. Whether you’re missing a chomper because of an injury, gum disease, or severe decay, you might be looking for the best way to replace that pearly white. And if you’re missing multiple teeth, you might be wondering if there’s a better option than bridges and dentures. In these types of situations, dental implants may come to the rescue.  

Dental implants are popular because they look, function, and feel like real teeth, can be cleaned like natural teeth, and can last a long time. Despite how amazing this sounds, though, you might experience sticker shock when you see the price of an implant. 

So, what’s the average cost of dental implants? We break it down for you below. 


How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants will vary based on various factors, such as the dentist you use and where they’re located, the materials used to make the implant and crown, whether you need other treatments like bone grafts or extractions, and the type of implant you get. 

Keep in mind that you’ll be undergoing a surgical procedure, and you’ll need to make more than one appointment to set the implant, abutment, and crown. 

In addition to paying for the implant and procedure, you’ll need to cover the cost of care used to evaluate your mouth before and after you get the implant. It all adds up fast, so it’s no wonder that the average cost of dental implants is so high. 


How much does a dental implant cost for one tooth?

The range for one implant might be anywhere from $1,000 to nearly $7,000. But, on average, you might expect to pay around $4,800 for the implant, abutment, and crown. This may not include extra treatments that might be needed before the implant procedure.   

If you need more than one dental implant or full mouth implants, the cost will be higher, which is why we discuss the cost of full mouth dental implants below.


How much is a full set of dental implants?

Now that you have a better idea of how much dental implants cost when you need just one missing tooth replaced, it should come as no surprise that having most or all of your chompers replaced will be even pricier. 

The average range for full mouth dental implants might be anywhere from $25,000 to $60,000, but prices might even go as high as $90,000. Ouch!   

Again, prices vary based on several factors, but it’s no secret that replacing most or all of your teeth with implants will be expensive.


What is the cost of dental implants for multiple teeth?

When you need to replace more than one tooth, the final cost will depend on how many implants you need. Also, if you’re getting a bridge to replace multiple teeth in a row, that may affect the final price. 

On average, the cost for multiple dental implants might be anywhere from several thousand dollars to over $10,000. 


Other dental implant costs to consider

Here’s a breakdown of some of the potential additional fees you might incur:

  • An evaluation to determine if you’re the right candidate for implants might cost, on average, $50-300.
  • If panoramic X-rays are needed, they might add $100-250, on average, to your bill. 
  • If you need a CT scan to check the health of your jaw and teeth, it might cost, on average, $150-750. 
  • If a tooth needs to be extracted before it’s replaced with an implant, you might need to pay $150-700, on average. 
  • If you need a bone graft, the procedure might cost anywhere from $200 to a whopping $3,200, on average. 


Are dental implants covered by insurance?

If the cost for dental implants has you feeling down because you can’t pay for it all out of pocket, don’t worry! Spirit Dental is an insurance company that covers major services and dental implants, so you can get the financial support you need to replace missing teeth without breaking the bank. 

Depending on the plan you sign up for and the specific benefits it provides, your dental implant cost with insurance might be surprisingly affordable. Shopping carefully and checking in-network and out-of-network benefits is wise. Doing so can help you select the ideal policy for your needs.

Bottom line: dental implants are expensive, but having comprehensive dental coverage can help you save quite a bit, so you don’t have to sacrifice having a beautiful smile. 

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