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Dental implants, how much do they cost?

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Matt

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Just curious and maybe there's no definite answer to this, but I'm wondering how much Dental Implants cost.

I haven't discussed it with my dentist yet, because he knew money was an issue and that getting the Partial was really the only thing I could afford at the moment.

But I go back in on monday and though about maybe at least bringing it up, so I can at least think about how soon I could possibly do that.

But if he tells me it's gonna cost $100,000 or something like that, then I would feel silly bringing it up since I can't afford that unless I win the lottery.


So anyway, in the US, approximately how much do they run?

IF someone that's had them done, if you don't mind me asking how much they cost and how many you had done?
 
Mine was about $3000 total for a single molar implant. I'm not sure if the cost is different for other teeth. It can also vary quite a bit depending on the dentist.
 
Mine is quoted at:
Surgical Implant- endosteal $1295
Implant Abutment- $495
and Implant crown -$949 (his standard price for any crown)

so $2739 per Implant

same amount each for 4 different locations in my mouth
 
Mine is quoted at:
Surgical Implant- endosteal $1295
Implant Abutment- $495
and Implant crown -$949 (his standard price for any crown)

so $2739 per Implant

same amount each for 4 different locations in my mouth


That's not too bad. if I really worked on saving, I could afford that in probably 6 months.

Thanks for the response. I will talk to my dentist tomorrow and see what his prices are for them.
 
Remember when you're planning $$ that the first part of the implant (the endosteal impant) is done then it has to sit for about 6 months before the abutment and crown is done. I'm planning mine so that 1/2 is paid for one year in July and the last two parts the next year in January. So with insurance and medical spending account gives you more time to save or take advantage of coverage over 2 calendar year's benefits.
 
Remember when you're planning $$ that the first part of the implant (the endosteal impant) is done then it has to sit for about 6 months before the abutment and crown is done. I'm planning mine so that 1/2 is paid for one year in July and the last two parts the next year in January. So with insurance and medical spending account gives you more time to save or take advantage of coverage over 2 calendar year's benefits.


So how does that work exactly.

After the first part is done, do you have to go with no teeth for 6 months?
Or do they do some kind of temporary thing?
 
Hi Matt,

They were going to make me 2 temporary partial dentures (1 each upper and lower) or flippers to cover three of the gaps and add on a front tooth I just had pulled to the upper. I gag on a tooth brush so I said no thanks and saved myself about $1000. More so for me, I didn't want anything removable that would leave me with a hole in the front if I had to take it out or broke it. I've had the gaps for a long time, so I'm used to it and none of the implant sites are front teeth. I do have a temporary bridge where I lost the front tooth until my new one is done. So there are temp options. My mouth will be rebuilt, so to speak, up to and including the first molars upper and lower. I posted an x-ray this morning where I marked my future implant sites if you're interested.
 
Okay. Well mine would be the top front teeth, 5 or 6 of them. So I wouldn't want to go without teeth there for 6 months.

I guess I'll have to talk to my dentist and see how that all works.
 
Remember when you're planning $$ that the first part of the implant (the endosteal impant) is done then it has to sit for about 6 months before the abutment and crown is done. I'm planning mine so that 1/2 is paid for one year in July and the last two parts the next year in January. So with insurance and medical spending account gives you more time to save or take advantage of coverage over 2 calendar year's benefits.

I thought there was a newer system around, that was quicker and also cheaper. Has the new system not stood the test of time?
 
There are several ways to temporize you so that you won't have to go toothless. Ask your dentist about your choices.
 
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