Complete Dental Implant Cost Guide

If you have recently lost a tooth from tooth decay, gum disease (gingivitis), periodontal disease or from injury, you have probably considered or have been curious about dental implants.

This guide outlines all the facts and cost-related factors which will hopefully answer most (if not all) of your questions so you can decide whether dental implants are the right choice for you.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

According to reports submitted by Dental Implant Cost Guide readers, the cost of a single tooth implant ranges from $1000 to $3,000 in addition to $500 to $3000 for the abutment and crown, for an average total cost of $4000.

Tooth implants are typically more expensive than more traditional alternatives such as bridges and dentures.

Once you get an examination and talk with your dentist, they will be able to provide you with a price estimate.

Single Tooth Implant Cost
Implant Only$1000 to $3000
Abutment & Crown$500 to $3000
Average Total Cost$4000

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Cost of Additional Procedures
Simple Bone Graft$200 to $1200
Complex Bone Graft$2000 to $3000
Simple Extraction$75 to $300
Surgical Extraction$150 to $650
X-Rays$20 to $250
CT Scan$250 to $1000
Total With Add'l Procedures$5000 to $10000

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However, if additional procedures such as bone grafts, extractions and extensive imaging and/or modelling are required, the price can easily inflate to $5,000 to $10,000. Your dentist will be able to give you an idea of what costs you are looking at after a preliminary examination.

A 3 or 4 tooth bridge mounted on two implants can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 (the average being $8,500).

A full set of upper and lower implant supported dentures ranges from $25,000 to $95,000 (average of $34,000), depending heavily on the condition of your gums, jaw bone and existing teeth (if any).

Multi Implant Cost
3-4 Tooth Bridge (Two Implants)$5000 to $15000 (avg. $8500)
2-6 Implants With Dental Bridge$3600 to $29000+
Top & Bottom Supported Dentures$25000 to $95000+ (avg. $34000)

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Cost of Implants Around the World

Some people opt to travel to foreign countries to take advantage of their cheaper prices for tooth implants. A few of the most popular destinations include Eastern Europe, India, Mexico and Thailand.

Dental Implant Cost by Country
United States$4000
Costa Rica$1000

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For more information on traveling for treatment, check out the Complete Guide to Dental Treatment Abroad which covers some of the most popular countries, the benefits & risks as well as interviews with dentists and patients.

If you receive a quote or see an advertised price that looks too good to be true, it most likely is. Safe, high quality and long lasting implants come at a price that depends on a variety of factors. Some or all of these factors may or may not be included in a particular estimate.

Visit our what people are paying page to find out what people like you have been quoted or paid recently to get dental implants. You might find an example of someone with a similar case or from your area!

Factors That Affect the Cost

  • Brand (manufacturer), material and type of post, abutment and crown
  • How many and what teeth need to be replaced
  • Number of implants needed to support the replacement teeth
  • Where you live (some cities are considerably more expensive)
  • The particular dentist/surgeon’s experience, specialty & popularity
  • How many professionals are involved in your case
  • Complexity of the surgery
  • Initial procedures such as CAD/CAM, x-rays and CT scans
  • Additional procedures (if required) such as sinus elevation and bone grafting

What Should Be Included in the Price?

When getting a quote, remember that the total fee should include the cost of the implant, abutment and the crown, bridge or dentures as well as the surgeries. There could be additional charges for certain scans and types of anesthetic.

Will My Insurance Pay for My Implants?

Unfortunately, many insurance plans cover 10% or less of the total cost of implants, but provide significantly more coverage for more traditional solutions such as dentures. This is often because most companies classify implants and a cosmetic procedure. Surgical costs can be covered by health insurance in some instances.

The first thing you should do is to check with your insurance company to see if implants are covered by your plan. If they aren’t, then you can talk with your dentist’s office to find out if they provide or can recommend other payment plans/options.

You can also ask if they’ll cover part of the cost equal to an alternative treatment that IS covered by your plan such as dentures or a bridge. Remember that your dentist is there for you and will help you in any way that they can and give you all the information you need so don’t be hesitant to ask.

That said, more and more insurance companies are starting to offer some coverage as they are realizing the long-term health benefits over other treatment options.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It is inserted into the jaw to permanently or temporarily hold artificial teeth in place. It is typically made out of titanium which is biocompatible with the jaw bone.

Parts of a tooth implant

The direct fusing of bone and an implant is called osseointegration which is a special characteristic of titanium. When a tooth is lost, some bone that helped support the tooth is also lost. Dental implants help stabilize the jaw, preventing future bone loss and maintaining the jaw bone’s shape.

Implants are a convenient alternative to dentures because they never have to be taken out and they feel much more natural and comfortable. They are better than traditional bridges and crowns because they aren’t just cemented in place.

When mounted to implants, bridges and dentures won’t shift or slip in your mouth, which can make talking and eating easier and worry-free. This also avoids other common problems such as gagging, poor alignment and sore spots.

What Are the Benefits of Implants?

  • Permanent and durable
  • Natural and comfortable fit
  • Look and function more like regular teeth
  • Can be more cost effective over many years
  • Require less maintenance
  • Don’t require modifications to adjacent teeth
  • Prevent further bone loss and shifting of existing teeth
  • 95%+ success rates

There are many advantages to tooth implants. It is a permanent solution to tooth loss that is more durable and stable than alternatives such as conventional dentures, crowns or bridges which can make it easier to speak and eat. They also fit more comfortably and naturally and even look better cosmetically which can improve your self-esteem.

Convenience is another huge advantage as they do not need to be removed, cleaned or kept in place by messy adhesives. They also improve oral health by making it easier to clean between teeth and they do not require modifications to nearby healthy teeth in order to be installed.

What Are the Risks of Implant Surgery?

  • Major investment
  • Bone not accepting the implant
  • Pain, swelling and bleeding due to surgery
  • Nerve damage of adjacent muscles or sinus cavity
  • Infection due to breaks and looseness

The risks are minimal as problems and causes of failure are rare and are often easily treated. They include but are not limited to: the bone not integrating with the implant, bleeding, injury or numbness of the nearby muscles or sinus cavity due to nerve damage and the chance of infection if the implant breaks, the crown becomes loose or a lack of proper oral hygiene.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Your dentist will be able to determine if you are a candidate for implants after completing the following checks:

  • Examination of your mouth and teeth
  • Evaluation of your medical & dental histories
  • X-rays of your mouth
  • CT scan

These evaluations will tell the dentist how much bone you have in your jaw as well as the location and shape of your sinuses and nerves.

Good Candidates
To be a candidate for implants, one must have healthy gums and a strong jawbone with enough bone to fuse with and support the implant. However, some bone can be rebuilt via a bone graft if the patient has already last some bone in their jaw. It is also very important that the patient make a commitment to great oral hygiene (brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist).

Poor Candidates
There are a number of contraindications that may complicate or completely disqualify you from implant treatment, including chronic diseases, smoking heavily and alcohol abuse which all reduce the rate of healing and can significantly increase the chance of failure.

Patients who many not be good candidates for implants include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Heavy smokers
  • Alcohol or substance abusers
  • Young people whose jawbones are still growing
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Hemophilia
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Medicines that suppress the immune system such as steroids
  • Connective-tissue diseases
  • High-dose radiation treatment of the head or neck

Even if you have one or more of the conditions above, you may still be a candidate for implants. It highly depends on the recency and severity of the condition.

Will it Hurt?

The procedure itself is not painful because it is performed with either local or general (intravenous or inhaled) anesthesia to completely numb your mouth.

However, as with any invasive surgery, some bruising, swelling, bleeding and minor pain is to be expected afterwards during the healing process. The procedure typically involves removing teeth, cutting gums, drilling into jawbone and inserting an implant.

That said, patients are often surprised by how much less pain they experience compared to what they were expecting and say that the aching and soreness is roughly the same as that what is felt after getting a tooth pulled or root canal done.

For more about the pain to expect and how to relieve it: How Painful Are Dental Implants?

How Long Will it Take?

From start to finish, the traditional process of placing an implant typically takes 6 months for an implant in the upper jaw or 5 months in the lower jaw and requires 2 surgical procedures. However, if additional procedures such as bone grafts or sinus lifts are required to build up the bone and make the implant site viable, the process can take a year or more.

The timeline for the placement of an implant and crown depends on a number of factors and is different from patient to patient. A few of the factors that affect the treatment include: type of implant, implant placement technique, number and location of teeth being restored, condition of the jawbone and the patient’s medical and dental histories.

After an initial examination and consultation with your dentist or implant specialist, they will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that includes an estimated schedule and date for each step of the process.

Click here for a detailed procedure timeline

How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Success rates depend on a number of factors including the size and strength of the jaw bone and where in the jaw the implant is placed, but overall they are well above 90% (up to 98% if they are properly cared for) and are always improving.

More specifically, the success rate is around 90% for the upper jaw and 95% for lower jaw implants. This is because the bone in the upper jaw is less dense than the lower jaw which makes successful osseointegration more difficult.

It is very important to note that these numbers only include patients who were thoroughly assessed and approved for implants by a dentist since they had sufficient bone density and were good dental health. There is a chance of failure even when conditions are ideal.

The success and longevity also depends heavily on the skills of the surgeon and the amount of experience they have with the specific procedure(s) you need, so it’s important to determine how many and how frequently/recent they’ve done the procedure(s). In addition, routine visits to the dentist and dedicated, comprehensive oral hygiene are both required to maintain implants in the long term (no more skipping brushing your teeth now and then).

Dental Implant Procedure Overview

1) Evaluation & Preparation
Before the surgery can take place, meticulous planning must be completed by your to identify and analyze nerves, the sinus and the shape and dimensions of the bone in and around the area of interest.

During the preliminary examination, your dentist or specialist (prosthodontist) will take x-rays and CT scans of your jaw to analyze your bone structure to determine bone health, height and thickness. Specific attention is paid to the area that requires a dental implant. Your teeth and gums will be examined for disease and decay and treated prior to the procedure.

Getting implants is an outpatient procedure and can be performed at your local dentist’s office. The operation requires some form of anesthesia including local, general, intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide. Dentists, periodontists and oral surgeons can all perform the surgery. Here is how to find a dentist you can trust.

The surgery is normally done in several stages:

1) Implant Placed
In the first stage, incisions are made into the gum to expose the bone. A hole is then drilled into the bone so that the implant can be placed. The implant is inserted completely into the jaw bone and lies below the gum tissue (see image above).

2) Healing (osseointegration)
The tissue is then stitched back into place or a temporary covering is used protect the gap from forces such as chewing. As the surrounding bone and gum tissues heal, the implant bonds itself to the bone. The healing process typically takes 3-6 months.

3) Abutment & Temporary Crown Installed
Once the osseointegration is complete, you have to go back to get the abutment installed. The abutment is a post that penetrates through the gums and connects the replacement tooth (or crown) to the implant. The gums above the implant are reopened to install the abutment.

This is another outpatient surgery and requires only local anesthesia. Once it is successfully placed, the gum is then closed up around but not over the abutment.

In some cases, it is possible to install both the implant and the abutment during the same surgery since research has shown that doing so has no detrimental effects as long as adequate time is given for everything to heal. In this case, it is important to note that the post will be visible and care must be taken not to apply any pressure to it during the healing process. It takes about 2 weeks for your gums to heal before you can finish the procedure.

4) Placement of the Permanent Crown, Bridge or Denture
Next the artificial tooth is made from impressions of your teeth and a model of your bite to ensure that it fits in naturally. Then it is attached to the abutment (it can take several appointments to get the fit right).

A removable prosthesis (denture or bridge) is often used if you had more than one tooth replaced. It is more affordable then implanting each tooth separately as it only takes one implant on either side to span an area and hold several artificial teeth in place.

For a more detailed description, please see our complete guide to dental implant surgery.


While losing a tooth can be stressful – remember that there are a number of options available to you, including dental implants. It might seem scary when reading about it, but there is minimal pain, risk and discomfort and the results are lasting and natural looking. Talk to your dentist about implants if you think they might be the solution for you.

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  1. I’ve had two experiences with dental implant surgery over the past few years. Two years ago I had a tooth replaced that I lost playing hockey. In total I paid $3000 which included the implant, crown and abutment so based on the numbers provided I guess I did pretty well. Then again two months ago I had to have several teeth removed that were damaged by periodontitis according to my dentist. These teeth were right beside my first implant so I’m wondering if the first one could have caused the gum disease? Anyway, this time it cost me just under $10,000.

    I’ve spent quite a bit on the surgeries, but I look at it as a long-term investment. Nobody wants to do business with a businessman with half his teeth missing.

    • Went to see Dr. Rigali in Montevideo, Uruguay 1.5 years ago for two dental implants with crowns, etc.: $1,950 total for everything including crowns. Just returned from Uruguay again one-month ago: one bridge removal, two underlying tooth extractions, two bone implants, one titanium implant placement (two more to go), 20-stitches (followed in 8-days by removal of stitches), medications, et al., total cost: $960 . . . with only 1-hour and 15-minutes in his chair and no pain during and very little pain (indeed, almost none) after the surgery.

      Cost should not be the primary consideration when selecting a dentist for your implant, but experience: how many implants (and thus experience) does he have is the primary question. Oral surgeons here with 7-to-75 implant experience wanted $5,000-to-$7,000 per tooth. My decision was based upon “How much experience” rather than “How many dollars.”

      My decision to go to Uruguay was made when he answered “Thousands and thousands” to my inquiry of “How many have you done?” Cost is the lesser half of the equation. One of the dentists here wanted to book a half-a-day in his chair for the procedure . . . Yikes! Don’t go abroad for cost saving only and don’t have it done here by somebody here with only limited experience. Try and find both together.

    • I’m sorry to hear this case but especially here in New York City not only are butchers but they are also scammers of money a friend of mine recommended to go to Egypt and I took the information ok I got a ticket I met with the dentist. Nicely job done he put 34 teeth for $4,000 ok so 34 teeth $800 ticket than $1000 for the hotels including eating for a month and now I am so glad I have all my teeth 🙂 go to Egypt ciao

  2. Thanks for the information. I am going through 2 upper implants including sinus augmentation with bone. It’s giving me moderate pain, and fever. I wonder about the cost and why it so expensive in USA. Your site is well done and explains more than I got at the dentist’s office, although the work done was pretty good.

  3. Very well explained site, thank you for that. I’m a dentist from Honduras and around here the average cost is around $1300 US including implant placement, abutments and ceramic crown, (additional procedures not included). I, in particular, use implants from MIS (Israel) and so far no problems regarding post op, quality and looks, I also have used implants from Zimmer (USA) and Bio Horizons also (USA).

    • How many trips to Honduras and how many days of stay in each trip would be required for a two front tooth (9-10) implants? I would also need a crown in #8 (in the moment I have bridge 8-9-10. 8 is still savable, but 9 and 10 need implant. 9 is the missing tooth.

      • Hello Carla, first of all, very sorry it took me this long to answer, regarding your question, an implant placement should not take more than 1 hour, if more than one is needed and it could be done in the same surgical moment, it would not take more than 2 hours, depending on the need for bone grafting, normally a week will suffice for a proper post-op rest and suture to be taking off, a single crown over a healthy tooth (no root cannal or post and core build up needed) should not take more than 8 to 10 days, depending on lab´s working time

  4. I paid $41,500 to have all my teeth done on 4 implants in Denver, Colorado. I had my surgery on 6-18-2013. It took a full 7 days for the swelling to come down. I’m now to the point where I only need painkiller to sleep at night. Anyone considering this procedure should make sure you have a lot of ice packs that you can attach to your face on hand before going home.

    • Ken,

      I would be very interested in where you had your surgery done.

      I also live in Denver. After a referral from my dentist, I talked to an oral surgeon. following two or three appointments, I scheduled my surgery. The dream of having a beautiful smile was over when I realized the cost of the implants. I was quoted approximately 32,000 dollars for acrylic implants, plastic. I still want the surgery, just wish it was more in my price range.

      • Hi Dave,
        I live in Tampa Fl, and I am in the process of getting implants for my upper teeth.
        Due to dry mouth from medication, my teeth became decayed.

        Due to the extensive amount of work I was looking at and for financial reasons (no insurance, cash only) and a fantastic dentist, rather than loosing all of my teeth my dentist was kind enough to refer me to the dental school where HE TEACHES. (this is my personal dentist that I have been going to for years).

        Fortunately he was able to save all of my lower teeth by crowning them (porcelain) @ $410.00 each as opposed to $800-$1,200 a piece.

        On the other hand, we couldn’t save my upper teeth. so in the meantime I am working with a denture until my surgeries are completed. (If you’re doing a full arch you will need a denture to protect your gums, during the healing period)

        As far as my implants, my dentist referred me to an oral surgeon who he works with, the OS will be performing the surgeries (6 implants + abutments) once everything is healed, I will then get my crowns (porcelain) made and placed by my dentist @ the school. It seems like a lot of work to get two dentists willing to work together, but if you can it will save you a lot of money in the long run. The crowns alone are saving me approximately $8,000-$10,000.

        Also don’t forget for every two crowns, you only need one implant, this is a huge savings. Do not let a dentist tell you that you need an implant for every tooth (crown), NOT TRUE.

        Do your homework! Shop around, ask questions, don’t be embarrassed to call the dental schools. Remember you’re the one paying not your dentist.

        BTW, when getting work done @ a dental school, all of the is performed by a licensed dentist, students are there to assist and learn, they are not permitted to perform any work on patients other than a regular cleaning.

        Good Luck

        • The dental school here AT Still University allows the senior dental students to perform the procedures with the dentist watching them. I was a dental assistant at the time. I have not seen them do implants there, but they did crowns, fillings and root canals. It takes forever to do a simple procedure.

      • I live in El Paso TX and got my implant with crown in Juarez, across the border, for $900.00. They do really good work and you can stay in the states and just cross during the day. I hope this helps.

      • Hello Ken, I´m sorry to know all the trouble you have been into regarding your dental implants need, have you ever consider doing the surgery outside the U.S ? because, in my country, Honduras, dental implants are not as expensive as in the U.S.
        here the average cost is around $ 1,450.00 for a dental implant without the need of bone grafting or sinus augmentation of course, anyway, you should consider other options. i hope this helps

    • Wow Ken, that sounds tough to get them all pulled at once. I am just recovering from another abcessed tooth, my teeth are rottening out fast and I’m thinking about what I want to do with the rest of my teeth. After going through this abcessed tooth, I don’t want to feel this pain again!!!! Plus the cost of the dentist filling the tooth is a total loss. I need to talk to the surgeon and work out a plan, I was thinking maybe pulling 1/4 or 1/2 of the teeth at a time…..
      Good Luck, and I hope your new teeth turn out as good or better than the originals.

      • John, I had the same problem. I had 3 trips for extractions, upper, lower, and front over a 10 day period. One of the best things I have ever done for myself. Mine were rotting very fast. I was on antibiotics for about 30 days after. My overall health improved. I had no idea that infected, absessed teeth could be so hard on a body; it was causing heart palpatations. Everybody thought it was an emotional problem, but after the extractions they stopped. I have dentures, but I’m tired of huge chunks of plastic in my mouth along with oozing denture goo. I guess I’ll just have to deal with it until I hit the lucky numbers….these prices are unreal! Good Luck to you.

      • Hi John,

        You should check out the dental schools in your area.
        Dental school prices are discounted usually 50 to 70%.

        Just an example, I had to have my upper teeth pulled (11 of them), it cost me in total $440.00, that’s $40.00 a tooth. huge savings.
        Good Luck!

        • Well you had a good dr he was not greedy i payed $850 just to take a tooth out. Now i was quoted a price for one tooth $4300.00 +. Now i take care of my teeth and he said that he has never seen teeth in the good of shape in citrus county Florida. I going to have to look around. I know it should be no more then $1500.00 to $2500.00 to have it done. His price for all teeth would be $137,000.00 now thats a joke.

      • Hi Ken and Nancy,

        The “all on four” procedure is a concept where all diseased teeth are removed from one jaw and 4 to 6 implants placed strategically so that a set of teeth is screwed immediately that same day! It has been a wonderful option for many of my patients that have avoided denture therapy. In New York, I am charging $29,500 and includes the surgery, same day teeth and a second final set of teeth months later. Notice how i mentioned surgery…and not surgeries! Consider this option by doctors that have trained to do so. Dental schools have students and/or recent graduates working on you and they’re supervised. But note the amount of ‘time lost in your life’ in going that route as well as your reduced fee is only because students are learning on your case, mouth, and from the supervising dentist that is present. Hope my insights guide you well.

      • Hi Nancy, on a little different situation I had 4 mini implant posts on
        my lower jaw and 4 receptors with black mini “O” rings in my lower denture about 8 years ago. Now the o rings have failed to hold any longer. Also my lower plate needs to be re-lined for a better fit. New rings are a must and relining optional depending on the costs.
        I live in Jacksonville Florida and have one local estimate for $525.
        Any suggestions on getting a more favorable price?

    • I’ve had all teeth extracted, with 9 implants in the upper and 10 in the lower jaw. I had very minimal swelling and no pain whatsoever after the procedures. Uppers were done in one procedure and lowers in two. I know that the all on four procedure which you had done, is used to keep cost down. They do this by placing the implants at an angle so that it gets more grip. The “other” way, is to place between 6-10 implants perpendicular to the jaw bone, or straight up and down. I’m am just guessing here, but maybe that’s why you had more pain. Then again, I could be completely wrong. Luckily for me, I didn’t have to worry about cost since mine were covered by workers comp insurance. Or you can say, unluckily for me that my job created the reason that I needed all my teeth replaced. But in the end, I was very surprised that I felt no pain at all.

    • I’m sorry to hear how you got ripped of in Denver. When they gave me prices
      In. Colorado Springs Co .I canceled all my future appointments and ran for the border. (El Paso /Juarez Mex). With the money I saved I got a Porsche . I don’t regret it at all $1,500 average cost per implant all from extraction to crown(ceramic). Not plastic. The only ice was for the margaritas.

    • Hi Ken,

      I feel your pain…
      I had one of the original implants back in 1983 and it lasted over 20 years before it broke off. Unfortunately, it was securing a bridge so I wound up losing three teeth from this. It’s been downhill ever since.

      I have to say, thank you for being honest. I have been so skeptical when all I have read about implants is so cavalier – “four implants in one day, you’ll be eating on them by the end of the day” What?!! I had one implant and was in some of the most severe pain I’ve ever experienced in my life..and | have given birth three times! I can’t imagine having all your teeth pulled and having 4-6 implants placed and then eating the same day. Anyone having this done should make sure they not only have ice but a doctor willing to give you heavy duty pain killers for an extended period of time. Granted, once it healed – 4 plus months later, and the pontic attached, it was as if I grew a new tooth. I thought 20 years was a pretty good length of time for it to survive.

      Anyway, thanks for saying this. People should be cognizant that this is not the walk in the park they make it out to be and you will be paying close to 50,000.00 for the privilege (I live in Canada.)

  5. As of yesterday I have now had a dozen implants done within the last 10 years or so. I have experienced almost no pain other than financial. My best advice would be to choose your surgeon very carefully. I live in Simi Valley California and highly recommend mine. Good luck and keep on smiling.

    Edit: DDS Donald Nikchevich Jr. has done all my implants. I have been going to him for 12 or 15 years. He and his staff are caring, informative and the work is top quality.

  6. Am I reading this correct??? I have a tooth that may require to be removed and an implant put in its place…is there going to be a time that I will NOT have a tooth there?
    The location is top front, I can not have a front tooth missing for any period of time! I smile way too much! 🙂

    • Karen, don’t worry 99.9% of the time when an implant is placed in the aesthetic zone your dentist will make sure that a temporary provisional is made even before the extraction, sometimes it is done in the same day. Remember that every case is different, when you loose a tooth due to periodontal disease chances are you might need a bone graft. But if you loose a tooth due to decay or trauma the approach is different.

  7. I am having 4 endosteal inplants @ 750.00 each for the top to take a full denture for stability. 7 extractions on the bottom,150.00 each. 6 endosteal implants at 1,500.each which includes Hybrid 7,500. and complete denture maxillary1,500.The total cost will come to 22,050. This dentist comes highly recommended. I feel I’m getting a great deal, esp. if I should have any problems I will not have to worry about getting on a plane and flying out of the country. She also said that she will guarrantee all work.

  8. I’ve had several implants, both single and bridges, over the past 5 yrs. The cost for a single was $4000 and the cost for the bridges (lower left and right bottom, spanning 4 teeth with 2 implants) was $13,000. All procedures were done in Pennsylvania.

  9. I have recently been quoted approximately $34,000 for the following: surgical removal of 4 lower front teeth, removal of cyst, bone graft of mandible using rhBMP, two implants w/4 crowns. Fees include anesthesia, lab tests, etc. Work being done by oral surgeon and prosthodontist. This seems very high to me but would love an opinion. thx.

  10. In Jan 2014 I got 6 lower molar implants in PV Mexico. Didn’t enjoy it but pain was less than expected. Swelling more than expected but I ‘d had a back molar extracted 2 days prior. Used prescribed pills for 3 or 4 days. Bleeding more than expected. Soft food for a week. Cost under $5,000 Canadian. 6 crowns will cost about the same after 6 months. My Implants are a universal brand, commonly used in Can & US so I could get crowns anywhere. I chose an English speaking, modern equipped clinic that deals mostly with foreigners where I have gone for root canals in the past so paid a little more. Got copies of xrays etc. in case of any problems but have no issues.

    • Lloyd,
      Looks as if I’ll need an implant to replace a back molar. I live in D.C. and I’m not to keen on paying perhaps $4,000 +. Therefore, I’m seriously intetested in the Mexican clinic you’ve used for your dental work. Can you give the name of the clinic or more info? Thanks!

    • Lloyd, (or, ANYONE WITH SPECIFICS!)
      I would appreciate info on the dentist you saw. Specifically; name, approx. experience, and does dentist do entire upper/lower? I have no insurance, and medication decay that will only continue, and I’m so disgusted paying again & again for work on same teeth– I’m 80k+ in, its been 12 years, currently need more work done, am in southern CA ($$$ !) and I am so tired of this! My “dentist is there for (me)?” If that means for all the money I can manage to save, then that is accurate. I need a permanent fix, and I’m willing to travel ANYWHERE if the work is professional & outcomes have been great, and I can save some money! I guess I’m asking anyone: HELP!?!

      • For those who enquired, sorry it took so long to reply I used JUST SMILES,
        Basilio Badillo 311
        Col.Emiliano Zapata,
        Puerto Vallarta Jal.

        You can read the interview I did about my experience.

        I will be getting my crowns there next week and may replace my upper partial with implants or bridge.
        The clinic is very modern, clean, up to date equipment, a large staff all speak English and will work evening or weekend if your schedule requires it. I had 1 filling, 1 extraction, 2 root canals, 6 implants – 4 different specialists. I considered getting crowns in Can so they emailed xrays and make and model of implants on request. There are lots of dentists in PV, some much cheaper and some in hotel zone much higher. I talked to a lot of people and visited several clinics before choosing this one.

  11. Lots of information here, thank you. I just paid $6500 yesterday to have a “combo” bridge done. This includes two implants on the lower arch and (as I understand it) covering the remaining teeth so they are all uniform in color and size. In 6 months after I am healed, they will replace the temporary with the permanent. Then I plan on doing the same to my upper arch, hopefully a week or so after the first procedure so the upper and lowers will look identical and I will be finished at the same time.

  12. I have one implant done in Europe and full cost for implant and crown was approximately 1500 Canadian dollars. Then I had 3 implants done in Canada for total cost of 17 000 Canadian. What a difference. I asked doctor in Canada why this kind of difference. She told that in Europe they do not have high tech equipment, knowledge and materials are not as good. Same time she still took ex-ray pictures using old technology, did not have knowlege or tools to fix gum line and everything else looked really old. In Europe my dentist was using digital imaging, for gum line he used lasers and cabinet was full of high tech tools. I think in Canada least dentist are just too greedy.

  13. First off I’m scared of dentist, so it took a lot for me to go to one, but I didn’t have a choice. Top front tooth will fall out soon. After x-rays I was given a plan, this is just for the top teeth: #3 crown prcrelain #3 crown buildup, with pins, Maxillary partial-metal base, #6 crown -porcelain /ceramic , #7 extraction -surgical tooth, #7 Pontic-porcelain / ceramic , #8 crown-porcelain /ceramic, #9 extraction -surgical tooth, #pontic- porcelain / ceramic, #10 crown- procelain/ceramic, #11 crown- procelain /ceramic, #11 root canal- anterior #11 prefab post &core,#31 crown – porcelain / ceramic, # 31 crown buildup, with pins. All for $7,435.00. I’ve been told by friends to just get a partial upper teeth. This is a lot of work, expense, and fear.

    • Dear Alice,

      I know that fear of the dentist very well. I had a very bad experience when I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 16 years old. It didn’t matter that the real culprit was my mother who was so afraid of drugs that she didn’t give them to me until after I started to vomit blood and scared her really bad but by that time it was too late. I couldn’t keep anything down for two days. Later as an adult I chose to get a different dentist but not knowing how to go about it the right way, I ended up with a hack that literally scarred me for life. After that one could barely ever get me to the dentist. It was so bad I remember having to pull over to be sick just to get my kids to the dentist. I’m very lucky my kids never had any problems with going to the dentist.
      As to what you wrote: deal with your fear, get over it and face what you know you need to do. The price your quoting sounds like a very good deal and you certainly don’t want to end up like me a 40 year old woman who has to keep her only teeth in cup of water overnight.


  14. I’m thinking of a implant bridge to replace 29,30,31 which are the two molars on my right side. They want $10,200 to have it done. Is this reasonable or should I look elsewhere.

  15. I was quoted for an implant on my #10 tooth (front) at $1,800 plus $1,300 from the dentist to install the crown. Could somenone tell mi if this is reasonable.With the State of Florida? Thank you.

  16. Hello everyone. Thinking of having an implant for one tooth (#10). The oral surgeon quoted me a fee of $1,800. for the the implant. The dentist quoted $1,300. for the crown. Total of $3,100. Wondering if this is a reasonable amount. Thank you.

  17. Like most everyone else, I came on here to see if my implant quote was right. After reading all the posts I’m thinking my quote war right on, and I feel pretty confident in the capabilities of my periodontist.

    I broke my two front teeth playing on the monkey bars when I was in 3rd grade. I’m now 48 years old, have developed an infection in one of my teeth (No. 8), and after three consultations it’s unanimous that my tooth cannot be saved and I need an implant. I’ve had this infection for about 5 years, and it’s really time to get it taken care of. I have not been feeling 100 percent healthy, and I’m pretty sure it’s because of this infection. I think it’s even caused a condition in my sinus that sometimes causes migraines.

    Well, the consultation with an endodontist was $275, which ruled out saving my tooth. The periodontist works in the same office, and he agreed that I need an implant. My first official appointment with him will cost $400 for a CT scan plus $175 for the consultation. I have lost a lot of bone so he will have to do a bone graph for $1600. The implant will cost $2400. The post will cost $400. I haven’t asked my general dentist how much the crown will cost. So without the crown I’m looking at a grand total of $5250.

    This is in Los Angeles.

    There is a place in Tijuana, Mexico, which does implants with crowns for $1350. This price does not include the bone graph, which my case requires. They do the bone graph, but I don’t know the price for that.

    Just thought I’d share my information.

  18. My procedure for implants began today, with two teeth being extracted and bone being grafted in addition to placements, ect. I am in a great deal of pain, which I did not anticipate. I was sent home with a mild pain medication and it’s not working.
    In total I will have four to five implants when the process is completed, the cost $20 thousand dollars. There will also be new crowns placed on my,remaining teeth and one root canal. I pray the end result is worth the pain I am going through right now.

  19. Hello.
    Great site thx to you all. I do have dentures on my upper teeth and do want to get implants. My dentist told me i need 3 or 4 implants and a bridge over it. The cost of one implant here in Peoria, Illinois is around $2450. Then the permanent bridge will be almost that much if not higher. So I am looking at around $10,000…Way too much in my opinion.

    My question is…I am planing a trip to Turkey end of this summer. Will I regret if I get it done less than half the price there? Thank You.

    • Hi Ozzy,
      I’m a Turk living in NY for many years. Now I’m in Istanbul for vacation and need 3-4 implants. My dentist is teaching in college and is excellent; his small clinic is outstandingly clean and very modern, the staff is very nice . He charges $750 to $1500 for each implant (implant only) depending the material he will use to do the job. He told me I will have no pain but if I wanted he could me put in sleep during the implant process (40-50 minutes). I’m planning to start the job next week.

  20. 5,400 total cost for two implants.
    350.00 for CT scan
    360 for four extractions. 2 standard, 2 surgical
    North West Indiana. 40 miles from Chicago

    Much to my surprise this Indiana dentist offered reduced rates for those
    enrolled in one of the prepaid dental plans, which are frequently used by some dentists
    to herd sheep to the slaughter. The cost WITHOUT the dental plan for implants only was 8,294, and $789 for the four extractions. Total savings with the plan ($150 annual cost) was about 2,300. I haven’t named the plan to avoid giving the impression this is sales pitch or endorsement, and I had NO IDEA the plan offered implant benefits when enrolling. I requested a quote from the dentist on an impulse and was pleasantly surprised. This dentist did his first implants in 1985. He performed the two implants on the same day of the extractions, one upper molar and one lower molar. He rated my existing bone structure as “B”, which I presume implied above average. Anyone contemplating implants should do their homework and find an ethical and capable dentist. Not everyone has sufficient existing jaw bone mass to accept an implant. I was surprised to learn jaw bone begins to recede/disappear within months of a tooth being pulled. Hygiene is apparently very important to ensure longevity of the implant, i.e., floss regularly to keep plague from forming below the gum line and potentially creating problems with the implant. I expect to have the abutments and crowns seated in about 3 months, subsequent to the implants being “adopted” and secured by new bone growth.

    ADMIN EDIT: Here is an interview we did with Frank to learn how he saved money with a discount plan.

  21. Just returned from India a week ago.

    I had 13 implants, 5 extractions, 8 root canals, bone grafts, sinus lift and wire welded to some teeth and 24 crowns. I chose the most expensive implants and crowns and the total cost was just over Australian $17000. Everything was completed in 2 1/2 weeks and I don’t have to return. The treatment was painless, just a few ulcers and a sore mouth. I didn’t even know they had given me bone grafts or stitches. The teeth look great and I had a wonderful experience. Everyone said why are you going to India but I researched the dentist for 4 years and concluded that they are performing these procedures continually and they were probably more experienced than some others.

    Other international patients that were there had been quoted Australian $120,000.

    Do your research and have a holiday at the same time.

    EDIT: You can read more about Linda’s experience here:

    • Laura, if you could tell us the name of this dentist in India you would be doing us all a great service. It sounds too good to be true! How did you research him or her? Also, if you could write me vis email I will send you my address. Many thanks and hoping you see this. BTW I live in Central PA and although the cost of living is relatively low here, as fair as I can tell, dental work is almost the same as Southern California! >:(

  22. Just left Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek) for my last appointment to place my Crowns. LOVE IT!! had 4 teeth replaced in the back. 3 on the left 1 on the right all lower, total? 3300$. Initial was 2500$ went back 4 months later for the Crowns 800$. USA Dentist what a RIP OFF!!! Had a Crown replaced that cracked from work I had done in Kansas that cost me 1000$ with a my insurance covering 80% still ???, had it replaced for 200$ in Bishkek.

  23. I started getting the implant procedure in May, 2013. I had 7 teeth pulled on the bottom, 2 sinuses lifted and 4 bone grafts in the upper jaw. A temporary hybrid was placed on the lower jaw connecting to 6 implants. During the last 1 1/2 years, I’ve been put under general anesthesia at least 6 times for the implant stability checks, additional sinus repairs (I had a punctured sinus with a very bad smell in that nostril) and more bone material added to the upper jaw. My diet has been restricted to soft foods like soup and mashed potatoes – the upside to that is that I lost 30 pounds.

    A sliver of the lower jaw cracked off in the bottom front (like the thickness of a popcorn hull) and the surgeon replaced the implants in that general area with longer implants. The place where the sliver “peeled” off still feels like a loose tooth feels but I’m told I won’t need that implant to hold the hybrid securely. (I hope this is true)

    The 4 upper implant screws were put in 4 months ago and tested to be strong enough for the final crowns. The gums were trimmed down and the implant screws are visible. I still have an open sinus issue but I’m told it can take a long time for a punctured sinus to heal (if ever). I have an appointment with my regular dentist to complete the final crowns and “installation” of the hybrid. The total cost for all of this – $49,000.

  24. NOT including the costs of surgery or any implant parts, I was recently quoted an east coast price of about US $16,000 for a full lower 4-to-6-implant-suported denture – this would be acrylic with acrylic pink gums built on a milled titanium metal substructure (a 4 to 6 implant-supported hybrid prosthesis). The surgical costs quoted came in at the high end (about $3K each for surgical placement, the actual implant, and the abutment piece), but since I prefer to have surgical work done in the US and local to me, in case there are complications, those costs are acceptable to me.

  25. My wife is Thai, so we return to Thailand periodically. I lost one tooth from infection, and had a skilled specialist in Bangkok who only performed implants, do the implant and 3 months later complete the cap on top. This clinic works on upper class Thai’s as well as foreigners. The cost 2 years ago was $1400. There are less expensive places also, but I trusted this one. It wasn’t dirt cheap, but 2 dentists in the U.S. quoted approximately $4100. The money saved paid for airline fare for both of us.

  26. I am staying in Glasgow but had gone to New Delhi in India to get 2 dental implants and crowns done. I went for the best quality implants with metal ceramic crowns and the entire procedure including implant, abutment and crowns cost me around US $1350. The procedure was completely painless and I am very satisfied with the expertise and professionalism of my dentists there.

  27. I was quoted today for three (implant,abutment and crown) around $15000 here in the US. I know a guy in Jordan which I’m getting some pricing from. They have the best doctors out there that do work for the King of Jordan and his wife Queen Rania. Many of those dentists study and graduate in the US or somewhere in Europe then go practice in their native country while carrying a US degree and have many years of experience.

    I think it’s ridiculous what some have paid ex. $40k (some guy above in the comments). I mean that’s a 20% down payment on $200000 house for gods sake.

    I had a root canal plus a top notch crown once made for around $750 and I’d be happy to double that ($1500) for a single implant with the abutment and crown but paying around $4500-$5500 for ONE Implant that’s just blahh!

    I’ll follow up with a post once I have some more info from the guy in Jordan! and by the way to airfare from the US to Amman, Jordan is between $850-$1100 depending on the travelling season.

  28. I went to Juarez about 10 years ago and had all teeth pulled and dentures made, I don’t remember what it cost then but I am paying for now. The Dentist I had, did a bad job on me and 5 years ago I had 2 mini implants done and a new set of dentures for around 6,000.00. Today I am having to have a new bottom done, because it keeps breaking, I got a quote from the dentist that did the work for 1500.00 and a 2nd quote from another for 2600.00 and found out that my lower jaw bone is deteriorating and the implants are only good for around 10 years, wow, I wish I had known that before. My implant surgery was very painful. If I had it to do over, I wouldn’t! I am doing some research before I proceed. I am willing to go out of the us, with more info.

  29. Hi!

    You can go to Croatia and save a bunch of money.
    For example, this is price for one dental implant Straumann (best one in the world)

    Dental implant Straumann – 700 €
    Abutment Straumann – 200 €
    Ceramic crown na wiron/metal on implant – 220 €

    That is total = 1100€ = 1360$ !!!

    You can buy plane return ticket and save a lot of money again.
    Accommodation during teeth repair is free.

  30. I had a lot of work done at the dental school. Cost is usually a fraction of the retail cost. I needed more than $20,000 worth of work, done for about $4000. School I went to took payments

  31. j greene greetings, what “school” are you speaking of that takes payments? I have found some one here locally in casselberry florida that has agreed to install ten implants, post and abutments/six uppers for a complete upper set that will snap in and four lowers that will anchor the partials for 10,000.00 complete however I will be ruined if I spend ten grand on my teeth all at once. I just don’t have the means (income) to do it and it sounded to me like it was at least a six month to a year procedure from start to finish?

    • Hi snagglebob, thanks for your comment! I’m not sure if J Greene will see your comment, but I got in touch with them to ask the same question. They said: “I went to UMDNJ [University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey]. I went at the suggestion of my dentist, as he had costed my treatment out at more than $20,000, which I did not have. I needed teeth removed and implants done, also an existing implant needed a restoration. I had some cavities, a few root canals, several crowns, perio work, endo work, dental surgery, I even had tissue from the roof of my mouth sewn onto areas where the gums were receding. I got almost everything done except the last implant restoration.”

      Hope this helps!

      • Wow,yes that really does help,I’m not keen on the idea of travel to egypt or some such place in the name of the cheapest price/would much rather spend locally(USA) and it sounds like you got a great amount of work done for a super price,…I will make some calls for sure and thanks again!!!

  32. I am looking to get implants for various teeth. Figured it would run around the $10,000 mark. Kinda prepared almost…I’m thinking of going to El Paso and cross over the border, but there’s no information on here to the name of dentist. Somebody please help.

    • Yes somebody please tell us more about Mexico or India or even Egypt or any other country that only pulls your teeth out and replaces with high quality material, and allows you to not have to rob Peter to pay Paul, or rob Peter and Paul it was joke people please don’t take the last part about Peter or Paul serious, I was just saying basically a dentist that allows you to keep your future house down payment

  33. Hi All,

    Like many of you, I have been experienced severe toothache pain from an upper molar I cracked while pregnant almost two years ago. Recently, the surgeon wanted to pull it out and I requested if I could wait a little longer to get a root canal. She said that was fine but not too much longer. Currently, I’m taking antibiotics in case there is an infection as well as Ibuprofen a few times a day because the pain will not go away.

    Unfortunately, I can’t afford to get the dental work done because I have been laid off. I did, however, in my extensive research found this dental plan at 1dental which states it would only cost me $294 to get a root canal. I know I can’t afford a dental implant so getting it removed right now is totally out of the question because I don’t want to walk around with missing teeth. What made matters worst was the surgeon telling me if I lose a top tooth then inevitably the bottom tooth is lost too. UGH!!!

  34. There’s a lot of great personal experience that’s been shared here, but without names of dentist and locations, the information is meaningless. If you’ve had a positive experience with a dentist–whether in El Paso or Cairo–please share the details and contact information!

  35. Two year ago I went to Universal Dental Implant In Fort Lee New Jersey and I paid $3.500
    for two implants which included bone graft. I’m planing to go back soon. I call them and they
    told me that the price want up to $1,500 for one implant and $1,100 for bone graft.

  36. Same story here. I’m 33 and have had roughly 50k worth of work done over the past 15 years. Had all my teeth crowned at age 20. Numerous root canals, etc etc. Had my first check up in 2 years this morning. Need 2 teeth pulled, implants put in. 1 is highly infected, the crown fell off the other one a year ago. Also need 6 crowns replaced. My insurance sucks and I just can’t and won’t endure anymore work or pain. I want to have them all pulled and do the All on 4 procedure. $40-60k is absolutely not an option. I wouldn’t pay that kind of money even if I had it (which I don’t). I do not like the idea of leaving the country or being a guinea pig for some dentist student. I’m in Denver. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Or definitely more info on the alternatives everyone talks about here. I’m certainty not going to just head over to Mexico or Egypt and have all my teeth yanked out. Sorry for the frustrated tone. I’m just livid that the crowns were supposed to eliminate any further issues with my genetically bad teeth and that obviously didn’t happen. Too much trauma I’ve been through now. I can barely even sit through a cleaning.

  37. Thank you for the educational information on this site! I understand dental implants much more now, than I did before visiting this site. It’s also helpful to read the comments that have been left. These comments prompt a great deal of thinking and research for anyone considering dental implants and where to have these procedures done. It’s great to have some dental implant specialists leaving comments here as well. I’m interested to know if any of these dentists have suggestions on how to research/what questions to ask a dental implant specialist in order to find a reputable dentist/clinic, especially in a foreign country. Thanks again for the info!

  38. When all my adult teeth came through, I didn’t have my two teeth beside my front ones come in. I take very good care of my teeth. I floss and brush every day. I believe your teeth reflect how well you take care of your body. When I went into the dentist to see how much it would cost to have my two missing teeth placed in, he said it would be about 8,000$ for both. Benefits won’t cover it because it is known as a cosmetic procedure. All I want to do is be able to smile with my teeth and feel comfortable. My teeth aren’t missing because of neglectance, I just was simply born without them. Its so sad that its unaffordable for someone like me as well as myself to have the procedure done and feel confident in their smile.

  39. I highly recommend Dr. Marco Cavallini in San Jose, Costa Rica. I’ve had 5 implants put in along with 25 crowns. He really did a wonderful job! All total, I spent $8000 for everything compared to $28000 I was quoted in Texas.

  40. I had both top and bottom implants done in Budapest for 500 Euro per implant (4 each jaw) then about 2050 Euro per denture fitted to a bar supported by each set of 4 implants. The dentures fit so tight I have a tough time removing them to clean, but I do that every evening and am getting used to it. They clip on to the bar so tight it takes both hands to remove them. But they are solid during eating. I can chew practically anything now. In other words I went from no teeth (Dentures) to top and bottom Dentures supported by implants for about 8100 Euros plus airfare (3 trips) and lodging over a 18 month period. I was quoted $45,000 in the US for similar. Total cost in Budapest was about $14000 US.

  41. 2 months ago i went to the dentist and they told me that i had to have 4 root canals, now mind you my front tooth was already rotten by the gold, an i had already lost the other tooth from the gold. I only had 10 teeth at the top to begin with.
    The root canals were to suppose to have been in the front, which i stated that one of the front was already 1/2 tooth, so what were they trying to save?. I called Dr. Thad Taylor (Oral Surgeon / Maxillofacial) IV specialist in D.F.W. (Dallas / Fort Worth) area, he pulled all 10 on my teeth at one time and i paid $900, that included everything as well as the IV sedation, …the good part is he prescribed me pain medication, but i never needed it. I will be going to him to get the implants, once i can get my nerves up and get my money together.
    I will only get the first 6 in the front, and i can do a bridge from there. The front teeth are the ones you show the most, so i really don’t think it is really necessary to get implants through out the mouth.

  42. I just scheduled my implant procedure for Aug 26th, 2015! I currently have both upper and lower dentures and have had them for about 5 years. They looked great at first but in the past 5 yrs my bone has deteriorated substantially. Now I have very little upper lip support and it looks funny. I have that sunken in mouth look like you see with 80 yr old people that have dentures. I’m only 38.
    My lower denture doesn’t fit at all anymore and I have to remove it to eat.
    My plan: New set of full dentures on top. Not enough bone left for implants but he promised he can make a really nice set that I will love that provides more lip support. He said I will need to do a bone graft down the road and implants.
    I’m getting 4 implants on the lower with a denture that will click in place to the abutments.
    Cost for both dentures, 4 implants bottom, surgery, xrays, etc. total $12,243

  43. For those considering implants, specifically single implants, I would highly recommend you investigate a University dental college for the work. I’ve had 5 individual implants done. Basically my lower molars on both sides of the jaw had failed over time (I’m 60 years old now). The reason for failure was a common enough one for my age cohort. I had large fillings, one’s that had been in place since my early adult years. These fillings, over time, came to act like a wedge driving down into and fracturing the tooth. This took many years but the end result was tooth failure. By the way symptoms of this, over the latter series of years (late 40’s) is a sharp, bright, pain that sometimes would occur when I’d bite down on something like an apple, etc. Hindsight revealed the sharp pain was the results of micro-fracturing of the tooth ahead of the “main event.” Dentists could never find the cause until…viola…a cusp of the tooth would shear off. I lived with the results for a time then decided, in my mid-50’s, to investigate a University dental college.

    I live in the NYC area so went to Columbia University School of Dentistry. It turned out to be an outstanding decision. I was loathed to get bridges due to not wanting to grind down perfectly functional teeth to accommodate it. So I went with single tooth implants. Yes you get served by newly experienced dentists, but I was managed by a team of “newbies” who had an attending that was my age and (obviously) experienced. All of the students were in their doctorate or post doc phase; sharp and on the ball. It took about a year to accomplish all the work (don’t believe the commercial hype about them getting you “in and out all done in a DAY” white brandy new pearly white stuff…that’s bullsh…..), and the price was about average to below what commercial costs would be, though I had to pay up front and work the details with my insurance separately (theCollege would have taken Medicare, though). I must say the end results, the better part of 5 years later, has been outstanding. It’s as if they were my own teeth. My joke is when I die I’ll will my head to the college so it can end up on the desk of some dental professor to use as an example of how things were done before the development of new techniques (maybe genetically engineered new teeth and such). Heh!

    So my advice would be to investigate a dental college if a reputable one is nearby. You can get quality service and have a sense of gratification that you helped the next generation of dentists (and such) refine their skill set.

    Just some thoughts.

    American Net’Zen

  44. Hello,

    I just had 11 extractions and 10 implants put in today as a matter of fact it was done at 11am and is now 5:30 the work was done at montifore hosptial in the Bronx ny it is a teaching hospital the price for the full lower including temporary theeth 21k. That’s 10 implants and 14 theeth when all said and done. So far so good

  45. Hello,

    I just got back from India vacation and i got the one Tooth Implant done. I am very happy about this decision. Two of my cousins are Professor they performed this procedure. I choose the best Implant Nobel Bio Active that can be loaded immediately depend on case by case.
    Here is some ball park amount that i spend.
    1. I did the best x ray CBCT scan – Rs 2000 K ($35 USD).
    2. Extraction, Implant surgery, Implant Placement, Implant Device Nobel Active Rs 30000 ($500 USD).
    3. I did Bone Grafting Rs 5000 ($85 USD)
    4. For now i have bonded crown when i go next time i will get the best permanent crown for under $200. I do not wanted to take chance to put the permanent crown because of my bone stability issue. I wanted let the bone and tissue age it for some time.

    I am very happy that i got this done. The my Dentist here in USA gave me an estimate of $3.5K i got this done around $600-$700.

    All went well

  46. I have 4 implants that I got 13 years ago. The dentist who did the work, well lets just say he did a poor job. The implant are not straight and one is in my sinus and he even put one in my pallet. The onein my pallet can’t even be used. Fast forward 13 years. I now have a terminal genetic live disease and a compromised immune system. I have almost a constant sinus infection and can’t seem to shake it. I went to an ENT and he did a CT scan and saw the implant in my sinus and swollen tissue not to far from where the implant is. He thinks the cause of the infections is because of the implant. I went to an oral surgeon and he does not think the implant is the problem but does not have any idea what my problem is. The ENT and oral surgeon are good friends and the oral surgeon is the one who put the implants in to start with. So they want to remove the implant to see if this takes care of the infection. Mean while this will destabilize my denture and by the time Im done getting implant removed and anougher one put in it will cost $7000 to $9000 dollars, and there is no guarantee it will fix anything. Is there a way to find out if this is really the problem. Maybe cutting a small whole in the sinus cavity and look with a scope to see if this is truly the origin of the infection. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

    • Go to another oral surgeon preferably out of your state for a second opinion. DO NOT TRUST those you’ve been dealing with!!
      I tell you this, from experience.

  47. Can anyone tell me the expected price for full arches on top and bottom, need 20 extractions and want to be sedated. I will travel to any safe place outside the US or to any state, I am in Florida, I have 10-20k as loan and that’s it. I waited so long and the govt is not going to help. Thanks in advance.

  48. I had a lot of bone loss around tooth #14, #15,#16,,my dentist tried sawing out the bone loss, root canals, etc.over 30 years. tooth #14 was unbearable, ached all the time. #16 was pulled. He retired. I decided on an implant. Found out that the bone loss was so bad that I would need an upper sinus lift and lower sinus lift. ( looking back, he should have sent me to an OS right away) asked about a bridge implant. Everyone agreed that was the way to go. Friend who is a dentist encouraged me to go to a an Oral surgeon. New Dentist not happy because he wanted to do it all at a reduced price. OS, removed remaining two teeth, did bone graft, lower sinus lift, ground out all the infection where the bone loss was, two implant, $3,850 to me. $2,000 from insurance. The OS did a really nice job, measured and remeasured multiple times with a computer assisted device. Made me feel very confident in what he was doing. Went to new Dentist who took over the practice who wanted to do the implants start to end himself and was annoyed I went to OS. He is supposed to finish with abutment and bridge. He wants $2,400 plus the $2k from the ins. He also says I need a 4 tooth bridge due to the spacing of the posts,which originally was a three tooth bridge. There was so much bone loss the OS tried to stay far away from the sinus. So four tooth bridge is costing me $6,250 total, start to end..and 4k from insurance. Mouth feels great with that diseased bone removed and posts in. I hope the rest of the process makes me feel even better. NJ. I think in the future I would go to a Dental school just to avoid the ego problem with the Dentist. He is highly recommended by his staff, and has lots of degrees, I’m just to old to deal with egos

  49. I have read every post and comment available on this site.Although I am no expert in the arena of dental implants, the Knowledge I have extracted from the detailed and varied subject material have definitely made me a more educated player in the Dental implant game. I have to thank all of the generous people who took the time to share their experiences information and conclusions.And to the site creators for offering a forum to discuss this very personal and vital technology. One thing becomes clear that there is little justification for the expense attached to this procedure, but for those who realize its potential enrichment of their life.The only way to not pursue a perfect smile is if the greed of others renders you unable to smile at all.

  50. I went to clear choice & they told me that most of my teeth are bad and that they could pull all my teeth put in bone grafts, make 2 temporary plates with 4 implants holding each place in, then in 6 months put in permanent titanium plates for 45,000 guaranteed for life. I thought that’s way too much even in Atlanta, Ga. A company off of the internet based on the west coast said they have a office in the capitol city of Costa Rica and could do a better job using better materials for 22,000. You could pay 11,000 on your first visit and the other 11,000 on your next visit when you get your permanent plates. This includes extractions and bone grafts.

  51. I’m a Canadian working in the Gulf of Mexico, I was interested in getting implants so I visited I Dr Carrol in Galveston, Texas. He quoted me the following:
    -$2300.00 for bone graft of mandrills/maxilla (lower arch 2 teeth missing).
    -$800.00 for Bone Material
    -$350.00 for PRP plasma
    -$900.00 for each endosteal implant
    -$950.00 for sedation

    Are these good prices and has anyone on here had work done with this surgeon.

    • I just left (Louisiana State University) LSU School of Dentistry this morning with my estimate.
      I’ve been quoted $2400.00 which includes 3 implants and 1 bone graft. This does not include the abutments or crowns.
      The bone graft surgery is to be done first, is $900.00 and is included in the $2400.00 quote.
      The bone grafting surgery and implants are done by senior year students in the periodontal department and supervised by the professors. Normally the senior year periodontists charge full retail rates but even this quote seems to be lower than what I’ve been seeing out there. I may be wrong, please feel free to weigh in on this.
      The abutment work and crowns will be be performed by the junior year students at 1/3 retail rates and also supervised by professors.

  52. Unfortunately, I have had nothing but problems with my implants. I have been in pain and unable to chew food for years. This is mostly because I went to a dentist who “performed” all-on-four implants, but he definitely was not an expert. I did not know enough to look for an implant specialist, as I was referred by my long time regular dentist and did not do my research. I want to warn others to please do your research and if a dentist tells you they have never had a problem with an implant — RUN! Anyone dentist who does a lot of implants has had problems. I found out that my implants are not placed properly and are in little to no bone and all must come out. Getting any dental professional to document the errors of another dentist is impossible. They protect each other and although they will tell you the problems to your face, they will not put it in writing and attorneys will not take a case unless you have a signed affidavit from a specialist stating what the other dentist did wrong. After enduring years of pain and spending my savings, I need everything removed and I don’t know what I am going to do. My experience has left me totally disheartened with the entire dental profession.

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