The Price Breakdown of a Single-Tooth Implant
Minor tooth damage may only require simple, cosmetic solutions. For instance, chipped or cracked teeth only need a filling or dental bonding to restore their health and appearance. However, if your decayed or damaged tooth is beyond restoration, it must be removed to restore your oral health. Other times, your tooth may fail to erupt because of genetics, or accidents can leave your mouth with a gap. Whatever the reason, you should replace your lost tooth as soon as practical. One of the best solutions for tooth replacement is a dental implant.
Dr. Shivani Gupta, DDS, Master ICOI at Peninsula Dental Implant Center in Burlingame, California, has the technology, skills, and over 15 years of experience to restore your winning smile with dental implants.
How does a dental implant replace a lost tooth?
A dental implant replaces your entire tooth from the crown all the way to the root. The implant involves a titanium screw that is surgically inserted in your jawbone. Since titanium is bio-inert, it fuses with your jawbone to form one biological structure during healing. So, your implant provides a solid anchorage for your tooth replacement, ensuring your restoration remains in place when using your teeth.
Above the implant, we place an abutment that emerges through the gum line to connect your implant to a dental prosthetic. The final component of an implant is a natural-looking crown that resembles your biological teeth. Your crown is the only visible piece of your implant.
How much does a single implant cost?
Dental implants involve several components and procedures to ensure you get a replacement that feels and functions like your natural tooth. The average cost of a single dental implant usually ranges between $3,000 and $7,500. Following is a breakdown of the pricing for a single dental implant:
- Initial examination: The initial step of a dental implant is a consultation to establish your eligibility for implantology. Some offices may charge a consultation fee of as high as $300, but our practice offers this for free
- Dental imaging: Your dentist needs X-ray images, and CT scans to plan your dental implant placement. Dental X-rays typically range between $25 and $200, while cone beam CT (CBCT) can go as high as $700. However, our free consultation comes with a free 3D CT scan
- Tooth extraction: We need to remove severely decayed or damaged teeth to create space for an implant. The cost of extraction ranges from $75 to $750 per tooth, depending on the complexity of your case
- Dental grafting: Patients with insufficient jawbone must undergo bone grafting to ensure their implant has solid support. Bone grafting costs between $250 and $3,000, depending on the type of dental graft. Dental grafts from synthetic materials, human donors, and animals cost less than grafts harvested from your body because you’ll need surgery
- Dental implant: An implant post can either be zirconia or titanium. These materials vary in price, and the cost can be anywhere between $1,000 and $2,500
- Abutment and crown: An implant doesn’t work alone — it needs an abutment and crown to restore your tooth. An abutment costs between $300 and $600, while a dental crown ranges from $900 to $1,500. The crown’s cost varies depending on the material used and its location in the mouth
The good thing about dental implants, your dental insurance can cover part of the cost. However, if you don’t have insurance, Peninsula Dental Implant Center has an exciting offer for you. You can get a single implant for $2,500, excluding extraction, grafting, and temporary crown.
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