Q. How much does it usually cost for dental implants?
Figure on at least $3500 if it’s a single tooth that you are having done, more if you need multiple teeth, though you might get a bit of a volume discount if you’re having more than one implant.
Why does it cost so much? Well, a dental implant is actually a three-step process, and none of these steps is simple (or cheap):
- First, an artificial root has to be placed. This is technically the “implant”, though obviously no one just wants an artificial root, so you are also paying for…
- The abutment, which is basically a connecting piece in order to attach…
- The crown, which is the artificial tooth that people actually see when you smile. It’s good for chewing food, too.
As you can see a dental implant is not a simple procedure, and the price reflects that reality.