Cost: $1,000 a piece (usually 2 implants are needed to hold a partial or denture, so the cost would be $2,000)
The cost of $1,000 is broken up over several appointments and includes the cost of everything associated with the implant other than the initial CBCT (surgery, abutment, relining denture, and additional CBCTs or x-rays). This cost does not include a new denture, but we can often reline your existing one.
Dental implants are a great way to provide support and stability for loose, ill-fitting partials or dentures.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the jaw bone by a dentist. The partial or denture attached to implants are very natural looking and durable enhancing a patient’s smile and restoring his/her bite.
Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, a graft may need to be placed after the implant is placed due to subsequent bone loss. The implant could also break after trauma or extended normal use which would require it to be removed. There is also a possibility of the body rejecting the implant, but this is a common risk in any surgery where a device/implant is placed in the body.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Restore a patient’s confident smile
- Restore chewing and speech
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a partial or denture, making it more secure and comfortable
What does getting dental implants for a partial or denture involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
First Appointment: A CBCT (3D scan) is taken of the jaw and teeth to determine the bone density, bone height and width, space between existing teeth, and location of nerves, sinuses, and other anatomical features. At this appointment, it will be determined if an implant is possible or if additional surgeries will be necessary prior to the implant surgery (bone graft, sinus lift, ridge expansion, etc.). If an implant is possible with no additional surgeries, the implant surgery will be scheduled. This appointment is $80 which is not part of the $1,000 for the implant. This is because only one CBCT is needed to determine the possibility of all implants in the entire mouth, so it is not included in the individual cost of an implant.
Second Appointment: The area is numbed, and the implant is surgically placed into the bone while taking x-rays to ensure proper location, angulation, and depth. A final CBCT is made following the surgery, and the implant is allowed to heal and integrate itself for 2-6 months. The exact amount of time necessary for healing will be determined during the surgery by testing the implant's stability with an implant stability quotient (ISQ) meter. The entire cost of this surgery (including any x-rays/scans) is $800 a piece, which is the first part of the total $1,000 a piece. Usually 2 implants are placed to hold a partial or denture, meaning the surgery would cost $1,600 (first part of the total $2,000).
Third Appointment: This appointment happens after healing is accomplished and the implants are ready to restore. A special abutment (post) is placed in the implants. This special abutment "snaps" into a connector placed in the partial or denture. The denture is relined to hold the new connectors and ensure a proper fit. This cost of this appointment is $200 a piece, which is the final part of the total $1,000 a piece. If 2 implants are placed to hold the partial or denture, this appointment would cost $400 (the final part of the total $2,000).
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.
If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.