Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide significant, life-changing advantages for patients. The cost of dental implants depends on many factors, including the surgeon’s experience, the types of implants chosen, and possible preparatory procedures. Most often, the cost will primarily depend on the number of dental implants needed. In short, the cost can vary dramatically from patient to patient.

At Green Gregson Family Dentistry, our dentists provide an in-depth consultation and a personalized treatment plan with options. We understand that budgeting for dental work can be a difficult task. Our dental office offers a variety of payment options as well as flexible financing options through Care Credit.

Types of Dental Implants

There are numerous types of dental implants available today. In addition to the traditional titanium implants, there are now also mini dental implants and all-ceramic implants. While conventional, full-size implants are sufficient for most cases, some patients may require another option based on their individual needs.

For example, mini-implants are beneficial for patients who are deficient in bone. Mini implants typically cost less than traditional implants, but they are not as durable. Ceramic implants are generally the most expensive option. Furthermore, patients who have metal allergies may necessitate a ceramic implant rather than titanium.

These factors can be reflected in your total cost of treatment. Our dentists will provide you with all of the implant options available, and explain the features and benefits of each. This communication will help you determine which type of implant meets your goals.

Number of Implants

Your cost of treatment will largely depend on the number of implants necessary. Some patients only need to replace a single tooth, while others may need to replace an entire arch. A single tooth replacement will require one implant and one dental crown. Dental bridges or implant-supported dentures may require two to eight implants, depending on the situation.Drs. Green and Gregson are conservative in their treatment. They will help you determine an effective treatment plan that is designed with your needs and budget in mind. Selecting a knowledgeable provider, such as Dr. Green or Dr. Gregson, can reduce your chances for complications and avoid more extensive dental work in the future.

Preparatory Procedures

Some patients will require additional procedures in preparation for dental implants. For instance, if there is insufficient jawbone to accommodate an implant, you may need a bone graft or a sinus lift. Additionally, you may require periodontal treatment before pursuing any restorative dental procedure.Prerequisite procedures can incur a higher cost. However, they are necessary in some instances to make your implant treatment outcome more predictable and successful. Just another reason why an -in-depth treatment plan and consultation is the best course of action. 


Many of our patients enjoy the benefits of sedation dentistry. At Green Gregson Family Dentistry, we offer both oral sedation and nitrous oxide for your comfort. Sedation can add a marginal fee to the cost of treatment. Most often, patients find sedation is well worth the comfort provided.

Oral Surgeon’s Experience

When undergoing any type of procedure, it is essential that you choose an experienced dentist you can trust. Our dentists are specially trained and certified in dental implant placement. Less experienced and non-certified practitioners often charge less for implants treatment. It is vital to consider, though, that selecting a knowledgeable provider, such as Dr. Green or Dr. Gregson, can reduce your chances for complications and avoid more extensive dental work in the future.

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Dental implants are an investment in your oral and overall health. While the upfront cost may be higher than alternative teeth replacement options, dental implants can actually save you money in the long run. Because implants restore health as well as function and aesthetics, they are a superior and long-lasting solution. If you are considering dental implants, it is important to understand the cost factors of your treatment. 

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