The Cost of Dental Implants

Jamie J. Alexander on May 2, 2016

What do dental implants cost?

“I, like you, see advertisements for dental implants costing $299 to $1,000,” says Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S., of Boynton Beach. “And, when I do, I think, ‘This is too good to be true.’ Often these ads are misleading with very limited circumstances and they should be viewed with caution and not high hopes.”

Often in the fine print does not include several aspects of an implant procedure that are routine, necessary, and of course not included in the advertised offer.

  1. The procedure advertised is for the dental implant surgery itself, and does not include the cost for the procedures and parts needed for the restoration (crown and abutment for tooth replacement).
  2. “Knock off” dental implant parts, not original components that have been well designed and researched. There are hundreds of dental implant companies, however only few have been around for more than 30 years.
  3. Utilize over-seas dental laboratories to fabricate their implant connections (abutments) and crowns (tooth replacement). These laboratories are not subject to FDA guidelines and regulation.

The fact is that implant components and the prosthetic tooth or multi-unit bridge that will be placed on your implant(s) are costly, and many patients need bone development prior to implant placement. In my experience in the Boynton Beach area, the entire cost for a single implant tooth replacement, including both the surgery and prosthetic (tooth) replacement portion is usually $3000 to $4,000.

“I see advertisements for dental implants costing $299, and I think, ‘This is too good to be true.’”
Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S., Boynton Beach Dentist.

The total investment for a dental implant includes both the surgical procedure and the restoration I always inform my patients about what to expect their dental implant treatment to cost for their oral unique dental circumstances, and ensure the dental implants specialist I work with do the same.

I always refer my patients to expert oral surgeons and periodontists to evaluate diagnosis the dental implant site utilizing 3D cone beam CT scan imaging. This allows for precise planning and treatment for your dental implant site. I recommend local specialists for oral maxillofacial surgery that I would go to myself, and have had my family under their care. That is the level of trust I have in my implant specialists and know the results will be predictably excellent and long lasting.

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In my practice the implant surgeons prepare the area for the dental implant(s) and surgically place the dental implant fixture. Once healed, the surgeons provide us clearance to safely restore the area with the final tooth replacement solution (implant abutment and implant crown).

The good news is that we partner with expert oral surgeons and periodontists and they will always provide consultation so you can learn about what to expect in your individual oral health circumstances, and what it will realistically cost to achieve your goals.”

If you are considering a dental implant, please be wise to the advertising tricks used to get consumers attention. Call the office of Dr. Jamie J. Alexander D.D.S. at (561) 732-8877