If you’re looking at getting dental implants, you may be curious about the cost. Many people ask us if ceramic dental implants will cost more than titanium implants.
There is no one set cost for dental implants because each case is different. One thing that determines the cost is how complex the case is. Patients generally need implants that fall into these categories:
- Single Implant – abutment – crown: Nearly 80% of implant cases involve a single tooth that is crowned. Most are considered “simple,” in terms of implant placement. Complications such as inadequate bone, sinus position, or position of the nerve may require additional bone grafting.
- Multiple Implant – abutment-bridge: A bridge is simply a set of connected crowns that sit on top of the implants. For example, if three teeth are missing, two implants can usually support a three-tooth bridge. What makes the procedure more complex would be the position of the bone, sinus and nerves.
- All on 4/ all on 8/ full-arch teeth (same-day teeth): When an entire arch (meaning, the whole set of upper or lower teeth needs replacement by a prosthesis) we use the terms “all on 4” or “all on 8” to refer to the number of implants needed to hold and stabilize the teeth.
Ceramic implants generally require more implants than those made of metal. But the cost for either type will be similar. Before this procedure can be done, we will need to perform an implant assessment just to make sure one is a good candidate for a full-arch prosthesis.
- All on 4 / All on 8/ full mouth teeth (same-day teeth): A full mouth is similar to a single arch, except here both upper and lower teeth are being replaced.
At your dental appointment, we will review your treatment options with you and how much each one will cost. Ceramic implants will generally cost patients $5,000-6,000 for extraction and replacement of the tooth, depending on your unique situation. This includes surgical time and the cost of the implant. We will resolve your treatment when the dentist looks at your case.
Ceramic implants generally cost around the same price or a little more than a bridge, which is another treatment option. A bridge is where three caps are made to bridge the missing tooth. Most bridges are made out of ceramic today, also.
How do ceramic implants compare to titanium ones? Ceramic implants are much more expensive for dentists to purchase than titanium implants. That is why they will generally cost $500 to $1,000 more than titanium implants.
If you have a dental insurance plan, we are happy to print out a form you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If budget is a very important consideration, treatment options and finances can be worked out on the spot. Our goal is to make sure that all patients get the care they need.