Patient Comments: Dental Implant - Cost

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How much did your dental implant cost? Did insurance help to cover the cost? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: CAS167, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

No insurance, I had 13 teeth extracted, 6 top front teeth capped, 2 sets of implants on top, and 100 percent complete implant in the bottom. All grafting, anesthesia, temporary dentures (bottom never fit), etc., the quote was USD 79,246.50, but I got a deal for USD 33,600. I started 6/2018 now 7/15/2019 and have 6 capped teeth!

Comment from: Jenny, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I'm having two dental implants and my insurance paid 1500.00 and mine cost 3196.00 for the implants and 2 teeth pulled on the upper mouth. The implant teeth were pulled about 12 years ago. After looking at prices on here I got a good price.

Comment from: Colin, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

I had one tooth extracted in January and now exploring an implant. I have two cost estimates: One is USD 6000 (3000 by oral surgeon for the implant itself plus 3000 by general dentist for abutment and crown) and the second is USD 5000 by ClearChoice - a franchised medical practice that specializes in implants. ClearChoice is sort of an 'all-in-one' option that does all phases of the implant process. My insurance provides no coverage. I might wait until 'open season' and add a dental rider, which covers 40 percent.

Comment from: Colorado4009, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I had several dental implants for missing teeth. Medicare does not pay. I have no dental insurance. Cost was over USD 20,000. I couldn't find insurance at the time that would pay for implants for me. I had a USD 1000 yearly cap. I wouldn't have considered them, but I suddenly got inflamed gums. It had never happened before. Not bleeding or anything, and no abscess. I just got referred to a surgeon who advised implants. I saw dentist every six months always, and had just before this.

Comment from: 55 and looking good, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I am on day five of recovery after receiving 8 dental implants - 6 on top and 2 in the bottom. I guess you would call the top a six in one and it looks great. The cost was 29 K all in, by a skilled surgeon. Well worth the cost. Get more than one opinion and go to an oral surgeon versus a dentist or specialist dentist. I was saved a lot of pain and recovery time by getting an oral surgeon. The dentist wanted the same amount to perform numerous procedures not necessary and only 2 implants to support a bridge.

Comment from: John K, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I recently had a dental implant due to the gum decay in the left gum of my mouth. It is a costly surgery to do in general. So I had my insurance take care of this job.

Comment from: John B, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I recently had my decayed tooth extracted and I underwent a dental implant surgery. I hooked up my insurance company with my dentists and they covered the cost for me. But mostly this is not covered by insurance.

Comment from: yibadeau1583, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I have been quoted 53,000 for a full mouth implant. And 13,003 from another dentist for the full mouth implants. Everything is covered in those prices, oral surgeon, visits after.

Comment from: Rickster, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 06

I had 4 on 1 implants for my whole upper teeth. It cost USD 27 K, including implants, surgery and whole upper bridge. Very pricey, but mini implants did not work for more than 4 years. I am still in the healing process.

Comment from: lost a tooth, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 12

The cost of dental implant was too high. I cancelled my insurance because they pay very little percentage-wise and they cover even less. Zero coverage towards implants. The insurance industry has now lost every penny of my business due to their greed.

Comment from: snook, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I am in the process of getting 2 dental implants. The 2nd procedure is tomorrow. Yes, it is expensive however I have temporomandibular joint disorder and my jaw is deviated to the left. I ended up with hairline fractures in my teeth due to clenching. I am looking so forward to the end procedure and getting a custom bite guard. The cost is definitely more than worth the pain I have been living with in the past 6 months. This procedure will finally allow me to live pain and medicine free. A custom bite guard wasn't possible without doing this procedure. It is costing me USD 6.800 for 2 new teeth and bite guard, but in the end it pays for itself; otherwise I was looking forward to more fractures, tooth loss and pain.

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Comment from: LasVegasBen, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I just came from the dentist, and was quoted USD 4400 for one tooth implant. My current tooth has already had a root canal, and they are saying that it can no longer be saved. Seems to be very expensive for one tooth, and I am contemplating it, and searching for a cheaper alternative.

Comment from: DCbound, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 11

I had my number 14, 2nd from back left side upper molar, extracted for USD 165. The dental implant quote was USD 1900, the abutment quote USD 1063, the crown quote USD 1652, the total coming to USD 4615. The quotes dated 7/7/2016.

Comment from: Herbert Hoover, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

When it came to getting my dental implants my dentist offered a free dental implant consultation, to thoroughly evaluate my oral health and determine whether I was a dental implant candidate. Luckily I was, I opted for implant supported dentures and had 4 dental implants placed on the top and 4 dental implants placed on the bottom. I absolutely love my new smile and do not miss dentures at all. I can speak better, chew better and even eat foods I wasn't able to eat for over two decades! I'd definitely recommend dental implants to anyone interested in restoring their smile.

Comment from: Grimmis, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 13

I wish it was USD 3,000 to 4,500! I was just quoted USD 7500 for a single tooth implant. Looks like I will be using superglue to hold my crown.

Comment from: Nathan W, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

Last week, I got done dental implant surgery. The clinic provided insurance schemes and after claiming it, the surgery was very affordable to me.

Comment from: notatitan, 55-64 (Patient) Published: May 01

I have some dental insurance but face it, dental insurance rarely covers that much. For an implant I have to bear the burden of 99 percent of the cost! This is corporate America rarely is there true consumer protection or fairness.

Comment from: JOSEFINA, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I am going to see a specialist for an implant. My tooth was taken out a year ago. I think 5,000 is way too much money. Insurances should pay part of this cost.

Comment from: gromlis, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

My dental implant was USD 1995.00. It would have been USD 2100 if paying by credit card.

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