January 10, 2012

What Is The Cost Of Dental Mini Implants?

There is a great difference between the cost of traditional implants and dental mini implants. The cost of dental implants depends on many factors, including the type of implantation and which teeth are affected, the dentist performing the procedure and the location of their office, and the dental implant material used.

In general, the price differential between traditional and mini implants can be as great as four times the cost. Individual implants of the traditional approach can range from $1,000 to $5,000 each, depending on a number of factors including those above. Some dentists will charge more for back teeth than for those in the front of the mouth. In some cases, depending on the extent of the damage to the jaw, there may be a need for a bone graft in order to have a sufficient foundation into which the implant can be placed. Not all dentists are equipped and/or trained to do that. Therefore, when an oral surgeon or periodontist is required, the cost will go up.

The cost of full-mouth reconstructive dental implants can range from $24,000 to $100,000 or more partly because there are a wide variety of ways to address the missing teeth, depending on what the current conditions are. In contrast, the cost of dental mini implants ranges from $600 to $1,200 per implant. The dental mini implant is a great alternative for people who have been wearing dentures and now want stable teeth. The cost of dental mini implants and a denture per arch ranges from approximately $5,000 to $10,000. This represents a savings that can be as much as 25% of full-mouth reconstruction with traditional dental implants and fixed bridgework (crowned teeth).

The savings with dental mini implants result from the fact that usually the missing teeth are replaced with removable bridges (dentures of some kind), and the dental mini implants are about 25% of the cost of traditional dental implants.

As the materials chosen for the implants themselves also affect the cost, the crown material has a similar impact. Plastic, as opposed to porcelain to gold crowns are less expensive, and are often a wise choice with dental mini implants because plastic teeth put less force on the implants than porcelain to gold crowns.

The reduced cost for dental mini implants means that a person who has been suffering with a denture can spend approximately $5,000 to $10,000 for each jaw they have restored. For about 20% of the cost of traditional implants, that person can have four dental mini implants placed into the bone and have a denture snap into position and be able to function comfortably again without any embarrassment or difficulty eating and speaking because of their loose dentures.

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