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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

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The quick answer:

Dental implants are custom made, and the cost varies greatly. On average, dental implants cost $3,000 – $5,000 per tooth.

But before you make up your mind about the procedure, it’s important to note that your cost may be significantly less or more than the average cost of dental implants.

Let us explain.

Each restorative procedure is custom-made for a patient, and many factors affect the total cost of a treatment like dental implants. At The Dental Market, we love helping patients achieve their perfect smiles and will break down what affects the dental implant cost.

While we recommend meeting with your local dentist to get an accurate quote, this blog will give you an idea of what to expect.

So why don’t you lay off the search engines and keep reading 😉

The dental implants cost explained:

Each dental implant procedure involves several steps – this includes prep work, the implant insertion, creation of the new tooth replacement, and attachment of the new tooth (AKA crown).

Factors that affect the cost of implants include:

  • Prepping the mouth for treatment (this may include treating the gums or jawbone to ensure they’re healthy and can support an implant)
  • The number of teeth to be restored
  • Extraction of a tooth or teeth if needed
  • Level of coverage by your dental insurance provider

As you can see, there’s no standard pricing for dental implants because of all these variables.

But getting affordable dental implants may be within reach.

First, check with your dental insurance provider to see how much coverage is provided for major procedures like dental implants.

Next, find out if your local dentist offers financing options to make payments more manageable.

Here’s the truth about dental implants:

Yes, there are more affordable options for restoring teeth (like a bridge or dentures), but there is no other permanent solution quite like fixed dental implants – one that gives you complete confidence and helps get your oral health back on track.

When reviewing the cost of implants, you should take into account these many benefits:

  • The dental implant replaces the tooth root and fuses with the jawbone to provide the necessary support for your mouth and prevent bone deterioration in the future.
  • Next, the custom-crafted crown that’s attached to the implant is made to look like your natural tooth. Nobody will be able to tell you’ve ever had a missing tooth!
  • Each crown is made by considering your existing teeth, facial structure, and age so that your smile looks completely natural.
  • Last but definitely not least, dental implants can last for 10-15 years as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and oral hygiene routine.

All these benefits plus a lifespan of 15 years or more… we think the procedure is well worth the initial cost!

How much do full dental implants cost?

A full set of teeth replaced with dental implants (AKA implant-retained dentures) is more expensive than traditional dentures, but you do get what you pay for at the end of the day.

Both are reliable options for restoring teeth, but dentures make it more difficult to eat certain foods and don’t feel like your natural teeth.

After all, dentures are removable, unlike permanently placed dental implants.


Implants work sort of like screw-in teeth, where a single implant can replace a missing tooth and root. If a full set of teeth needs to be replaced, four dental implants are used to hold an arch of teeth.

That’s four implants for the upper arch and four implants for the lower arch.

This extra preparation for implant dentures requires more time and work, so it’s tough to give an accurate estimate for the procedure, but it’s more expensive than a set of dentures. Each case is so unique, and costs vary greatly.

To find out how much a full set of dental implants may cost, please schedule a consultation with your local dentist.

Get a dental implants estimate in Raleigh, NC:

Reach out to us to see if dental implants are right for you, and we’ll determine how much your procedure may cost. We offer other tooth restoration options as well.

Funny story:

We’ve heard people ask, “How much do fake teeth cost? Are they worth it?” and we can’t help but think yes, dental implants are a teeth replacement procedure, but they seem so real it’s almost a sin to refer to them as “fake teeth.”

Oh, and spoiler alert: Dental implants are worth it! They look natural, feel natural, and are a real game-changer in the industry!

Our team at The Dental Market has years of experience in creating beautiful and healthy smiles.

If you’re a candidate for dental implants, Dr. James Sarant will help you get a permanent tooth replacement… opens in a new window to ACID website… that’s right for you because you deserve a smile you feel good in.

We implant teeth and create authentic restorations right in our office so that you can get the best dental care all under one roof.

Click here to view our smile gallery with actual patient cosmetic dentistry results.

Contact us to learn more about dental implants:

The Dental Market is located in Raleigh, NC… opens in a new window to Google Maps…, and gladly welcomes patients from our neighboring communities, including Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Knightdale, Durham, Apex, and Holly Springs.

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