Dental Implants – Are They Expensive?
We frequently receive the same question from people in Burnaby and Metro Vancouver – how much do dental implants cost? There are a number of determinants but we will give you a quick answer: Implant treatment costs vary – from under $4,500 to well over $20,000. On this page, you will learn more about the factors that go into how much your dental implant treatment plan will cost.
If you would like to get more detailed information about your case specifically, fill out the form on the right or call the phone number at the top of this page to book an appointment with Dr. Balogh.
Dental implant procedures vary from very simple to very complex, which affects total cost. In some cases we can place your implants immediately, in others, we may need to rebuild bone that has atrophied before placing your implants. Other factors affecting cost include the type of prosthetics (artificial teeth) we use and the number of implants that you need.
The number of implants you “need” can also vary from dentist to dentist, based on their training, experience and dental “philosophy.” For example, some dentists will build a full arch of permanent teeth supported by only four implants.
Cost Ranges for Dental Implants
Implant treatment costs can range from $4,500 to $20,000
Implant treatments vary widely, which is why it’s important to request an estimate that includes the total cost of completing a treatment. For example, some dentists provide quotes that don’t include additional work you may need, such as bone grafting. In these scenarios, you could end up paying much more than you anticipated for your new smile.
Some estimates may be given as a “cost-plus,” meaning that there may be a clinic fee in addition to separate material and laboratory costs. Some materials are expensive ($300-$1000+), which makes estimates difficult to both present and receive. This is why VCCID presents fixed estimates that include every cost of completing a treatment from beginning to end. Although this places the risk of additional costs on us, we have done this long enough to be very precise in our estimates.
Tooth implants are usually more costly than traditional alternatives. The implant cost relies on a number of factors, including the type of implant and procedure, how many teeth need to be replaced, which teeth need to be replaced, and the number of implants that are required to support these teeth. Once you come in for a consultation and speak with Dr. Balogh, he will be able to provide you with an estimate of your dental implant cost.
At VCCID, we handle all aspects of treatment in our offices. This results in lower costs and less stress for our patients, since only one dentist is needed. To learn more about costs for your implant needs, contact us for a no obligation consultation.
Why Dental Implants? Are They Worth the Cost?
Dental implants provide a safe foundation to fix or replace teeth.
Dental implants are a great option for those with missing teeth. Losing a tooth affects how you look and how you chew. More importantly, in the long-term, teeth shift and the forces on your remaining teeth will increase. This can lead to further tooth loss in the future. You can rapidly spiral to having no teeth at all, and might eventually require dentures. To make matters worse, tooth loss can also lead to bone loss, making implant solutions more complicated and expensive.
What dental implants do is provide a safe and reliable foundation for fixed or replacement teeth. They improve your smile, self-esteem, speech, and comfort while improving general oral health.
Advantages of Dental Implants
- Permanent and durable
- Can be more cost effective over many years
- Natural and comfortable fit
- Look and function more like regular teeth
- Require less maintenance
- Don’t require modifications to adjacent teeth
Is There A Guarantee?
As long as the treatment plan is ideal and based on scientific principles and protocol, you can expect excellent long-term results. With proper placement techniques, few of our patients ever have problems with their *dental implants*. Nonetheless, if an implant is placed and fails to integrate, *we will replace it at no cost to you*. We do everything we can to ensure your treatment plan is right for you, in particular for long-term success.
We place your implants and educate you on proper home care techniques. We also recommend follow-up appointments to evaluate your continued dental health. But ultimately, long-term implant success depends on you. This usually means brushing your teeth and implants and getting professional cleanings and check-ups regularly. If you take care of your new teeth at home, you’ll be happy with your smile for years to come.