Dental Implants (cont.)

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How much does a dental implant cost? Does insurance pay for dental implants?

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The cost of a single dental implant can vary depending on the region and who is performing the procedure. A conservative cost estimate for a single dental implant is $3,000 to $4,500. This cost includes the surgery for placement of an implant, all the components, and the implant crown.

Dental insurance typically does not pay for dental implant placement. Some dental insurances may help pay for the implant crown portion. Unfortunately, in many cases, dental insurance considers dental implants an elective procedure even though dental implants have become the standard of care for replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants have become a favored option for tooth replacement because they offer a conservative approach and provide predictable results with success rates close to 98%.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/13/2014

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