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

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-$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%.

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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.

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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.

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