If you have ever lost or damaged a tooth you’ll know just how much it can impact not just on your health and wellbeing but also on your confidence. You feel like it’s all that anyone can see when you talk or smile, and it can really affect your self-esteem. Today, with the huge advances made in dental technology, permanently replacing a tooth with a dental implant is an excellent option. So what is the cost of a dental implant?

BEFORE New Teeth On 4 Dental Implants

AFTER New Teeth On 4 Dental Implants

Cost of a Dental Implant

Dental implants can cost anywhere between $3,000 up to $85,000 depending on the number of implants required and the complexity of the treatment. It’s difficult to give a more precise cost per implant because each procedure is unique to the patient and their individual situation. Each procedure can vary enormously! The cost of single, multiple or full-mouth dental implants depend upon many factors, including the condition of the jawbone and the customised recommended treatment. That’s why the diagnostic consultation is so important to thoroughly assess what can be done, recommended treatment options and the all-important associated costs.

Cost-effective Benefits

The good news is that dental implants are considered to be a permanent tooth replacement option and therefore can be more cost-effective in the long run than alternative options like bridges or dentures. They are the closest thing available to a natural tooth, and the technology and mimicry of a natural tooth are excellent. Even the titanium screws which are implanted into the jawbone to function as a root or post enhances their authenticity far more than a bridge or denture. And bridges may need to be replaced or repaired every five years or so, while dentures also require replacement after several years due to natural wear and tear.

So, while the initial investment in a dental implant can be considerable, it is worth considering the many benefits that this permanent tooth replacement option can provide, including cost savings in the long run. As the closest thing to a natural tooth, the confidence, quality of life, easy upkeep and ability to eat anything you like can be invaluable.

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, please contact us on (09) 416-5050 or email [email protected]. Dr Alex McIntosh has over 37 years’ experience in implant dentistry. He is one of New Zealand’s most experienced Dental Implant Surgeons in this field in advanced complex cases – both surgical and restorative – as acknowledged by the NZ Dental Council.