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20 Sep 2022

How much does a dental implant cost?

How much does a dental implant cost? According to a SEPA report, two out of ten people between the ages of 25 and 79 say they already have a dental implant in place. So it is not unreasonable to say that the cost of a dental implant is something that a large percentage of the population wonders about.

DENTAL IMPLANT PRICE: HOW IS THE PRICE SET?

In order to put a price on the different dental treatments that exist, it is necessary to take into account a series of factors. And it is that, not all dental clinics have the same price. Normally, to establish a price the following factors are taken into account:

  • The treatment to be carried out and its complexity: It is not the same to carry out an intervention in a young patient with a strong maxillary bone than in an elderly patient. It will depend on the complexity of the case and the assessment of the specialist.
  • The cost of the intervention materials: Such as materials, means, instruments and technology to be used. Both the quality of the dental prostheses and the type of implants used will determine, and to a great extent, the price of the intervention.
  • The reliability of the treatment: It will depend, to a large extent, on the reliability and reputation of the professional who performs said treatment.

THE TREATMENT TO PERFORM

As for the treatment to be carried out and its complexity, the more difficult this treatment is, the more cost it will have. In part, because it implies more time for the professional and, most likely, greater use of material and greater knowledge and experience of the dentist.

It is for this reason that it is certainly complex to be able to put a fixed price on the price of an implant treatment. How much does a dental implant cost? Each case must be evaluated individually. The surgical technique used will largely determine the cost of dental implant treatment.

THE COST OF THE MATERIALS WILL DETERMINE THE PRICE

The more materials used, the more expensive the cost of implant surgery treatment will be. You can also increase or decrease the cost depending on the quality of the materials used. The higher the quality, the higher the cost.

Thanks to the use of new technologies, better diagnoses, treatments and case monitoring are carried out. Technology allows us greater reliability and precision and greater knowledge of the case.

When these technologies are used, the price of treatment increases. Although, by the way, it also increases the probability of success and the reliability of the treatment.

SPECIALIST RELIABILITY

How much does a dental implant cost? The price does not only depend on the type of materials, instruments, technologies used, or the complexity of the treatment. The reputation and reliability of the dentist also has an important weight when setting a price.

It is necessary to assess and take into account where that dentist has studied, the knowledge, the postgraduate degrees and degrees that he has, the experience that he has accumulated, etc. Of course, experience and knowledge makes the price increase.

Although, it is also logical to think that, with greater experience and knowledge, the success of the treatment increases. Especially, there are two treatments that can be controversial depending on the price and these are orthodontic aligners and implants.

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HOW TO CALCULATE THE PRICE OF A DENTAL TREATMENT?

There may be very different prices depending on the clinic you visit. Why? Dental health is a sensitive subject and it is very difficult to set a standard price for treatments. The aforementioned points condition, and to a great extent, the price of a treatment.

HOW MUCH DOES INVISIBLE ORTHODONTICS COST?

As for invisible orthodontics, the first thing we should know is what things my dentist is going to modify or what aspects of my mouth he is going to focus on during treatment.

Therefore, before starting treatment, a diagnosis must be made (which also has a price). Its price will vary according to the different tests that are carried out. The more you do, the better the end result will be.

It may also depend on the complexity of each case, as explained above. Once the diagnosis is made, the dentist decides the modifications that should be made to improve dental health and dental aesthetics.

The more modifications that are necessary, the higher the cost… A centered midline is not the same, if there is a molar and canine class I, if the patient has a stable occlusion, such as smile exposure and gingival margins, the situation of the upper jaw…

In conclusion, the more involvement there is on the part of the dentist in the case, the higher the cost, but, as we have already repeated, if there is greater involvement, there will be better results and a greater probability of success.

HOW MUCH DOES A DENTAL IMPLANT COST?

As for dental implants, the same thing happens as in the case of orthodontic aligners. The better the diagnosis is made and the more technology is used, there is better case planning and precision and, therefore, that implies a higher cost.

Different procedures can be used when placing an implant. It can be more invasive, making a larger incision and flap to obtain a greater visual field. A minimally invasive procedure can also be done, making a small incision and flap for better healing.

The less invasive the procedure, the better result and shorter treatment time is expected. Although, it is also likely that the price may increase depending on the experience of the professional and the time spent on the intervention.

Normally, placing an implant can take 30-60 minutes (it is usually longer than other treatments). From 3-9 months the final placement of the dental crown. Depending on how long the treatment takes, the price will also be affected. It is also necessary to take into account whether to carry out this treatment it is necessary to carry out another treatment, such as a bone or gum graft.

Finally, the price of the treatment will also depend on the type of material that the implant is made of. The greater the beneficial properties of the dental piece material, such as gold, the higher the cost.

Once the clinics take into account all these factors, it is when the prices are established. Different clinics may have different prices for all of these reasons.

Dr. José Nart Molina

Dr. Jose Nart received his dental degree in 2001 from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain, and his Advanced Certificate in Periodontics and Implant Surgery from Tufts University in 2007. Dr. Nart was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Periodontology on May 2008, and he obtained his PhD in Dentistry in 2010 with the highest degree. Currently, he is Professor, Chairman and Program Director at the Department of Periodontology at UIC-Barcelona, and President for the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA). He maintains, with his family, a well-known multispecialty private practice in Barcelona, Nart Dental Clinic, as medical director. Dr. Nart is author of many international high-impact JCR publications (+110), worldwide speaker and reviewer of the highest impact factor Periodontology and Implant Dentistry journals.

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