How much do dental implants cost in Santa Barbara?
This is a question that can only be answered by first making it more specific, and therefore, initially more complicated. In getting the answer, you will learn more about your actual needs, and be able to make a more accurate assessment of what the true costs will be.
A dental implant is simply a titanium device implanted in the jaw bone to support, or attach, an artificial tooth or teeth. The cost of implant treatment depends on many individual factors including:
- The quality, amount, and location of bone: If there is adequate bone width and height in the area that the implant is needed, there will be no additional costs. Commonly though, bone is missing or deficient in shape or size where a tooth has been removed. Bone grafting may be a possibility, and can cost between several hundred to many thousands of dollars.
- The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the type of artificial teeth that will be used: Individual cemented crowns, screw retained crowns or fixed bridges, removable (snap on) bridges or complete dentures stabilized by implants. A single implant crown may cost between $1,000 and $3,000. Implant bridges replacing several or many teeth range from $3,500 to $25,000. Removable bridges are often less costly than fixed ones.
- The type of implant(s) that will be appropriate: Standard implants are usually 3 to 6 millimeters in diameter and 6 to 14 millimeters in length. They are designed to accept a variety of abutments to customize the connection to many types of teeth. They typically cost between $1800 and $2500 per fixture. “Mini” implants are around 2 millimeters in diameter and can sometimes be used to support very small individual teeth, or combined in a group to support a removable denture. These do not allow for any type of abutment change and thus are limited in the number of applications. They cost in the range of $300 to $900 per fixture.
- The number of implants needed to support these teeth.
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