Frequently asked questions about Dental implants:

How long does it take to place a dental implant?

It generally takes about 90 minutes to place a single implant.  It will take longer to place multiple implants.

How long does it take for a dental implant to heal?

It takes about 4-6 month for the dental implants to heal. During this time the bone fuses around the dental implants.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost for a single implant is about $2500 plus the implant crown. The implant cost depends on the condition of the gums and jaw bone.  The cost of the crown on an implant is around $2000. The total cost of replacement of a single missing tooth is usually $4500 if there is no need for bone or gum graft.

How long do dental implants last?

How many years do dental implants last?

Dental Implants are durable and designed to last a long time. Excellent oral hygiene could extend the life of dental implants.

How much does insurance pay for dental implants?

Average cost for a single dental implant is $4000-$5000. This cost includes the surgery for placement of an implant, all the components, and the implant crown. Dental insurances typically do not pay for dental implant placement. Some dental insurances may pay for the implant crown portion.

What are the risks of dental implants?

  • Infection at the implant site.
  • Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels.
  • Nerve damage, which may cause pain, numbness or tingling in the natural teeth, gums, lips or chin.
  • Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into the sinus cavities.

These risks can be minimized or avoided with careful planning.