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The cost of placement of dental implants may vary depending on such things as manufacturer of the implant, number of parts necessary to complete the process and anticipated surgical considerations. In addition to fees for implant placement, final restoration and tooth replacement fees must also be taken into account.
Of course, fees for any dental service may vary depending on where you live or where your dentist is located (area of country, urban, suburban, center of town, etc.). In addition there will always going to be a range of fees for the same service. This may depend on the experience of the dental practitioner, materials used, esthetic demands of the procedure and complexity of the treatment or procedure.
You may be able to find average fees for dental treatment in your area, but as with most other things just because a product or service may be the cheapest, does not necessarily mean it is the best. Also, you must feel confident in the dentist providing your care.
There are usually three costs to getting and implant:
The implant placement (surgery): this cost will vary by the region of the country, the competition to place implants in your area, whether the dentist placing the implant is a general dentist, periodontist, or surgeon, and the type of implant placed (mini or conventional; brand-name or generic; etc.
The abutment that gets screwed into implant: this will depend on what type of restoration is going on the implant and if the abutment comes with the implant, is a stock abutment or a custom abutment.
The restoration: a crown, partial denture, or full denture. This cost will depend on the region of the country, the competition in the area, the specialty level of the dentist, and the quality of the lab work.