Dental implants…How Much Do They cost?

Dental implants…How Much Do They cost?

Dental implants…How Much Do They cost?

For obvious reasons, this one of the most common questions I hear. Dental implants are the best thing that has happened in dentistry. It allows me to save good teeth and provide teeth where the only option used to be a removable denture or a bridge. Dental implants can be affordable.

It is very common for me to replace a whole set of teeth. When you replace a whole set of teeth, you do not need one implant for every missing tooth. Implants are stronger than your own teeth so usually only four to nine implants can replace a whole upper or lower. The new implant teeth may have twelve to fourteen teeth supported by eight dental implants. In general, the more implants you have, the more stable it will be. The last thing you want to do is "under-engineer" the foundation by using an absolute minimum number of implants.

Dental implant treatment can be priced as low as $1600 to as much as $100,000. It totally depends on your situation, how many teeth are missing, how much bone is missing and what you want. There are MANY options.

If you are only missing one tooth, the decision from a cost perspective is easy. A typical dental implant and crown is more of a "final" solution.

Statistically, should you decide to have your teeth ground down for a bridge, your long-term costs will be higher. This is due to the fact that an average bridge last 7 – 10 years. So you will replace the bridge 2 – 4 times in your life. When a bridge fails, most often one of the anchor teeth dies (needs a root canal), fractures, decays or is extracted. Therefore a three tooth bridge replacing only one tooth becomes a four-tooth bridge!

It is a domino effect. Once started, it is continuous. Most people that lose just one tooth and do not replace it, end up losing another, then another…

Much more important than price, is choosing the right implant dentist.  Choose based on experience. This can save you money and a lot of grief.

See this post to view some horrible results by some inexperienced implant dentists.

My office is in Burbank, California and I welcome all second opinions.

18 Comments

  1. Brenda Neathery

    I have upper implant in the top of my mouth. I have a parcial in the bottom. I have one of my own tooth in the on the right side.Every thing that needed doing before the implant was done 6 month ago. I have been giving a price for 2 post and the denture I will be able to remove. My question is can you give me an estatment on the cost

    May 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Cost is impossible to estimate without ever seeing you in person

      May 16, 2018 at 12:23 am Reply
  2. Julie

    Can existing full upper denture be utilized to make the dental implants to reduce client’s cost?

    November 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      It depends what your intention is. If you are trying to retrofit it for and overdenture then it is possible but keep in mind you will likely need to keep the palate for stability. I generally only use the denture as a guideline to make the final fixed bridge or as a temp.
      We can assess the bad and the good of the current denture and use that to design the real bridge.

      November 20, 2016 at 4:08 am Reply
  3. Suzanne Reil

    Over the last 4 years I have had several (6) teeth replaced with dental implants(approx. $3,600 each not including cap), about 3 on top and 3 on bottom; with a few more coming up. Also need my 4 top front teeth recapped as the ones I have now are 15+ years old; approx. 7,000.

    Now wondering if I should continue getting them done by single tooth or think of whole dental implant dentures as cost is excalating.

    April 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin DDS

      Hello Suzanne,

      Depending on your unique situation, it may be best to link together most if not all of your implants into 1 very solid bridge. If this is appropriate for your case, it would save you time, money, additional surgical procedures and will likely result in a better overall bite and aesthetics outcome. Again, this really depends on your unique particular situation

      He might want to read about full arch replacement with the Prettau dental implant bridge. Oftentimes 6 dental implants can support and entire arch of fixed teeth if they are placed in the right position and depth.

      Attached is a link so that you may learn more
      Prettau Dental Implant Full Mouth Bridge

      case planning for Prettau bridge

      Very Respectfully,

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

      April 5, 2015 at 10:16 pm Reply
  4. joe

    Dr.amin
    I’m 41 and i have a mouth full of problems. I have 11 teeth left on the top and 10 on the bottom. In total I have 10 teeth that are black and decayed at the gum line. I also have 3 teeth that have broken off and are black all the way through. (These all had root canals. 1 fell out today and had a screw attached to it ). Would i be able to get implants to replace what i have left and would they decay as well. I brush and floss regularly but i never could get it to stop. Do u think implants could help or do u think bridges and crowns r the way to go with this gum issue that i seem to have.. thanks for taking the time to help

    February 25, 2015 at 12:39 am Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin DDS

      Hi Joe,

      Wow… If most of the remaining teeth have root canals, and you are missing so many already, I would highly suggest that you extract all of your teeth and replace them with a fixed dental implant Prettau bridge for both your upper and lower. They should both be done together.

      I’m sure you have spent thousands of dollars to this point already, and it does not seem like keeping the teeth that you described.

      Read this post on the Prettau dental implant bridge. It will help you tremendously. You need to be in the hands of a very skilled implant dentist. You also need to make sure that medically you’re in good shape (no smoking, controlled diabetes, and many others) affects the way you will heal afterwards and of course your long-term prognosis..

      It is time for a major change in your life.

      Prettau Dental Implant Full Mouth Bridge
      The Process of “Permanent” Fixed Dental Implant Teeth -5 Steps to Replacing All Your Teeth

      Very Respectfully,

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

      March 2, 2015 at 12:42 am Reply
      1. joe

        Thank you for taking the time to help i am in the process now of finding the right professional. Thank you again

        April 7, 2015 at 3:26 am Reply
        1. Ramsey Amin DDS

          You are welcome. 🙂

          April 7, 2015 at 3:32 am Reply
  5. Katlyn Taylor

    I’m a 15 year old girl. I am TERRIFIED I am about to lose one of my front teeth. I’ve had two root canals done on the same tooth, & now it’s extremely shaky. They stick out extremely far but I’m soon to get braces. I’m in Paintsville, Kentucky & when I had the second root canal done, they found a plastic piece from a dental appliance in the tooth! I’m terrified that I will lose this tooth. Can you tell me what to do?

    November 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin DDS

      Hello Katyln,

      Have your parents take you to a dentist and consult with an orthodontist at the same time. If you end up losing the tooth, be sure not to take the braces off until the dentist to is doing the implant approves all of the spacing and angulation of your adjacent roots.

      He may want to have a socket bone graft done at the time the tooth was extracted so that it does not shrink by the time your old enough to have a dental implant.

      I have seen at least 50 times where people had their braces removed too early and ended up having to put braces back on!! It is all about planning this carefully. The dental implant is not too scary. You will do great!

      Braces, Orthodontics and Front Teeth Missing From Birth…What You Need To Know Before Having A Dental Implant

      Socket Bone Grafting….Do I Need It for My Dental Implant? Ramsey Amin DDS Reviews

      Very Respectfully,

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry
      Burbank, CA

      November 17, 2014 at 12:45 am Reply
  6. DJ

    Thank you for providing such important information! I wish you were located in the MD/VA area.

    March 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm Reply
    1. JV

      I’m Desperate! About a year ago I went to a dentist and had an X-ray done of all my teeth the dentist was nice but I was not excited with the news.. He told me I had a lot bone loss and I would need permanent implants for my problem and no other options were available. You can imagine how I felt. About 1 year prior to visiting the dentist I had a miscarriage and needed a blood transfusion which I never got and was anemic iron was low. Last time I had my blood checked I was no longer anemic. I dont know if all that affected my teeth or if I just have bad teeth period. I fear going to the dentist and I don’t have the funds to go to different dentist for a second opinion or good credit to apply for a loan for permanent implants if that’s why I really need. I can email you my X-rays if your ok with it, please give me your best advise.

      March 30, 2016 at 4:34 am Reply
      1. RamseyAminDDS

        I would caution you that there is no such thing as “permanent implants.” Everything has to be replaced but well done dental implants can last for decades.

        You should consider having all of your work done under IV sedation so you can sleep through it. You can also see a dental school for second opinion. Make sure you are very comfortable with your treating dentist. This is not a decision to make lightly.

        I hope everything works out for you.

        Very Respectfully,

        Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
        Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
        Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

        April 4, 2016 at 9:43 pm Reply
  7. John Dunbar

    i am a 75 year old 10years out from a heart transplant. i have a full upper denture and a lower bridge with only 6 teeth left. I have quite a bit of bone loss on the top jaw so I have had MRI and CAT scans done that shows I can support 4 posts on the top if two are inserted radially for the outer support.
    my question is which would work better a full removable or the fixed permanent type? also there is a price differential of @22000 vs $15000 between the two procedures. Is there that much differance between the two? I really dislike the full pallet Inow have. thank you.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin DDS

      Hi John,

      Your question was duplicated and answered on this post: https://www.burbankdentalimplants.com/fixed-dental-implant-bridge-vs-implant-denture-what-is-the-real-difference/

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

      April 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm Reply
  8. Dear Dr Ramsey,
    I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon based in India and I congratulate you for a very well designed website with such a lot of useful information for your patients.
    Your articles and posts and case-photos are of very good quality: it reflects your expertise and concern to give maximum information to your patients

    October 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm Reply

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Monica D.
Monica D.
December 29, 2020.
There aren't enough words (and I have a lot of words) to tell you how grateful I am to have found Dr. Ramsey Amin and his wonderful staff. I had an enormous amount of bone loss and I was hopeless after being treated by a different doctor for two years. I had multiple procedures such as gum graft, extractions, and a sinus lift. After all of that, the doctor released me and told me he could not help me any longer. He sent me to a large teaching hospital - who also had no idea how to help me. I was terrified and embarrassed. I had been missing teeth due to those procedures since 2017. That sent me out on a journey of meeting with no less than five different dentist/oral surgeons. Most of them shamed me for the bone loss and wondered what I had done to cause this. In reality, I had done nothing. The bone loss is my body's immune system fighting me, as well as hereditary traits. In fact not only was I having difficulty being able to have implants, I also had so much bone loss that I was also not a candidate for dentures. I researched "what to do when you have bone loss and can't get implants" and I found Dr. Amin's website. Then I researched him, read his reviews, watched every one of his You Tube videos. I called and got an appointment, and kept going to consultations with other providers. I had long since stopped smiling and being social. Missing teeth and the shaming was affecting my life so adversely. When I met with Dr. Amin for my consultation he was ready. He had all of my records and had already reviewed my scans. But more than that, he genuinely wanted to get to know about my life. He was/is authentic, kind and extremely professional with so much success and experience in difficult cases like mine. He worked up a treatment plan & I came back two weeks later to discuss my options...and the journey began. I have had three procedures under IV sedation, no pain, no narcotics needed for aftercare. Dr. Amin is a consumate, experienced oral surgeon who cares about your health & understands your fears. He communicates every step of the way and will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision to improve your health. I am still working toward my end goal, and we had to zig from traditional implants and zag to zygomatic implants instead...which is the reason I chose him in the first place. If there was nothing else that could be done to get me healthy & smiling again, I knew he would have that option to help me. And of course 2020, the year of CV-19. Don't worry, Dr. Amin & his staff follow all health & safety protocols. This review is long, because it is important you know my journey, so you might understand how fortunate I feel to be healing. I'm torn, because this place is like a great restaurant, I want to shout from the rooftops how great it is, how great he is. And at the same time, I want to keep this all to myself. I come 75 miles each way to see him. I know people travel from all over the world for his expertise. Do yourself a favor, have a consultation. You won't regret it. Dr. Amin is amazing and so is his staff.
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
December 18, 2020.
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Amin and his professional staff. I have to start off and say that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of the dentist due to several past experiences. I found myself putting this off for YEARS until I was referred over to Dr. Amin. I was petrified on my first visit... but he along with his WONDERFUL staff made me feel so calm and at ease. I had quite a bit of work that needed to be done, but we found the perfect plan that worked out for me, and I couldn't be happier. Words cannot express my gratitude to each and every staff member that made me feel safe and comfortable. Dr. Amin was always so attentive in asking if I was ever in pain... and I never was. These are truly remarkable individuals, and I'm so lucky to have a dentist that I can trust. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE each and every one of you! Thank you,
D M.
D M.
December 17, 2020.
I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Amin and his staff. I originally found them on Yelp about two years ago. I needed an implant, front tooth of all places, and was extremely nervous not only about surgery but about how it would turn out. Let me just say I just adore the staff. Everyone is crazy friendly and the whole office has a very positive vibe. The staff is adorable and always has me smiling by the time I leave. They are all thorough and on-point about what they do, and I truly appreciate it. They are quick to respond to my emails no matter the question, and their appointment reminders are great too. Dr. Amin is very thorough and reassuring, and answered any questions my husband or I had. My regular dentist had questions about the procedure and Dr. Amin's office even reached out to them at my request (my dentist said they never received a call, but Dr. Amin's staff had date, time and notes - love the thoroughness!). After surgery the Dr. called to leave me a message about how it went. Very minimal pain during healing, never any pain during any visits. It took a few tries to get everything just right for the permanent crown (color, etc), but the end result is beyond fantastic! At one point during healing I thought I was experiencing some looseness or wiggling but unfortunately couldn't make it to the office. When I was finally able to make it in the Dr. was so relieved, bless his heart. Luckily it was just a false alarm and everything checked out ok. They're a bit further out from me, but I wanted the best. I sure found it! I wish they were my regular dentist, and I'm looking forward to seeing them again for my check-up which was delayed due to COVID.
Melissa E.
Melissa E.
December 9, 2020.
I found Dr. Amin a few years back after I hadn't been to a dentist in a decade. Many traumatic dental experiences in childhood have made me so phobic that even getting a cleaning was a knee-knocking, heart-pounding trial. But finally I couldn't put off some things any longer. During my first anesthesia session, Dr. Amin replaced five old metal fillings, and during the second he did three more plus a crown. I was completely comfortable, and never felt a thing. Because they were extra-long sessions, I did sleep for about 12 hours after, but the next day I felt just fine. This past week, my back top tooth cracked in half and fell out of my mouth, and a couple days later the crown on the remainder of the tooth fell out too! Despite being nervous about Covid 19, I had to get it taken care of, so I called and quizzed the staff about precautions, which turned out to be even above and beyond what I would have expected. So yesterday I went for the tooth extraction and plug. After they put on the blood pressure cuff and put in the IV, I gradually got a little tired and closed my eyes. I sat there for about 10 minutes and thought Gee, I wonder if they're going to get started any time soon, and a minute later Dr. Amin said "Wake up, you're all done!" That was a short session, and I didn't have the kind of fatigue I did my first time. I stayed up most of the evening. Today, everything is good! I'm taking my antibiotic and eating soft foods, and there is surprisingly little pain now that the numbness has worn off. The tooth site and my cheek are a little sore, and the corner of my mouth, and I have a very slight headache, but nothing to any great level--I'm not even taking the acetaminophen. I feel good, and wide awake. Thanks to everyone at the office for a comfortable and professional job! I really REALLY appreciate you for giving me painless dental experiences!
Tanya S.
Tanya S.
December 3, 2020.
What can I say about Dr. Amin he is the best! I'm so grateful for him. He has literally changed my life and given me the confidence to smile more. I had major restorative dental work done and everything went smoothly. Dr. Amin is very compassionate and he really cares about his patients he made me feel comfortable and cared for. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. His office is very clean and they take the patients health and safety very serious. His staff is also amazing they made me feel very welcomed and important. I'm so happy I did my research and found Dr. Amin.  Thank you Dr. Amin and team.
Sheila S.
Sheila S.
November 6, 2020.
Two implants done! Finished all procedures and I couldn't be happier. It's the first time in years I looked forward to going to the dentist. Even during Covid life the staff and Dr. Amin took care of me. There is a possibility I may move to Long Beach but I would still travel to keep Dr. Amin as my dentist.
Allison S.
Allison S.
November 4, 2020.
I could not ask for a more caring, exceptionally knowledgeable dental care provider. He's not just a dentist, but someone who looks after your immediate dental needs and helps you plan and prepare for the future.
Julia R.
Julia R.
October 8, 2020.
I've been going to Dr. Amin since I turned 16 and have been going since. Before going to Dr. Amin's dental office, I had 4 crowns that I was not happy with and dealt with it until finally I asked Dr. Amin and because I  feel comfortable and because I trust him with his work I recently had my crowns fixed and worked on by  Dr. Amin and have never loved my smile the way I do now, I can actually enjoy my pictures, I can enjoy my smile from either angle and that really mattered to me. Thank you so much Dr. Amin still and will be in love with MY smile
Aaron D.
Aaron D.
October 6, 2020.
I've been coming to Dr. Ramsey for about five years and I have to say, he is by far the best dentist I've had - ever. The staff is professional and kind, the office is exceptionally well maintained, and Dr. Ramsey is careful and extremely knowledgeable about current developments and research in dentistry. I recently had a dental implant which was a long process but well worth it. I required a sinus lift as well as a bone graft. The surgery went off without a hitch, I was comfortable and the healing process was quick and without complication. Highly recommend!!
Flo O.
Flo O.
September 21, 2020.
This is my 1st review of Dr. Amin, and in my over 17 years of being with him, my experiences with Dr. Amin and his staff have always been positive.  I don't recall a bad experience with the several implant procedures i have had.  They run an efficient office.  I like that they are proactive and reach out to their patients to remind us of routine care needed.  Dr. Amin's bedside care is impeccable.  They are also technologically up to date in terms of sending out texts as reminders, ability to incorporate any appointment into your mobile phone.  That is certainly a plus.  Keep up the great care!!!