Dental implants are a common form of dental restoration and are considered one of the best options available due to how real they look. A large amount of money has been spent on research and development for these implants.  Dental implants are designed to be extremely durable and long-lasting. Here is a breakdown of how each piece of these dental restorations affects the cost of your whole implant.

Initial Procedures

Before getting an implant, there are a few procedures that may need to be done. These can change depending on your specific bone structure and placement of the implant. During a preliminary examination, any of these procedures may be done:
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• Jaw and sinus x-ray
• Nerve analysis
• Gum examination

Simple or Complex Bone Grafts

Once the planning stage is done, other factors can also impact the cost of a dental implant. If there is to be a bone graft, this cost can vary based on the kind of material used. Usually, the cheapest kind of graft comes from cow or synthetic bone material but a more expensive source can be your own bone taken from a shin or hip. This difference accounts for anywhere from $250 to $2,000 in added costs.

Number of Teeth Involved

If you need to replace multiple teeth, an All-on-4 or All-on-6 procedure may save you money when compared to replacing each tooth individually. In these procedures, four or six implant sites are created in order to attach a bridge of custom teeth. While replacing six or eight teeth individually can cost upwards of $34,000, a typical All-on-4 implant can range from $15,000 to $24,000.

Dental implants are a great way to replace damaged, missing or misaligned teeth. Our team at South Hills Dental Arts can go into more detail about this procedure in case you have questions. Call our office to schedule an appointment to find out more.