Dental implants can significantly improve your oral health, positively impact your confidence, and make speaking, eating, and caring for your teeth much easier. But like any type of restorative dentistry, they come at a cost.

Many patients are concerned that the cost of implants may prevent them from getting the treatment they need. At Smart Arches, we believe everyone deserves access to high-quality dental services. We accept almost all insurance and we offer a low-price guarantee.

Keep reading to learn about the cost of dental implants and what factors can impact what you can expect to pay.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a highly effective and safe tooth-replacement treatment. They’re designed to act as your natural tooth’s roots and can support crowns, bridges, or dentures. They function and appear the same as natural teeth. Implants can boost your confidence, help improve and preserve your long-term jawbone structure and make eating and speaking easier.

Some of the primary benefits of getting dental implants include:

  • They look and feel just like healthy, natural teeth.
  • Implants have a near 100% success rate.
  • They’re a long-term solution.
  • They’re easy to care for and maintain – just brush and floss on a daily basis and schedule routine exams and cleanings.

The average cost of dental implants

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There are a lot of factors that can impact the cost of dental implants. In the US, the average total cost per tooth generally runs somewhere between $3,000 and $4,500.

At first glance, they can seem like an expensive treatment for missing teeth, especially when compared to other methods of tooth replacement such as non-implant-supported dentures and bridges. But unlike these alternatives – which typically need to be repaired or replaced every 5 to 10 years or so – dental implants are a lifetime investment.

Tooth replacements and restorations are sometimes necessary to preserve the health and structure of your teeth and jaw. Unlike dentures and bridges, implants are designed to prevent deterioration of your jawbone, which can help preserve the health of your entire smile.

Factors that affect the cost of dental implants

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Dental implants can be a life-changing treatment. Not only do they restore the look of your smile, but they also improve your overall health and reduce the need for expensive treatments down the line. But each patient is unique and the cost of your dental implant will depend on several factors.

Number of implants

It’s no surprise that the overall cost of your procedure will vary depending on the number of replacements you need. If you only need a single implant and the rest of your teeth are in good condition, this will be far less expensive than more extensive restorations with multiple implants.

Type of material

Dental implants can be made from several types of materials. Most implants are constructed with titanium due to their durability and cost-efficiency. Titanium is also biocompatible with natural human bone, which simplifies the process of fusing the implant.

The other most common material for implants is zirconium, which serves as an effective alternative for patients with metal allergies. However, zirconium is more expensive than titanium, so depending on your needs and preferences, the materials used can have a significant impact on costs.

Pre-op and post-op care

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Patients need dental implants for a variety of reasons. Missing teeth can be caused by genetics, gum disease, traumatic injury, and more. The cause of your missing or damaged teeth, as well as your dental history and unique facial structure, will have a major impact on the type of pre-and post-op care you’ll need.

For example, many patients require prep work such as a bone graft, a sinus lift, or preliminary extractions. These initial procedures, along with the type and extent of your aftercare needs, will have an impact on the total cost of your restoration.


Dental insurance can be extremely helpful in bringing down costs, especially when it comes to restorative care. If you need an implant and you have dental insurance, it’s very likely that a significant portion of the cost of your implants (as well as your ongoing preventative care) will be covered.

At Smart Arches, we accept most insurance plans and we’re committed to providing flexible financing options so you can get the care you need.

Dental care provider

As with any type of service, the cost of your implant will depend on your dental care provider. We believe that everyone deserves high-quality care at a reasonable price, that’s why we offer initial consultations completely free of charge! We also commit to matching any estimate you get from other dentists.

Get the reliable, compassionate care you deserve with Smart Arches!

At Smart Arches, we go above and beyond to provide high-quality care to each and every one of our patients. Our incredible team is highly skilled and dedicated to creating a warm and friendly environment. Whether you need one implant or extensive reconstruction with multiple replacements, we’re here to provide you with the best restorative care.

Contact us online or call one of our four locations to schedule your appointment today!