Why Are Dental Implants So Expensive?

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Why are dental implants so expensive? The price of a dental implant has been determined by many things. The first is the amount of research and development that has gone into creating a dental implant. The first dental implant required 20 years of research before it was brought to industry and another several years after that before it was FDA approved. Since then, the 1980s, dental implants have become more prevalent and the price of a dental implant has actually gone down.

Understanding the background

Dental implants are made of a material called titanium. This material is also costly and there are different types of titanium. Some titanium are of better or higher quality than others. Some titaniums are softer or harder. Some titaniums have more impurities than others. It depends on where the titanium comes from. Titanium can come from several different countries such as Germany, Israel, China, the United States. Because of the origin, the price may also change. Dental implants require extensive training for dentists. 

The amount of training that a dentist has to do in order to become a board certified implantologist is lengthy and can take up to 10 years. This is then followed by several exams and presentations to determine if the provider is qualified to become a board certified implantologist. All of this training can be costly for the provider adding to the cost of a dental implant.

What options are out there?

When looking for a lower cost dental implant that is still of high quality, it is best to be seen by a provider who places many implants or has a practice focused mostly on dental implants. This will assure that you will have a more experienced provider and oftentimes the provider places the implants so efficiently and quickly, they are able to lower the price for the general population. 

What does is all come down to?

Therefore, the price of dental implants have actually gone down in the last 30 years. The average price of a dental implant used to be upwards of six to $8,000 and is now closer to three to $4,000. That is almost half of the average price 20 or 30 years ago. 

At Contemporary Dentistry in Canton, MI, we try to make dental implants the most affordable for our patients.

Are you looking to work with an experienced dental implants doctor? Call Contemporary Dentistry today for a free consultation by calling (734) 415-9936 or emailing us directly at Info@contemporarydental.comWe’re located on 1325 N Canton Center Rd Canton, Mi 48187