There are three primary dental implant procedures that can be performed to replace missing teeth. Among these three, the endosteal implant stands out above the rest. It is a commonly performed and highly successful tooth loss restoration surgery that is performed all over the world. The cost and effectiveness of the endosteal implant can vary. This variance is due to several different factors, but the materials used and the cost of the surgical labor are often the biggest variables.
How Much Does an Endosteal Dental Implant Cost?
The overall expense of having a single artificial tooth implanted in this manner is separated into four core expenses. These four core expenses are the cost of the base and abutment to be implanted, the cost of the crown, the location that the implant will need to be placed within the mouth, and the labor charges of the dentist.
The implant comes in the form of three distinct components. These components are known as the base, abutment, and crown. The implantation portion of the endosteal implant procedure will cost between $1000 and $3000, $2450 is the average. This part of the procedure involves placement of the base and abutment. The creation and placement of the crown typically costs between $500 and $3000. The front teeth will usually be less expensive to restore than back teeth. The labor charges that a dentist will charge vary by the dentist and should be discussed individually. The cost of the endosteal implant varies quite a bit. In the United States, the average combined cost of the endosteal implant is $4250. The actual cost can range between $1500 and over $10000.
How Effective is the Endosteal Implant?
The endosteal implant is considered to be the most effective modern dental implant technique. The success rate of the endosteal implant is above 90%, and will maintain that rate of success for many years if the implant is placed properly. In truth, the implant can last for decades. It also provides a permanent tooth loss solution that does not require any special maintenance. You clean and maintain a dental implant in the same manner as a natural tooth. There is no need to remove them during the course of your daily life.
Implants of this time have a great deal for potential longevity. The first modern commercial endosteal implant was placed in Sweden in the year 1965. Gosta Larsson received several endosteal implants that completely restored his proper facial structure. The implants were still in place forty years later at the time of his death.