How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

I recently received this question via email.

“My father wants to replace all upper teeth with implants.  He will be paying cash. All the teeth have been removed about a year ago… Do you know around how much it would be? ”

My answer to her was a bit lengthy, but basically:

There are many options for replacing teeth with implants.

1. You can have porcelain types of teeth that are fixed on the implants, or

2. Dentures that are retained by the implants.
These two options determine how many implants should be placed. However, the patient’s bone condition determine how many implants we could place.
Therefore the cost depends on a number of things which may include:
1. Bone condition

2. The number of implants

3. The kind of prosthesis

Unless I have all the necessary records such as x-rays, CT scans, study models, and patient clinical exam, then it would be very difficult to estimate the cost.

It is important to understand that replacing one tooth with a dental implant is very different than replacing an entire arch with dental implants.  Hence, you must seek a competent clinician to consult for a thorough understanding from the surgical aspects to the restorative choices.  Cost is the final factor after you have arrived at a comprehensive treatment plan.


Alex Nguyen, DDS is a Saratoga Dentist who practices General Dentistry, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. For over 20 years the practice has been serving the residents of Santa Clara County and San Francisco Bay Area.

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