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Dental Implant Cost: What Do Dental Implants Cost?

How much do implants with high quality dentures cost?

The cost of the implant AND the new tooth crown

What does a dental implant cost? - is a frequently asked patient question, because treatment with implants is one highly aesthetic and very good functional solution for closing the gap, but sometimes with considerable costs. The comprehensive one is therefore particularly important Advice and education through a Implantologist or dentist of his confidence.

The decisive factors for cost transparency in implantology are Treatment and cost plan of the dentist and the cost estimate of the dental laboratory. Both are specially created for the individual patient situation and provide precise information in advance about the total costs of implants and dentures.

The following patient information is intended to provide a overview about the cost of dental implants and to get the new dentures. The Composition of the total costs and various Factorsthat can have an additional impact on costs.

Lower jaw dental implant, with abutment and the visible tooth crown.
Image source: © Nobel Biocare Services AG


What is the breakdown of the cost of dental implants?

When you talk about a dental implant, it's not just that Implant screw meant in the jawbone. Because in order to completely replace a tooth, one more is required on the screw construction, the so-called. Abutment attached. This then carries the Dental crown, i.e. the dentures visible in the mouth.

Consequently A dental implant consists of three parts. Then there are the costs for the surgery by the dentist as well as the Aftercarecosts.

Composition of the cost of implants

  1. Cost of the implant itself - implant screw plus abutment
  2. Laboratory costs and manufacturing costs - new tooth crown from the dental boron
  3. Dentist service costs - advice, planning, surgery
  4. Costs for the follow-up treatment - check-ups, professional teeth cleaning

Ceramic bridge on two dental implants.
Image source: © Nobel Biocare Services AG


1./2. Costs for the dental implant itself and the new tooth crown

When patients talk about an implant, they usually mean the entire three-part construction, namely the screw, the abutment and the denture.
So the first fall Cost of the screw at. From the dentist's point of view, this is the actual implant because only the screw is actually surgically inserted into the jawbone - either in the upper jaw or in the lower jaw. The implant thus corresponds to an artificial tooth root.

The cost of the screw depends on the one used material. The most common materials are titanium or Ceramics.
Also for that Body partassociated with the implant, there are costs. These make up the smallest proportion of all three “components”. The third cost is that for the dentures (Crowns / bridges / prostheses), which is mounted on the implant.

3. Costs for the treatment / service of the dentist

Of course, there are also costs for the treatment by the implantologist. This includes the consultation, the preliminary examination and the associated costs such as x-rays, the surgical intervention, i.e. the implantation, which takes place in several steps, and the follow-up treatment.

The dentist needs the following steps to insert an implant:

  • Examination / consultation / x-rays
  • Creation of a treatment and cost plan
  • 3D implant planning, if desired or necessary
  • Removal of teeth that are not worth preserving and are to be replaced
  • Numbing the area to be treated
  • Incision in the gums and lining of the mouth to expose the jawbone
  • Drilling a recess in the bone
  • Insertion of the implant (screw)
  • Wound closure (wound is sewn shut)
  • Use of a temporary solution
  • Pulling the threads

Then you wait until the wound heals and the inserted implant grows together with the bone. This healing process usually takes 4-6 months.

After the healing time, it continues

  • Implant exposure
  • Insertion of a gingival former (emergence profile)
  • Reinstall the temporary
  • Removal of the gingival former and insertion of the final dentures (crowns, bridges, prostheses)

These are the most important steps that make up the cost of your dentist's service and treatment. In addition, there are the costs for follow-up treatment or aftercare.

4. Costs for follow-up treatments

Dental implant costs can also arise for aftercare. Regular check-ups by the dentist and, as a prevention of inflammation of the gums or peri-implantitis, also regular professional teeth cleaning are recommended.
In order to keep possible costs for follow-up treatments low, patients themselves can contribute a great deal - through perfect oral hygiene and implant care at home as well as a healthy, nicotine-free lifestyle.

What other factors influence the cost of dental implants?

In addition to cost groups 1.-4. various cost factors still have an impact on the total costs of the implant treatment.
This includes the individual health requirements of the patient, Scope and difficulty the treatment planning as well as surgical implantation that quality the implant system used and above all Effort and material for the planned dentures.
The range of materials is wide and it makes a difference whether Gold, titanium, alloys with reduced precious metal, zircon, plastic or ceramics is used. High-quality dentures made from ceramic crowns cost more than plastic crowns and depending on the material used, fixed dentures can be more expensive than removable dentures.
Whether an anterior tooth implant or multiple implants are planned in the posterior region or whether an edentulous jaw is being restored, dental implants always require an individual tooth replacement after the implantation. The question of whether all lost teeth are provided with their own implant plus dentures or only partial areas are supplemented by a bridge between two implants is always cost-relevant.

Edentulous lower jaw: All-on-4 treatment concept - dentures on 4 implants.
Image source: © Nobel Biocare Services AG


What influence do the type of planning and procedure have on the costs of dental implants?

Computer-aided 3D implant diagnostics with the use of Drilling templates offers a special safe and gentle Surgery, however, is more elaborate and thus expensive. If there is not enough bone substance in the jaw to be able to anchor the implants in a stable manner, bone augmentation must be carried out beforehand; this makes the supply more complex and expensive.
Whether the operation under local anesthesia or is carried out under general anesthesia at the dentist's, has an influence on the treatment costs as well as the often necessary preliminary examinations and pretreatments before the procedure.


Due to the variety of factors influencing the cost can no general statement about the cost of dental implants to be hit. The supply and thus the resulting costs are always depending on the individual patient case.
Dentists and dental technicians must try for each individual case to find the best possible solution within the financial possibilities of the patient.

Treatment and cost plan from the dentist plus cost estimate from the dental laboratory

After examining and advising the patient, the dentist first creates a treatment and cost plan for the patient dental activities for implantation. On the basis of this planning, the dental laboratory creates a cost estimate for the Manufacture of the required dentures and about the appropriate materials.
The cost of dental implants depends on the Fee schedule for Zahnärzte-GOZ, the costs for dentures according to the BEB list, which contains the prices for dental services.
The patient submits a treatment and cost plan as well as a cost estimate to his or her health insurance company.

What do the statutory health insurances and private health insurances pay?

The supply of dental implants is not part of the service catalog of the statutory health insurance companies, they only take on one Fixed allowance for dentures. Statutory health insurance patients therefore have to bear the entire cost of an implantation themselves. However, since there are exceptions, it is advisable to submit the treatment and cost plan as well as the cost estimate to the health insurance company.
Private health insurance companies pay for the entire supply of dental implants or provide a subsidy towards the costs, depending on the contractual conditions.

All-on-8 treatment concept: Fixed dentures on 8 implants in the upper jaw
Image source: © GZFA

All-on-6 - treatment concept: Fixed dentures on 6 implants in the lower jaw
Image source: © GZFA


Good cooperation between dentist and dental technician is crucial

Decisive for the successful use of dental implants is the good cooperation and close coordination between the dentist and the dental technician who produces the dentures on the implants, the so-called implant prosthetics.

Surgical implantation of the implant screw is only one part of the implantation process. Surgical skill of the dentist is particularly challenged when designing the gums at the point where the screw emerges from the gums, because the profile of the “red” soft tissue is the basis for the “white” hard substance, the tooth crown. From making one perfectly fitting denturesthat is functional and aesthetic depends on the success of the entire restoration. One then speaks of the Harmony between the "red" and the "white aesthetics".

After detailed advice from the dentist and dental technician, the individual needs and ideas of the patient flow into the planning. Certain planning processes such as backward planning and dental technology methods such as wax-up and set-up are used for this purpose.
The best basis for good results in implant treatment is always a trusting relationship between dentist and patient.

A well-resolved supply of tooth gaps or even a toothless jaw with dental implants always means that Restoration of quality of life and health. High-quality implants with dentures can last a lifetime with good care and regular checks.
Ultimately, each patient has to decide for himself how much this is worth to him.

Below is one Table for determining the costs for dental implants, divided into total costs and possible extra costs for diagnostics and special surgical services.
Possible reimbursements of costs or fixed subsidies by the statutory health insurance companies, private health insurance companies, subsidies or additional dental insurance are not taken into account, as these can be completely different depending on the contractual service.

I. Total costs of various options for implant supply including dentures and material

Anterior implantapprox. 3,200 - 4,700 EUR
Posterior implantapprox. 2,800 - 3,700 EUR

Removable restorations:

2 implants with removable prosthesisapprox. 6,500 - 8,500 EUR
4 implants with removable prosthesisapprox. 7,700 - 10,000 EUR

Fixed restorations:

2 dental implants with a fixed bridgeapprox. 5,500 - 7,000 EUR
4 implants with fixed prosthesis (All-on-4 ™ concept) per jawfrom approx. 15,000 EUR
6 implants with fixed bridge (all-on-6 concept) lower jawfrom approx. 17,500 EUR
8 implants with fixed bridge (all-on-8 concept) upper jawfrom approx. 20,000 EUR

II Extra costs for diagnostics and special surgical services


X-ray diagnostics with CT:
(Computed tomography in the radiology practice)
approx. 150 - 250 EUR
X-ray diagnostics with DVT:
(Digital volume tomography in the dental practice)
approx. 120 - 250 EUR


General anesthesia (specialist in anesthesia)from approx. 2,000 EUR
Bone building with own bone materialfrom 200.- EUR
Bone structure in the upper jaw
(Raising the floor of the maxillary sinus: sinus lift)
approx. 600 - 1,300 EUR
Use of a drilling template
(navigated implantology)
approx. 300 - 600.- EUR


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