Price of Dental Implants

One of the most common questions asked at dental clinics is “how much do dental implants cost”.

Transparency has always been one of our highest values, and that’s why we’ve dedicated a section of our website to the price of the different dental treatments.

The price of dental implants depends on several factors and will be higher or lower depending on the number of implants fitted.

 At the Dental Clinic of Dr JM Arizala, we separate the price of dental implants into stages. To give a truly 100% personalised quote, patients will require an initial appointment at which we will analyse their particular condition. However, the approximate prices are as follows:

Price of the Surgical Aspect of Dental Implants

Implant surgery845€
Bone regenerationFrom 280€ to 800€ approx.

Depending on the size of the area and the number of implants involved.

Maxillary sinus lift1.200
Quarter arch scan90€
Full-arch scan180€

Each case is different, which is why the cost of treatment also varies. The surgical procedure involved in fitting a dental implant at our clinic costs €845. However, if the patient doesn’t have sufficient bone volume, other procedures could be required which may increase the cost of the operation.

Thus, in patients with very little bone, the osseous regeneration process can cost from €280 to €800. On the other hand, in cases where the bone is lacking height, we may decide to raise the maxillary sinus, which costs €1,200.

Price of the Prosthetic Aspect of Dental Implants

Metal-porcelain or zirconia-porcelain crown on implant.795€
Fixed metal-porcelain prosthesis on the complete top or bottom arch.11.130€
Removable top overdenture on 4 implants.3.406€
Removable bottom overdenture on 2 implants.2.820€
Hybrid top prosthesis, in metal-resin for the whole arch, on 6 implants.6.391€
Hybrid bottom prosthesis, in metal-resin for the whole arch, on 4 implants.5.561€

In addition to the surgical aspect, we have to add the cost of the operation to fit the dental prosthesis. Depending on the number of crowns, the price can vary considerably.

At the end of the day, the price ranges from €795 for a single crown on a dental implant to €11,130 for a fixed prosthesis on the complete upper or lower dental arch.

Price of complementary Prostheses in complex cases

Temporary removable resin prosthesis, complete or partial637€
Fixed temporary resin prosthesis on the remaining teeth while the bone graft takes124€ per piece
Rebasing or readjustment of said provisional prostheses.163€

The number of rebases varies with each case..

Diagnostic wax-up28€ per piece
Aesthetic mock-up22€ per piece
FX-ray ferrule268€
Night guard268€

Occasionally, there are situations that require the placement of complementary prostheses. In these complex cases, we can find different prices.

Dental Implants Cost Explained

Dental implants coinciding with the points described below will cost more than those that don’t. At JM Arizala’s clinic the price is similar to other dental clinics which also provide advanced quality processes.

1) This is sophisticated, pioneering treatment

It involves replacing one or several lost teeth with others which are fixed in place so that you can chew in the same way as you would with your own teeth.

Implants and their crowns look the same or better than the natural tooth or teeth they replace.

2) Implant quality

Quality is another factor that influences the price.

An implant is a titanium screw which replaces the root of a tooth. It is designed for anchoring to the available bone, with an elaborately worked surface to fix it securely in place. The implant must have a good connection designed to ensure a perfect fit with the artificial tooth. It therefore functions as a natural tooth with the added advantage of looking good.

The quality of an implant depends on:

Quality of the titanium

There are different kinds of titanium alloy. Good titanium must have high resistance to the different strengths exerted when chewing.

Design of the implant

This must be adapted to the bone type: density, depth and width.

Treatment of the implant surface

This is responsible for secure attachment to the bone. To be effective, advanced and sophisticated technology is required to modify the titanium surface. The appropriate quality controls must also be carried out.

The implant must come from a state-of-the-art company with scientific and research studies to guarantee the implant quality. It must come with engineering and biotechnology studies to guarantee its resistance and a tight-fitting join between the implant and the bone, and with the gum. This will ensure that the implant remains in place with time.

A poor quality implant could lead to:

  • Loss of the implant, sooner or later, if the connection to the bone fails.
  • Breakage of the implant, or of the screw connecting the crown and the implant.
  • Infection around the implant or peri-implantitis, leading to bone loss and discomfort which could cause the implant to fail.

3) Complexity of the surgery

To establish the kind of surgery and implant required in each case, the following is
required:

  • A high-resolution CBCT scan to establish the density, edges, depth and width of
    the bone to which the implant is to be fitted.
  • A good computer program provided by the implant suppliers to help us plan:
    • Where the implant should be fitted, its height and angle.
    • The proper implant for the bone, i.e. the shape, length and width of the implant.
    • Type and size of the platform for connecting the implant to the artificial tooth.
    • The need or not for bone regeneration, i.e. to increase the existing bone.
    • Type of regeneration material:
      • Autologous or your own bone.
      • Artificial bone, of different sizes and consistency.
      • A combination of the two.
      • Membranes, small titanium screws and pins to hold the bone regeneration in place if necessary

The complexity of the surgery will also have an obvious influence on the cost of the dental implants. The specialist will assess the patient’s dental conditions to plan the operation and its approximate cost.

4) Technical skills of the dental surgeon

Your dental surgeon must have in-depth, up-to-date training and experience in planning implant surgery. It is important to have a command of prostheses on implants, in order to be able to fit the implants in the right place and at the right angle to make them functional and esthetically pleasing.

Dr JM Arizala has more than 20 years’ experience in fitting dental implants, a guarantee of his excellence in this process.

5) Quality of the crown or tooth on the implant

After fitting the dental implant (titanium screw), a dental prosthesis is fixed to it to carry out the function of the missing tooth.

The quality of said artificial tooth will also influence the final price of the treatment.

The artificial tooth fitted to the implant is composed of:

  • A crown coated with ceramic which imitates or improves on your natural tooth.
  • A transepithelial abutment between the implant platform and the crown, which
    pierces the epithelium or gum.

The Crown

  • Designed and manufactured using CAD/CAM computer-assisted technology.
  • Good quality of the metal or zirconia alloys.
  • Resistance, quality and appearance of the ceramic.

The transepithelial abutment

Is the neck joint between the implant and the crown or artificial tooth. It must be in the same quality and come from the same company as the implant. It guarantees a
perfect join between the pieces and that it will therefore withstand the masticatory forces.

A good transepithelial abutment guarantees that the gum adheres strongly to the neck of the tooth, preventing germs from reaching the bone and causing peri-implantitis and bone loss.

6) Technical quality of the dental prothesis

The laboratory’s standard of technical quality and training is essential for obtaining:

  • Perfect fit of the artificial tooth on the transepithelial abutment or implant platform. If the adjustment is inexact, bacteria will move into the area, causing your gums and eventually bone to recede. The screw connecting the implant or transepithelial
    abutment and the crown could also become loose, causing your tooth to move.
  • The place where the tooth comes out of the gum must be aesthetically harmonious with the shape of the tooth and must not receive too much pressure to prevent it from receding.
  • The natural shape and appearance of ceramic teeth is achieved thanks to good
    knowledge of dental and aesthetic anatomy as well as a command of ceramic colours and make-up.

These are the 6 most influential factors on the price of dental implants. For correct planning and production of your implant treatment, make an appointment at our dental clinic: Dr Arizala, in Donostia-San Sebastian.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to know more.

You’ll find us at the Calle Ferrerías, 5, San Sebastian.