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Sep 15, 2011
 
If you are trying to figure out the ins and outs of implants verses the older more conventional methods of tooth replacement, the cost of dental implants at first blush may appear high, and therefore, unaffordable to most people. But appearances can be deceiving if you examine the beneficial differences and the time involved by your specialist. While I have written on those issues before, let’s explore other aspects of price and how different dental implants may differ very significantly depending on different factors.
The real concern for the patient is ‘where and how’ to find a low cost quality dental implant, and is most likely the driven adjective ‘low cost’ a result of the perception by the patient that teeth are utilitarian to their daily life. That’s really not the case, but to put the cost into perspective, all the while considering that your teeth aren’t really as appreciated as much as they should be, let’s examine what goes into the cost of a dental implant.
4 Factors that Drive the Cost of Dental Implants:
The Material:
The traditional materials – prices of cobalt-chromium alloy and titanium are not the same. Implants from cobalt-chromium (CC) alloy rods are cheaper than comparable titanium implants, but when it comes to zirconium dioxide, then cost of a dental implant may appear to be cost prohibitive to the patient. But, depending on where the implant is being placed, you may end up with a less than satisfactory result with the less expensive CC implant.
The Size:
This case is a significant factor. The bigger the implant, the more material, the more it costs, but also the more it may do. Also, special coatings applied to the surface of the implant, contribute to better osseo-integration with the bone, will affect the cost of the dental implant.
The Manufacturer:
Different manufacturers put different prices on similar rods made from the same material. Some manufacturers include some kind of an extra charge in the dental implant’s price for their brand name. This is a lot more esoteric and therefore harder to explain. It’s like trying to explain the difference between Polo and Hanes T-shirts.
Finally, it may depend on where your dentist gets his implants from. And this factor may be a function of how motivated your provider is in providing you with the best implant material for the least amount of cost to you. Some of that may just end up being economies of scale by your provider. Does your provider have contacts directly with manufactures in China or Israel, where the dental implant cost can be significantly reduced, while the indirect purchase of dental implants from U.S dental suppliers may ratchet up the price?
If the price is too good to be true?
The cost of an dental implant starts from around $1,500 up to $5,000.00 . Anything less may be an indicator that you’re getting an inferior product or one not designed for a particular location in your mouth.(Mini-plants, which I have discussed before, are the exception to the rule.) Short term the implant device may appear to be fully functional. But if we look at the cost and the cost of other materials for dental implants compared to their operational life, the difference may be likened to the difference between Toyo’s and Michelin tires. Here again you may get what you pay for and the initial cost may appear affordable, but in the long term you are going to get a better result with respect to how it functions and how long it lasts if your provider installs Michelins.
A lot of your choice and cost may depend on the choice of your provider. It’s not to say the more you spend the better you will be. Rather, a reputable practitioner, who is truly trained in the placement and restoration (and this may be two providers), may be a significant factor in what you end up with and what it costs. Trust and reputation are the more difficult factors to define for the patient.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

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icouldusesomehel p

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The whole thing runs about $399 for all the teeth you need to be at home in georgia.

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Maria MAria MARIA

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Sep 15, 2011
 
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
The whole thing runs about $399 for all the teeth you need to be at home in georgia.
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Dearest... give it a rest.
Maria MAria MARIA

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If you need implants you should consider going down to Augusta to the Medical College. The costs are minimal because you aren't paying for the dentist who is performing the work. It will be perfect because they are watched and graded. You may have to stay in a hotel and drive but you will save a fortune. Here is a link to becoming a student patient.

http://www.georgiahealth.edu/dentalmedicine/p...

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Maria MAria MARIA wrote:
If you need implants you should consider going down to Augusta to the Medical College. The costs are minimal because you aren't paying for the dentist who is performing the work. It will be perfect because they are watched and graded. You may have to stay in a hotel and drive but you will save a fortune. Here is a link to becoming a student patient.
http://www.georgiahealth.edu/dentalmedicine/p...
Maria, we have often suggest Medical College of Georgia, which is now Georgia Health Sciences University to those who may need an alternative fee arrangement. As a matter of fact, I have a daughter who is currently a dental student at GHSU. Thanks for your input.
Maria MAria MARIA

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Sep 16, 2011
 
therightsmile wrote:
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Maria, we have often suggest Medical College of Georgia, which is now Georgia Health Sciences University to those who may need an alternative fee arrangement. As a matter of fact, I have a daughter who is currently a dental student at GHSU. Thanks for your input.
I am aware of the name change. I, myself, was in Augusta for 4 years.

I will say that I am impressed that you all appear to be prosthodontists advertising the service. I wish you all well.
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Sep 14, 2012
 
Dental implants can vary by each patient, so I would suggest discussing with someone reputable and knowledgeable before you decide. If you are worried about the potential cost involved, many periodontists will work with you to come up with a solution.
For anyone in the Chicago area, you can find many different periodontists here: http://www.premierdentalchicago.com .
Good luck to anyone considering dental implants.
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Trade in you fake gold plated tooph for a real implant Homie(sexual)and you will look just like all your thug bros..lmao!
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Dec 19, 2012
 
It is obviously going to depend on what you have done and where you go. My sister went to Hamilton and had dental implants done and they were around 2,500. She said it was worth every penny though. I'm secretly jealous, I would love to have a new smile. http://www.paramountdentistry.ca/implants.htm...
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Apr 7, 2013
 
Any other suggestions? Dental college has serious backlog due to high demand. I am in dire straights bc no insurance and loss of teeth in back on both sides (recovering heavy ice eater). Can't chew at all in the back. On ssd so income very limited
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Apr 27, 2013
 
I would disagree with TheRightSmile's assessment that a dental implant of adequate quality starts at $1,500 to $5,000. That is a rather large range.

Although aren't the most straightforward procedure and do require a number of visits, you should be able to get one of suitable quality for $1000. You might be able to negotiate with your dentist if you need multiple implants which will be installed during the same procedure.

More info: http://www.atlantasdentist.com/dental-implant...
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I went to the medical Coll. of GA The experience was herendous. Every little procedure requires comming back a month later. The cost in gas alone was getting into the hundreds.It was taking years. The other work I had done was both painfull and caused many problems. I recomend to stay away from there.
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My local dentist does superb work but he is very expensive. Last implant was $3k out of pocket after insurance paid their part. I met the staff at Medical College of Georgia, which is now Georgia Health Sciences University to discuss an implant. I was very impressed with their staff and layout. It was suggested to me that out of pocket expense would be (only) around $1250. COOL! Woo-hoo.

3+ months after my initial consult, I have not heard anything from them except that I was accepted into the program. I later called them and found out that I would be required to make approx 15 total visits so that dental school students could review the procedures. That's about 6,000 miles of driving, 15 days in the car, and $900 in gas. That's half of the potential savings right there.

All of the patients whom I met in the waiting room were retired folks from Atlanta (fixed income, lots of free time), or, hardship cases (severe discomfort, no health insurance).

I would like to have Georgia Health Sciences University do the implant but as busy as I am, I can't spare that much time.
frank

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Aug 4, 2013
 
Maria MAria MARIA wrote:
If you need implants you should consider going down to Augusta to the Medical College. The costs are minimal because you aren't paying for the dentist who is performing the work. It will be perfect because they are watched and graded. You may have to stay in a hotel and drive but you will save a fortune. Here is a link to becoming a student patient.
http://www.georgiahealth.edu/dentalmedicine/p...

I went down to Augusta to get implants. I had to keep going down for each little evaluation. I got 1 implant no crown and paid several hundred dollars in gas. It was terrible service took 1 1/2 years. a lot of pain. They kept changing the price over the months until it doubled. Complete waste of time. Do not go there.
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Aug 7, 2013
 
Icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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You chew, they chew, you chew, they chew 'til yer all filled up!
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Aug 7, 2013
 
dale was a dirtbag is a racist troll who adopts a variety of names to spew hatred all over Atlanta Topix. He self-identifies as a conservative and ridicules anyone in poverty. He is widely hated.

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dale was a dirtbag wrote:
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I though that was rather amusing. You chew, they chew...
Well now, I see the edentulous Humpty Dumpty look alike from Cacafornia has returned. Isn’t this going to be a fun evening? God help me but I do love kicking the big, fat, pimple covered asses of portly thread hijackers. So what’s the deal with dental implants and you Humpty??? I thought you’d decided to remain toothless at Tryrone’s request? You two must’ve had a lover’s spat and now you want a set of choppers to exact revenge? Rotflmao.

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Hillbilly Heartthrob wrote:
Dental implants? In Georgia, about $500 per tooph.
So, to look like everyone else the total cost would be about $500.
Yer welcum.
Y’all still in heer Gaylord? I heered that your buddies from the river molestation scene in “Deliverance” arrived at your predetermined meating plase along the rivur bank today. Lokal folks been sayin that they been acalling to y’all too. All day long they be ayellin “Sowwweeeeeee”… Soweeeeeee”…
Guess y’all must’ve been making to much noise apracticing yer squealing to have heered them. Scat now! Y’all don’t wanna miss them. So put on yer Moonbeam McSwine minidress and git on down there afore they deeparts.

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A Kool west Koast dewd lyke yew all has got ta grab hiz luving where he kin git it. Go on now. Scat afore they been gone.

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Aug 23, 2013
 
lefrimod wrote:
<quoted text>Y’all still in heer Gaylord? I heered that your buddies from the river molestation scene in “Deliverance” arrived at your predetermined meating plase along the rivur bank today. Lokal folks been sayin that they been acalling to y’all too. All day long they be ayellin “Sowwweeeeeee”… Soweeeeeee”…
Guess y’all must’ve been making to much noise apracticing yer squealing to have heered them. Scat now! Y’all don’t wanna miss them. So put on yer Moonbeam McSwine minidress and git on down there afore they deeparts.
LOL. Excellent post. Someone else who has the circus monkey's number. Soweeee... Soweeee.... Hurry Sofa blob. You don't want to keep the boys waiting... rotflmao.

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