Permanent implant supported bridges - cost in your area?
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Since: Jan 10
#1 Aug 15, 2010
Curious to see what the cost is around the country for this procedure.
Could you list your location and amount paid (or amount you were quoted). I'll be getting a few quotes on a couple procedures next month - I'll post what I find when I get the info. Angel mentioned this is the way to go if individual implants aren't in the cards and I'm curious to how the cost changes depending on where you live.
#2 Aug 15, 2010
Can't give you even a guess what it would cost you - each case is different depending upon how many implants you have put in .... All on 4 ... +/- 40k (about 3-4k/tooth)
Since: Jan 10
#3 Aug 16, 2010
I realize that everyone is an individual case. I remember reading somewhere that cost varies considerable not only between different cities and states but even within the same communities because people aren't aware of what they should cost. An informed consumer is a smart consumer - it would be great to have a thread with cost info that others can compare procedures and cost to.
An example is my brother in NJ needed individual implants due to a fall that knocked out his front teeth (8 of them)in the spring. His 5 quotes were from 18k to 32k, for the same exact procedure. He hd to pay for some of those exams but still came out way ahead. One dentist even wanted to do 'extensive gum repair' as part of the implant procedure - he's always had great teeth, only 1 cavity ever so he left this guy's office in a hurry.
If I hadn't told him about the varied experiences I've read about on these boards, I think he may have well just gone with the first guy - you don't think about repercussions when you're in pain and he had teeth broken off at the root.
Thanks for posting Angel!
#4 Aug 16, 2010
Hi so glad I found this site!!!
I'm shopping around too because my back was against a wall and
didn't have a chance to investigate pricing when my bridge broke and needed to get sometinhg done asap even though it ended up taking a bit more than a month to have teeth.
Need to find my bill to figure out what he charged for the extractions. He removed maybe 5 or 6 too stressed to remember and did two bone grafting for future implants and now I think I got killed, he charges $600 for each bone graft. I had to heal 4 wekks before getting the full upper denture which he charges $1100. I think that is too much too, they are acyrlic and are pretty but I still feel sad wearing them. I hate the feeling on the roof of my mouth and hate the glue stuff that I use to feel safe wearing them.
Implant quote is $1500 for only for the implant and $ 400 for the abutement.($1900 total with using the denture he had made for me last week)(Wayne NJ prices)
I feel I am being ripped off.:(
Since: Jan 10
#5 Aug 16, 2010
We're nearly neighbors ;)
I'll know next month the cost range around here for advanced procedures in the Philly 'burbs and will post then.
My interim partial dentures were charged at $1242 for both upper and lower (all acrylic), the insurance doesn't pay anything but the cost allowed through them dropped to $566 (they call it the negotiated fee)- so the acrylic partials cost me $283 for each one (not the $621 @ the dentist billed).
The new partials were billed at $4103 (WHOA!), thank heavens for the negotiated price - took it down to $1974 that I have to pay next month.
Try using Fixodent powder (highly recommended by the experts here and rightfully so)instead of the gooey stuff. It is so much better than creams, you'll be amazed! Still stinks having the palette and all but at least they are secure and there isn't a lot of goo when you remove them.
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#8 Aug 17, 2010
Yes we are almost neighbors lol
The $1100. was just for upper ful denture. I had to pay out of pocket. Before he does any more work on me, I told him I want to sit down and go over everything. Most will wait til 2011 anyway because my insurance may pay part of it.
If he wants to do rest of dental work on my lower teeth he will need to be reasonable. Im telling him that I will shop around to replace my old fillings and crowns and for the impants on top (4) and the 1 lower one too. I'm going to find someone that will extract it for less and do the bone graft too. I'm tiring of being over charges!
I will register right after I post this, thanks for the tip.
As far as the powder, I thought I would make a mess and it will stick where I dont want it to.
I'm goig to go trade in the unopened box of regular cream fixodent for pownder and let you know how I do. I'm so embarassed just buying this stuff. lol
Since: Aug 10
#9 Aug 17, 2010
ok I registered and went from being Karen to Karen NJ lol
I feel like the odd one, seems everyone I read about got a temp denture but my dentist did my extractions and left me with no teeth to heal.(took about four weeks, thank god I'm out of work for a foot injury) The one thing I can say is that he was gentle and dealt with my fears. I went home without pain (emotional pain yes!) no brusing, nothing... I took two liquid advil before my appointment an that was it. I ate lots of eddy fruit pops and mashed potatoes and creamed spinach...and gained a few pounds or more from it.(not good)I avoided everyone in the outside world for a month and only ran into the supermarket quickly and out through the self check out lane. now all I do it eat oh god I'm in trouble, I keep trying to eat things to see how it feels and will it work in public OMG I'm going to be a nut case.
While I'm in the emotional safety of my inside world (my house)
I don't use any paste and they stay in fairly well except when I tried watermelon. I will try the ficodent powder as Banne has advised. I wonder how long it will hold? anyone know?
I commute 2 hrs to work each day and spend 8.5 hours in the office so I need to have something that will hold that long because there is no place to fix my denture that is private or clean enough for me. The bathrooms are public and I could just see myself droping hte denture on the tile floor and breaking.
This has been so overwhelming and now that I have my full upper dentures I still feel sad. The reality of losing my teeth set in and it hurts.
I hate the way it feels having a denture in my mouth. Before geting I never wanted to take it out of my mouth but now I can't wait to take it out. I am considering and wanted to get the 4 implants to support the upper denture but I'm still scared. The process seems long. I wonder Will I be able to wear the denture I don't love in the first place ???
Have a great day all!
Since: Jan 10
#10 Aug 17, 2010
I put the powder on in the morning -it stays put better than the cream and less mouth cleanup is needed when you remove the dentures. It lasts straight through until after dinner - unless I eat something that is really hard to chew then it loosens some. I just try to eat tings I know won't cause major issues with the hold. I save chewier food items for dinner at home. You can swish a carbonated drink in your mouth if you have any trouble getting them out although if they are in all day you should have no problems.
Yes, the reality just absolutely sucks. It seems like a good idea to do this at first but when you're in pain - you really aren't thinking of long-term. It doesn't help that dentists don't tell you what to expect afterward. I hate these teeth, hate having to put them in each morning because they are so uncomfortable but I also hate the sunken mouth look (as does my teen son) so in they go.
If I knew then what I know now - LOL but of course the dentists don't tell you to do research; mine never suggested another option.
Holding off on getting teeth made so you can heal is always better than getting them made before extractions because it is such a guessing game on how your gums will be when the swelling goes down. My interims, made pre-extraction, are ridiculous. Maybe I'll feel different if they aren't so darn loose. In that aspect I am looking forward to the new ones, then I'll see what I need to do after wards. My SIL waited 6 months because her insurance would only help pay for one set. She doesn't work so that made it easier for her to do. She can keep her dentures in and eat just about everything without any adhesive at all, they are molded that well to her gums.
Give the powder a try - I know that I was pleasantly surprised by how well it works. The bottle lasts a long time as well. I am 7 months post extractions and I am only on my 3rd bottle and I do use it liberally. Just wet the denture, squirt the powder on them and do this over a bathroom trashcan - it gunks up your sink something awful if you don't. BTW - I bought 3 bottles the first time and at a drugstore on my way into the city so no one knew me - LOL.
Have a good day! I'm headed to Wendy's for the new Baja salad - I'm in a fat mood right now ;)
Since: Aug 10
#11 Aug 17, 2010
I have not gotten out of the fat mood. lol
Nor have I left the house at all today, think I'll go out after dark when there is less likely a chance I will run into anyone I know.
I hae a dentist appointment tomorrow so I guess I will pass on using anything since he will most likely want to take them out and have a look, then a few hours later I have a doc appointent so I'll run home and try the powder. Thanks for all the advise. I really need to adjust to keeping my denture in. I feel old with them in (50 now...metally 80 with dentures lol)
Hope you enjoy Wendy's salad, that is my son's favorite fast food place, he just turned 22.
By the way I saw a dentist that seems good in your area but I bet he is expensive (Dr. David DiGiallorenzo)he does metal free implants, I sure would love to talk to him. I need someone as talented as he is in my area.
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Since: Jan 10
#12 Aug 17, 2010
LOL Karen - fat mood rocks when you are bummed out ;)
I'm 47 and feel your pain - dentures at our age - what the heck!?!
And I so understand not leaving the house. The weird thing for me was initially I did go out but now - I work, come home and that's it. No trips to visit family or friends in the city - I stay home with my son (oh, he plays video game - doesn't hang out with this old broad - LOL) and my ridiculously adorable dogs. Work, house, food shopping - that's it. Quality of life is totally crap as far as I'm concerned. I feel like I'm just going through a bad depression stage (at least I hope!)- I am seriously hoping that the newer dentures are more comfortable - maybe I won't feel so self conscious. I'll let you know.
My son just said... wah, wah, wah - get the wahmulance - lol. I'm going to beat that brat ;)
Since: Aug 10
#13 Aug 17, 2010
We are close in age so you truly understand.
I avoid the family too! I have not told my parents, they think that I just needed some implants and maybe a part of a bridge.
They offer to go with me but I refused, I don't want anyone to know the truth, it hurts too much.
My mom will tell the world about this, she tells everything to everybody so I am hiding this from her.
Prior to getting my dentures I was walking through the supermarket and not too far in front of me was my nephew and his girlfriend that I have yet to meet. I freaked and got out of the store before they saw me. I would have died being upper toothless and meeting her that way. Thety invited me for dinner last week and I had to decline.
My son plays xbox likes its his life line lol.
Hee just went on a date,(thank god he has been driving me nuts ever since he broke off with with his girlfriend that was a little brat, her true colors come out when she found out he was not going to go to law school, I guess she wanted to be married to a lawyer) My computer is dying and so I use Christopher's any chance I get. And yes my dog is here with me ( my best friend right now, he noticed my new teeth, I can tell by the way he looks at me lol) I spoke to the girl from my dentist office, she called because the doc told her to call and check on me. I guess the caring comes into play with the price I pay him ha ha....Told her I would cancel my appointment for tomorrow if he was going to ask me to pay for the things the insurance company didn't cover. She checked with him and he said I didn't have to pay it right now and not to cancel my appointment.
I must say I have come though this physically without any pain and no sore spots so far. I wonder if its because I went without any upper teeth for 4-5 weeks since the extractions.
I do like this dentist, I just don't like his fees.
So my issues are mentally and hating the feeling of the denture if tho it fits well. I just need to come to terms with it and learn to love it.
I'm ok so with talking to strangers in public with my denture but I fear the people they knew me previous will be full of questions and I will have to lie.
This is definately a stage of depression we are going through.
It will get better!!!
Since: Aug 10
#14 Aug 17, 2010
International prices (Hungary)... why can't I find something like this for the United States??? this way when the dentist says I'm charging this amount I least you have an idea what the normal charge just might be. This is so unfair, these dentists have us over a barrel.
Dental Implant (Oraltronics)
Implant $ 350.00
Abutment $ 300.00
Implant Crown $ 380.00
Implant Placement $ 340.00
Dental Implant (Nobel Biocare)
Implant $ 660.00
Abutment $ 490.00
Implant Placement $ 340.00
Implant Crown $ 380 .00
Digital X-Ray Gratis
Ortho-Pantograph $ 55 .00
CT Scan $ 370.00
Extraction $ 60.00
Extraction (surgical)$ 180.00
Resection $ 180.00
Implant - Oraltronics (incl Abutment and Placement)$ 990.00
Implant - Nobel Biocare (incl Abutment and Placement)$ 1490.00
Sinus Closing $ 180.00
Sinus Lift $ 1200.00
Artificial Bone Replacement (maximum cost)$ 1200.00
Closed Curettage Periodontal Surgery/Quad $ 240.00
Closed Curettage Periodontal Surgery/Tooth $ 35.00
Open Curettage Periodontal Surgery/Quad $ 475.00
Open Curettage Periodontal Surgery/Tooth $ 70.00
Emdogain $ 1200.00
Root Canal Treatment/Canal $ 120 .00
Cement Filling $ 55.00
Composite Filling $110.00
Soft Laser Treatment Gratis
Ceramic Inlay/Onlay $ 290.00
Composite Inlay/Onlay (Gradia)$ 290.00
Post/Core $ 90.00
Zircon Post/Core $ 125.00
Glass Fiber Post/Core $ 110.00
AKV Post $ 325.00
Porcelain Crown Fused To Metal $ 350.00
Porcelain Bridge Unit Fused To Metal $ 350.00
Porcelain Crown Fused To Metal On Implant $ 380 .00
Porcelain Crown Fused to Gold (gold not incl.)$ 350.00
Porcelain Bridge Unit Fused to Gold (gold not incl.)$ 350.00
Aesthetic Shoulder Porcelain $ 60.00
Full Porcelain Crown (Procera)$ 625.00
Full Porcelain Bridge (Zirconium, per Unit)$ 770.00
Full Cast Metal Crown $ 240.00
Temporary Crown Gratis
Plastic Crown/Acrylic Crown $ 60.00
Plastic Bridge Unit/Acrylic Bridge Unit $ 60.00
Porcelain Crown Fused To Metal (long term)$ 190.00
Porcelain Veneer $ 320.00
Crown/Bridge Removal Gratis
Oraltronics Full Porcelain Abutment $ 510.00
Nobel Biocare Full Porcelain Abutment $ 510.00
Denture Upper or Lower (complete with teeth)$ 600.00
Telescopic Crown (primary and secondary)$ 400.00
Denture Reline/Rebase $ 85.00
Cast Partial Upper or Lower (complete with teeth)$ 720.00
Precision Attachment $ 420.00
Long Term Temporary Partial Denture $ 440.00
Long Term Temporary Tooth $ 90.00
Clip Bar System $ 420.00
Adding Tooth $ 90.00
Dental Hygenic Treatment $ 110.00
Conventional Tooth Whitening Upper/Lower (kit)$ 280.00
Zoom Tooth Whitening Upper/Lower $ 480.00
Gnathological Treatment $ 520.00
Night-guard $ 220.00
Laughing Gas/General Anaesthesia (hourly)$ 160.00
Gold/gr $ 80.00
Medical package $ 13 .00
Tooth Jewel $ 155.00
#15 Aug 17, 2010
I doubt that the people in Hungary think these are great prices .... we make more, so the pricing seems like less, but it is just proportionate to our incomes. There is a woman on another thread that said she flew to Costa Rica and had her implants put in at a fraction of the cost. Maybe that can work for you??? Also, I know that KY has pretty good pricing on dental work as well as some southern states as their cost of living is much lower - that might be something you could check out as well. I think though that being able to jump into the car and get to and from my dentist whenever I had a problem was well worth the cost. I really think these dentists have earned their money.
Since: Aug 10
#16 Aug 18, 2010
You are right. I could not go international but I just want to make sure that I am being charged fair prices rather than being charged too much.
Silly me I want a pricing guide just so see what othes might charge.
I do want upper implants so I'm trying to get educated as much as I can. There is one place in Jersey that does the all on 4 (very close to NY) so much so they call themselves Manhattan South, NJ (they are really located in Hackensack NJ)
List of Amenities:
MALO Advanced Oral Rehabilitation is located within MALO CLINIC Health and Wellness, a state-of-the-art, 70,000 sq. ft. facility which is part of a global network of clinics redefining the concept of Medical Spas. MALO Advanced Oral Rehabilitation patients will have access to amenities that include:
- Patient waiting rooms with full Wi-Fi access
- Privacy cubicles with MP3 players
- Coffee bar
- Cyber lounge
- Children's section
- Panoramic views of downtown Manhattan
This place will most likely cost big bucks but I bet they do a good job but I doubt I'll be able to afford their prices.:(
#17 Aug 18, 2010
Whoa ... MALO ... their "amenities" might mean you're paying a little fluff. Try calling 1-800-DENTIST ... they may have a recommendation of a private dentist for you. I got three estimates before I started this process - but started out thinking it would only be a denture ... I had no one that could give me direction and no forum to turn to - so, I think you are providing some great information ... you go for it girl!
Since: Aug 10
#18 Aug 18, 2010
Yes I can't believe a dentist office has amenities lol I'm sure the fee includes something that is close to the cost of a nice hotel room.
I'm thankful for all the information you and the others have provided. I will have no choice but to take my time live with the denture that I don't love and continue to do my reseach.
No MALO hotel/dentist for me... They even got all wordy and called it Advanced Oral Rehabilitation I guess you stay there awhile lol. Our rehab is at home!
#19 Aug 18, 2010
Oh God, even "false teeth" is getting politically correct ... whatever.
I never in a million years thought that I would EVER have more than a denture .... do not resign yourself, because if you give up you might not hear when opportunity knocks ....
Since: Aug 10
#20 Aug 19, 2010
I must agree I too never thought I would either.
I will keep my ears & eyes open so when opportunity knocks, I won't miss it!
Enjoy your day!
#21 Aug 19, 2010
While you are not working is a good time to experiment with what you can eat and how much or little paste to use. Try to take one
step at a time and be gentle with yourself. This eating will pass when you satisfy your curiousity. I had similar experience and
worried about gaining weight. Got thru four months with the temp
denture on top of newly placed (5) implants. It takes 3-4 months
to heel and for implants to become part of your body. As time went on i ate more and more even going out.
After the four months i got the overdenture supported by the 5
implants. The ONLY problem i'm having with it is removal as it's a
tight fit. It feels much better than conventional denture and there is no palate.
Give yourself time. You can always have implants placed at a later
date if the denture continues to bother you. My overdenture is made of porcelain and looks very natural. Only time will tell as
to going thru the adjustment period and removal after meals and
You could have every tooth in your mouth extracted and later decide
to get implants. Also bottom implants are much easier than top.
Sometimes people require a sinus augmentation with upperimplants.
Take it easy and keep your spirits up enjoying the time you have
before your return to the work world.
#22 Aug 19, 2010
Remember too, Karen, that although the implant process is long, the time is going to pass anyway. You will be able to wear your denture while the implants heal. They just drill holes into it where the new implants are .... Also, try using Fixodent POWDER instead of that nasty paste. You have enough problems without worrying about that stuff getting stuck to the top of your mouth .... just remember to avoid sodas and too warm drinks because both help to loosen the powder ... it works great.
Marian's advice is excellent - all of it -
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