Dental Implants
Cost & FAQs

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Dental Implants
Cost & FAQs

Schedule your CONSULTATION today!
Call (219) 252-2452

What Do Dental Implants Cost?

While we appreciate your need to know the cost of dental implants and teeth, please understand that this is impossible to quote over the phone. The last thing we want to do is mislead you. We understand that a lot of offices will “low ball” callers providing low estimates to get you in the door. We choose to operate with more honesty and integrity. The cost of treatment can vary between patients because no two mouths are ever the same and we don’t know your needs until we meet you. You should also know that different offices and doctors may have very different experience levels and some may use poor, substandard implants or teeth. At Aspire Implant Center, we only use the highest quality, FDA approved implants and zirconia teeth which we can guarantee. When calling offices asking about cost be sure to ask four other questions.  
1) “How much experience does your doctor have in full mouth dental implants and how many of these did you start and finish last week?”  
2) “When quoting me your fee, is that the fee for fixed teeth that do not come in and out of my mouth?” 
3) “Is the fee you quoted the final ‘all-inclusive” fee from start to finish and you promise not to add in costs as I go through treatment and before the final teeth?”
4) “Can you give me a guarantee regarding the durability of my final teeth?”
On this page, you’ll find information about what is included in our dental implants solutions and general pricing. We’ve also shared information about dental financing options. However, to get an accurate idea of what your dental implants will cost is to come in for a consultation. Start by calling a Treatment Coordinator.

Experience Matters When Choosing Your Doctor

When reviewing and comparing costs, it’s important to consider that “dental implants” include an array of medical procedures that requires education, experience, and expertise. Cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry is both art and science. Realize that you are buying a service rather than a product; a service that can change your life and give you teeth and a smile that will change your life and can last a lifetime. This is not a time in your life to simply find the cheapest bidder with generic implants, materials and overseas dental laboratories. Our doctors have extensive experience and education and take pride in using quality materials and time-tested methods.

A Range of Pricing

First, here are the most commonly accepted figures: A single dental implant may cost on average from $3,000 to $6,000 to be placed and restored. If you were interested in replacing all of your top or all of your bottom teeth with full-arch fixed implant bridges (often referred to as “All-on-4 ” or “Teeth in a day” then this can cost on average $15,000 to $35,000 (or more) per arch. 

Patients often ask, “Do you take my dental insurance?” The simple fact is that it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, this procedure is not covered by insurance and the maximum benefit of a policy is usually only $1,000 to $1,500 per year. Rest assured that if you have available benefits and our staff can’t get $1,000 from your insurance company, then we will credit that amount to your treatment. 

Another fact is that most patients will need payment plans and our staff can assist you to secure this financing. Many of our patients are surprised to find out they may qualify for a completely new smile for as little as $250/month.

You Get What You Pay For

Can you find a dentist who can provide dental implants for less? Absolutely. You can always find someone cheaper to do anything. Similarly, you can always find someone less skilled and with less experience. But do you really want to trust your healthcare and future smile with the cheapest bidder? No, of course not. We offer in-house and outside financing in an attempt to make this affordable for you. Come in and see what we can do for you.

More Cost Effective

While more expensive than dentures, dental implants are the more cost-effective option for dental restoration, and provide a more natural, secure, longer-lasting solution. Other options, such as a tooth-supported bridge, have a limited lifespan and must be replaced. The American Dental Association reports that the average bridge must be replaced every 10.1 years. However, clinical studies have shown that implant-supported crowns (like we’re discussing here) are effective at 20+ years in 95% of cases. This study shows a 98.8% 10-year survival rate of dental implants, which means the implants will almost certainly outlast bridges. Other studies have shown the effectiveness of dental implants in the shorter term. This Swedish study showed a 98.2% survival rate of the implant (Not for patients; there were no fatalities reported in the study!) over 32 months with the immediately loaded implants. Implants may be more expensive up-front, but over time their superior value and lifespan mean you’ll save money in the long run.

What's Included in Our Price?

Initial Consultation

The first time you meet with your doctor is extremely important. Much of the planning for the rest of the treatment will be done during the first consultation. The dentist will assess the health of the teeth and jaw bone. You will also need diagnostic imaging during this visit. At Aspire Implant Center, we use an innovative, high-speed scanner that, when combined with CAD/CAM software, provides a photo-realistic 3D digitalization of a patient’s face to create highly individualized, remarkably precise dental prostheses.

Dental Implant Surgery

After the initial consultation, you are scheduled for surgery implantation where the dentist will place the actual dental implants and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted. While these won’t be your final implants, you will leave our offices after this visit with beautiful, fixed, functional teeth.

Follow-up Appointment

After 3-6 months, when the implants are fused to the natural bone, the dentist will take new impressions of your mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit. This helps ensure that the teeth will last for decades, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.

Advanced Care


Dental implants fall into the category of restoration dentistry and have their own category of implantology. Implant surgery can be done by a periodontist, or a dentist with advanced training in implantology. Because of the training necessary to perform the procedure, it’s common for the dental professional to charge a higher fee than for other services.

General Anesthetic

Some patients may choose to undergo general anesthetic during the dental implant procedure, meaning the patient is asleep for the whole procedure. This is more expensive and requires an anesthesiologist to be present for the entire surgery. It’s more common to perform the procedure using a local anesthetic, meaning the areas the dentist is working on are numbed but the patient is awake. Some patients might be too nervous during the procedure if they are awake, and if this is a problem you should consider asking for a sedative to ease your anxiety if you’ll be under local anesthetic.

Bone Grafts


Patients who have lost a lot of bone may also require bone grafts. Bone grafts are performed in a separate procedure, several months before the implant is placed, and will require several months to heal and for the graft to fuse into the regular bone. This extra procedure will, of course, mean additional costs. This also means you won’t be able to have the procedure done in one trip since the graft will take time to grow into the bone and you need to allow tissues to heal.

Dental Implant Materials

The type of material used in the crown can make a big difference. Crowns made of acrylic resin are the most affordable but don’t look nearly as natural as ceramic crowns or porcelain crowns. Porcelain and ceramic also tend to be stronger, which is another reason they’re preferred for visible teeth. Resin crowns are also much less durable and will need to be replaced much sooner than other materials. In general, it starts with a solid block of Prettau® Zirconia, which is hand-colored and polished to match natural teeth and gums, and anchored to the implants. Zirconia bridges achieve a bite and smile that is virtually indistinguishable from healthy, natural teeth and gums and are able to withstand significant pressure and resist chipping, fractures, and wear.

Teeth Location


Which teeth are being replaced also influences the cost of treatment. Front teeth are much harder for the surgeon to work on and require more skill to make the implant look like a natural tooth. As a rule, visible teeth tend to be more expensive, and the surgery tends to be longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Typically made of titanium or zirconia, dental implants are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth. They are the longest-lasting solution available.

All-on-4® is a trademarked treatment procedure that essentially involves replacement of all missing teeth in one jaw by using only 4 implants. This procedure is especially beneficial in patients who have lost a lot of bone in the back areas of the mouth.

First, here are the most commonly accepted figures: The total dental implant costs for a single dental implant to be placed and restored range on average from $3,000 to $6,000 per restored implant. The typical cost is usually around $4,500.

Can you find a dentist who can provide dental implants for less? Absolutely. You can always find someone cheaper. Just like you can always find someone less skilled and with less experience.

The All-on-4 also called “Teeth in a Day,” procedure can run between $30,000 – $40,000. Often the total cost is financed and spread out over monthly payments, which can range between $ 300-400 per top or bottom arch or $675 for the entire or full mouth based on approved credit.

Be sure when comparing costs, you compare everything involved with the procedure. Many times, an advertisement for a cheap implant does not include everything required in the procedure. The cost to cover all expenses associated with the planned treatment usually includes the following:

  • Sedation
  • Any extractions
  • Removal of infected tissues (bone and gum)
  • Implant placement
  • Temporary and final dentures/bridges

Generally, dental implants are not covered by dental insurance. However, policies do vary and most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget.

Although discomfort varies from person to person, most patients say it was much less discomfort than they thought it would be. During the surgical procedure, you will be given an anesthetic, so you will feel little or no discomfort. When placing the implants, our doctors use gentle techniques, and because the doctor is working in a clean environment, there is little chance for infection. If you follow all postoperative instructions and take the required antibiotics, there is minimal discomfort. All patients are given pain medications, but many don’t use them.

You’ll be comforted to know that placing an implant is easier than taking a tooth out. Usually a local anesthetic is used, which means you are awake during the surgery. But if you’re very nervous about the surgery, you have sedative options to make you more comfortable during the operation, including IV sedation, which can put you in varying stages of consciousness. This is also known as general anesthesia and will put you into a deep sleep until it wears off.

Immediately after the surgery and for a few days you will likely experience some discomfort. After all, this is a major dental procedure. However, any pain should be manageable. Discomfort may be felt in the chin, cheeks, or underneath the eyes. You may also experience bruising of the skin and gums, pain at the implant site, and minor bleeding. Painkillers, such as Ibuprofen, will be recommended.
You will typically spend up to 3 days with us, in our office. But the actual procedure is completed within a 24-hour period.
You get your beautiful, functioning full arch temporary healing prosthesis. This one is different material then the final one to allow any adjustments and specifications to be made prior to the milling of your final.
Initially you will only use a mediated mouth rinse prescribed by your doctor. Once your mouth is healed, you will use a waterpik to clean around the implants and under the secured denture. You will also schedule regular follow up visits with your dentist for cleanings.
Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is likely a suitable candidate for dental implants. However, these are certain conditions that may complicate or prohibit implant treatment. Patients with certain complications, such as chronic diseases, heavy smoking or alcohol abuse may not be candidates for implants. Your doctor will determine whether or not this treatment is right for you after a complete physical exam and evaluation of your medical history.