As of 2015, dental patients interested in getting denture implants can expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000 for the procedure. The total cost of denture implants depends upon the system used by the dentist and what an individual dentist normally charges.
Denture implants are expensive because they require more professional training and expertise to perform than other dental procedures. This type of procedure is considered aesthetic in nature, which is why many insurance companies won't provide coverage for it. Some insurers might pay for denture implants, if the procedure is deemed necessary for good health. Individuals must contact their insurance company for information about cosmetic dentistry coverage. Denture implants are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term treatment.
Denture implants are also known as mini dental implants. This procedure is similar to other dental implant methods in that it involves inserting titanium posts into the jaw. Unlike regular dental implants, this procedure is done to stabilize dentures so they fit better.
Dental fixtures are screwed into the implanted metal socket, and dentures remain in place during normal activities such as eating and speaking. This procedure is particularly effective for lower dentures. The implants also prevent sliding, which erodes the jaw bone. The procedure is non-invasive and relatively painless.