The average cost of dental implants in the United States is about $4000 as of March 2015, claims the Dental Implant Cost Guide. The calculated value includes the cost of the implant, abutment and crown for a single tooth.
Dental implants consist of the implant, abutment and crown, states the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. The dental implant is usually a cylindrical or tapered post that replaces the functions of the tooth root. Abutments are connectors that are placed on top of dental implants as a bridge to the replacement tooth. A crown is a custom-made tooth replacement attached to the abutment.
The tooth implant alone usually costs between $1000 and $3000 per tooth as of March 2015, states the Dental Implant Cost Guide. The abutment and crown cost $500 to $3000 on average.