The Dental Implant Cost Guide states that it is the leading online resource for information about dental implant pricing. The Dental Implant Cost Guide addresses frequently asked questions pertaining to type and cost ranges of dental implants as well as issues of safety and aesthetics.
Resource sites enabling individuals to locate dentists, such as 1-800-Dentist, also offer brief overviews of dental implants, dental implant procedures, cost ranges and contact information for local dentists. Discount plans, such as DentalPlans and Brighter, offer a 15 to 25 percent discount on dental implants for an annual membership fee, reports Time.
Some dental schools, such as the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, offer reduced rates on dental implants. Advanced students under close supervision perform the procedure, states UCSF School of Dentistry. The student dentistry clinic may apply certain restrictions, such as cash only or dental implants limited to the back teeth.
Dental implants are typically more expensive than bridges and dentures, reports 1-800-Dentist. Dental implants last longer than bridges and dentures, but the implant procedure is a three-step process encompassing oral surgery, time for the implant to fuse to the bone and follow-up visits over the course of several months. Dental insurance often does not cover the cost of the procedure.