As of 2015, dental implants cost anywhere from $1,500 to $7,500 per tooth, according to The Dental Implant Center. Crowns cost $982 on average, but the price varies substantially based on factors such as the individual dentist, type of material and location, explains Brighter.
Dental implants tend to be very expensive, not because the implants themselves are expensive, but because the surgical procedure involved in placing them requires highly specialized skills, states The Dental Implant Center.
The Brighter website features a tool in which visitors can input a ZIP code to view the average cost of dental crowns in their area. Patients can avoid the need to wear a temporary crown by visiting a dentist who uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology, notes Brighter. However, crowns dentists construct using this technology tend to be pricier than traditional crowns.