There are three common options for dental patients needing teeth replacement. Those choices are dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Each one has its own benefit and the cost can vary depending on multiple factors. Some of those factors are the age of the patient, what their overall health is, any pre-existing conditions, how much deterioration has already taken place, and where the patient lives within the U.S. Typically, dental costs are higher in more metropolitan areas than in rural areas.
Dentures, whether they are full or partials can vary in price from $1,000 to $9,000. The determining factors are those listed above and how much additional reconstructive work needs to be done. These closely resemble natural teeth, and the base is adhered to the gums. This option is not necessarily a permanent form, but an option for those looking at the lower end of the cost spectrum.
Bridges come in three different types: Traditional, Cantilever, and Resin-bonded. The Traditional Bridge which is the most common form is made of porcelain, infused to metal or ceramic. Between the three variations, costs can range from $3,000 to $12,000.
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular form of teeth replacement. They are essentially a root replacement and the foundation on which the rest of the work will be completed. That is because once the implant is in the restoration work can be completed. This is also a permanent solution to tooth loss. The expense typically starts around $4,000 and goes up from there. Dental implants can cost more than the other two options because of all the work that has to take place to actually prep for the implant, but if properly cared for, they can last a lifetime.