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Mini denture implants cost is just about one-fourth the cost of regular implants. The benefits of having denture implants are many. For one the implants and denture placement can be done on the same day. No need to wait for the healing of the mini implants. With regular implants you need to wait as long as 6 months for the titanium implant to fully integrate with your jawbone. With same day implants you can walk out of the dentists with your dentures in place and start having a normal life from that very evening.
Mini implants are actually small sized implant made of titanium. Mini implants sizes in terms of diameters are 1.8 mm, 2.1 mm, 2.4 mm and 2.9 mm and they come in 4 different lengths. This titanium stud when implanted in the jawbone acts like the root of your tooth. When a denture is fitted on this implant it fixes it in place and makes it stable. With mini implants you can chew all sorts of foods even many hard woods. But these are thinner compared to normal implants and you should check with your dentist about the amount of force they can withstand.
Some dentists use mini implants to do single tooth replacement as it allows for same-day loading of replacement tooth and crown. But, it is not usually recommended, as the thinner implant cannot withstand the higher stresses and strains. To repair the failed implant will then cost you more than using regular implant.
Regular dental implant cost can vary from one company to another and their life spans vary too. A Branemark dental implant costs around US$3500 each. The newer “models” can now be finished in about 6 weeks depending on clinical conditions. The dental implants procedure can take anywhere between 2-6 months depending on the quality and density of the bone receiving the implant. Costs vary from $1500 – $5000 depending on which area you reside in.
On the east or west coast dental implant cost can range up to $5000 per dental implants but in areas in between it can be from $700 to $1000 per implant for straight forward single implants. The only way you will know the cost is to visit a few dentists and get quotes. Don’t go choose someone because they are offered the cheapest rates. Remember you get what you pay for this is VERY true about dental implants.
The best value for money can be found at the dental colleges. They don’t let the students do it, only the actual dentist/instructors do while the student’s watch. The time frame for treatment is 6 months but before that you might have wait for your turn, as there are long waiting periods at dental school clinics. The dental implant cost about $750 which is about 1/4 the cost of other dentists. Mini dental implants will be much cheaper. But, you better confirm with the school as not many may be offering mini implants.
How much does mini denture implants cost on good dental insurance? Only few insurance companies cover mini dental implants cost. Most insurance providers cover dentures. But, whether they cover mini dental implants will depend on whether they consider it as essential or cosmetic. Without insurance you will pay about $1000 dollars for mini denture implants. Expect to pay at least half up front at the consultation, and the rest had to be paid off before start of treatment.