Patients will find many options in Fort Lauderdale for dental implants. However, it’s important to understand the general costs of implants and how to compare costs between dental offices to make sure you find a provider that’s a good fit.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Fort Lauderdale, FL?
The cost of dental implants in Fort Lauderdale will vary on several factors, so expect to find a wide range of cost options.
How Much Does It Cost to Get One Dental Implant in Florida?
For one dental implant, patients in Florida will pay between $3,000 – $6,000 (which is the national average). It’s likely that the majority of your options will trend on the higher end of that range if you’re in places like Fort Lauderdale.
How Much Does a Full Set of Teeth Implants Cost in Florida?
A full set of teeth implants (sometimes called teeth in a day) is a cost-effective solution for patients who need an entire row of teeth (or both rows of teeth) replaced. The price for teeth-in-a-day in Florida tends to follow the national average, which ranges from $25,000 – $45,000 per row of teeth.
If you want both top and bottom teeth replaced, the price will be roughly $50,000 to over $80,000+. While the price can seem daunting, not all offices charge the national average. For example, our office charges $14,950 per row of teeth for the full arch dental implants, which is an all-inclusive price.
We will discuss more about what to consider when comparing costs later in this article.
How Much Are Dentures in Florida?
Dentures in Florida, much like dental implants, tend to be on the higher end of the national price range, and the specific cost will depend on the style of dentures you get:
Traditional dentures use an adhesive or glue to stick your fake teeth to your gums. Traditional dentures will range from $600 – $1500, though that pricing can be higher depending on the materials the dentures are made from. However, if a patient needs teeth extracted to use dentures, the surgical costs will add up quickly.
Dentures are usually made from low-cost materials, like acrylic. This material is porous, which can harbor bacteria responsible for creating foul odors. It’s why those who wear dentures have to take them out at night to clean. Dentures are also bulky, uncomfortable, and will come with a number of dietary restrictions.
Snap-in dentures are a type of dentures that use the same kind of materials for the fake teeth, but don’t use glues or adhesives to connect to your gums. Instead, snap-in dentures will connect to (i.e., snaps onto) screws that have been placed into your jawbone. While snap-in dentures provide more stability compared to traditional dentures, the connection is not permanent as the fake teeth still need to be removed nightly for cleanings.
Snap-in dentures have a national average cost of $8,000 – $12,000, and patients in Florida can expect pricing to be on the higher end of that range. The fake teeth will also need to be replaced around every five years, which have an average cost of $2,500 – $5,000 per row of teeth.
The fake teeth on snap-in dentures are made of acrylic, like traditional dentures. That means they’ll come with the same cleaning issues and dietary restrictions, while also being bulky.
What Should I Consider When Comparing Costs?
You may come across an office with attractive pricing for dental implants, but it is important to make sure you don’t choose an office only because of advertised pricing as low prices might reflect low quality or the price might not be all-inclusive:
Many offices may advertise a low price because it uses low-quality materials. For instance, an office may advertise the price of dental implants made from acrylic or porcelain, which are lower-grade materials more prone to damage. The cost of zirconia, the standard of quality for dental implants, may be considerably higher.
An office with an exceptionally low price may use low-quality posts for the implants. Dental implant posts that are too short or too thin may lower the price, but they’ll increase the chance of implant failure.
Who Performs the Procedure
A low price might also be reflective of the expertise and qualifications of the doctor. In general, patients should choose oral surgeons with experience in placing dental implants. A general dentist or prosthodontist might charge less for placing dental implants, but they won’t have the same kind experience as an oral surgeon. Placing dental implants is a surgery, so an oral surgeon is always the best choice.
Oral surgeons will also be able to offer painless sedation (so you won’t be awake or feel anything during the surgery). General dentists and prosthodontists won’t be able to offer this kind of sedation, which will make the surgery more uncomfortable and potentially longer.
Oftentimes, less reputable offices may attempt to surprise you with hidden or unexpected fees during the process of receiving dental implants. In general, patients should inquire if the initial price is all-inclusive (our office offers an all-inclusive price on all-on-4 dental implants). Specifically, patients should ask if the quoted fees include:
- the cost of IV sedation
- the cost of the surgery
- the cost of temporary teeth
- the cost of permanent zirconia teeth
- if follow-up appointments are included in the price
- any other expected fees
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants in Fort Lauderdale, FL?
It is rare for insurance to cover the cost of single or full mouth dental implants. While exceptions do exist, they are exceedingly rare. We encourage you to speak with your insurance provider to determine what coverage, if any, is offered to dental implants.
What Are Dental Implant Payment Options?
There are several potential options to finance dental implants. Here’s a quick look at some of the most common strategies:
- Healthcare installment plans
- Borrowing from a retirement plan
- Taking a personal loan
- Possible dental insurance coverage
The majority of offices that offer dental implants will usually offer some kind of healthcare installment plan, financed through third-party providers.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent solutions for patients who have damaged, missing, or rotting teeth. Unlike dentures or veneers, dental implants look and function like real teeth. They come with no food restrictions, and they can last a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several benefits to patients:
- Permanent solution to failing teeth
- Restoration of normal oral function, like eating and speaking
- Normal speech is not inhibited by dental implants
- No dietary restrictions, like with dentures
- Can help regrow jawbone
For eligible patients, our office will almost always recommend dental implants to patients with rotting, damaged, or missing teeth.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are designed to be permanent, and many patients have reported dental implants last 50 years, while research has shown that dental implants can last for 30 years or longer. The life of dental implants is largely determined on how well they’re placed, the materials used, and how well the patient cares for them after the procedure is complete.
To make sure your dental implants last as long as possible:
- Choose an oral surgeon with experience placing implants
- Make sure implants have titanium screws, implants posts that are wide and deep enough to firmly attach to your jawbone, and zirconia crowns
- Continue to follow normal oral hygiene, like daily brushing, using mouthwash, and seeing a dentist for regular cleanings.
Full Mouth Dental Implants Fort Lauderdale FL
One of the most cost-effective ways to restore an entire mouthful of teeth is to get full mouth dental implants. In this procedure, an entire row of new teeth is supported by only four dental implants, which allows for faster healing and lower chances of implant failure.
Best Dental Implant Doctor in Fort Lauderdale FL
The best dental implant doctor in Fort Lauderdale, or in any location, will be the one that’s the best match for your specific needs and wants. If you need help making sure a dental implant office is a good choice, make sure that they offer the following:
- Oral surgeons (not “implantologists”) with expertise in placing dental implants
- High-quality materials (specifically, titanium implants, zirconia crowns, and implant posts of appropriate width and length)
- All-inclusive pricing (or clear, transparent pricing)
- Experience in successfully placing dental implants
We have worked with many patients from the Ft. Lauderdale area who have needed dental implants. Our oral surgeons have placed thousands of dental implants successfully, and we would love to talk to you about how we can comfortably and affordably place dental implants for you.