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Dental Implants Cost

If you want to replace missing teeth, it is important to invest in a highly functional and long-lasting solution like dental implants.

While implants can cost patients in the Charleston, SC, area about $3,000 to $4,500, they provide superior stability and long-term value.

Learn more about the factors influencing cost, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Matt Dillard to get your personalized estimate today.

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Breaking Down Your Treatment Costs

Dental implants are not a one-size-fits-all procedure. There are several elements unique to your treatment that play a role in the total cost.

Number of Implants

The main factor affecting the cost of treatment is the number of implants needed to restore your smile. A single tooth replacement will require one implant, while a full mouth restoration may involve six to eight implants per arch. In general, implants are priced individually, so the more teeth you are missing, the higher your total cost.

Procedure Fees

Dental implant treatment is custom-tailored to your unique needs. The equipment, lab work, and sedation you require may add to your overall costs. While Dr. Dillard will try to keep additional fees to a minimum, we must take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure your safety and the best possible results.

Dental Restoration

Implant-supported restorations range in price depending on the complexity and number of prosthetic teeth. A simple implant-supported crown will be less expensive than a more intricate bridge or denture. The materials you select for your prosthetic can also affect the total price. 

Additional Treatments

Before you can get dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and sufficient jawbone density. We may recommend preparatory procedures like a sinus lift, bone grafting, or periodontal therapy to improve your candidacy and prevent implant failure. 

Sedation Options

Thanks to local anesthesia, implant placement typically results in minimal discomfort. But patients who are particularly anxious about treatment can benefit from sedation options. Sedation will add to the overall cost of treatment, but can make it easier for many patients to undergo the procedure at our Charleston or Walterboro offices.

Dental Implant Financing Options

Our Charleston, SC, practice accepts flexible financing through CareCredit® to help you manage your dental implant costs. CareCredit is a third-party financing company that offers little- to no-interest plans on dental procedures. Financing is a great way to reduce your initial out-of-pocket expenses and pay for treatment in affordable monthly installments. If you are interested in learning more about payment plans, send us a message online, and we will gladly answer your questions. 

Does Dental Insurance Cover Treatment?

While more and more dental insurances are paying for parts of dental implant treatment, do not expect the entire procedure to be covered. Most plans do not include coverage for the surgery, implants, and abutments. However, your insurance may help pay for your implant-supported restoration, just like it would a traditional crown, bridge, or denture. We can look into your plan during your consultation and find out what benefits you are entitled to. 

Get the Most Out of Your Investment With Dr. Dillard in Charleston, SC

Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry uses the latest technology to plan and perform dental implant treatment, so procedures are effective, precise, and worth every penny. We do everything we can to make treatment more affordable, and we will always be transparent about dental implant costs.

During your consultation with our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon at our offices in Charleston or Walterboro, you will receive a cost estimate and learn more about how we can customize your treatment.

Experience the benefits of dental implants. Contact our Charleston, SC, office today.

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Professional staff, very friendly and informative. Dr Dillard is very competent and involved in the healing process and my comfort. Not looking forward to implant surgery but wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Aimar McQueeney


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Dr. Dillard and staff are really great! I have had headaches that caused more discomfort than this tooth extraction. I needed a baby tooth that was fused to the bone jawbone removed for a dental implant. I have had no bruising, discomfort or complications. I recommend Dr. Dillard to anyone who needs major or extensive dental surgery.

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Consider Dental Implants as an Investment

The average cost of dental implants (about $3,000 to $4,500 per tooth) is generally much higher than traditional restorative dentistry. However, it is important to view the procedure as an investment. Dental implants prevent several oral health problems related to tooth loss and save you from needing costly restorative treatment down the line. 
Dr. Dillard tells the story of a patient who received life-changing full-mouth dental implant treatment.
"Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry uses the latest technology to plan and perform dental implant treatment, so procedures are effective, precise, and worth every penny."
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Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry

Dr. Matt Dillard is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon dedicated to your health and well being. He is highly trained in the diagnosing and treating oral health issues of the jaw, mouth, teeth, and face and performs procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and bone grafting at his state-of-the-art practices in Charleston and Walterboro, SC. He also offers emergency dentistry and affordable financing through CareCredit.

Affiliations include:

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dillard use our simple online form or call us anytime at (843) 410-5766. We look forward to meeting your smile.

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