How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Canada?

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Dental implants have a range of costs in Canada and the final price depends on the type of procedure you have. Typically, dental implants in Canada can cost between $1,000 and $6,000. They can go higher in some cases.

That is roughly about the same as what you would pay in the United States, although the U.S. starts pricing dental implants at $1,500 rather than $1,000. Dental implants in Mexico are far cheaper, averaging around $699 but that doesn’t speak to quality or safety.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a permanent way to restore missing teeth. Dental implants look natural and have the same tooth function as real teeth. It involves using titanium to create an artificial root. The root is attached to your jawbone and then the replacement tooth is set in the metal root.

There are two types of dental implants endosteal and suberiosteal implants. The endosteal procedure is a good choice for those who are young and healthy. The procedure results in the implant being screwed into the jawbone. This procedure includes examining different things like your bone capacity, the ridge, and jaw size. This procedure can cost extra for more extensive examinations.

A subperiosteal implant procedure is the one recommended for older patients. This is used for those with weaker jawbones or skulls. The risks of inflammation are greater with this procedure if all protocols are followed.

With this procedure, the implant is set beneath the gum and affixed to the jawbone. There are some cases where it’s positioned above the jawbone.

Are the Metals Used Safe?

Dental implants involve using either titanium or zirconia. Both metals are considered safe for this type of procedure. The main difference is in cost.

Titanium is often used for bone surgeries and reconstruction procedures outside using it for dental implants. It is considered a good choice because it isn’t rejected as a foreign element in the body. The body accepts it as a part of bone structure. The jawbone will continue to grow around the titanium metal root.

Zirconia is a cheaper than titanium. That’s because it’s a new product that has only started being used in dental procedures recently. The primary difference is how specialists set the artificial root and tooth. With zirconia, the surgeon has to carve out teeth in the implant process.

Who Pays for Implants?

While insurance companies will pay for many dental services including bridges and dentures, many will not pay for implants.

A lot of insurance consider implants to be more cosmetic than functional. Yet, implants offer better function than bridges or dentures. They are a permanent solution to the problem of function.

The fact that many insurance companies don’t want to pay for implants means there will be more out-of-pocket costs. You should check with your insurance company to see exactly what your policy covers.

Talking with the office staff managing the financial aspect of dental procedures could offer a solution for paying for implants. Solutions include interest-free payments and working to finance procedures.

Time for Implants

One thing to be aware of if considering getting dental implants is that you will need to carve out some time for the procedure. That is particularly true if you are getting multiple procedures.

Implant procedures can take between one and two hours per tooth. Installing multiple implants will take longer so you could spend the day in a dental chair if the dentist is installing four or more at once.

Those considering dental implants in Canada should talk to their dentist about which procedure is right for them. It could depend on other factors like how many teeth are being replaced and your health. A big consideration is the condition of your mouth and jaw.

Feel free to call us to discuss dental implants and the cost. We can set up an exam and give you information that will help you make a decision.

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