Dental implants are one of today’s most popular dental treatments but they also happen to be one of the most expensive. With an overwhelming array of cost estimates and price comparisons available online it can be difficult to determine whether you’re getting a good price for high-quality care. If you’re considering getting dental implants for medical or aesthetic reasons, then this guide will give you an overview of what you need to know so that you can make an informed decision.
Safe, high-quality, long-lasting implants come at a price and that price depends on a number of factors. If an advertised price or quote seems too good to be true, it probably is. In order to help you to determine if a price for a dental implant is reasonable, we’ll briefly describe what’s involved in the procedure and breakdown the factors which contribute to the cost.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is screwed into the jawbone to replace a natural tooth and root.
An implant is comprised of three parts: the implant device itself which replaces the tooth root, the overlying crown or denture, and the abutment which connects the implant device to the crown or denture. After the implant has been screwed into the jawbone and the tissue sutured, it is left to heal and fuse to the bone for three to six months. When the implant has attached to the bone the dentist will reopen the gum and cement the prosthetic crown onto the abutment so that it appears as a natural tooth.
Dental implants are recommended for patients who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury or tooth decay and would like a natural-looking, permanent solution which allows them to eat and talk comfortably.
Have a look at our procedure guide to find out more about the different types of dental treatments.
The table below shows the average costs in EUR for different dental treatments at an accredited medical facility in each of the following countries.
|Mexico||€1 270||€6 200||€360|
|Ireland||€1 430||€13 490||n/a|
|Thailand||€1 850||€8 300||€210|
|Germany||€2 230||€10 750||€2 250|
|UK||€2 520||€18 850||€3 120|
|Australia||€2 750||€15 900||€2 500|
|US||€4 400||€22 900||n/a|
Contact us to receive your individual price quote and treatment plan! The average hardware cost for a single dental implant including abutment and crown is with EUR 830 the lowest in Hungary. The cheapest option for all-on-4 implants for one jaw is Turkey with an average cost of EUR 4970. Veneers have the lowest price in India (on average EUR 150), followed by Hungary in Europe (EUR 240).
You are paying for specialist care. It’s wise to choose a hospital with surgeons that are highly specialized in, and who have an excellent reputation for performing the procedure. A good dentist or surgeon should make patients aware of any possible complications and side effects that could arise from the treatment, and be available for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns once you’ve arrived back home. Dental implant surgery can be performed by a periodontist, an oral surgeon, or a dentist with advanced training in implantology. These professionals undergo specialist training and as such they may charge higher fees.
The type of material used to make the crowns of dental implants can drastically affect the overall cost of your treatment.Resin composite crowns are the most affordable option but they have a less natural appearance and are much less durable so they will have to be replaced sooner than other materials. We recommend that you discuss cheaper options with your dentist or oral surgeon if you don’t want to spend more money on porcelain or ceramic, and you’re happy to replace the crown sooner. Porcelain and ceramic crowns are highly durable (lasting between 7 and 15 years, in some cases up to 20 years), and incredibly natural looking so you may want to consider having these fitted on visible teeth even if you want to save money on other teeth.
In dental implants the material of the implant device used varies depending on the individual circumstances of the patient. If periodontal disease has resulted in a loss of bone in your jaw, for example, you might need a different type of screw than patients with healthy jawbones.
The cost of the procedure will be influenced by the number of teeth which need to be treated and the position of the missing tooth or teeth. Getting as many teeth as possible treated at once can keep costs to a minimum. Consultation During the initial consultation the specialist will assess the health of your teeth and jaw bone and plan what the treatment will involve. It’s crucial that you make sure you ask for the price of the whole procedure and any additional costs at this stage. The cost must include the materials, anesthesia, clinic and professional fees and any scans and X-rays. Make the dentist aware of any problems you’ve had with your teeth or gums in the past, ask to see previous work they’ve carried out, and ask if the work is guaranteed and if so, for how long. It’s also good to ask if you’ll get a discount on replacements after the guarantee runs out. Make sure that you get the quote, guarantee, and offer of any future discounts in writing.
You’ll require diagnostic imaging such as a panoramic X-ray before undergoing a dental implant procedure. If your professional doesn’t require an X-ray for this treatment then it might be advisable to look for another dentist or oral surgeon.
If general anesthesia is required an anesthesiologist will have to be present throughout the surgery and their fees will add to your overall costs. If you have any health problems (such as high blood pressure or diabetes) which could make the surgery more complicated the price may increase. Some dentists or oral surgeons find general anesthetic unnecessary and are happy to perform the procedures under local anesthetic. However, If patients are too nervous to undergo the procedure awake, general anesthetic might be advised or a sedative to ease anxiety. This should always be discussed with the dentist on an individual case basis since general anesthesia always comes with certain risks.
Prescriptions for painkillers and mouthwash may be added to the overall treatment costs.
You are purchasing the implant which is made up of three parts: the implant device itself which replaces the tooth root, the overlying crown or denture, and the abutment which connects the implant device to the crown or denture. Some clinics will only show you the price for the implant which screws into the bone, and not the abutment and the crown so make sure you get the price for all of the hardware.
The cost of treatment will be influenced by the position of the missing tooth. Replacing a front tooth is usually more expensive as the surgery is more complicated and a lot of skill is required to make the implant look like a natural tooth. The abutment for front tooth implants are more expensive. It’s advisable to choose a dentist, oral surgeon, or periodontist specialized in aesthetic implantology if you're having front teeth replaced.
One of the main causes of dental implant failure is due to the implant not fusing to the bone because there is insufficient bone at the site where the tooth must be implanted. Bone grafts and sinus lifts aim to increase the amount of bone at the implant site but these procedures have to be performed months in advance of the implant surgery in order for the graft to fuse to the bone, and to heal. A bone graft or sinus lift would raise the cost of the treatment as it would require more work from the specialist.
After breaking down the factors that affect the cost of dental implants, we are giving a few suggestions on how to cut costs when choosing to travel abroad to get this procedure done.
You can save a lot of money by reducing travel expenses especially on flights and accommodation. To get a good deal avoid travelling during peak season or school holidays, and fly during the week as opposed to at the weekend. Flight comparison sites like Google Flights and Skyscanner let you compare flight prices and view the cheapest times to fly. If international flights are expensive from your nearest airport consider taking a train or flying with a budget airline to a larger airport with better connections and cheaper flights. Compare hotel prices on sites like Trivago and Expedia.
Many high-quality dental hospitals provide package deals for international patients which include accommodation, transfers to and from the airport and hospital in addition to the price of the treatment.
It is absolutely crucial that you don’t just go for the cheapest price and that you make sure that the hospitals and doctors you are considering are either internationally accredited or have the highest national accreditations to ensure that you’re getting treatment that is either as good as or better than in your homeland. If you try to save money by going to a lower-quality dental professional you can jeopardize your health and have to spend more money on having another dentist repair the damage. It’s important that you select an experienced dentist that you trust will do a good job.
In general patients will be able to get a discount on implants and veneers if they require more than one which is why it’s advisable to get as many as possible at the same time.
As mentioned above, the type of materials used to create dental implants and veneers vary considerably in cost. It may be tempting to go for a cheaper material but it makes more financial sense to invest in one that is durable, won’t have to be replaced in the near future, and won’t result in complications.
At Qunomedical, your health and happiness are our top priorities, and we intend to prove that to you. If you’d like to find out more about getting veneers or dental implants feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation, where we’ll determine your goals and eligibility for the procedure. We’ll ask you for some photos of your teeth and mouth, as well as a panoramic X-ray, so that our medical experts can get an overview of your conditions. We’ll do the legwork to get you the best price possible at one of the world’s leading dental facilities and our services are completely free of charge.
We’re an independent company that knows the market inside-out, and we offer you complete transparency because unlike other medical tourism platforms, we work for you, not the hospitals. We only show you the hospitals that we’ve carefully hand-selected based on strict quality criteria, so that you don’t have to browse through massive amounts of information in order to find the best hospital for your treatment. Regardless of what hospital or treatment you choose, we’re with you throughout every step of your journey: during the booking process, during the clinic visit, and during your recuperation period.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of international patients seeking outstanding dental treatment at reduced rates visit hospitals abroad. Dental implants and veneers are two of the most popular procedures that patients travel abroad to undergo.
We work closely with a number of dental clinics around the world, all of which are highly experienced in dealing with international patients, and which offer high-quality dental treatments at affordable prices. These are some of our most popular clinics.
Hungary has been a popular destination for international patients since the 1980s when Germans and Austrians seeking top-quality and dental care at affordable rates started to travel there. Since joining the EU in 2004 the industry has flourished and Hungary has now become a hub for dental treatment. Not only does Hungary boast world-class dentists and oral surgeons, as well as the state-of-the-art medical technology, it is also an incredible destination for medical travellers. The country is home to an estimated 300 thermal springs, the mineral-rich waters of which are known for their healing properties. The capital, Budapest, boasts around 80 hot springs, as well as impressive architecture, and a cosmopolitan cafe scene.
Poland has recently emerged as a premiere medical travel destination in Europe. Patients from all over the world are flocking to Poland to take advantage of its outstanding dental care at reduced rates. Having been virtually destroyed at the end of World War II, the capital Warsaw now features a mixture of restored Gothic, communist, and modern architecture. Kraków, one of Europe’s oldest and most picturesque cities has a historic Old Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to beautiful churches, the former Jewish quarter, and restaurants and bars.
One of the top ten medical tourism destinations in the world, Turkey is renowned for its outstanding healthcare and is home to over 40 JCI-accredited clinics. Turkey may be known for its world-class dentists and its advanced medical technology, but it is also a good option for those looking to combine a holiday with their procedure. The country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage is visible in its art, architecture, and food. It has a lot to offer visitors, from Istanbul’s Ottoman architecture and colorful bazaars, to its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to the sandy beaches of Antalya.
Considered by many as a global leader in medical tourism, Thailand attracts over two million foreign patients seeking treatment each year and is the number one destination international patients travel to for dental implants. World-class dental surgeons and state-of-the-art technology aren’t the only draw for international patients. Aside from the white-sand beaches, Buddhist temples, and buzzing night markets, Thailand is renowned for the hospitality of its people. In recent years Thailand has become an affordable destination to fly to, and once there, tourists can easily get by on around 20€ to 30€ per day, including decent accommodation and good food.
Another of the top ten medical travel destinations in the world, India is home to a number of world-class medical facilities. Indian hospitals have a reputation for outstanding healthcare which is why they are visited by over 200,000 foreign patients each year. Patients considering dental treatment in India will benefit from the latest technology, the best doctors, English- speaking staff, and excellent service. From Mumbai's bazaars and colonial-era architecture to the museums and temples of Delhi and Chennai, to the beaches of Goa, India has a rich cultural heritage and natural beauty just waiting to be explored.
One of the top ten medical travel destinations in the world, Mexico is known for its outstanding medical care. Due to its close proximity to the U.S. border, the town of Los Algodones has become the number one destination for dental tourism in Mexico and is now referred to as “Molar City”. In Quintana Roo on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen and Cancun have world- class oral surgeons and state-of-the-art technology on offer and are in a perfect location for anyone wishing to explore the area’s natural and historic attractions. Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - which offers bird watching, world- class snorkeling, and beautiful mangrove forests - and Tulum’s famous Mayan and Aztec ruins are just a short distance away.