Dental implantsare by far the best tooth replacement solution available in Canada. They offer a permanent treatment that looks natural and mimics the function of your tooth roots. As a result, you enjoy the same benefits of your natural teeth, including bone health. Many Canadians hesitate to investigate dental implants as a tooth replacement option, fearing they are too expensive.
Here we look at dental implants, their costs, and whether they are covered by dental insurance in Canada. We also investigate affordable solutions that help put dental implants within reach.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants provide a natural-looking tooth replacement option secured to your jaw with a titanium screw. The post replaces the root of your tooth, which is inserted in the jawbone. What really sets dental implants apart, is that the titanium artificial “root” bonds with the jawbone creating a permanent anchor for the replacement tooth. As a result, it mimics root function, so you maintain bone health and secure your artificial tooth directly to your bone permanently.
What types of dental implants are available?
A dental implant solution is available for all tooth loss scenarios, whether a single tooth, multiple teeth, or full tooth replacement. Implants can anchor single crowns, a bridge for a string of teeth, provide support under Dentures or anchored full arch solutions. The type you need is determined after an initial consultation and examination by our dental implant specialist.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution. They will be firmly implanted and used just like your natural teeth. On average, you can expect your new teeth to last at least 15 to 20 years, but they require the same care as your natural teeth. As a result, you’ll need to maintain a healthy oral care regime, including brushing twice daily, flossing, and scheduling dental checkups twice a year. This is one of the main reasons dental implants are a worthwhile investment. They can last a lifetime, which can’t be said for the various other types of tooth replacement. They also feel like they belong in your mouth, which is another big benefit.
How expensive are dental implants in Canada?
According to the Medical Tourism Association, the average cost of dental implants in Canada ranges from $1,000 to $3,000, and an additional fee for the abutment and crown can be as much as $3,000. Considering you could pay as much as $6,000 per tooth, we understand why many Canadians assume the cost of dental implants is out of reach.
There are a few things that impact costs. So, using an average isn’t always accurate. For example, location plays a big part. If you live in British Columbia, average prices can be as high as $6500, but you’ll pay far less with Apple Dental Implant Centres ($2299 for an implant and crown provided no additional treatment is required).
Below is a snapshot of average implant and crown pricing in major cities across Canada:
Vancouver: $4500 to $5000
Calgary: $4500 to $6000
Winnipeg: $4500 to $6000
Montreal: $3300 to $5500
Other factors that can increase costs:
If your existing tooth needs to be extracted
Bone grafting for inadequate bone support
Wanting temporary crowns during the healing process
Use of a digitally-designed surgical guide
Your dental implant clinic will assess your situation and recommend treatment to advise you when any of the above costs will be included.
Are dental implants covered by insurance in Canada?
In Canada, dental implants are not typically covered by insurance because insurance companies consider them a “cosmetic procedure.” The criteria that dictates whether dental implants are covered centers around dental and oral health. Specifically, they base insurance coverage for dental procedures on whether the treatment is required to maintain or improve your oral and dental health. However, in most cases, insurance companies may cover part of the cost for the Crown that is screwed on top of the implant to replace your tooth/teeth but each coverage varies and we can help find out what will be covered in your case.
Are there more cost-effective implant options available?
Yes. Apple Dental offers implants at a much more affordable price making access to this premium tooth replacement more accessible. We believe high-quality dental treatments are a right, and we take every possible step to broaden scope of patients who can receive what we consider an essential treatment. We are not a “discount” clinic and instead offer reasonable prices through our strategic relationships with trustworthy companies. These companies can provide materials at a reduced cost based on the large volumes we require each year. We don’t increase our profits when leveraging this advantage but pass the savings onto you instead.
While average costs can push prices over $6,000 or more per tooth, we are pleased to offer pricing for a single implant starting at $999 and $2299 for a single implant and crown. Our prices are influenced by the same factors listed above. As a result, while we can guarantee the base price, if your dental condition requires treatments to support the post, it will increase the cost. To avoid surprises, we provide complimentary consultations to share an accurate quote for the work involved. Also, because we firmly believe you deserve the treatment, we offer reasonable payment options, ensuring dental implants are always within reach.
Are dental implants worth the investment?
Yes! Dental implants are the ultimate tooth replacement solution, offering permanent tooth replacement that lasts a lifetime with proper care. As a permanent option, dental implants are a more cost-effective investment over your lifetime. In addition, since your implants also support your natural teeth, you can save on costly treatments for gum disease, tooth loss, restorations, etc. Benefits include:
Comfort and proper function for a worry-free smile
Bone health due to the stimulation of your artificial “root” to avoid common bone loss experienced by full-mouth denture wearers
Low maintenance, requiring the same regime as your natural teeth
Protecting your investment with improved oral care reduces the risk of severe gum disease
Improved chewing function helps maintain health by eating healthier, nutritious foods
No risk of common issues related to missing teeth, such as shifting, crowding, misalignment, loosening, gum disease, and tooth loss
A boost to your confidence which also provides a boost to improved mental health
High-quality, affordable dental implants
While dental implants may not be covered by insurance in Canada, Apple Dental Implant Centres offer affordable dental implant solutions without compromising your health or implant quality. Our team is ready to answer your questionsand discuss your tooth replacement treatment and financial options. It’s worth making a call to or clicking hereto schedule your no-obligation consultation today, or to find an Apple Dental Implant Centre near you.