Cost guide for dental implants

The costs of dental implants have stabilized in recent years, but to be able to afford the treatment, it is still a difficult part. The cost of a single dental implant in Western Europe starts at around EUR 1,000. Compare this with treatment in Romania where the price for a single implant starts at just 400 EUR – that’s why more and more patients choose the option to travel to Romania for dental treatment.

Dental implant surgery involves the installation of an artificial tooth instead of the missing tooth.

It consists of three parts and at the end gives the appearance of a real tooth.
The treatment offers a long-term solution for those who have one or more missing or damaged teeth.

"How much do dental implants cost?"

With so many estimates and cost comparisons available online it can be difficult to know which clinics offer high quality dental implants at a fair price.

Finding the best dental implant costs can be difficult, especially since prices can vary depending on many different factors.

The cost of a dental implant is greatly reduced to the quality of the implant, but the area where it will be positioned or the doctor’s experience can be factors influencing the price.

Below, we present the initial costs of dental implants in Western Europe and Romania. However, it is important to note that these prices are not fixed or guaranteed, they may vary from patient to patient, depending on a variety of different factors.

Costs for All on 4 in Western Europe and in Romania

Western Europe - EUR 10 000 - average cost / arch
Romania - EUR 4,000 - average cost / arch

All-on-4 dental implants are a popular option for those who want to replace more lost teeth. This method involves a complete arch rehabilitation in which all teeth are supported by four implants. These implants are placed either in the upper jaw, or in the lower jaw, or both.

Costs for All on 6 in Western Europe and in Romania

Western Europe - EUR 12,000 - average cost / arch
Romania - 7,000 EUR - average cost / arch

All-on-6 dental implants work similarly to All-on-4, but allow the placement of six implants in the upper or lower jaw. These may vary from case to case and from clinic to clinic.

Costs for All on 6 in Western Europe and in Romania

Western Europe - EUR 12,000 - average cost / arch
Romania - 7,000 EUR - average cost / arch

All-on-6 dental implants work similarly to All-on-4, but allow the placement of six implants in the upper or lower jaw. These may vary from case to case and from clinic to clinic.

Costs for zygomatic implants in Western Europe and Romania

Western Europe - 7,000 EUR - average cost / implant
Romania - 2,000 EUR - average cost / implant

Zygomatic implants are special dental implants, of long lengths (between 35 and 55 mm) that are used in borderline cases, when we encounter very advanced resorptions of the upper jaw, either in its posterior part or generalized.
Where are zygomatic implants inserted?
As the name suggests, zygomatic implants are inserted into the zygomatic (cheekbones) bones. Regardless of the degree of maxillary atrophy, the cheekbones keep their volume and density almost unchanged, being very good for anchoring these implants. They start from the jaw, cross the maxillary sinuses, inside (after lifting the membrane) or outside, depending on the clinical situation and anchor in the zygomatic bone.

What are the factors that affect the costs of dental implants?

Different factors can affect the prices of dental implants. From the materials used to the position of the teeth, there are several reasons why dental implant costs can vary from patient to patient.

Specialized treatment

You pay for specialist treatment, so it is important to make sure that you are treated by someone who has an excellent reputation for performing the procedure. Dental implant surgery can be performed by a periodontist, oral surgeon or dentist with advanced training in implantology. These professionals undergo specialized training and, as such, may charge higher fees.

Materials

The type of material used to make crowns for dental implants can significantly affect the price. More expensive crowns, zirconium and ceramic, tend to be more durable.

Number of teeth

The cost of the dental implant can also be influenced by the number of teeth that need to be replaced. Treating as many teeth as possible simultaneously can reduce costs, with methods such as All-on-4 and All-on-6 being excellent options for this.

The position of the teeth

The prices of dental implants can change depending on the position of the missing teeth. Replacing a front tooth is usually more expensive because the operation tends to be more complicated. It is advisable to choose a dentist, oral surgeon or periodontist specializing in cosmetic implantology if you are replacing the front teeth.

What does it consist of?

Dental implants consist of three parts. The implant device itself, the crown above and the abutment, which connects the implant device to the crown. Some clinics may only show you the price for the implant, not the crown abutment, so make sure you are offered the price for the full labor.

Bone grafts and sinus lifts

One of the main causes of dental implant insufficiency (although this occurs only in about 5-10% of cases) is the implant that does not fuse with the bone due to insufficient bone density at the implant site. Bone grafts and sinus lifts aim to increase the amount of bone at the implant site. These must be done months in advance for the graft to merge with the bone and heal. A bone graft or a sinus lift can be added to the total cost of treatment.

Cost reduction: in Romania for treatment

The choice to travel to Romania to have dental implants is becoming more and more popular. But, going abroad for dental treatment is still an important decision and there are some frequently asked questions that patients ask before booking their treatment.

  1. Do I have to be away from home for a long time?

To insert implants abroad, two separate visits to the clinic are required. On the first visit, make all the necessary preparations and your implants will be inserted. The second trip comes 3-6 months after the first – once the gums have completely healed – and then both the abutment and the prosthetic crown will be fitted. Length of stay for each trip will depend on your specific treatment plan, but most patients are usually left between 2-11 days.

  1. Why are the costs of dental implants so cheap in Romania?

Cheap prices do not mean low quality. The costs of dental implants in Romania, for example, are much more competitive due to lower living and labor costs in the country, compared to those in Western Europe. This allows Romanian clinics to offer premium dental implants at affordable costs, while ensuring the quality of work – and often exceeds – the standards of dental clinics in the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, etc.

  1. How does the care and recovery stage work?

Even if the dentist could be thousands of miles away, you will not be left to do the recovery stage alone. Both after the first and second visit, the dentist will still be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

How else can you reduce the cost of your dental implant?

In addition to traveling to Romania to find lower costs for dental implants, there are a few other things that can help you reduce costs.

Look for flights in advance

You can save a lot of money by reducing your travel expenses. Excellent deals can be found by avoiding peak seasons or school holidays. Flight comparison sites like Google Flights and Skyscanner allow you to compare prices, airlines and view the cheapest flights. If international flights are expensive from the nearest airport, we recommend that you take an indirect flight or board a train to a larger airport with better connections.

Unique package offers

Many high quality dental clinics offer all-inclusive package deals for international patients, which include accommodation, airport transfers and transfers to and from the clinic. This means you don’t have to worry about moving to a foreign city you don’t know.

Balancing price and quality

It is important to avoid the temptation to go for the cheapest price. If you take the time to book with ROMEDAS-approved dental implant specialists, you will make sure that you receive the same or better treatment than in your country. If you try to save money by going to a lower quality dentist, you can endanger your health and you may even have to spend more money to get another dentist to repair the damage.

Materials

It may be tempting to look for a cheaper implant for you, but it makes more financial sense to invest in a more durable and recognized implant. This can save you from having to spend more money on replacing them in the future.

What high quality clinics offer affordable dental implants?

Every year, more and more patients travel to Romania because they find lower prices for dental implants and high quality options, accessible worldwide. But this can make things overwhelming when it comes to trying to decide where to treat yourself.

Why choose ROMEDAS?

The objective of ROMEDAS is to help everyone to access high quality medical treatments in Romania at preferential prices. Putting patients first, we work hard to cancel the one-size-fits-all approach that occurs so often in the healthcare industry.

100% free evaluation, non-binding: We offer a 100% free, non-binding evaluation for each patient, whether or not they continue to book a treatment.

Top vetted dentists: Our verification system, ROMEDAS, evaluates dentists on more than 10 data points, including things like their qualifications, experience, accreditations and reviews from past patients.

Preferential rates and price matching: we have made every effort to identify exceptional dentists in Romania who offer the best treatment at the right price. Did you find the same treatment, at the same clinic, cheaper elsewhere? We will match the price!

We guarantee preferential rates in our partner clinics.

Disclaimer

The information in this article is for educational purposes only and does not replace medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting any treatment.