If you live in an area with an University nearby that has a dentistry program then you might be able to get affordable dental implant. Many dental schools offer reduced rates as students do the work. They are supervised by experienced professors. People who can not afford high cost of dental implants have gotten dental implants using this method. It is also a way to get affordable dental implant for people with no dental insurance coverage. People who have had their dental implants done at the universities are quite happy with the work as the cost works out very cheap.
However the thing about affordable dental implant is you must do your homework. Dental implants are expensive but they are an exact science and the implant dentists have to train for this and need to be experienced. So, be careful who you choose. The dental professional must be skilled at placing dental implants or be under supervision of a teacher who is skilled at placing them. A friend has this to say, "I did not go to a dental school but have a very good friend who is a Prosthodontist professor at a reputed University and teachers placement of implants as well as doing them herself and she is very good at it. " So, if you can find someone like that then nothing is better than that.
A very experienced dentist with over 25 years experience shares her thoughts on affordable dental implants: the average cost for dental implants is about 3000 dollars. However, no dental insurance pays for implants unless you can prove it was a real accident and have documents. Then your medical insurance may pay for it. Call and find out.
Dental implants costs are quite high but you need to find dentists who do good work for reasonable costs. I know my costs and it actually easier to do the restorative crown on an implant then a natural tooth. So negotiate with the dentist or shop around. Most implant dentists would take a little less then lose a case. In case of single simple dental implant an Oral Surgeon can put in an implant in less than 15 minutes. So, this is a simple, daily procedure for most dentists. $ 1,200-1,500 is fair price for this procedure.
The dentist who does the restoration simply screws in a hex-abutment and then takes several impressions. For this around $ 1,000-1,200 is more than fair. In the some areas like New York and New Jersey dentists charge anywhere from 4-6K. It's outrageous to see how much they charge. However, it keeps my practice very busy because my work is perfect and they lose the case to me as I give my patients the same service at a much lower prices. Yes, they get their affordable dental implants at my office.