How much do dental implants cost?

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A more comfortable and natural alternative to dentures, the placement of dental implants or a bridge is a solution that represents a certain cost for people who wish to replace one or more lost teeth. Cocoon health insurance tells you everything you need to know about the price of a dental implant and its reimbursement.


There are two main types of dental implants today:

  • the endosteal dental implant implanted directly into the jawbone. This is the most commonly used type of implant;
  • the subperiosteal dental implant, placed on the jawbone.


The placement of dental implants requires following a whole medical protocol. The operation and the grafting of implants are indeed two acts performed by the dentist, which require precise knowledge of the state of your gums, your nerves, the size of the bones around the treated area, etc.

For this, the dental surgeon carries out several preliminary examinations, such as x-rays, scanners, and/or a panoramic x-ray. Note that on D-Day, the placement of dental implants usually takes place under local anesthesia (more rarely under general anesthesia).

This is a common operation for dentists and orthodontic professionals, performed on an outpatient basis. The latter is divided into several stages (installation of the implant, installation of the pillar, installation of the crown). The placement or grafting of implants is therefore spread over several weeks, with total healing over 4 to 6 months. Pain may be felt by the patient for several days following each procedure. Appropriate treatment can relieve it.


As with most dental prostheses, the price of a dental implant varies from simple to double, or even more, depending on several factors, including:

  • the type of dental implant (endosteal or subperiosteal);
  • the procedure used for the intervention;
  • the number of implants to place or the number of teeth to replace;
  • the number of examinations/consultations required prior to implant placement;
  • the practitioner’s fees, freely set by the latter.

On average, the price for a dental implant varies in France between 700 € and 1,300 €. To this must be added the price of the pillar (between €100 and €200) and that of the crown (between €600 and €1,000). In general, you will need to count between €1,500 and €2,500 for the complete procedure, for a single tooth. In the list of dental procedures for the replacement of a tooth, the placement of a dental implant is the most expensive. It is also the one that allows you to keep the equivalent of real teeth with greater comfort on a daily basis and over the long term.


In its dental reimbursement offer, Social Security today only offers very low reimbursement amounts for dental prostheses. For the reimbursement of your dental implant, it thus assumes coverage of up to €75.25! With an average price of a dental implant (complete procedure) set at €1,800, you still have to pay more than €1,700!

It is, therefore, better to count on adapted mutual health insurance rather than on the reimbursement of health insurance. By carefully choosing your dental mutual, you will be able to claim better reimbursement for your dental implants and a significant reduction in the amount remaining at your expense. At the same time, you will avoid the disappointments encountered by those who have tried dental care abroad to try to lower the bill.

How much do dental implants cost?

More comfortable and aesthetic than dentures, crowns, or traditional bridges, dental implants can replace a missing tooth.

Each year in France, nearly 400,000 implants are placed. However, the price of implant placement can sometimes be prohibitive, especially since Social Security reimbursements are particularly low.

Only a good mutual insurance company can guarantee you a satisfactory refund! 

The advantages and disadvantages of dental implants

Despite their high cost, dental implants are often unanimous among those who wear them. First of all, they are a permanent solution, which means you won’t have to change them regularly. They are fixed “for life” and do not require any particular maintenance. No need to remove them regularly.

Another significant advantage, they look like natural teeth and are therefore not bothersome from an aesthetic point of view. 

If the note is salty at the time, dental implants are actually less expensive in the long term since they require no maintenance and do not have to be changed.

The last advantage is, installation problems are rare and easily solved. The “success” rates are over 90%, and solutions are quickly found in the event of failure.

The main disadvantage is above all the initial investment which is far from insignificant.

How much will I pay for the placement of dental implants?

The price depends on many factors (chosen dentist/surgeon, type of implant, number of implants, region, etc.).

It will also be necessary to add to the cost of the implant, that of a pillar and a crown, essential for the installation of the implant. Count from 700 to 1300 € for the implant, 100 to 200 € for the pillar and 600 to 1000 € for the ceramic crown, i.e. a total price of 1400 to 2500 €. 

Additional treatments are sometimes necessary. For example, if the jawbone is not in sufficient quantity/quality, it may be necessary to perform a graft. Other treatments may also prove to be essential (extraction, in-depth X-ray, sinus filling, etc.). The price could go up to more than 4000€.

We are talking about the treatment of a single tooth, but imagine the need to place two implants (€3,500 to €7,000), or even implants for a complete dentition (€30,000 to €60,000). The bill can indeed mount very quickly.

For this reason, it is necessary to make detailed quotes with different practitioners, in order to find the solution that will suit you best.

What about reimbursements for dental implants?

As you will have understood, the placement of dental implants is a very expensive act. Unfortunately, Social Security considers this act as off-nomenclature, the cost is entirely borne by the patient. Indeed, the placement of implants is considered an aesthetic act, which explains this low support.

By Master James

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