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A 62-year-old male asked:

a molar is a larger tooth than a typical lower front tooth. does a dental implant, abutment and crown cost near the same for both situations?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Absolutely: The fee is not based on the size of the restoration, but rather the treatment that is rendered. It takes the same effort to place the implant, and the same goes for the technician to fabricate the custom post and crown. If the molar is that large, there might be a slight increase in the fee if more semi-precious or precious metal is needed.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Size: Size has little to do with overall cost. What you are paying for is the skill and experience of the professionals you are working with. Seek the best quality care, it"s cheaper in the long run.
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: In general we pay for the time and expertise of the doctor. Different implant sites have different complexities. For example the time it takes to make sure a front tooth looks good may make it more expensive because of additional bone or gingival grafting necessary. Or if a sinus graft is needed in the back molar area, that may push the cost of a back tooth to be more expensive. $$depends on case.

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