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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?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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