How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in NJ?

Dentist discussing cost of implants with patient.

Dental implants are commonly used in the tooth replacement process because of their reliability and longevity. They can last a lifetime and are used to attach everything from a single crown to a full set of dentures.

Dental implants replace the natural roots of your teeth to create an extremely strong bond to allow for a healthy, normally functioning mouth. Root substitution is important because it reintroduces stimulation to your jawbone. This matters because, without it, your body will stop sending nutrients to the bone and begin to degrade and shift surrounding teeth.

Dental work is often something you get out what you put in, so how much do dental implants cost in New Jersey? We break down exactly how much dental implants can cost and all of the factors that affect the price.

The Cost of Dental Implants in New Jersey

In New Jersey, you can expect a single dental implant to cost between $1,500 to $5,000+, while the cost for whole-mouth restoration can exceed $30,000. Everyone’s mouth is different, so the cost of cosmetic dental procedures varies from person to person, and dental implants are no exception.

What is the Dental Implant Procedure?

The first step of the dental implant procedure is an in-depth evaluation. The dentist identifies any underlying problems that need to be addressed before the implant can be placed.

If no problems are found during the evaluation, the implant can be installed. It’s threaded into your jawbone where your missing tooth’s root was.

After about six months, your bone will have had a chance to fuse to the implant, and you will come back in to get your crown attached.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

Not all implant procedures are the same. Sometimes preliminary work needs to be done, while other times things go off without a hitch. Here are some of the main factors affecting the price of dental implants in NJ.

Oral Health

Your current oral health plays a large role in how much your dental implant procedure will cost.

You’ll probably need to pay for additional dental procedures before receiving dental implants if your mouth is in bad shape. Dental procedures you might need include tooth extraction, gum grafts, or bone grafts.

These procedures are often necessary if you’re trying to get a dental implant after you had severe periodontal disease that compromised the integrity of your gums and supporting bones.


There are multiple materials you can choose from for your dental implants. Some are more expensive (and last longer) than others.

Titanium Alloy

Titanium alloy is the most cost-effective (and common) implant material.

They are the strongest of all dental implants and have the lowest chance of breaking from daily chewing. Titanium alloys have a high success rate, but some people have allergic reactions to the metal.


Pure titanium implants aren’t as strong as their alloy counterparts, but they get the job done. They are similarly priced to titanium alloys.


Zirconia implants cost slightly more because they are produced in much lower quantities than titanium. While not as strong, it is the perfect alternative if someone is allergic to titanium.

It is bioinert, meaning that it won’t chemically react with your body and corrode. So, if it doesn’t break, it should last a lifetime.


Dental implants are usually placed using local anesthetics, but sometimes sedation is used.

Getting put under will noticeably increase the cost of dental implants because it’s a much more involved process with more risks. However, sometimes it is required or requested by patients if they are nervous to sit through the procedure while awake.

Geographic Location

Geographic location plays a part in the prices of everything from gas to a Big Mac®, so it should come as no surprise that it also affects the cost of dental implants.

Dental implants usually cost more in major cities than in lesser populated places with weaker economies. Prices are often correlated to the cost of living and average income.

Experience of the Dentist

Whether it’s a contractor or a locksmith, people with more experience and know-how can generally get by charging more. And while a less experienced locksmith wouldn’t be the end of the world, you wouldn’t want a dentist with a sub-par reputation and little experience to perform a major procedure on you.

Insurance Coverage

As long as it’s medically necessary, most insurance providers will cover at least a portion of dental implants. Your specific insurance plan will determine how much, if any, they will help you with.

To avoid surprises, you should contact your insurance company before any major procedures like dental implants.

Learn More About the Cost of Dental Implants in NJ

To get an accurate estimate of how much dental implants will cost, schedule an appointment today! We want all of our patients to make the best decisions for their health based on individualized advice. Book an appointment with us so we can provide an estimate of how much dental implants will cost you!

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Zicchino provides a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services, including Invisalign® Clear Aligners, at his practice in Point Pleasant, NJ. He earned his dental degree from NYU Dental School and established Coastal Dental Group in 2004. For more information call (732) 714-1030 or to schedule an appointment!