A dental implant is a surgical procedure which installs a small titanium post directly into your jaw bone to provide an anchor for an artificial tooth which will be emplaced later. This titanium post or implant, serves as the root of a tooth, and its function is to provide an anchor and foundation for the artificial tooth which will eventually get installed. Following the surgical implementation of the implant, it is left to fuse with your jaw bone, so that it actually becomes part of the jaw bone and part of your mouth.
As dental procedures go, implants are among the most expensive, but they are also the most successful dental procedures in existence. The reason that implants are so expensive is that they have to cover the cost of the implant itself, an abutment which gets attached to the implant, and the crown which fits on to the abutment.
The total cost of a dental implant can be made even more expensive if any bone grafting is necessary. When there is inadequate jaw bone mass to support a dental implant, it becomes necessary to increase the bone mass in that area by sourcing it from somewhere else in the body. Below, we'll consider the cost of dental implants on a type by type basis, since there are several kinds of dental implants currently being used.
There are several components which go into the overall total cost of an implant. The line items listed below are generally included in the cost, but sometimes others are not, so you may need to consider whether these additional line items are necessary in your personal treatment.
Keep in mind that all these line item costs will themselves vary from one city to the next, depending on your geographic location in the country.
The big difference between these two is that fixed dental implants can only be taken out by a dentist, whereas removable dentures can and should be taken out each night so they can be cleaned. While the all-on-4 procedure may not be right for everyone, it's an excellent alternative if all of the teeth on an upper or lower arch must be replaced.
You can expect to have the best possible solution installed, since all-on-4s are completely reliable, and will last the rest of your life. The cost for removable dentures for all-on-4 implants varies between $8,000 and $17,500. The cost for fixed dentures would be around $15,000 to $30,000 per arch.
This type of dental procedure involves installing the implant on the same day as either bone grafting or tooth extraction. This process is sometimes referred to as immediate loading of dental, immediate dental, or teeth-in-a-day. This is a considerable departure from the traditional approach to installing implants, and while research is lacking, it is thought to be less successful than standard implementation of an implant.
It is known that a number of other results have been achieved using same-day implants as opposed to conventional implants. This is to be expected, since conventional implants are usually only installed several months after teeth have been extracted, whereas same-day implants do both in one day. You can expect the cost of same-day plans to raise the cost anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000 per tooth.
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