Replace a Missing Tooth

When a tooth is extracted, it leaves empty space in the jaw. It looks bad when you smile. Food also gets stuck in the gap. If multiple teeth are extracted, it gets difficult to properly chew and eat food. Therefore, the gap must be filled to avoid these bad effects.

If the space left after a tooth extraction is not filled, then it will cause other teeth to fall soon. The empty space can be filled by either: a dental implant, or a dental bridge, or a denture. A dental implant is the best treatment among all these treatments.

Missing Teeth

Several cases of extracted or missing tooth are shown below. A dental implant is used to fill the empty space left after tooth extraction.

Problems after Tooth Extraction

After the tooth extraction, the nearby teeth slowly shift towards the empty space to fill the gap left by the extracted tooth. This creates small gaps among all remaining teeth. Very small particles of food get stuck in these gaps. It causes cavities and decay in those teeth after some time.

All these effects result in extraction of nearby teeth very soon.

Dental Treatments to Replace an Extracted Tooth

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An extracted tooth can be replaced in 3 ways:

  1. A dental implant (the best option)
  2. A dental bridge made of tooth crowns
  3. A partial denture (not recommended)
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Dental Implant

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that works like a real tooth. When a natural tooth is extracted, a dental implant is inserted in the space left by the extracted tooth. It is the best solution for a missing tooth.

A dental implant is made of two parts: a metal screw and a tooth crown. The metal part of the dental implant is inserted in the jaw bone. After that, a tooth crown is placed on the top of the dental implant.

Dental Implant

The metal screw is made of Titanium metal. Titanium is the strongest metal. Therefore, the strength of a dental implant is very high. Dental implant has a life of 15+ years.

Read more about dental implant here.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Implant

Advantages

  • A dental implant lasts for a life-time
  • A dental implant is the best replacement for a missing tooth
  • A dental implant does not affect the adjacent teeth
  • A dental implant is made of the strongest metal: Titanium

Disadvantages

  • A dental implant costs more than a dental bridge and a denture.
  • A dental implant requires 2 visits of 4-5 days each, with a gap of 2 months between the visits
  • A dental implant requires local anesthesia

Dental implant replacement

Dental implants are the best option for replacing lost teeth. However, there are cheaper alternatives to dental implants. Dental bridge and removable partial denture.

1. Dental bridge

The dental bridge replaces the missing tooth with a fixed fake tooth. It is placed in the mouth with the support of two teeth

Dental Bridge

Adjacent to the missing tooth. However, the two adjacent teeth are trimmed to support the dentures. So it weakens two healthy teeth to fill the missing tooth space.

Learn more about dental bridges.

2. Partial denture

Removable partial dentures replace missing teeth with removable fake teeth. Dentures are not recommended as a substitute for

Denture

dentistry Implant because the gap left by the missing tooth cannot be permanently filled. This will cause the other teeth to fall off quickly. Learn more about the effects of missing teeth.

Read more about denture here.

Dental Implant vs Dental Bridge

Dental Implant

  • A dental implant lasts for 15+ years
  • A dental implant is stronger than a dental bridge
  • A dental implant does not require support from adjacent teeth
  • A dental implant costs more than a dental bridge and a denture
  • A dental implant does not affect adjacent teeth
  • A dental implant requires 2 visits of 4-5 days with a gap of 2 months in between the visits

Dental Bridge

  • A dental bridge has a shorter life of 7-10 years
  • A dental bridge is not as strong as a dental implant
  • A dental bridge requires considerable trimming of the adjacent teeth. It causes sensitivity in adjacent teeth
  • A dental bridge is relatively cheaper than a dental implant
  • A dental bridge can be made in 3-4 days

Dental Implant Vs Denture

Dental Implant

  • A dental implant is a permanently attached tooth.
  • A solid tooth on a dental implant does not move when you chew, talk, sneeze or cough.
  • A dental implant costs more than a denture.
  • A dental implant is stronger than a denture.

Denture

  • A denture must be removed and cleaned daily, and you can not have a denture while you sleep.
  • A prosthesis often comes loose and bounces when you chew, talk, sneeze or cough.
  • A prosthesis is changed or redone if there is a change in the jaw, e.g. tooth extraction.
  • A denture is cheaper than a dental implant.

Cost to Replace an Extracted Tooth is: $ 330 for one Dental Implant

The cost to replace one missing tooth is:

Treatment

Cost in USA

Cost outside of USA

Dental Implant

$ 3450

$ 330

Dental Bridge

$ 3780

$ 270

Partial Denture

$ 90

$ 10

Calculation
  • Dental Implant:

Cost in USA

: $ 3450

Cost outside of USA

: $ 330

  • Dental Bridge:

Cost in USA

: $ 3780

Cost outside of USA

: $ 270

  • Partial Denture:

Cost in USA

: $ 90

Cost outside of USA

: $ 10

Low Cost and Affordable Dental Implant

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A dental implant is very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 4-5 days for the treatment.

For example, at our clinic, the cost of a dental implant is $ 330 which is 10 times lower than the

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average cost of $ 3450 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.

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Frequently Asked Questions​

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Question: Is a dental implant surgery painful?

Answer: No, it is a completely painless procedure.

Question: Do you use anesthesia to reduce pain?
Answer: Yes, anesthesia is used to numb the mouth. You will be fully awake during the treatment and you will not feel any pain in the mouth.

Question: How many days are required for the complete dental implant surgery and the tooth crown procedure?
Answer: The complete dental implant surgery and the tooth crown procedure takes 2 visits of 4-5 days with a gap of 2 months in between the visits.

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Question: How long does a dental implant last?
Answer: A dental implant lasts for 15+ years.

Question: What if I do not get a dental implant?
Answer: If the empty space left by an extracted tooth is not filled by a dental implant, then it will cause other teeth to fall soon. See the effects of a missing tooth on other teeth here.

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Question: Is a tooth crown compulsory after inserting a dental implant?
Answer: Yes, a tooth crown is compulsory after inserting a dental implant.

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Question: Does a tooth after the dental implant procedure look like a natural tooth?
Answer: Yes, it looks like a natural tooth because the color of tooth crown matches with the color of your other natural teeth.

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