Dental Implants

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

The implant is made of Titanium metal which is the strongest metal and gives maximum strength. Implant has a life of 20+ years.

An implant costs approximately USD $ 3450 per tooth in USA and USD $ 340 per tooth outside of USA at our clinic.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Implants

Advantages

  • Implants last for a life-time
  • Implants are the best replacement for a missing tooth
  • Implants do not affect adjacent teeth
  • Implants require less maintenance
  • Implants are made of the strongest metal: Titanium

Disadvantages

Procedure for Placing Implants

An implant surgery is done in two parts. In first part, implants are placed and in second part, tooth crown is placed over the implant.

First Visit: The first visit is of 4-5 days. In this visit, implants are placed. It takes 45-60 minutes to insert each implant. After the surgery, you can resume your daily work after 2-3 days. Tooth crown is not yet placed in this surgery because the bone needs time to heal completely.

Healing / Waiting Time: The healing / waiting time is of 2 months. A temporary acrylic tooth crown is placed over the implants as a temporary replacement of a permanently fixed tooth crown.

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Second Visit: The second visit is of 3-4 days. In this, a fixed tooth crown is permanently placed over the implant. No healing time is required after this.

Please read more about complete implant procedure here.

Implant Alternatives

An implant is the best option to replace a missing tooth. However, there are cheaper alternatives of implants to replace a missing tooth:

It replaces the missing tooth with a fake tooth, but it requires trimming of 2 adjacent teeth to support the fake teeth. So, a dental bridge weakens 2 good teeth to fill space of missing teeth.

It replaces a missing teeth with a removable fake tooth. Denture are not not recommended as an alternative to implant and bridge because it does not permanently fill the gap left by a missing tooth and this causes other teeth to fall soon. See example here. An implant permanently fill the gap of a missing tooth.

Tooth Implant vs Dental Bridge

Tooth Implant

  • Implants last for a life-time
  • Implants are stronger than a dental bridge
  • Implants do not require support from adjacent teeth
  • Implant are costlier than bridge and denture. An implant costs $ 340 per tooth at our clinic
  • Implants do not affect adjacent teeth
  • Implant surgery requires local anesthesia
  • Implants require 2 visits of 4-5 days with a gap of 2 months in between the visits

Dental Bridge

  • Bridge has a shorter life of 7-10 years
  • Bridge are not as strong as implants
  • Bridge require considerable trimming of adjacent teeth
  • Bridge is relatively cheaper than implant. A bridge of 3 tooth crowns that fills one missing tooth, costs $ 270 at our clinic
  • Bridge may lead to sensitivity in adjacent teeth because of trimming, that may require Root Canal Treatment in those teeth
  • It does not require local anesthesia and can be done in 3 days

Implant Vs Partial Denture

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  • Implants are permanently fixed teeth
  • Implants do not move while chewing, speaking, sneezing, coughing or any other natural reflexes
  • Implants are costlier than denture
  • Implants preserve remaining jawbone and maintain facial structure (keeps you looking young)
  • Implant is a permanent solution for a missing tooth

Partial Denture

  • Denture has to be removed and cleaned after every meal
  • You can not wear a denture while sleeping
  • A partial denture often dislodge and wobble  while chewing, speaking, sneezing, coughing or any other natural reflexes
  • A partial denture is re-aligned or made again if any change happens in the jaw, like tooth extraction
  • Denture is cheaper than implants
  • A partial denture does not preserve remaining jawbone and therefore decreases jawbone quality

Cost of a Dental Implant

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The complete cost of dental implant surgery consists of:

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Bone graft and sinus lift surgery is done on a part of the jaw if it has less bone to hold the implant. It adds artificial bone in the part of the jaw that holds the implant.

ItemCost in USA

Cost Outside of USA

Implant without Crown$ 1680$ 250
Tooth Crown (Zirconia)$ 1260$ 90
CBCT Test and a Stent (if required)$ 420No Cost
Doctor's Consultation (X-Ray, OPG)$ 90No Cost

Total

$ 3450

$ 340

Bone graft or sinus lift surgery, if required, will cost $ 840 extra per implant in USA and $ 90 extra per implant outside of USA at our clinic.

Affordable & Low-Cost Implants

Implants are 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 $ 340 which is 10 times lower than the average cost of $ 3450 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.

Dental Tourism

Bone Graft and Sinus Lift Surgery

Precautions after Treatment

  • Eat soft food for 24 hours after the surgery
  • Avoid hot food and drinks for 24 hours after surgery
  • Do not drink from straw for 24 hours
  • Do not spit or gargle or rinse harshly for 24 hours
  • Take prescribed medicine on time
  • Keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral hygiene.
Precautions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a small post, usually made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. A connector, known as abutment is placed between implant and crown.

Q.What will happen without treatment?

Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.

Q.How will dental implants affect my life?

 

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

Q.How do I care for my implants?

Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing.Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.

Q.Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, most dental insurance policies do not cover tooth implants because most companies categorize them as a “cosmetic procedure.” If you need to get dental implants, your best option is probably using medical insurance, but even then, you will probably have some out-of-pocket expenses. Under many medical insurance plans, implants are considered essential in restoring the jaw for eating and speaking.
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