In the world of innovation like other medical sciences dentistry is also working in the field of transplanting and its transplants includes tooth implants.
Tooth implants techniques:
For tooth implant minor surgery is required small titanium is implanted in the place of attachment in the bone cavity. Any plant near nerve sinus is avoided however any plant nearby is still possible an abutment then is attached to the titanium. Abutment is actually the connection. On this abutment new crown (visible teeth) is attached.
It includes the procedure that aids the implant.
Tests include X-ray and CT-scan to check the anatomy of facial bones and jaws along with teeth.
In this first the bone is checked where teeth is to be implanted. It depends on time period of the tooth loss for how much cavity is to be filled for bone to fuse with teeth. Longer spans of tooth loss make it difficult for implant because of bone deterioration.
Bone grafting includes the selection bone for implanting. Sources of bone may be as follows:
Your own bone: if one’s own bone is used then the bone may be taken from hip or shin.
Human cadaver bone: freeze, dried and sterile cadaver bone is used.
Animal bone: cow bone is most preferable for this use and is consumed verily.
Mineral bone substitute: it is the synthetic preparation of bone for consumption.
Cost of implant:
Cost varies among different patients and along different countries. However, calculated average is under mentioned. And different factors Affecting dental implants cost.
Single tooth implant:
It ranges from $1000 to $ 3000 in addition to $500 to $3000 for abutment and crown with an average of $4250.
X-rays in this respect charges $20 to $ 250 and CT scan charges for $250 to $1000.
Cost of sinus lift:
According to Dentgap.com, Sinus lift and implant being a bit tricky costs $3000 to $6000. It is so because the implant gets in connection with nerves.
Cost of Bone Grafting:
Cost of bone grafting depends upon the source of bone.
It one’s own bone is used then it costs $2000 to $3000 because to surgeries are involved including anesthesia and other misc charges
However, human cadaver bone, animal bone or mineral substitute bone is used then it will simply cost $200 to $1200.
Simple extraction costs $75 to $300 and surgical extraction costs $150 to $650.
Cost of full mouth implant:
The cost of upper or lower jaw depends; however on the whole full mouth costs $10,000 to $ 20,000.
Insurance covering tooth implant:
Usually insurance don’t cover tooth implants. For further consultation one should refer to his health policy. Still some practitioner charge $3000 to $4000.
Dentalplans.com and Brighter.com can charge an annual fee of $80 to $99. It offers 15% to 25% discounts on implants.
Implant VS Bridges:
Implant is though expensive but is beneficial in many aspects:
It is for lifetime while bridges are for 5 to 7 years.
It gives long term dental health without any bone and gum lost while bridges lost some bone or gum.
In implant one can brush and flows like normal while for bridge there is a need for special flows and brush.