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Costs involved in dental implants

When it comes to dental implants, the cost can be discouraging. While dental implants generally cost more compared to other options, their value can be justified with a natural looking and permanent replacement for missing teeth. As you consider the best dental implant procedure for you, there are factors that can affect dental implant costs which you should still be mindful of:

Type of implant

Dental implants can be placed within a single stage process, where the need for additional surgeries are eliminated. An implant is fixed in the jawbone and after it heals, a crown can be attached without needing another incision.

Dental implants can also placed in two stages where the gum is stitched once the implant is placed. After a few months, another surgery will be required to to install the abutment. This is usually done when a bone graft is required to ensure stability of the implant. To decide on an option, consult a dentist who will recommend which of the two is more suitable for you.

Number of replacements

Replacing more than a single tooth will definitely cost more. A single tooth implant typically costs $2,247 ($1,250 is Medisave claimable) and is inclusive of x-ray, medication, implant surgery, implant crown (PFM) and GST.On the other hand, you may have to go through multiple replacements at different times or concurrently depending on the state of your gums and teeth and the structure of your mouth.

Materials used

Titanium or titanium alloy is traditionally used in dental implants, as they are bio-combatible materials that will not be rejected by your body. Some dentists have started using zirconium instead since it also provides an aesthetically pleasing look that blends with natural teeth. It has many advantages besides being bio-combatible, it is bioinert, meaning it does not trigger any chemical reaction. Unlike titanium, it does not corrode since it is not a metal.

Location of tooth

Depending on where your tooth is allocated, there needs to be adjustments for dental implants to achieve the results desired. Angle of teeth will need to be taken into consideration. There must be a match with your jawbone and this can vary between individuals. It goes without saying that with more adjustments, cost will be driven up as well.

Bone density

Sufficient bone density is required to secure the dental implants in place.Although this does not mean that having low bone density will deny you from the procedure, it will just mean that more preparation is needed to ensure that it is successful. Preparation includes sinus augmentation or initial bone grafts to ensure your mouth can receive dental implants.

Overall Oral Health

If a person is facing other issues such a gum disease, they may need to treat these pre-existing conditions first before going ahead with a dental implant procedure.

Scans

Prior to a dental health procedure, the dentist will need to conduct x-ray or other special scans to be able to view sufficient jawbone to support the implants. It will help to prevent any possible surgery complications.

Training and expertise of your dentist

Depending on which dentist you go to, the experience of a dental implant procedure may greatly differ. Obviously, you will need to pay more for highly trained dentists but you will gain comfort in knowing that you are receiving the best possible care.

Here’s an example of a bill breakdown:

PROCEDURE COST
Consultation $40 – $80
X-ray $80 – $120
CT scan (if required) $350 – $500
Tooth models (if required) $100 – $250
Surgical guides (if required) $350 – $800
Bone grafting (if required) $800 – $2000
Sinus lifting (if required) $1000 – $3500
Dental implant crown $1000 – $3000
Dental implant surgery $2000 – $4000
Medication $35 – $80

The cost of a single dental implant in Singapore can range from $1,250 to a staggering $15,000. As You Can See From The Breakdown, additional procedures can increase the cost significantly (eg. whether bone grafting is needed).

That being said, cost of dental implants is really dependent on the individual. To understand more on what dental implants will cost you, feel free to contact us at 1728 Dental via:

1728 Dental@AMK: +65 9631 1728
1728 Dental @Bedok Central: +65 8764 1728
1728 Dental@Jurong East: +65 9770 1728
1728 Dental@Tampines: +65 9725 1728

 

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1728 Bedok Central
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When it comes to dental implants, the cost can be discouraging. While dental implants generally cost more compared to other options, their value can be justified with a natural looking and permanent replacement for missing teeth. As you consider the best dental implant procedure for you, there are factors that can affect dental implant costs which you should still be mindful of: