Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth Replacement Cost

Tooth Replacement CostLosing an adult tooth can be a traumatic and potentially debilitating experience. Tooth loss can lead to several issues like inability to masticate (chew) food, drifting or tipping of adjacent teeth leading to malocclusion, poor aesthetics, and lost of self-confidence.

As humans, once we lose an adult tooth, our bodies cannot replace it with another one. What are the options that you can consider to replace a missing tooth? and how much does it cost to replace a missing tooth?

What are the options?

It’s essential to book an initial consultation with your dentist to know the most suitable option. Some of the options include

  • dental implant and crown
  • dental bridge
  • denture

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant consists of two main components; the implant and a crown

  • The implant is made of titanium which is surgically inserted into the jaw bone

  • The crown is a cap placed over the implant resembling a natural tooth and is usually made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.

Pros

  • Titanium is a bio-compatible and solid metal, which means it can fuse to your bone and is accepted by the body’s immune system.

  • Maintains the thickness of the bone

  • Easy to clean and floss around as it the is lone standing

  • It does not affect any neighboring teeth

Cons

  • the dental implant in Sydney is usually expensive due to the complexity and material cost of the actual implant and the crown.

  • It can take a long time, from placement of the implant to get a crown placed over the top depending on the implant location, how fast your bone adapts and heals around the prosthesis.

  • risk of peri-implant disease

  • not everyone is suitable to have an implant due to compromised bone thickness, history of smoking, periodontitis (gum disease), or an immune condition that does not allow the bone to accept the dental implant

Dental Implants Cost

The cost of dental implants Sydney is usually divided into two components: the dental implant surgery and the cost of the dental crowns Sydney over the top.

For the implant surgery, the cost depends on whether you need a bone graft or a sinus lift procedure prior to the implant placement. In Australia, the tooth implant cost Sydney can range from $4000 up to $10,000

At Sydney CBD Dentistry:

Dental Implant + CEREC Crown package starts from $3,999 per tooth. Or you may be eligible to get a further 10% DISCOUNT at $3,599 per tooth if you pay upfront.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Bridge also has two components: the two abutments and the pontic. The abutment is generally a crown on the teeth on either side of the gap. The pontic is a false tooth to replace the missing tooth. Bridges usually are made from porcelain like zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, or a full metallic crown made of noble metals like gold. Porcelain crowns are matched with your natural teeth shade to look like your real teeth.

Pros

  • cheaper than the dental implants

  • restore the look and function of your teeth

  • faster treatment than implants, usually take 2 to 3 weeks

  • more stable than dentures

Cons

  • traditional bridges require to grind away healthy teeth to put crowns over them

  • not as sturdy as an implant

  • doesn’t last as long as the implant

  • doesn’t prevent bone loss like the implant

Dental Bridge Cost

Depend on the material that you choose, the cost of your bridge might vary from around $3000 to 5000

What is Denture?

A denture is a removable device that’s constructed to replace the missing teeth. It’s made from acrylic or acrylic and metal material.

Pros

  • the cheapest out of all the options

  • quick and straightforward, doesn’t involve any surgical procedure

  • can be a temporary option while waiting for dental implants

Cons

  • it is not stable and slip off easily, affecting patient dietary

  • gum and mouth irritated because the denture rubbing on soft tissue

  • problem with speaking

  • doesn’t prevent bone loss like the implant

  • people can notice you’re wearing a denture

How much is denture cost

It depends on the clinic; the price range of one-tooth denture is around $600-$1,000 for an acrylic denture, for cobalt chrome dentures are $900 – $1,700, and Flexi dentures are $900-$1,300

Worked at Sydney CBD Dentistry located at in 302/70 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000.