when I was pregnant I had really bad reseeding gums and its messed one of my teeth up. How much would it cost to replace a tooth and how can you treat reseeding gums
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Tooth
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Implants for tooth loss and gum recession
Prior to implant placement for a tooth with receeding gums, an assessment is made to determine whether a tooth can be saved with routine periodontal treatment. Gingival grafting has become very predictable. When successful will usually stabilize recession and cover exposed roots.
When it is determined that a tooth should be extracted and replaced with an implant, the cost is dependant on whether adequate bone is available. Typical cost for implant surgery and the supporting crown without bone grafting can range from $3000 to $4000. If bone grafting is necessary, the cost of grafting alone can add several hundred dollars (simple grafts) to several thousand dollars for major grafting to the cost of implant surgery. CT imaging will determine whether bone grafting is necesary. Bone rafting is only one method used when adequate bone volume is not present. Advanced techniques can use modified implant forms to secure the implants in severely atrophied (reduced bone volume) cases which can save thousands of dollars and months of healing time.
Replacing a tooth with an implant
As a general rule, the dental implant is a tool when all else has failed and is the last option. If a tooth can be saved, it should be.
Having said that, the cost for an implant "depends". There are fees for the implant, the crown on the implant, and the abutment (connecting the crown TO the implant). Sometimes, a tooth must be extracted, so the fee to remove the tooth should be considered, as well as possible grafting procedures.
While the cost CAN mount, between $4000 to $6000 for a single tooth, dental implants are among the longest lasting procedures in dentistry and well worth the investment.
Tooth Replacement Cost
Receding gums during pregnancy, also known as pregnancy gingivitis is quite common. Unfortunately, the gums never grow back on their own. This issue to usually solved by grafting a piece of tissue from another area of the mouth over the receded area.
It is important to save your own teeth if at all possible. Grafting by a periodontist, gum specialist, is the best first solution. Sometimes bone supporting the tooth is lost as the gum recedes and can result in loss of the tooth. Bone is much more difficult to replace.
If your tooth must be removed, a bridge across the gap supported by crowns on both sides or an implant with bone grafting are possible solutions. Coordination between your general dentist and appropriate specialists is in order.
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Replacing a tooth after pregnancy
Removal of a tooth, implant and crown ca run $4100.
See if a periodontist can save the tooth with gum grafting and bone grafts.
Tooth replacement and receding gums
It's not uncommon for gums to recede during pregnancy (sometimes called pregnancy gingivitis). There are various options for grafting gum tissue over the receded areas because they won't grow back on their own. A good first step to find out your options is a consultation with a gum specialist, a periodontist. It's always best to save your natural teeth when possible and a periodontist can tell you if a tooth is worth saving or if it's best to replace it with an implant. If you do need an implant, a ballpark figure for a single tooth would be $4000 to $5000.
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