How Much Does It Cost for Tooth Replacement

How much does it cost for tooth replacement, After becoming pregnant I had serious gum problems which has made the gum reseed on my bottom 2 teeth. What are the options, I am a singer so obviously my teeth and smile are everything

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Tooth replacement cost

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If you are considering tooth replacement with an implant, then one single implant and crown is approximately $4,000- $5,000 per implant and crown. If you were replacing more teeth in your mouth remember you do not have to pay this amount for every tooth in your mouth. You can do less implants and more bridges that can lower your costs. Good luck.

Receding Gums and Tooth Replacement

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Gum recession does not necessarily mean teeth need replacing. I would advise consultation with an esthetic dentist and periodontist. It is quite possible that with a little periodontal therapy that the gum recession could be resolved. If the teeth cannot be saved then implat(s) or a fixed bridge are your best options although periodontal concerns still need to be addressed so the restorations can be as esthetic as possible.

Good luck!

Gum recession does not mean you need dental implants

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I would consult with a cosmetic dentist to see if the teeth can be saved and the gums repaired. Gum recession can oftentimes be repaired through a simple gum grafting surgery.

However, if it is recommended that you replace your teeth, dental implants will likely be your best solution. Several factors will decide the cost of your implants. But, typically they range anywhere from $1000-$4,000 per implant. Each procedure is tailored to each unique patient and their needs. Good luck and keep singing! 

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Gum Recession and Cost of Tooth Replacement

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Having receding gums doesn't necessarily mean that you will have to get them removed and replaced. I would recommend visiting a Periodontist to assess the same.

Should the teeth require extraction, dental implants are probably the best way to replace missing teeth. The cost of a single implant with the crown at our dental practices in India varies from US$500 to 900 depending on the type of implant and final prosthesis.

Hope this helps.

Prashant Nanda, MDS
India Dentist

Implant Cost

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Implants can range from $1000-$4000. It depends on a number of factors that can influence the cost. However, there is no better option in dentistry than replacing the tooth. I would recommend that  you make an appointment to see a dentist in your area to began the process.

James Magee, DDS
Altamonte Springs Dentist

Save teeth dont replace them!

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Make sure that the gum recession has ended and seek the care of a trained periodontist. Gum grafting or surgery is a lot easier than pulling the teeth and doing implants. If the teeth are extremely loose then extraction may be the only answer. Giving a fee for implants on line is not practical because the presurgical treatment adds to the cost.

Michael J. Thomas, DDS
Los Angeles Dentist

Lower incisors

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The best option in case of severe gum recession on the lower teeth is extraction with bone graft and implant replacement.

Antoaneta Barba, DDS
Santa Ana Dentist

Implant costs

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Dental implants involve the placement of the actual implant body in bone, placement of an abutment or extension to accept a dental crown and the crown.  Depending on type or manufacturer of the implant components, area of the country, skill of the dental surgeon and difficulty of the case the implant process is about $4000 per tooth.  Cases that involve multiple implants will usually see a reduced cost for placement of second and subsequent implant bodies.

Other factors that impact on the cost of implants are the need to extract the diseased tooth for implant placement, treatment of any infection present and bone augmentation.  If the healed placement of the implant is not in the optimal position or direction, a customized abutment may be needed and are generally more costly than their readily available stock counterparts.

Treatment options for your case may include a single implant supporting a single crown made to aesthetically appear as two teeth or placement of a four unit dental bridge.  All these ideas are based on your needing to sacrifice these teeth due to severe gum disease.  If the recession is not extreme, a tissue graft could solve your aesthetic concerns.

Marc Zive, DMD
Springfield Dentist

Cost for replacement of teeth

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Recession can certainly be treated. However, if the teeth are hopeless and require extraction, then implants can be placed for replacement. Whether you can have one or two implants depends on the space available and tissue thickness. Cost between surgery and crown can be roughly $4000, with use of proper components, implants, and knowledge of specialists. There are those who advertise 'discount' implants, but please be very cautious. They are usually advertised by less experienced dentists who use 'cheap' implants and poor quality crowns. Make sure to see a surgeon for your implant need and a good restorative dentist for the crown. Team approach provides for lifetime success.


Dr. Kazemi


H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Bethesda Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
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Saving your tooth should be a priority

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Gum recession does not indicate the need for tooth replacement.  You should have an exam to determine why you had the recession, the condition of the tooth and how it can be repaired before it gets worse. 

Dental Implants are spectacular but there is nothing like your own tooth. Realistic attempts that are predictable at saving your tooth is essential. If all else fails implants are always an option. Keep with your regular dental appointments and not only "it hurts" appointments as it will save you lots of money and frustration in the future.


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