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What Makes a Dental Implant Costly?

When you visit a dental clinic for replacement of a missing tooth, you’re given options like bridges and dental implants to substitute it. While bridges seem financially acceptable treatment modality, implants are 3-4 times costlier than that. If both serve the same purpose of filling the gap, where does the difference lie? Before reviewing it, let’s know why replacing a missing tooth is critical for overall health.

Why Replacing a Missing Tooth Important?

You may lose a tooth or get it extracted due to pain, caries, trauma or periodontal diseases. While getting a tooth extracted apparently solves the problem, it starts a whole series of unwanted consequences like:

  • Shifting and collapsing of surrounding teeth in the gap

  • Bone loss

  • Periodontal diseases / Gum Diseases