Teeth implants that are affordable are possible but you need to find a dentist who is competent but not too expensive. A dentist practising in the middle of Manhattan will charge you the sky but a dentist in Albany, NY may charge you much less. So, phone around, get references and dig a little and you might find a good dentist who offers teeth implants which is affordable to you.
Wikepedia defines “A teeth implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.” A Dental Implant can be either osseointegrated(bone) implant or a fibrointegrated(tissue) implant. Earlier fibrointegrated teeth implant was the norm. Today,osseointegrated dental implant is the most widely accepted and most successful dental implant procedure.
Is it some kind of gimmick? Not really. If you choose an teeth implants prosthodontist you will get the tooth and the crown on the same day as in “teeth in a day or teeth in an hour” but have to come back in in 5 or 6 months for the permanent crown. The price is about $5000 for same day teeth implants and crown.
Dental implants that are done in a day have lesser success rate compared to traditional teeth implants. While traditional implants have a 98% success rate, same day dental implants have success rate of about 80-85%.
Is getting dental implants a painful procedure? If done under anaesthesia then it is not at all painful and painkillers take care of the it after the procedure. If done under a skilled dentist you will have minimal pain. You can also eat almost anything except the hard and sharp types of food
The only thing that hurts in a “instant” teeth implants is the price which can much be higher than the traditional implants. Of course you save time and energy in repeat visits and making appointments and all the frustration involved. Both have their pros and cons. So, decide before you go for the instant teeth implants.
For instance the cost of Dental implants in North Florida are about $2,000- 2,500 each. A maxillary implant takes about 6 months of healing time before the crown is placed. A mandible implant takes 3-4 months to heal. If any complications arise or bone grafting is needed, in either case the time taken to complete the implants will increase.
The dental implants cost per tooth usually ranges from 3,000-4,000 dollars. Dental insurance doesn’t cover the cost of dental implants. Dental Insurance usually pays for dental bridges and dentures which are cheaper alternatives to implants.
Medicaid does not cover the cost of teeth implants. Medicaid covers only tooth extractions. Dental implants are expensive even if you have regular dental insurance. The cost of dental implant at dentists usually covers the cost of the actual implant procedure plus the crown over the implant.