If you are looking for a solution for your missing teeth to restore your functions and your beautiful smile as before, you are right on spot. Dental implants are the one-stop solution for you. They are metal, screw-like structures that replace your missing tooth roots and artificial teeth. They appear and function are almost the same as your natural ones or even better.
Dental implants are assumed to be expensive compared to other replacement options. But when calculating its cost to benefits ratio and considering the comfort, ease and longevity it provides, you will find that the advantages outweigh the costs significantly and are much value for money. While dentures or bridges may be less costly initially but has huge long-term maintenance cost compared to dental implants. We at Orion, present you with the best dental implant surgery at an affordable cost and excellent outcomes.
Various factors affect the cost of implants:
- Type and brand of the implant: Lots of brands and makes are available, and some are preferred over others based on user-friendliness and success experience.
- Number of implants: More the implants, the more expensive they will be.
- Bone grafting requirement: If bone grafts are required because of thinning of bone, the cost will increase, and also the graft material will affect the cost.
- Type of abutment used: Angulated and zirconium abutments are costlier than the conventional ones.
- Type of crown used: Porcelain metal crowns are cheaper than the porcea ones.
- Type of anaesthesia used: Local anesthesia will be less costly compared to general anaesthesia (GA) and hospital admission will also increase the cost.
- Type of implant surgery: Guided implant surgery will be more expensive than the conventional ones.
With proper discussion and dentist’s assessment, accurate treatment costs can be worked out.
Table of Contents
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- Different types of dental implants and their cost in India
- What are the materials used for dental implants and their cost?
- How much does a dental implant procedure cost
1. Different types of dental implants and their cost in India
The missing teeth can be single or maybe more, and can have different patterns like multiple missing teeth next to each other or scattered. For example, one tooth missing in the upper arch, two in the lower right side.
So depending on the number of missing teeth and their pattern, there are various types of dental implants for multiple teeth including:
- Replacing a single tooth: Use a single dental implant: They are single individual implants for individual missing teeth, requiring one post and one crown. Although they are really good, but less recommended because of being costly and the availability of other options that have similar outcomes at a lower cost. In some conditions, where only two teeth are missing, they can be a good option.
- Replacing several teeth: Use an implant-supported bridge: Here, the implants are combined with dental bridges with multiple missing teeth. They are usually advised when a few missing teeth lie adjacent to each other. Two implants are placed on both ends of the gap formed by missing teeth and the crowns are attached on the outer surface, serving as abutments for the bridge. Thus, two implants are present for more than two missing teeth. The process is the same as single implants, but the teeth that are missing in the middle of the gap will not have any implants, therefore, it is supposed to be cost-effective.
- Replacing all or majority of your teeth: Use implant-supported dentures: They can help fix the problems of slipping, clicking, falling out, and difficulty in eating and talking which happens in traditional dentures (an artificial set of teeth). These appliances combine implants and dentures when most of the teeth are missing. You can get 4–6 implants into the side of the jaw, and while they heal, your present denture can be modified to be worn without disrupting the healing process. A new custom denture is then attached after osseointegration (development of bone around the implant). Depending on your condition and desire, you can have removable or fixed, but both will have much more stability and will fit well with your facial aesthetics.
Cost of Dental Implant
The cost of dental implants at Orion ranges from Rs 15,000-Rs 45,000 per implant. Moreover, Orion also provides the Treatment packages that are available for all-on-four, as well as for full jaw cases.
2. What are the materials used in dental implants and their cost?
Earlier all the dental implants used to be derived from a single material, called titanium, but now, with technological advancements, other materials are also used.
Titanium dental implant material:
The majority of dental implants are made from titanium and have been in use for more than 50 years. It is well-researched and sufficient data is available to prove it as the best material till date. It is ideal because it is light, strong and biocompatible (the body will not react to it). The most important advantage is that it allows the bone to develop around it fast and bond well to the bone (osseointegration). Dental implants are mostly made of an alloy (mixture of metals) which contains 90% of titanium and remaining other metals like aluminium and vanadium to provide more strength. The main disadvantage is its grey colour, which is not very aesthetic, especially when there is gum loss, which makes it even more visible. Also, it is a good conductor of heat, so some discomfort is felt while eating hot food.
Different brands of implants have similar compositions of metals, but the difference lies in the thread shapes on the implants or portion of the implant on the top where the crown attaches.
They were a failure initially when they were used in the 1960s and ’70s, but now a new ceramic material called zirconium dioxide, commonly known as zirconia is being used. It is also strong and biocompatible. The main advantage is that it is white in appearance and does not absorb and transfer heat, so you will feel more comfortable. The disadvantage is that it combines post and abutment into one unit. Although this reduces fear of bacterial growth, it causes infection around gums and does not provide flexibility to adjust the upper piece accurately for maximum comfort. They are also very useful for people who are allergic to titanium. Since they are in use for less than 20 years, there is no sufficient data about their long-term success. But it is hoped to have very promising results.
There are certain properties that make some implants better than others:
- Biocompatibility: This is a property that shows the response of the material to the body. The more biocompatible the material, the better it is.
- Colour of the material: The whiter the material and closer to that of the tooth colour, the better it is, as it will have a very aesthetic look.
- Ease of placement: The more easily the implant can be placed, the better it is.
- Resistance to damage: The more it is resistant to damage, the better life it has.
- Absorption of heat: The less the material absorbs and transfers heat to the gums, the better it is.
- Modulus of elasticity: The implant material which has a modulus of elasticity comparable to the bone (18GPa) is considered better because this will result in better distribution of forces, lesser movement of the implant and quicker bonding.
- Strength and hardness: The stronger the implant material in terms of (tensile, compressive, shear and yield) strength, the better it is. This will prevent fractures and improve the stability of the implants.
- Ductility: For the shaping and contouring of the implant, ductility plays an important role.
- Surface energy and surface tension: This property determines the bonding of bone and the implant surface. The better the surface energy, the quicker the bone will form around it.
- Surface irregularities: The implant surface must have some roughness to increase cell attachment to the bone.
Detailed Comparison between Dental Implant Materials and Their Cost
|Bonding with the bone||Excellent||Good|
|Colour||Grey and not very aesthetic||White, tooth-colored and
|Strength||Excellent||Good, but less than titanium
and is more brittle
|Heat absorption and transfer||More, very uncomfortable when
eating hot foods
|Less, more comfortable
when eating hot foods
|Flexibility for adjustments||More, as both implant parts are separate||Comparatively less, as the
an implant is a single unit
|Chances of bacterial collection
|Resistance to corrosion||More resistant||Less resistant|
|Ease of placement||Excellent||Good|
|Variety of designs and components||Available in more variety||Comparatively less variety|
|Long-term success||Have been proven as it has
been used for many years
|Not proven as it is much recent|
|Surface Energy and tension||Excellent||Good|
|Cost (approximate)||24,000–30,000 INR|
3. What are the Different Types of Dental Implants Used and Their Cost?
As every individual’s condition is different, so various types of dental implant procedures and techniques can be used.
Based on how the dental implant is placed within the tissue, they can be:
- Endosteal implants: These implants are most commonly used. Endosteal means ‘within the bone’. These types of implants are directly inserted into the jawbone. After some weeks, bone grows around the implant and anchors it tightly in place. It is further classified as:
- Root form dental implant: They are designed to look like the shape of a natural tooth root and are circular. They can be made into various combinations like smooth, tapered, with or without grooves, for good retention in the bone.
- Blade/plate form implants: They resemble the shape of a blade or plate. They can be put both in the upper and lower jaw bone, where there is sufficient bone available.
- Ramus frame implants: They are horseshoe-shaped, stainless steel devices, used mainly in the lower jaw where all teeth are missing and there is severe loss of bone.
- Transosteal/transosseous implants: They are mainly used in the lower jaw, and are very technique sensitive. They are also used where the jaw bone is very thin. It is placed through the chin bone, and then the denture is placed on it. Now, it is old-fashioned and new advancements have replaced it.
- Subperiosteal implants: These implants are not put inside the bone, but instead a metal frame is made to fit over the jawbone and below the gums.
- Intramucosal implants: These types of implants are made in the shape of a mushroom and have titanium projections. They are used to fix teeth on the upper jaw. The best thing about these implants is, they are a safe and effective alternative for endosteal implants.
- Immediate load dental implants: Also called ‘teeth in a day’ or ‘same day implants’ allow the dental and the crown in a single visit. They can be put when there is enough jawbone to properly support the implant and bear pressure on the crown.
- Mini dental implants: They are narrow endosteal implants, used mainly to support implant-supported dentures in the lower jaw. They are less-invasive and done for people who have bone loss, but bone grafting cannot be done.
We, at Orion, understand that each individual has different needs and conditions and so all our treatment plans are customised and tailor-made as per your needs and wishes. Considered as one of the best dental clinics in Delhi, our highly qualified and trained dentists provide you with the latest treatments and advanced techniques in dental implant surgery with the best outcomes at your pocket-friendly costs. So, don’t wait!We are here to serve you.