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Referred to as molars or molar teeth, these are the flat teeth located at the back of the mouth which play an important role in chewing. There are many causes of missing molars, such as poor dental hygiene leading to dental problems that require extractions or accidental damage to the molars.

How much molar implant costs is a common question, especially for people who are facing dental problems with molars. If you are also wondering about this, the following shares will be quite helpful to you.

Why should you reimplant molars as soon as possible?

Many people think that it is not necessary to reimplant the lost molar because it does not affect the aesthetic, health or daily life. In fact, this way of thinking is quite wrong because the lack of molars will greatly affect chewing - according to dental experts. Missing molars makes it difficult in grinding food into easily swallowed pieces, which will lead to stomach diseases if prolonged.

In addition, the lack of molars also causes other teeth to be crooked, causing imbalances of the two jaw and misaligned bite. In the long run, the jaw bone where the tooth is lost will be absent, causing edentulism which makes the face no longer good looking.

How much does molar implant cost?

The molar implant will take many stages, requiring dentists to be meticulous, careful and highly skilled. Therefore, the price of implants may vary and depends on many factors such as the number of teeth to be implanted, the method of the dental implant, the type of denture of your choice, etc. Currently, there are 3 solutions:

1. Implant-supported dental bridge

This method is often used if you miss one or more than a tooth. When performing the procedure, the dentist will grind the two real teeth next to the missing one, then put a porcelain bridge over the abutment teeth to restore them. Porcelain bridges have the same color and shape as real teeth and are permanently embedded in the jawbone so you can comfortably chew like real teeth.

Advantages:

  • Chewing ability is as good as that of real teeth.
  • High durability, 4-8 times stronger than real teeth, can be used for 10 - 20 years if taken good care.
  • Shape and color are as natural as real teeth.
  • Taking less time, from 5 to 7 days.

In general, the cost of this dental bridge method is much lower than dental implant, so it is suitable for patients with limited budgets. Typically, the cost will range from 3,000,000 VND to 10,000,000 VND per tooth depending on the porcelain material selected for the bridge.

2. Dental implant surgery

molar replacement with implant

Unlike the dental bridge method, a dental implant does not need to grind two adjacent teeth. Instead, the surgeon directly implants the dental implant (diameter of 3.5 - 6 mm, length of 10-15 mm) into the position of the missing tooth. The implant is made of titanium, which is a material with good biocompatibility and is widely used in medical implants. After 3 to 6 months, this implant will attach firmly to the jaw bone and play as a real tooth, then the doctor will put a porcelain crown on it.

Advantages:

  • Chewing ability is as good as that of real teeth.
  • Lifelong use, maintain chewing ability.
  • Completely similar to real teeth, prevent bone resorption, gum recession, and facial muscle changes.
  • In accordance with natural physiology, cause no harm to the body.

Due to these superior advantages, dental implant cost is usually the highest among other dental solutions. Typically, the price will range from 15-25 million VND per tooth depending on the type. Each implant type from different brands will have its own durability and specifications.

3. Removable dentures

Removable denture is a traditional method of dental restoration, which is popular especially among the elderly. This method is quite simple but can replace one or more missing teeth and fill the gaps, help you chew better and prevent the movement of adjacent teeth.

Advantages:

  • Lowest cost in all 3 methods.
  • Preserving real teeth.
  • Cleaning easily since it is removable.
  • Natural shape and color.

However, if you use removable dentures, you will have to replace them after a few years because dentures can change the color, smell and become loose due to food stain and oral fluids, generating problems in eating. Generally, the cost of a removable partial denture will range from 300,000 VND to 500,000 VND per tooth, while with the complete denture is from 2,000,000 VND to 10,000,000 VND.

Above is some information about the cost of implants. For the best dental implant, the first and most important thing you need to do is to choose a reputable, high-quality dental clinic with modern equipment, advanced technology and a team of experienced dentists. Do not just depend on the low cost since your implant might take time and not reach the desired result.

Reference source

What to Know and Do About Molar Tooth Pain .
https://www.healthline.com/health/molar-pain
The Functions of Molar and Wisdom Teeth .
https://www.verywellhealth.com/molar-definition-of-molar-1059429
Patient FAQ for Dental Implants.
https://www.aaid-implant.org/faq/

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