If you have been accustomed as a child to receive a dollar or two from the tooth fairy whenever one of your pearly whites has fallen out, then as an adult you would be surprised (or not) that the system has changed. Losing a tooth or several teeth as an adult can be a hassle. The reason for this is simple: we only get one set of permanent teeth. So, expect that when your teeth have given up on you, they are doing it with finality. Also, read Biggest Lies About Dental Implants.

The gaps that are left by your lost teeth post several disadvantages. Missing teeth can affect the way you eat, speak, and even the aesthetic features of your face. For sure you have landed on this page in the search for a solution to your toothy problem. You are in luck as this page will not only provide you with an answer on how to replace your lacking tooth but will let you in on details regarding tooth implant cost in Singapore, thanks to our experts at Dental Designs.

Before anything else, let us distinguish two types of tooth implants

In Singapore, there are two types of dental implants: traditional tooth implant and mini tooth implants. The purpose of each is basically the same; however, they are used for different kinds of teeth concerns.

Mini tooth implants are used for less complicated concerns, while traditional dental implants are used for the more complex ones. Although you can expect to pay the minimal cost with mini tooth implants (around $800 to $1,500), having them as replacements for your missing tooth may not be as effective as traditional tooth implants. This may lead to problems in the future that can add up to costs, especially if there is a need for you to undergo a procedure to correct your botched tooth implant. Hence, it is always best to follow your doctor’s advice.

Newsflash: The cost of tooth implants in Singapore is hefty

It is ironic how a tooth can fall out easily, but the cost it leaves is great. Not only does it affect our body holistically, it also creates a burn in our pockets. A lone tooth implant can rip you off anywhere from (brace yourself) $1,300 to a maximum of $15,000! Imagine if you have lost several teeth!

There is no need to panic. A reputable dentist should be able to give you alternative ways if a tooth implant can be too expensive for you.

If you are still keen on a getting tooth implant, here is a list of the general factors that influence its cost as charged by a private clinic:
  • Dental panoramic x-ray test – begins at $80
  • Doctor’s consultation - begins at $40
  • Tooth implant prosthesis (crown) – begins at $1,000
  • Tooth implant surgery - $2,000
  • Medication - $40
  • Other required procedures, such as:
  • 3D CT bone scan – begins at $350
  • Bone grafting – begins at $800
  • Tooth study models – begins at $100
  • Sinus lifting – begins at $1,000
  • Surgical guides – begins at $250
Aside from general costs, these are other factors that can affect the cost of your tooth implant:
  • Anaesthesia fees – you may choose to be given general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia
  • Laboratory fees – these charges are for the production of your tooth implants.
  • Your chosen dentist – a dentist that is an expert on doing tooth implant surgery can charge more compared to those who have little experience.
  • Tooth implant brand – you may opt to choose between European or Korean brands for your tooth implant. The prices for these differ.
Where you get your tooth implant surgery can also have an effect on the costs. Private hospitals usually charge around $1,600 to $1,944 and the rate for private ones go anywhere from $2,000 to $4,815.

Good news! Medisave can be used to cover a portion of your tooth implant costs!

That is if you are qualified to use Medisave. For Medisave reimbursements, you can claim a maximum of $1,250 for one tooth implant and up to $7,500 for 8 tooth implants. Medisave is surely a big help, but do note that all claims made are still subject for approval of the Ministry of Health. There may be a chance that the full amount you have requested for coverage will not be approved by the MOH.

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Do not be afraid to talk to your dentist about your budget concerns

budget concerns

A reputable dentist will always look out for the well-being of their patients. This does not only refer to your dental health but your finances as well. In a typical consultation, your dentist will present to you, basing on you’re the requirements of your case, the treatment plan that is best suited for your tooth implant. If your current budget cannot meet the costs of the initial treatment plan, you and your dentist can work out a customised approach in order to still be able to address your need. If there is a cheaper alternative to tooth implants, then an expert dentist can definitely guide you to that route.

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