While losing teeth is natural for kids, the reason they lose teeth is for their permanent teeth to grow in. Though it may not seem likely, even a child can still lose a permanent tooth and will need a procedure to replacing tooth or teeth.
But how much does it actually cost replacing tooth from kids?
Generally speaking the cost can range from £1,000 to £3000 for the implant. The prices, though high really fall down onto what sort of procedure your child is going through.
Below are the procedures to consider.
Replacing Tooth Explored Further
Though we mentioned above the cost can be a few thousand dollars, the process of replacing tooth or teeth can cost more than that. Some other thing you need to consider as well is appointment costs, x-rays, as well as the cost of the crown.
Keep this in mind when looking over each alternative.
The idea behind a crown is in the event where a permanent tooth is damaged, and yet still intact, the crown can cover over the tooth. The crown will assist in strengthening the tooth as well as improve it’s appearance, alignment, and the shape. You can even use the implant to improve functionality.
Dentists will often push for these in the event you got a large filling, one of your tooth is weaker than others or at risk of fracturing. Crowns can also be used to cover implants as well.
Depending on the work that needs to be done, this procedure can vary widely in price. It also depends on what kind of material is going into the making of the crown. A dentist can charge as little as £800 to upwards of £3000 for the procedure, so ask your dentist for proper prices.
Another option to consider when your kid needs a replacing tooth is a dental bridge. Basically a crown is created to fill in the missing tooth area and is then held together by the other teeth on both ends. There are various types of bridges which will vary based on your child’s current situation.
In general the price for bridges ranges from £500 to £1,200 per tooth. The wide range falls down to material amongst other things. Again, ask for prices.
Methods To Reduce Costs
If the prices mentioned above are a bit disheartening for you, don’t worry. There’s plenty of ways to lower costs so you’re not left with the entire bill. For example if you have dental insurance, the insurance company may be able to cover roughly half of the bill. This is only in the event where the crown that’s being placed as the replacing tooth is necessary for medical purposes.
Some other things to consider are dental plans which can cover some of the bill but not all. Most dental plans have a max yearly limit of £1,000 to £1,500.