By 2010, individuals 65 years of age and older will represent about % of the . population, up from about % in 1999. Not only will the number of persons 65 and above increase, the proportion maintaining some or all of their natural dentition will also increase, as suggested by epidemiological data spanning the past 35 years. The first National Health Examination Survey, conducted in 1960–1962, found that about % of men and % of women aged 65–74 years were edentulous (without teeth) (NCHS, 1973). For 75- to 79-year-old men, the percentage edentulous was %; for 75- to 79-year-old women, the percentage edentulous was %.
Traditionally, one implant holds one crown. However, if you are missing a few teeth you do not necessarily need an implant for every missing tooth: one implant can keep the crown by doing some prosthetic bridge or denture. Amount required for reconstruction implants depends on the volume and density of bone tissue at the implantation site of each implant. In the case of the reconstruction of the arch kept on implants are required a minimum of 4 implants in the upper jaw and two implants in the lower jaw. The exact number of implants is determined individually. After a detailed study of our implantology exactly determines how many implants are required.
I just left (Louisiana State University) LSU School of Dentistry this morning with my estimate.
I’ve been quoted $ which includes 3 implants and 1 bone graft. This does not include the abutments or crowns.
The bone graft surgery is to be done first, is $ and is included in the $ quote.
The bone grafting surgery and implants are done by senior year students in the periodontal department and supervised by the professors. Normally the senior year periodontists charge full retail rates but even this quote seems to be lower than what I’ve been seeing out there. I may be wrong, please feel free to weigh in on this.
The abutment work and crowns will be be performed by the junior year students at 1/3 retail rates and also supervised by professors.