Tooth Replacement in Ghana, Cost, and Clinics
You are meeting a lady you have been talking to online for the first time, she says “Hi, nice to finally meet you!” And there you are, missing a tooth, she might be completely mortified, especially if she had no idea and you will be left embarrassed. Don’t get me wrong, some people do not care about such things. But what about your self-confidence?
For the sake of your self-confidence, and other factors, you should replace your missing tooth. That is why there are hospitals here in Ghana that install dental implants. An alternative is removable dentures which are cheaper but does not last long, a more reason why dental implants are the best.
Dental implants use replacement tooth roots to substitute original roots while dentures are merely a substitution for missing tooth and can be taken out at any time.
Why Dental Implants?
When you are missing a tooth, your jaw bone starts to shrink which causes your remaining teeth to shift out of its place and appear to go deeper than it usually is. An implant will help keep the teeth strong and healthy. Titanium and dental ceramics are used in dental implants to keep the teeth very strong and can last up to 30 years.
Replacing your missing tooth can help restore facial tissues, support a denture and even resolve pain in the teeth.
How Much does it Cost to do a dental replacement in Ghana?
Depending on the hospital or clinic to visit for this procedure, the price differs. Some Government hospitals take on dental implants, but usually, people prefer private dental clinics to do the job. For those who prefer dentures, many clinics charge between GHS 300 and GHS 500 per tooth. It does sound expensive, especially for people with low income who still want to perfect their smile.
Implants, tooth crowns cost between GHS 1,400 and GHS1,800 per tooth depending on the choice of clinic or hospital. Does it hurt to pay a little more for something that would help keep your teeth in good health and also boost your self-confidence?
Clinics that Offer tooth replacement service in Ghana
Now that you know how much it costs to replace a tooth, which clinics can you visit to get the job done? There are four clinics below, and there are many more that take on other dental conditions. For many of such clinics, you will need to pay a registration fee of GHS 80 to GHS 100 as a registration and consultation fee.
- Laser Glow Dental Clinic. They are located on the boundary road, Accra. Call them on 0559329820 for more information and follow them on Instagram at Laser Glow Dental service.
- Bethel Dental Clinic is located at No. 48 Osu Badu Avenue, Accra. Call 030 2771 155 for more information.
- Beaver Clinic Limited is also situated at Airport Residential Area, on Neto Road. Call 030 2771 785
- Euracare. Call Euracare on 050 0809 024/ 059 6030 004
Other’s include Nyaho Medical Centre, Dental Plus, Zoe Premium Dental Centre, and more.
The Process of tooth replacement
What are the process you need to go through to get your new shiny tooth? For your information, it takes quite a very long time to get it done. You will need to go through a number of procedures on different appointments. Here’s how;
X-rays and moulds of the jaw and teeth will be taken to determine the bone structure, gum tissues, and spacing between the teeth. This is very important to the procedure, getting these pieces of information wrongly will not merit a good outcome.
The implants will then be placed into the hole while it is numb and allow to heal for up to 6 months.
Sometimes surgery may be required to place the ‘post’ that will hold the artificial tooth in place
After several weeks allocated for healing, the artificial tooth is made and fitted over the anchor and can take up to a month to complete.
You will then receive care instructions, like what type of foods to eat, brushing twice a day, and the likes.
The method may take longer, depending on your schedule or clinic schedule. Dental implants are safe even though there are risks if you do not follow the care instructions that will be given to you. You can get an infection after the procedure. Could be a gum infection or sinus infection. Cases of nerve damage have also been recorded, so it is important to take care of the replaced tooth so as not to get any complications.
Talk to your dentist today and ask for more information, be prepared financially, and make an appointment. Speak to people who have had dental implants over the years to know if there are more risks and prepare for them
Meet with your online date and smile with all confidence.