How much does it cost to replace a tooth in Nigeria?

How much does it cost to replace a tooth in Nigeria? How much does it cost to replace a front tooth in Nigeria?, Cost of dental implants in Nigeria


An inevitable possibility of life is losing one or more teeth. For contact sports people, this can be a major source of concern. Our focus today will be discussing the different options for management of missing tooth. Following trauma or loss of teeth, we could have partial loss or total lose of the tooth. Management options are hinged on whether it is partial or total loss of the tooth.


This also depends on the severity and if the pulp is affected or not. When the pulp is not affected, a simple composite filling may suffice as an appropriate treatment.

Pulpal affectation will require a root canal treatment prior to the replacement . Another option for partial replacement could be a crown. Crowns may be made out of metal, ceramics (porcelain) or a combination of both. Each options offers a different form of advantage and a qualified Dentist chooses the best option with those considerations.

A dental crown is an artificial tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. A dental crown is mostly used in situations like.
1. To restore a broken tooth.
2. To improve the appearance of the tooth.
3. To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth.
4. To cover a dental implant.


Management options for total tooth loss also come in removable and fixed options. Removable as the name implies is an artificial tooth that can be removed willingly by the patient while the fixed option cannot be removed by the patient at will, except by a Dentist. The removable options are generally called DENTURES. They could be partial or full dentures.

Dental implants and dental crown to replace a missing tooth. 

The fixed options are mostly BRIDGES or IMPLANTS. As always, they always come with varying levels of advantages and disadvantages. It is important to have appropriate consultations before making a decision on what method to use in replacing a missing tooth. Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots. They are used to restore both the working function and the aesthetics of missing teeth.

In summary, there are different ways of replacing a missing tooth..They include:

1. Dental implants
2. Crowning
3. Tooth filling
4. Bonding

The one to use to replace your missing tooth or teeth depends on the assessment of your dentist.


How much does it cost to replace a tooth in Nigeria?

You now know that it the cost of replacing a missing tooth in Nigeria depends on the your choice and that of your dentist. The way to replace your missing tooth may be through dental implants, dental bonding, dental filling, or crowning.

Two of the procedures may be performed by your Dentist in order to replace your teeth and restore them back to beauty and function. Sometimes, in the course of trying to replace your damaged tooth or teeth, you may have to undergo a ROOT CANAL THERAPY (RCT) and this adds to the cost.

Replacing a missing tooth in Nigeria and other parts of the world is quite very expensive. The cost of replacing a missing tooth in Nigeria is estimated to be around #300,000 – #1,000,000 Naira if you will require dental implants, crowning or dental bonding and even root canal treatment.

Take a look at this pricelist of dental procedures in Nigeria

➡️Cost of dental implants in Nigeria is around #150,000 naira per tooth
➡️Cost of Tooth Crowning in Nigeria is about #100,000 per tooth
➡️Cost of Root Canal Treatment in Nigeria is around #100,000 – #150,000 Naira
➡️Dental Bonding is around #80,000 Naira in Nigeria
➡️The only cheap procedure for replacing a missing or damage tooth is tooth filling which is around #20,000 Naira.

The cost of Dental procedures also depends on the location. For example, the cost of replacing a missing tooth in cities like Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Warri, Enugu and Benin may be up to #1,200,000 Naira. This may be less.

Feel free to discuss the cost of these dental procedures with your doctor.


Nigerian Dental Association


Udomoh Eshemokha

I am a practicing medical doctor, a philosopher, critical thinker, a globalist, a patriot, SEO expert and a patient blogger.

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