[Economic evaluation of single tooth replacement: dental implant vs. bridge]

Y Kim, SY Park, JY Park, YJ Jung, JM Kim, SH Oh, SY Yoo, SK Kim
Record ID 32013000659
Authors' recomendations: The results of a 10-year period model showed that dental implants cost (Ed note: 'dental implants cost' or 'dental implant costs') $251 (clinic) to $325 (hospital) more than 3-unit bridge with higher survival rates by 10.4%. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was $2,414 (clinic) – $3,126 (hospital) per a preserved prosthesis for 10 years. The sensitivity analysis showed that the initial treatment cost changed the results of cost-effectiveness. Under 85% of the current cost of a dental implant, the single tooth implant becomes the dominant strategy. Although the economic evaluation of this study had a limitation that did not consider all aspects of a single-tooth implant or bridge, such as satisfaction, this study would be useful as one of the evidences in choosing the treatment option in patients with a single tooth loss.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: South Korea
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Tooth
  • Dental Implants, Single-Tooth
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
Organisation Name: National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency
Contact Address: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA), 3~5F Health and Welfare Social Administration B/D, 400 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Contact Name: int@neca.re.kr
Contact Email: int@neca.re.kr
Copyright: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA)
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