Are you contemplating replacing missing teeth with dental implants and curious about the cost?

In this blog, Dental Fresh aims to remove the mystery around dental implant costs in Sydney and guide you towards making an educated decision about this procedure.

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants serve as a permanent solution for missing or deteriorating teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into your jawbone, essentially functioning as a surrogate tooth root to securely anchor your new tooth or teeth.  Over time, through a process known as osseointegration, the dental implant fuses with your jawbone, forming a steadfast foundation for a porcelain tooth  that has been tailored to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth.

Once osseointegration is complete, your dental implant will behave much like a robust and healthy tooth.

Factors influencing the cost of Dental Implants

  • Number of implants required – The number of teeth that need replacing has a significant impact on the cost of your implants. Naturally, a single-tooth implant would incur a lower cost than several teeth or an All-on-4® procedure.
  • Quality of materials – The materials used in a dental implant, as well as the brand’s quality, significantly impact both cost and durability. Using premium-quality implant components in conjunction with an experienced implant team helps to ensure the dental implant will have  premium longevity, aesthetics, and function.
  • Location Matters – Although overseas dental implant options can appear affordable, the potential risks outweigh the cost savings. These risks may include the use of a subpar implant, or implants not approved by TGA. There is limited or non-existent follow up care for international patients, and there is a lack of guarantee or warranty if complications arise post-surgery.
  • Additional Procedures – Sometimes supplementary procedures, such as bone grafting or tooth extraction, may be necessary to ensure the success of the implant at an additional cost.
  • Choice of Anaesthetics – Choosing between general anaesthetics and sleep dentistry will impact the cost of the procedure. General anaesthesia  will cost more.
  • Insurance coverage – If you have dental cover, dental implants may be partially covered by your insurance provider. The amount of cover varies between health funds. Item numbers can be checked with your health fund to determine your level of cover.