Are you contemplating replacing missing teeth with dental implants and curious about the cost?
In this blog, Dental Fresh aim to remove the mystery around dental Implants and their cost and guide you toward making an educated decision about whether this procedure aligns with your needs.
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, which 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 cost of your implants is fundamentally influenced by the number of teeth that require replacement. Naturally, a single tooth implant would incur 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 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 sub-par implants, or implants not approved by TGA. There is limited or non-existent follow up care for international patients and a lack of guarantee or warrantee if complications arise post-surgery.
- Additional Procedures: Sometimes supplementary procedures such a 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 Anaesthetic will cost more.
- Insurance coverage: if you have Dental Cover, dental implants are 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.
The cost of Dental Implants.
At Dental Fresh it’s important to us that we provide durable and life like dental implants that look and act like your own natural teeth. We are happy to consult with you to discuss your options for single or multiple dental implants.
We’re here to assist you in exploring the right treatment for you and the appropriate payment options for your treatment of choice.
Schedule an appointment with us today to determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants or to explore alternative treatments.
Your journey to a rejuvenated smile awaits!