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How much do dental implants cost

How much do dental implants cost?

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Living with tooth loss can be a real struggle, especially when it comes to the way you speak, the foods you can eat, and most importantly, your smile. While there are many solutions to replacing teeth, nothing matches the benefits and aesthetics of dental implants. Often considered to be the gold standard solution for replacing missing or failing teeth, implants mimic the function and appearance of a natural tooth, and with proper care, can last you for years to come.

One of the most common questions that patients ask in regards to dental implants is about the cost of their procedure. While it is true that dental implants are not the cheapest option, many patients find that over the course of their lifetime, implants prove to be a life changing investment that saves them on time, headache, and overall cost. If you’re looking to restore the appearance and function of your mouth, scheduling a consultation at Perth Dental Implant Centre is the first step towards a lifetime of healthier smiles.

What Influences the Cost of Dental Implants?


The overall cost of dental implants is difficult to provide without first receiving an in-depth examination by our experienced dentists here at Perth Dental Implant Centre. You’ll see below that we can provide you with an estimated cost of the implant treatment itself, but there are many other factors that you, and our team, will need to consider that may alter that price. This is because receiving dental implants is an advanced surgical procedure that requires patients to have a healthy mouth, as well as requires our dentists and team to use years of education, experience, and technology to get you proven success.

Factors that are often considered and impact the overall cost of dental implants include:

  • Bone volume in the jaw
  • Location and number of teeth to be replaced
  • Presence of gum disease
  • Underlying health or medical conditions
  • The implant solutions that you choose
  • Technology and restoration options
  • Your Dental Implant Options and Cost


    Dental implants are a versatile tooth replacement solution, and give patients options when it comes to replacement. Whether you are just missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or need to restore your entire mouth, Perth Dental Implant Centre has affordable, effective dental implant options for you.

    Single Tooth Dental Implants


    Single tooth implants are ideal for replacing one tooth or a few teeth that are missing in different areas of the mouth. This option is a one-for-one replacement, where the dental implant will directly replace the individual tooth. A single tooth dental implant includes a biocompatible implant post that is surgically placed within the jaw bone, a functional and aesthetic dental crown, and an abutment piece to connect everything together. Once fully healed, a single dental implant can blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth and give you a complete and functional smile again.

    This option can be suitable for patients who have an overall healthy mouth, but have one or two problem areas or missing teeth. Single dental implants are able to complete your smile again and get you back to living your normal life. However, if you have many missing teeth or teeth that are failing due to disease, damage, or poor structural support, replacing them one at a time may not be the ideal option as it can be more costly in the long run. To find out if a single dental implant is ideal for your specific case, schedule a consultation with our team.

    Single Tooth Dental Implant Price: From $3,700

    Includes placement of an MIS Seven titanium dental implant; titanium abutment; CAD-CAM milled monolithic zirconia crown and x-rays during treatment. (Price excludes 3D CBCT scan of $195, used to check jaw bone density and quality).

    Implant Retained Dentures


    While dentures are a common and inexpensive option for those with tooth loss, dental implants can help provide patients with a more secure, comfortable and long-term solution. By placing as few as two implants into the top or bottom jaw, our team can secure them to a denture prosthesis. The benefit this offers patients is greatly improved stability within the mouth, a stronger overall bite, and improved comfort while wearing them. Implant retained dentures can solve for many of the common problems denture wearers experience.

    Implant retained dentures are excellent for those who are already wearing dentures, or those who will soon need to transition to them. The benefits make wearing dentures much more convenient. This is also ideal for those who have minimal bone support, but can take some getting used to because they still require patients to remove them for cleaning and sleeping. If you are looking for a fixed solution, fixed full mouth implant bridges may be a better option.

    Implant Retained Dentures Price: From $8,000

    Fixed Full Mouth Implant Bridges


    Patients who have a full mouth of missing or failing teeth can completely replace either top or bottom arch, or both, with brand new teeth. With as few as four dental implants placed into the jaw bone, we can create a fixed bridge of teeth that look, feel, and function naturally. This means that the teeth are permanently attached to your jaw, which provides a natural, comfortable, stable, and strong bite. You’ll be able to live life without thinking about your prosthetic teeth aside from routine cleaning and dental appointments.

    A fixed full mouth implant bridge is ideal for those who want the closest thing to a natural smile. This dental implant option not only restores the function and aesthetics to the smile, but also promotes bone growth in the jaw. Since patients never have to remove the teeth, they are able to live a much more natural lifestyle. While the cost may be more than other options, patients can find the lifestyle benefits and longevity of the solution to be worthwhile.

    Fixed Full Mouth Implant Bridges Price: From $18,000 per arch

    The Perth Dental Implant Centre Difference


    When it comes to getting dental implants, you want to choose a dentist and practice that have experience, technology, and your best interests at heart. Perth Dental Implant Centre offers all of these benefits and more to every one of our patients. We have two dedicated dental implant facilities in Perth, Australia, and over 15 years of experience, additional training, and continuing education to offer patients successful dental implant surgery. Patients who choose implant-supported dentures benefit from 36 years’ experience of our resident Prosthetist, expertly designing high-qualityand well-fitting dentures. Patient safety is a leading priority for our practice, which is why we utilise advanced CBCT scanners to capture detailed images of the mouth and oral structure. Additionally, patients can choose to receive their implants with modern guided implant surgery that removes virtually all guesswork from the process and creates a safer and often faster procedure.

    Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation Today!


    If you are looking for more information on the cost of dental implants or would like to move forward with replacing your missing or failing teeth, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today! Call (08) 9495 7999 for Kelmscott or (08) 9470 3944 for East Vic Park or book your appointment online!

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    Perth Dental Implant Alternatives

    Dental Implant Alternatives

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    If you want to replace one tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth, dental implants can be the most reliable long-term solution to restore your smile. However, dental implant costs are not affordable for everyone, and the surgery and timeline involved can also be challenging for some people. That’s why your dentist will make sure you know about dental implant alternatives.

    To know more about your options and help you make an informed decision, read this quick guide to the pros and cons of dental bridges, traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures, what each treatment costs, and how they compare to dental implants.

    Dental bridge

    Cost: $3000 to $5000

    A dental bridge can be an alternative to an implant for replacing one tooth or several missing teeth. Rather than being implanted in the jaw, a bridge relies on the surrounding teeth for support, so the teeth on either side of the gap need to be healthy.
    Perth Dental Implant Centre Dental-Bridge-BeforePerth Dental Implant Centre Dental Bridge After

    Dental bridge costs are based on the type of bridge and materials chosen and other factors.

    Pros with Dental Bridges

  • Natural-looking replacement teeth
  • Prevents teeth from shifting into the gap
  • May be more affordable than a dental implant
  • No oral surgery
  • Cons with Dental Bridges

  • A bridge can fail if the supporting teeth experience decay
  • Risk of sensitivity or nerve damage after the supporting teeth are prepared for crowns
  • Doesn’t support the jaw bone like an implant
  • Will likely need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years
  • Types of bridges

    There are several options for a dental bridge:

  • Traditional bridge – supported by crowns fitted over the surrounding healthy teeth
  • Cantilever bridge – supported by a crown on one side only, often used in the back of the mouth
  • Resin-bonded bridge – supported by metal or porcelain wings that attach to the back of the surrounding teeth, often used for front teeth
  • Your replacement tooth and crowns may be made from tooth-coloured porcelain (ceramic) or acrylic for a natural appearance or porcelain fused to metal (PFM) if extra strength is needed. Metal bridges and crowns are a stronger option, but less popular for their artificial appearance.

    Treatment process

    If you choose a three-unit bridge supported by crowns, the two healthy teeth on either side of the gap will first need to be filed down in preparation. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth that’s used to design your bridge and crowns.

    You’ll be fitted with a temporary bridge and crowns while your custom restorations are being manufactured. Once these are ready, they will be cemented into place. It takes a few days for crowns to bond fully with the teeth, so care must be taken when eating and brushing around the bridge.

    Dentures

    Cost: $1200 to $6000

    Removable dentures are usually the most affordable option for replacing teeth, but they can be less convenient than a fixed bridge and don’t support the jaw bone like an implant, which may lead to bone deterioration and premature ageing in the face.

    Perth Dental Implant Centre Upper and lower dentures

    Denture costs depend on how many teeth are being replaced, the quality of denture materials and the experience of the prosthetist (dental technician) designing your dentures.

    Pros with Dentures

  • Most affordable option for replacing teeth
  • Can replace as many teeth as needed
  • Natural-looking replacement teeth
  • No oral surgery, unless you need complex extractions
  • Cons with Dentures

  • Less strong and supportive than a dental implant
  • Full dentures rely on suction, so may dislodge
  • May cause pain, discomfort or difficulties with eating and speaking
  • May need to be replaced or relined every 2 to 5 years
  • Types of dentures

    The type of dentures you choose depends on how many teeth you want to replace:

  • Full dentures (or complete dentures) replace a full set of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They attach to the roof of the mouth or the gum by suction.
  • Partial dentures replace one or several teeth. These are attached to surrounding healthy teeth by clasps.
  • Dentures may be made from acrylic or metal and are designed by our Prosthetist to look as close to natural teeth as possible.

    Dentures Treatment process

    If you need to have teeth extracted first, your dentist will recommend giving your gums time to heal before your dentures are made, otherwise frequent adjustments may be needed. You can be provided with immediate dentures to wear in the meantime.

    Once your gums have healed, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth and design your custom dentures, which will be made by our resident Prosthetist. When your dentures are ready, your dentist will check that they fit correctly and give you advice about wearing and cleaning your dentures.

    Implant-supported dentures

    Cost: $8000 to $15,000

    Also called implant-retained dentures or clip-on dentures, implant-supported dentures are full dentures that are retained using dental implants surgically placed in the jaw. This offers more stability than traditional dentures that rely on suction to stay in place. They also help to support the jaw, reducing bone loss and jaw shrinking.

    The cost of implant-supported dentures depends on the type of dentures and number of implants required.

    Pros with Implant-supported Dentures

  • More stable and comfortable than removable dentures
  • Improved biting force allows for a wider range of foods
  • Don’t impair ability to taste like dentures attached to the palate
  • Help to reduce bone loss in the jaw
  • Cons with Implant-supported Dentures

  • Costs more than standard dentures
  • Longer treatment time with more appointments
  • Involves oral surgery and associated clinical risks
  • Types of implant-supported dentures

    PDIC Implant supported denture - ball-retained denture

    The two main options for implant-supported dentures are:

  • Ball-retained dentures – use locator attachments that clip onto each implant separately, improving stability and retention
  • Bar dentures – the denture clips onto a titanium bar that connects all implants in the mouth
  • Your dentist may offer more options if you only want to replace one or several teeth.

    Implant-Supported Denture Treatment process

    Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Your dentist will explain what’s involved in the dental implant procedure so you can decide if it’s the right treatment option for you.

    After the implants are placed, it takes several months for them to bond with the jaw bone and form a strong foundation for your dentures. Your dentist will then take an impression of your mouth and design your custom dentures.

    Find out more about teeth replacement in Perth

    If you want to replace missing teeth and to know more about your options, book a consultation with Dr David Norcross of Perth Dental Implant Centre. We can give you all the information you need about implants and alternatives so you can make an informed decision about your oral health.

    Perth Dental Implant Centre Dr David NorcrossDr David Norcross is a General Dentist who has dedicated the majority of his career to the ongoing education and placement of dental implants. David has completed a number of international implant surgery training courses, and has been fortunate enough to spend time learning from some of the most experienced implant surgeons in the UK, Australia and the US. Dr Norcross is a lecturer and mentor for MIS Implants and the Dental Implantology Academy (DIA). He delivers several dental implant training courses and live surgery demonstrations every year for new and emerging dentists, and places an average of 300 dental implants each year.

    To book a consultation at your dedicated dental implant clinic, call (08) 9470 3944 for East Victoria Park or (08) 9495 7999 for Kelmscott. You can also book online.

    References

  • Healthdirect. Dental bridge procedure [Online] 2019 [Accessed September 2020] Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-bridge-procedure
  • Healthdirect. Dental implant procedure [Online] 2019 [Accessed September 2020] Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-implant
  • Healthdirect. Dentures [Online] 2019 [Accessed September 2020] Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dentures
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