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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are used to replace the original tooth root in the mouth where the teeth are missing. Basically, they act as replacement for natural teeth roots.

The placement of dental implants – typically following a tooth extraction – also helps to preserve the strength and health of the bone into which they are inserted. This is because the bone and implants form a strong and long lasting bond through a process known as osseointegration. When the root-like dental implants have fused with the bone, they provide a stable anchor upon which the artificial teeth can be mounted.

Dental implants are therefore the closest teeth replacement you can have to natural teeth. Not only do their prosthetics look and feel like your natural teeth, dental implants provide unprecedented stability to restore the functions for biting and chewing. With dental implants, those with tooth loss conditions can enjoy a lifetime of convenience and practicality.

Every experience counts

When it comes to dental implants, the dentist’s experience is not something you can substitute with cheaper pricing or a more convenient location. The amount of hours your dentist has spent working with this modern teeth replacement treatment justifies the extra cost the practice charges.

The pin point accuracy with which dental implants are to be located and inserted on a narrow jawbone leaves little room for mistakes. Getting it right the first, every time, is key to its success.

Our team of implant dentists are not only trained in quality courses and prestigious universities, they have the wealth of experience to back up what they have learnt. They have also kept up to date with current technological tools and techniques that continue to enhance the procedures.

At Albany Dental, our cosmetic dentists balance their clinical knowledge and hands-on experience with an aesthetic flair for smile aesthetics. We are committed to give all our clients a beautiful and healthy smile that they will be proud to show everyone.

How much do dental implants cost?

There are numerous considerations when it comes to having implants. We understand that having the chance to be able to discuss this with a dentist without any cost is of great advantage when it comes to your decision to have implants. Accordingly you are able to make a time to have a 30 minute chat with one of our implant doctors at no cost. Should you wish to arrange a free consultation with one of our dentists, please contact our friendly team on (07) 3264 9590.

Set our below is a guideline to some of the most common implant procedures you may encounter.

These fees are accurate as at 21st December 2015 but may vary at any time. You will be given accurate treatment quotation prior to the commencement of any treatment.

Once you have had your initial chat with one of our dentists the next step is the diagnostic consultation. This will generally take about an hour. You may be required to have a scan* done at an imaging provider.

Dental Implants Cost

Stage 1. Complimentary Initial Discussion

You will receive a 30 minute consultation at NO COST with one of our implant dentists.

Stage 2. Diagnostic Consultation $319

Examination #011 $51
X-rays intra-oral (2) #022 $80
X-ray OPG #037 $99
Diagnostic models #071 $54
Photographs #072 $35
Total   $319

*Cone Beam 3D Scan - This is an externally provided service and is charged separately by the service provider.

Stage 3. Implant Procedures and Cost

Single Dental Implant

  Item No Fee
Surgical implant guide 679 $375
One stage insertion of implant 688 $2,237
Implant crown 672 $1,581
Implant Abutment 661 $695
Credit for Preliminary Assessment   ($319)
Total   $4,569

Multiple Tooth Implants

3 teeth

  Item No Fee
Surgical implant guide 679 $375
One stage insertion of implant 688 x 2 $3,600
Implant abutments 661 x 2 $900
Bridge pontic 643 x 1 $1,318
Implant crown 673 x 2 $2,945
Credit for Preliminary Assessment   ($319)
Total   $8,819

4 teeth - add $1299 for second bridge pontic

All on 4 dental implants cost

All on 4 Brisbane

  Item No Fee
Surgical implant guide 679 $375
Maxillary or Mandibular denture - if required 711 or 712 $1,275
One Stage Insertion of Implants 688 x 4 $7,600
Fitting implant abutments 661 x 4 $3,000
Healing Period     usually 3 - 6 months    
Option A) Acrylic Prosthesis attached to implants 665 x 4 $3,000
Less Credit for Preliminary Assessment   ($319)
Total   $14,931
Option B) Acrylic Prosthesis on titanium or cobalt chrome frame 666 x 1 $7,000
Less Credit for Preliminary Assessment   ($319)
Total   $18,931

Other Potential Costs

  • Bone grafting
  • Temporary bridge
  • Sinus Lift

Because of the large variation between the treatment many patients need, the cost of dental implants can differ significantly from one patient to the next. Costs will be impacted by the extent of damage to your teeth or bone, as well as pre-existing conditions. It will also depend on the type and number of implants that you will be receiving.

As such, we strongly recommend that you first schedule a consultation with us. This will allow us to evaluate your individual situation and give you a clear idea of what your treatment will look like and how much it will cost.

Benefits of Dental Implants

For a long time, removable dentures have been the only treatment that dentists prescribe for replacing missing teeth. With the arrival of dental implants, there has been a shift towards this modern alternative for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Indeed, millions of people have come to discover and realise the benefits of dental implants over traditional dentures and bridgework.

Let’s take a closer look at what dental implants can offer you:

  • Prevent bone deterioration

    Being biologically fused to your tooth bones, dental implants help to prevent bone resorption (deterioration). Due to the preservation of the bone, the facial structures remain intact, thereby preventing that portion of the face from sagging – which can make you look older than you really are.

  • Lifelike appearance

    When your missing teeth are restored with implants, you get back a natural looking smile. Using modern prosthetic material and advanced techniques, implant-supported prosthetic teeth are precisely customised to fit your individual teeth structure. Mimicking the translucent quality of tooth enamel and dentin, implant-supported teeth possess the same aesthetic properties of natural teeth – such as reflectivity and the way they react under different lighting conditions.

  • Function like real teeth

    People wearing dentures typically have to avoid certain types of foods, even healthy ones like apples and corn, for fear of compromising the appliance. Dental implants, on the other hand, do not require you to change your diet but eat as you would with natural teeth. With your implant-supported teeth, you get to enjoy the full taste of the food you love, savouring them with every chew and bite.

  • Improve quality of life

    The verdict is out: Implants feel, look and function like your natural teeth. Unlike dentures, implants almost completely restore your teeth’s original functions for eating, smiling, and speaking.

    The lifestyle benefits are especially appealing to those who find removable dentures finicky for daily handling. Once the dental implants have been placed in your mouth, they become permanently lodged in your jaw – just like natural teeth. You can clean and look after your implant-supported prosthetic teeth the same way you care for your real teeth. No more bedtime rituals or bothering with messy denture adhesives. Your implant-supported teeth remain safe and secure with no interruptions to your daily routines.

Dental Implants FAQs

  • What are dental implants?

    Dental implants are small titanium alloy posts designed to be strategically placed in the jawbone to serve as an anchor for your prosthetic replacement teeth. After they are biologically fused to your jawbones through a process known as osseointegration, they create a stable and long lasting support for the artificial teeth.

  • How do implants compare with traditional forms of tooth replacement?

    Similar to conventional dental prosthetics such as dentures, crowns and bridges, dental implants provide an excellent solution to replace missing teeth. The difference is, dental implants, being permanently integrated into the patient’s jawbone, function like actual tooth roots. This provides unprecedented stability and support, allowing patients to eat, speak, chew and bite with ease and confidence. Patients also experience an improvement in overall oral health because, unlike other prosthetic options, the implants do not rely on support from neighbouring teeth.

  • What is the age limit for getting dental implants?

    The suitability rests not so much on the person’s age but rather bone growth, which differs from person to person. Some children and adolescents are precluded from treatment due to certain bone deficiencies or because they exhibit slower rates of bone growth. Dental implants are generally placed in areas where the bones are grown fully, as continued bone growth may compromise the implants. For the above reasons, putting a precise age limit on implant suitability would be inappropriate.

  • What is the success rate for dental implants?

    Extensive tests have shown that dental implant procedures enjoy a high success rate of around 90-95%. As with any surgical procedure, there is a small chance of implant failure or complications, so success cannot be guaranteed. Proper patient assessment, and experience of the implant dentist and use of advanced implant techniques can greatly reduce these risks.

  • What type of patient would make a suitable candidate for dental implants?

    Not all patients with missing teeth would qualify for dental implants. There are certain criteria that need to be accessed before a patient can be considered for the implant surgery. Implant success depends greatly on the quality and quantity of the jawbone. The lack of surrounding bone necessary to support the implant may disqualify the patient as a suitable candidate. However, there are certain techniques that a dentist may recommend to increase bone quantity to a level that is conducive for successful implantation.

    The condition of a patient’s general oral health is another criteria. To ensure that your mouth and tooth structure is able to accept the incoming implants without any complications, your remaining teeth and gums should be free from gum disease, tooth decay or damage. The dentist would generally attend to these dental issues first before proceeding to implant placement.

    The success of implant treatment is further determined by the patient’s ability to maintain their teeth and gums after the procedure. The dentist will provide a post-treatment cleaning schedule that patients need to follow, if they want their implants to remain clean and healthy for many years ahead.

If you are interested in getting dental implants, you may wish to consult a dentist for a proper assessment to determine your suitability. Contact our friendly dental team at (07) 3264 9590 to book an appointment.

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