Dental implants are a form of cosmetic dental surgery that is used as a permanent solution to restore smiles.
The implant is constructed to mimic the feel and function of a real tooth as well as blend in with the surrounding teeth. As a dental implant is classified as a cosmetic dental procedure, there are many factors that can influence the final cost of this treatment. For the best cost indication, you should book a consult with your dentist.
Factors that may affect the cost:
- The complexity of each case and the number of teeth to be restored
- Jawbone thickness- if the jawbone is not thick enough, a bone grafting procedure may be required
- Rejection of the implant
Depending on the complexity of each case, the cost of a dental implant can vary. According to the Dental Guide Australia, the average cost of a single tooth implant can range from $5,000 to $7,000. This approximate costing includes both the titanium screw and the porcelain tooth. However, costs may vary from dentist to dentist.
A dental implant is a 2 part procedure.
The first part of the procedure involves the titanium fixture being inserted into the jawbone, this acts as the anchor. The second part is the installation of the porcelain tooth/crown.
When you’re obtaining quotes from your specialist, it is important to ensure that you are being given an accurate costing which involves the cost of both the dental implant and the porcelain tooth. Depending on the complexity of each case and the restoration work required, the costs can vary. During your consultation, your dentist will review your overall general health and asses your implant needs, tailoring a plan to suit your needs. Once your dentist has thoroughly examined your mouth and assessed your case, they can then outline a detailed treatment plan and include the cost of treatment.
For more information regarding dental implants or to find out whether implants for your teeth are suited to your needs, call us on 9337 7388 to book a consult with us today.