Dental implants – what should I know?
How much do
dental implants cost?
Dental implant costs
When considering dental implants, there are two major components to a completed implant supported tooth. There is a surgical component and a prosthodontic component.
Surgical component (per implant placement): $2500-$3000
Prosthodontic component (per tooth): $2700-3200
We adopt a strict policy to only use laboratories within Australia so implants can be fabricated locally, rather than subcontracted out to laboratories overseas.
Book an appointment with Cambridge City Dental Implants today for a thorough assessment.
– why risk it?
We hear that Australians are seeking dental implant treatment overseas in third world countries virtually every day. This is due to cheaper fees which patients are more tempted to pay. Patients are led to believe they will have the same quality procedure at a much cheaper cost.
Australian dental practitioners must be registered and have professional indemnity and public liability insurance to protect patients whilst under their care. Most clinics in third world countries do not have insurance to cover patients if hurt or injured when undergoing treatment.
The most common complaint we hear when things go wrong is that patients cannot address any problems with treatment in third world countries. There are no regulating bodies to address medical negligence such as the processes available in Australia.
If complaints arise following implant dental treatment, often urgent medical attention and hospitalisation is required. Travel insurance does not cover the costs of hospitalisation and immediate care.
Within Australia, there are stringent requirements for infection control. Standards to autoclave equipment and surgical items and the discard of items are mandatory. There are often no checks and balances when it comes to infection control standards in third world countries. This means the risk of cross infection of blood borne diseases between patients is high.
If rectification work is required after a treatment overseas, Australian dental practitioners may not always be able to correct certain issues. Australian dental practitioners tend to be reluctant to even consider rectifying a problem and often refer patients to specialists for ongoing management. The costs involved end up exceeding the initial cost of the treatment had it initially been performed within Australia.
If you require a second opinion before you decide to have dental implant treatments, please call to book an assessment at Cambridge City Dental Implants.
Things you may
1. Dental implants integrate with bone:
The titanium post fuses with the natural jaw bone and provides a strong foundation for replacement teeth. This process is known as osseointegration.
2. Dental implants can be placed in all ages:
As long as the jaw has stopped growing, dental implants may be placed in the young and elderly.
3. A dental implant is one of three parts:
The post portion is placed into the jaw bone. The remaining connections are the abutment and the crown that fits to the connector. A denture may also be fitted onto the connector.
4. Dental implants:
- Improve speech: poor fitting dentures tend to slip and slide and cause problems with phonetics.
- Improved comfort: dental implants become a part of you and will eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Improve eating: compared with removable dentures, dental implants will allow you to comfortably chew and improve the breaking down of your favorite foods.
- Improve appearance: compared with removable dentures dental implants will allow for the retention of the jawbone and allow for support for your facial features.
Peri-implantitis is an ongoing loss of bone condition which anchors a dental implant and can eventually lead to failure. Peri-implantitis mimics periodontal disease.
It is important that once implants are placed, patients should maintain good oral hygiene, including professional teeth cleaning as well as attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor over time.