What is a dental implant?
Dental Implants are small titanium screws tapped into the bone that allow a crown, bridge or denture to then be attached. They are very precise items and, in the right hands, the complete restorative dental implant can be as good as a real tooth.
How much does a Dental Implant cost?
Costs for implants vary. A basic single tooth dental implant cost should be about $5,500. This is broken up into 3 steps. The consultation and planning phase which costs $105 and $220 for a scan if required. As a general guide, Implant surgery costs about $2,550 and an implant crown $2,715.
These are general indications and will vary depending on the case. Larger treatment plans with multiple implants or more complex planning cases are costed on a case by case basis.
Am I suitable for a dental implant?
Depending on your case, implants can be quite straightforward. Sometimes, more complex pre-planning will be needed. There are so many variables. The best way is to come in for a consultation. We can present all the options to you, along with any helpful advice you might be seeking. You would then be free to decide how you would like to proceed.
Who else will be involved in my dental implant procedure?
For a start, you can quickly learn if you’re suitable for implants right here at Coastal Dental Implants. You won’t need to run around, making appointments with other health practitioners. We even have the ability to do all your scans on-site.
Your dental implant surgery will be done by Dr Peter Jorgensen or Dr Andrew Robinson. They have extensive implant experience and also lecture on the topic.
You can choose to have the surgery done in our rooms, or in hospital. The crown or bridge work is then done in our rooms once everything is ready to go.
If you have been referred to us from your normal dentist, we work closely with them to ensure we meet yours and your dentist’s needs. We also provide support to your dentist if they are undertaking part of the crown work.
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
Following the initial consultation, assuming everything is straightforward, the surgery can be done as soon as possible. A single tooth can be done within an hour.
From this point, there is generally 3 to 4 months to allow for proper healing and crown preparation time. Sometimes, at the time of surgery or the following day, we can give you a temporary tooth but this is case-dependent.
How is it that I’m seeing some dentists offering completed treatment in 3-5 days?
Depending on the type of treatment, we can give you some form of tooth in that time. However, when doing complex work such as this, we like to dedicate the appropriate time to making sure you get the best possible results using the best possible materials. Anything that can be done in 3-5 days would only be temporary, and not the best available.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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