Cost of dental implants, procedure & FAQ

Dental Implants Melbourne

Dental Implants Melbourne


Dental Implants

A cosmetic dental implant is an artificial tooth root submerged into the jawbone as a small titanium screw. The screw acts as the foundation or prosthetic tooth root for a new artificial tooth.

Additionally, cosmetic dental implants are one of the best replacements for lost or missing teeth. Cosmetic dental implants look incredibly realistic so that your smile looks authentic. MC Dental uses only high-quality dental implant restorative components (crown on top of the implant) from leading brands such as MoreDent (Australia), Straumann (Switzerland), and Dentsply Sirona (USA/ Germany). Rest assured, MC Dental will assist in choosing the right implant and restorative treatments for you.

Book a free dental implant consultation

We encourage you to accept our offer of a free dental implant consultation with an MC Dental dentist. Phone the clinic on (03) 8608 8968 and ask for a free consultation or book online. During the free dental consultation, the dentist can discuss dental implant surgery costs, treatment options and expectations.



Melbourne Dental Implants with Dr Andrew Cho

Melbourne Dental Implants Interview with Dr Andrew Cho

Explore the comprehensive details of dental implant costs, treatments, and benefits with the guidance of our esteemed dentist in Melbourne CBD.


How long does a dental implant procedure take?

How painful is getting a dental implant?

Can a dental implant be done in one day?


Are you put to sleep when dental implants are placed?

How long after surgery can I eat normally?

How does it feel to have a dental implant?

How soon after tooth extraction can I get an implant?

What hurts more-a tooth extraction or implant?

Do tooth implants look and feel natural?

Can you notice a tooth implant in a smile?

Can you get a temporary tooth while waiting for an implant?

What are my options if my dental implant fails?
If a dental implant fails, the dentist will remove the failed implant, which can be done under local anesthesia. Then the area will be carefully cleaned. If the surrounding bone is still intact and healthy, a bone graft may not be necessary.

After the area has healed, a new dental implant can be placed. The specific treatment plan will depend on the individual case and will be discussed with your dentist.


What is the most common cause of dental implant failure?
Dental implants can fail due to various reasons, including infection, bone loss, implant fracture, malposition, overheating, contamination, slow healing, and certain medical conditions. These factors can interfere with the osseointegration process, which is crucial for the implant’s success.

The risk of dental implant failure is increased in individuals with specific medical conditions, peri-implantitis (infection at the implant site), and surgical complications.

Additionally, factors such as gum disease, smoking, inadequate jaw bone, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and poor dental maintenance can impact the success of dental implants.

To prevent dental implant failure, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, see a qualified dentist, and follow the post-operative instructions provided by your dentist. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are also essential for monitoring the health of the implants and addressing any potential issues early on.

What is the best age for dental implants?
In general, dental implants are commonly placed in adults who have reached skeletal maturity, which is typically over the age of 18. The most important factors to determine the suitability for dental implants include having sufficient bone volume and density in the jaw to support the implant, good oral hygiene, and overall health conditions. It is advisable to consult with a qualified dentist who can evaluate your specific case and determine if dental implants are a suitable option for you, regardless of your age.

General Dental Implants Melbourne FAQ


Which clinics are open for dental implant repairs?
What are the different types of dental and teeth implants available?

Dental implant restorations offer effective solutions for replacing missing teeth, and there are four main types to consider. These include single tooth implants, implant-supported dentures, full mouth acrylic (PMMA), and full arch dental implants. For more information, please consult with a dentist.

Simple Tooth Implants

These implants replace individual missing teeth with a natural-looking prosthetic tooth anchored to an implant.

Implant-supported dentures

Dentures are securely anchored by multiple implants, providing stability and improved chewing ability.

Full mouth Acrylic (PMMA)

A removable full arch prosthesis made of acrylic material, supported by dental implants.

Full arch dental implants

This comprehensive solution replaces an entire arch of missing teeth with a fixed implant-supported bridge.

Do you accept emergency dental implant appointments?
What is the cost of dental implants in Melbourne?

How much do dental implants cost? The cost of dental implants can vary, but it typically starts from $2,000 per implant, which covers the placement of the implant fixture. It’s important to note that this cost does not include the restoration, such as a crown or post/crown, that is placed on top of the implant. During your consultation with the dentist, they will explain any additional costs associated with bone grafting or provisionalization that may be required in your specific case.

Additional costs may include the price of a crown, which is approximately $1,500 per crown. This cost covers the preparation, molding, milling (crown manufacture), and placement of the crown. Depending on your situation, there may be additional services required, and your dentist will provide a clear outline of these costs before proceeding with any treatments.

Various factors can influence the overall cost of dental implants, such as the number of teeth you wish to replace and whether procedures like bone grafting or sinus lifts are necessary.

Here is a breakdown of services typically involved in a tooth implant procedure:

  • Examination and Xrays
  • Removal of an existing tooth, if applicable
  • Temporary crown
  • Temporary abutment
  • (Permanent) Implant abutment
  • Full crown to the implant

Please keep in mind that the information provided is a general guide for dental implants price in Melbourne. Your individual situation should be discussed with your dentist in greater detail.

Why are teeth implants more expensive than dentures?

Teeth implants are generally more expensive than dentures due to several factors:

Complexity: Dental implants involve more complex procedure compared to dentures. Implants require a surgical procedure for the placement of the implant fixture into the jawbone, which adds to the overall cost.

Materials: The components used in dental implants, such as the implant fixture and abutment, are made with high-quality materials and manufactured to precise standards. These contribute to the higher cost of implants.

Functionality: Dental implants are designed to be a more permanent solution for missing teeth replacement. They are inserted directly into the jaw bone, providing stability and functionality similar to natural teeth. In contrast, dentures are removable and rest on the gum surface, which may not offer the same level of comfort and functionality.

Additional Procedures: In some cases, dental implants may require additional procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifts to ensure a stable foundation for the implant. These minor surgical procedures can increase the overall cost compared to dentures, which typically do not require such extra treatments.

It’s important to consider that while dental implants may have a higher upfront cost, they offer long-term benefits. Each patient’s dental needs and preferences are different, so it’s recommended to consult with your dentist to determine the best option for you.

What are the dental implant payment options?
Do you provide implant warranty?

At MC Dental, we prioritize quality and patient satisfaction. While we do not mention a specific warranty for dental implants, we work with manufacturers who provide warranties to dentists against product defects. Our chosen manufacturers have a strong reputation for producing high-quality dental implant products and standing behind their products.

We believe that the dental implants from our trusted manufacturers offer the best option for achieving optimal patient results. Our dentists carefully select these manufacturers based on their clinical evidence of effectiveness and commitment to product quality.

We are dedicated to providing our patients with durable and reliable dental implants that meet the highest standards of quality and functionality. Should any issues arise related to the dental implant itself, we will work closely with the manufacturers to address the concern and find a suitable resolution for our patients.


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Tooth implant procedure

A closer look at the typical steps for placing a new implant and crown.

The following outlines the key steps to a typical tooth implant procedure. These steps are carried out over a period of time.

Step 1: a comprehensive examination

Your clinical situation is examined and an image of your jawbone is taken to determine the placement of the dental implant(s). An impression is made that serves as “guide” for the entire treatment.

Step 2: inserting the dental implant/s

The dental implant(s) and a temporary prosthesis are put in place.

A healing cap/ cover screw is put in place.

Step 3: time to heal

Following the surgical procedure, there is a period of healing before your final new teeth are attached.
This period allows the dental implant(s) to fully integrate into your jawbone and may be between 3-6 months.


Step 4: impressions taken

Following the appropriate healing period, you return to your dentist. An impression is taken for the final crown. Your dentist uses the new impression to craft your new tooth/teeth, matching the colour and shape of your natural teeth. The impressions are sent to the lab.

Step 5: the crown is made to your needs

The lab constructs the crown on the abutment and then sends it to MC Dental.

Step 6: fitment and follow-up

You return to MC Dental to have your dentist screw the crown and attached abutment into the implant, followed by aesthetics checks to make sure you are satisfied with the result.

Step by step – a visual guide to implant styles

Single implant:

Missing tooth - MC Dental Implants

1. Missing tooth

Single missing tooth at the front of a smile? We can fix that!

The implant - MC Dental

2. The implant

The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone without affecting adjacent teeth.

The abutment teeth implant

3. The abutment

The crown and abutment is attached to the dental implant.

The crown - tooth implants

4. The crown

The new tooth (crown) looks realistic.

Bridges on implants:

Missing teeth - bridge on implant

1. Missing teeth

Several missing teeth? Implants might be a good solution for you.

The implants MC Dental

2. The implants

Two or more implants act as the "roots" for new teeth.

The abutments implants

3. The abutments

The abutments are attached to link the implants to the new bridge.

The bridge implants

4. The bridge

The new bridge is attached.

Replacing all teeth with a dental implant bridge:

Missing all teeth - implants

1. Missing teeth

Missing all teeth? There are dental implants options to explore.

The implants

2. The implants

Multiple implants are inserted depending on your personal needs.

The abutments

3. The abutments

The abutments connect the implants to the bridge.

The bridge all on 4

4. The bridge

The bridge is attached securely.

Replacing all teeth with an implant supported overdenture:

Missing teeth

1. Missing teeth

If all teeth are missing an implant overdenture can provide a secure and removable alternative to traditional dentures.

The implants overdenture

2. The implants

Two or more implants create a secure foundation for the final prosthesis.

Ball abutments

3. Ball abutments

The ball abutments act as the intermediate connecting element to the implants.

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...or Bar abutment An alternative to ball abutments is a bar abutment.


4. Overdenture

With an overdenture in place functionality and appearance of normal teeth is created.


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