REPLACE MISSING TEETH
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 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.
General Dental Implants Melbourne FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
MC Dental accepts all major credit cards and Eftpos payments, making it convenient for patients to settle their dental implant costs.Payment Plans with Zip Money:
MC Dental offers payment plans through Zip Money, allowing patients to spread the cost of their dental implants over time. For more detailed information, please check the page- Tooth implants with Zip Money.
Melbourne Central Clinic: Bupa, Medibank, CBHS, HCF, NIB
Docklands Clinic: Medibank, CBHS, HCF, Smile.com.au
Westfield Doncaster Clinic: CBHS, HCF, Smile.com.au Glen
Waverley Clinic: HCF, CBHS
By partnering with these health funds, MC Dental aims to provide accessible and affordable dental implant services to eligible patients. It is recommended to contact your health fund provider for clarification or call us directly to discuss payment options that best suit your needs.
Melbourne Dental Implants FAQ with
Dr Andrew Cho
The duration of a dental implant procedure can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s individual case and treatment plan. While the actual implant placement itself typically takes around 30 minutes, it’s important to note that the overall process may span several months and involve multiple appointments.
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.
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.
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.