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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Australia? [2024]

18 Apr 2024

As with any dental procedure, estimating the cost before knowing the full extent of treatment needed is almost impossible. The work that somebody may need in their mouth can vary hugely from person to person, and this is true for dental implants as well.

Dental implants are permanent, artificial teeth that are not removed for cleaning or care. You treat them as you would your natural teeth by brushing and flossing, and they look and behave in exactly the same way as natural teeth do. A dental implant can replace one, or multiple teeth depending on what is required, and your dentist will provide you with a step-by-step guide as to what to expect, as this treatment takes place over the course of several visits.

To understand the cost of dental implants in Australia it is important to grasp the concept of exactly what is involved. An artificial root, similar to a screw, needs to be surgically embedded into your jawbone by your dentist, so the condition of your jawbone plays a vital role in the timeline for your procedure. If your jawbone is too soft or thin you may need to have some bone grafting first to support the implant. Once the screw is in place it will be completely covered by the crown, (the tooth-like structure that will show when you smile) and it is coloured to match the natural hue of your teeth.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Local anaesthetic will be used for your implants so you won’t feel any pain, and a single implant can be placed through keyhole surgery in as little as 20 minutes. However, if you prefer not to be awake throughout the process, we can organise an anaesthetist to come in and put you to sleep – this is known as sleep dentistry. This will impact the cost of your dental implants.

Because the implant is placed directly into the jawbone you will naturally expect there to be some swelling and soreness after the procedure, and this will vary from person to person and the number of implants they have had placed, however, most patients do not have any issues with pain or healing.

Are Dental Implants Worth Having?

Dental implants are the number one option nowadays for replacing missing teeth, and thanks to modern technology are now simpler, safer and longer lasting than before. When looked after properly they can last a lifetime, making dental implants very cost-effective.

Unlike dentures, dental implants do not slip or need to be removed for cleaning. They are more comfortable and sturdier than dentures which have been known to make gums sore, and they protect your jaw from bone loss because the implants act like tooth roots and provide stimulation to the bone.

Dental implants can cost between $4500 and $5500 each including the crown but can vary greatly depending on what needs to be done. You don’t need one implant per tooth – for multiple replacements four implants can replace an entire jaw, making the procedure simpler and more cost-effective.

To find out how we can help restore your smile contact Sydney Road Dental Care today, you won’t regret it!