Tooth implants are often required to replace missing teeth but how much will it cost you? It’s one of the first questions you are asking yourself when deciding on getting dental implants.
In this post, we will take a good look at the cost of tooth implants in Australia and the options to make the treatment more affordable.
A review of the price of dental implants
How much can you expect to pay for dental implants? Before we quote some figures, it is important to understand how dental implants work and what the procedure entails. Only then can you appreciate and more accurately weigh the cost of teeth implants.
As you may already know, dental implants are a permanent dental fixture meant to replace missing teeth in both appearance and function. You can imagine how much of an effect these implants had on the oral care industry when it first became available. Before then, there were no options to permanently replace missing or broken teeth.
What does dental implant surgery entail?
A dental implant operation revolves around surgically setting up a piece of titanium rod deep into the jawbone directly where the missing teeth were located. The bar acts as an anchor for the artificial tooth to be installed in the future after the gums and jawbone heal adequately.
Perhaps the greatest thing about dental implants is that it imitates the look and feel of real teeth. They appear so natural that patients are unable to tell which of their teeth are artificial. Oral experts go to great lengths to make dental implants appear as natural as possible. You can chew and bite as you normally would with the rest of your natural teeth and do not need to stress over losing them due to cavities. This is because dental implants do not decay and last a lifetime.
While there are more economical and less invasive options to dental implants, practically any renowned dental expert would tell you that absolutely nothing comes close when completely replacing lost teeth.
So how much can you expect to spend for dental implants?
Simply put, the cost depends on the number of missing teeth in question. A single tooth implant can set you back about $5000 to $6500 depending on the complexity of the procedure. If you have lost most of your teeth, then you can consider, “all on four” dental implants that can give you a full set of teeth with just four implants.
The cost of all on four dental implants is significant (around $20,000 to $30,000). While this seems expensive, most people who have suffered from significant tooth loss would agree that it is a worthwhile investment. If you have insurance for a dental implant, then you might qualify for coverage and benefit from the procedure with no out of pocket expense.
Learn more about dental implants and how much it will cost you exactly by arranging a consultation with the experts. Phone “Macquarie Dental” today on 02 9223 9000!