08 Apr How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants are one of the best solutions for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. In addition to tooth replacement, they also minimise the effects and impact of oral disease. The general perception is that dental implants are expensive and while the cost per tooth may seem high, dental implants are a long-lasting durable solution for missing teeth.
What is the Price Range of a Dental Implant?
The cost of a single dental implant ranges between $5000 and $6000. At Kawana Dental we use only genuine, quality componentry and brands to ensure that your tooth will last and look great for a long time. We work with local Australian ceramists (located in Buderim) to ensure each replacement tooth is individually constructed to the highest standard, and no work is outsourced to China which is often the case.
As part of your initial consultation, we will look at the work that needs to be done and give you an accurate estimate of what the costs will be.
Variables that will affect the price include:
- If you need a bone graft or sinus lift
- If the tooth requires extraction
- How many teeth need to be replaced
Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?
The cost of ignoring gaps in your teeth can be high, not just for how a missing tooth looks, but for the health benefits that they offer. Besides losing chewing ability, missing teeth can cause:
Teeth naturally stimulate the jawbone; if they are missing the jawbone will begin to shrink away or “resorb”, which can make future implant or denture placement more difficult.
When a tooth is lost, the neighbouring teeth can begin to shift and tilt towards the gap. Upper teeth, particularly top molars, can erupt further out of the gum. This causes both crookedness and occlusion malalignment (malalignment between the chewing surfaces of your teeth). Essentially, a “link in the chain” is removed. The result of this is a reduced ability to chew food effectively and a corresponding increase in the risk of developing gum diseases as teeth become more difficult to clean.