Everyone knows the importance of a bright, full smile. But many of us have also lost teeth.
Because of these two things, dental implants are among the most popular treatments Precision Dental offers.
In addition to aesthetic improvements, they also have remarkably long lifespans and bring general health benefits as well.
However, implants are not inexpensive and getting them requires a significant time commitment. The process (from consultation to full smile) can take from several months to a year.
Given that, it is only sensible to find the best balance of economy and skill when getting dental implants.
Precision Dental is here to help!
Who should I see about implants?
You should visit at least three dental offices to get an idea of what treatments and prices are available. Checking prices on the Internet can also be useful. Here are some things to ask about:
Experience: How many years a dentist has performed implant surgery can be a measure of how experienced and skilled they are.
Experience allows a dentist to see all the differences and complications that can attend implantation and should know how to avoid or resolve them.
Training: It is always best to select a dentist who stays up-to-date through training and education.
Price: If you have dental insurance that covers dental implants, it makes sense to choose a dentist who accepts your plan.
Choosing only on price can be dangerous, as low-priced implants may indicate a dentist more interested in volume treatment than quality treatment. We’ll talk a bit more about price, below.
Comfort: Dental implants, and especially when multiple, mean a lot of time in a dental office and chair. Be sure that your dental office will make you as safe and comfortable as possible.
At Precision Dental, we believe that your search for great dental implants will lead you back to our office!
What about the cost?
Implants are not cheap, as they require highly trained experts and top-end materials. So, you should balance what you pay with the results you expect.
Furthermore, not all implants cost the same: The price of implants often depends on factors that will influence the cost of your procedure.
Let’s take a look at a few issues.
Existing oral health: This is important, implants are not recommended for patients with gum disease or bone loss, so these conditions need to be taken care of before implantation.
Geography: Where you live makes a difference. The cost of office rent, materials, etc., have an impact on cost.
Materials: What you need (e.g. titanium vs. zirconium) also has an impact, and this is something you need to discuss with your Fortitude Valley dentist.
How many implants you need: Because more implants mean more money, a full mouth of implants may be beyond some budgets. If so, Precision Dental may suggest alternative treatments such as a bridge or dentures.
Finally, the level of expertise a dentist has may influence the cost. You need to remember that this is a surgical procedure, so it’s best to see a dentist who has received the proper training and has extensive experience.
OK, but can I hear some numbers?
As noted, numbers are only estimates, but it is typical to pay somewhere between $1,000 to $3,000 for the implant (post) alone. Then add the price of the abutment and crown (and pre-treatment if needed).
You might end up paying $2,000 for one implant, another $400 for the abutment, and another $2,000 for the crown, bringing the total cost to $4,400.
But if you need X-rays, extractions, bone grafts, and other extras, you should expect to cover additional costs for those procedures as well. This is why you should select a dentist who includes ALL costs in the initial estimate.
On average, an Australian can expect to pay from $4,000 to $7,000 per implant.
Your smile is essential, and dental implants are one great way to improve a smile with missing teeth. If you have missing teeth, give us a call here at Precision Dental. We are happy to help!
Dental Health at Precision Dental!
At Precision Dental, we provide the finest and best ethical care, giving patients the chance to make fully informed decisions regarding their course of treatment.
The three fundamental principles that underlie our practice are honesty, patient comfort, and quality.
To support these principles, we begin treatment by building strong relationships with our patients. We are open, honest, and non-biased. We accept no substandard materials, shortcuts, or unhappy surprises.
Patient comfort is another crucial aspect of our values that contribute to the dentist-patient relationship. At Precision Dental, we know the dental experience can be overwhelming for some individuals.
To alleviate these anxieties, we provide gentle, patient-oriented care, that uses modern technologies, tools, and techniques.
Dr Bill Choi has over 15 years of experience and is registered with the Dental Board of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, and the Australian Association of Laser Dentistry.
Visit Precision Dental today!
We are located at S13, HQ South Tower, 520 Wickham St in Fortitude Valley.