Single Tooth Dental Implant
A Single Tooth Implant is designed to replace one missing tooth and comprises three key components: the implant, the abutment, and the crown.
The implant is a tiny post, typically made from titanium, known for its biocompatibility. This is surgically inserted into the jawbone, acting as a substitute for the lost tooth root.
The abutment, usually crafted from metal or ceramic, sits atop the implant. It acts as a bridge between the implant and the prosthetic tooth and is affixed once the implant has integrated with the jawbone.
The crown represents the visible section of the implant, designed to both appear and function as a genuine tooth.
Crafted from ceramic or similar materials that replicate natural tooth aesthetics, this crown is secured to the abutment via dental adhesive or a screw.
A single-tooth implant emerges as a sought-after and effective remedy for those who’ve lost a tooth from injury, decay, or other circumstances.
It offers a durable and natural appearance and restores the function of the lost tooth, enhancing one’s ability to eat, converse, and smile confidently.
Nevertheless, an implant tooth may not be suitable for everyone. Engaging with a skilled dental expert is crucial to ascertain if this procedure aligns with your unique dental circumstances.
The average process for dental implants can take 6 months*
What to expect when getting Dental Implants
Getting a dental implant typically involves several stages and may take several months. Here is what you can expect during the process:
You may experience discomfort or swelling throughout the process, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs.
Your nearest implant dentist will provide you with specific instructions for aftercare and monitor your progress to ensure the success of your implant.
The entire process time for dental implants can take, on average, six months, depending on the patient’s overall health. Patients with good health and fast healing after implant placement may have a shorter timeframe for completion.
While if patients require additional treatment, such as Bone Grafting, this can extend the timeframe.
Tooth Implants from $4,500
Here is a breakdown of the steps associated with the costs of getting a dental implant:
- Consultation Fees: Consultations times and smile design planning made for the dentist.
- Implant Placement: The implant surgery cost involves digital planning and surgical guides. Due to the complexity of this stage, this is where most of the fees go towards.
- Abutment and Crown: The abutment and ceramic crown are custom-made to fit your mouth. Single crowns are precisely shaded (coloured) to match neighbouring teeth. Crown and abutment fees make up a significant portion of the overall cost.
- Additional Procedures: If you need other procedures, such as bone grafting or sinus lifting, the cost can vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Your dentist will advise if such procedures are recommended and can’t be known until patients are appropriately examined in the clinic.
- Private Health Insurance Coverage: Dental implants are often not covered by dental insurance, but some insurance plans may cover some of the cost depending on their level of Extras. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider to determine what is covered. Our dental team will be able to assist in referencing itemised codes provided by the dentist to check if you’re private health may cover a portion of the fees.
Overall, the total cost of a dental implant can average from around $4,500 per tooth (surgical implant, abutment and crown), depending on the factors listed above based on the specific unique needs of each patient.
Your dentist can provide a more specific cost estimate based on your needs and circumstances.
Tooth Implant vs Other Options
Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures have advantages and disadvantages, and what is “better” can vary depending on the individual’s specific situation and needs.
Dental implants are often considered the most durable and long-lasting option, as they are implanted directly into the jawbone and function like natural teeth.
They can also help preserve bone density in the jaw, which can be lost with dentures or bridges over time.
However, they require a surgical procedure and can be more expensive than other options.
Dental bridges are a more traditional option and involve anchoring a replacement tooth or teeth to adjacent natural teeth with crowns.
They are less invasive than dental implants and can be a good option for those with healthy adjacent teeth. However, they require the removal of some healthy tooth structures and may not be as long-lasting as implants.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace multiple missing teeth and are often more affordable than implants or bridges.
They can be a good option for those with multiple missing teeth or not good candidates for surgery. However, they can be less stable than other options and may require regular adjustments or replacements.
Ultimately, the best option for each individual will depend on their specific dental needs, budget, and personal preferences.
It is important to consult with a dental professional to determine the best treatment for your situation.
Your Smile Is Our Priority
Dental digital planning is a process that utilizes advanced digital technology to plan and design dental implant surgery before the actual procedure is performed.
This allows our local dentists to create a customized treatment plan for each patient based on their needs and anatomy and to visualize and simulate the outcome of the implant surgery.
Using specialized software, our dental implant professionals can analyze the patient’s bone density and quality, determine the optimal location and angle for the implant placement, and even design a custom implant tailored to the patient’s specific needs.
Digital planning can help improve the accuracy and predictability of dental implant surgery and reduce the risk of complications and implant failure.
By allowing the dental professional to visualize and plan the procedure, digital planning can also help minimize the patient’s time in the dental chair and reduce the need for additional procedures or revisions.
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