Updated: Aug 7, 2021
Dental implants offer the opportunity to replace lost or missing teeth permanently but just how much does a dental implant cost in Australia? It’s useful to consider dental implants as a treatment rather than a replacement product, so we’re going to investigate how the cost of implants is calculated and what you can expect to pay for treatment.
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The price difference between dental implant systems is rarely more than $100, so if you’re paying thousands more for an implant then you’re simply paying a bigger margin.
How many teeth do you need to replace?
If you are missing a single tooth, one dental implant will be sufficient, but if you are missing multiple teeth you may need to consider the all-on-4 treatment, which can replace an entire arch of teeth, making use of just four dental implants.
Do you need a bone graft or sinus lift?
It’s important to note that not everyone who wants to replace a tooth with a dental implant needs a bone graft. A bone graft is typically required when your tooth has been missing for some time, and you have experienced some degree of bone loss in your jaw.
Having a bone graft will add to the total cost of your dental implant procedure, but its exact cost will depend on whether you need a minor or major graft. It is possible for minor grafts to be performed just before having the implant placed. If you need a major bone graft you will be booked in for a separate procedure and will need to go through a period of healing before your dental practitioner will be able to place your dental implant.
Your dental consultation
You will need a thorough dental consultation prior to having a dental implant.
This is so that our dentist can establish if there is any bone loss and plan for your procedure.
Our dentist will take x-rays and digital photographs to gauge the size and shape of your teeth and jaw.
Cost Variations In Individual Treatment Plans
The cost of your dental implant is just a fraction of the overall total amount you will be presented with. Your treatment estimate will be based on your individual treatment plan and will factor in the stages that need to be followed in order to replace your missing tooth. It will also take into account the number of times you will visit your dentist for follow up treatments.
What Is The Average Cost Of A Dental Implant
We’ve done some online research to give you a ballpark idea of what you can expect to pay for a dental implant.
According to smile.com.au results from their national dental fee survey in 2017, single dental implant treatment can cost between $3000 and $5000 per tooth. This is for straightforward placement. In the event that you need a bone graft or sinus lift, you can expect to pay up extra.