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Your Complete Guide To Dental Implants 2022

You only get one smile. Make it last a lifetime with dental implants.


Tooth Implants are metal components anchored into the jaw bone and topped off with artificial teeth. They serve as replacements for the roots of the tooth to hold down the synthetic crown. At our Busselton dental implant clinics we help over 1000 patients each year to replace broken or missing teeth.

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Deciding to get dental implants means you are taking steps towards achieving better oral health, aesthetics, and function.

 

One of the most common questions we are asked at My Implant Dentist about the tooth implant dentistry procedure is: “How much will dental implants cost?”

 

There are two things to consider when discussing the cost of implants.
First your unique oral health and needs and second, the number of implants needed.

 

In this article you’ll learn about dental implants prices and much more:

 

  • How do implants work?
  • Are implants right for you?
  • What is the procedure like?
  • How much do dental implants cost in Busselton 6280?
  • The best financing and health insurance options?
  • How to choose a dentist for your implants?

Dental implants are metal components anchored into the jaw bone and topped off with artificial teeth. They serve as replacements for the roots of the tooth to hold down individual synthetic incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. It is also for sets of teeth like bridges and dentures.

 

The construction of implants must use only the proper material. Dental implants are made of hypoallergenic and nontoxic titanium or titanium alloy. The bone eventually grows around it and bonds over the implants. High-quality implants must resist corrosion to be suitable for use within the mouth for many years.

 

During this period is when osseointegration occurs. Here, the implants naturally become a part of the jaw bone and start to normally function like a regular tooth. The patient to receive these implants must have healthy jawbones and gums for optimal support.

 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

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Dental Implantology Terms Explained - Bone Grafting & Sinus Lift

If you are searching for more in-depth knowledge of dental implants, it is understandable. As a potential patient, the terms used can be quite confusing.

 

We made a list of vitals terms most commonly used in dental implant Busselton 6280 City in Western Australia procedures that you must be aware of to help you navigate through the process in detail.

  • Single Tooth Dental Implant (one missing tooth)

    Acts as a permanent replacement for a lost tooth root wherein a false tooth is attached. It is driven into the jawbone using a screw.

  • All-on-4 Dental Implants (multiple missing teeth)

    All-on-four protocol refers to the four implants placed into the jaw bone that anchors a full set of teeth for the upper or lower jaw. It is an option when multiple gaps need filling in so you don’t have to have one implant per tooth gap. The implants support an entire arch of teeth, much like what a traditional denture looks like.

     

    The prosthodontic procedure treats an entire set of missing teeth at the upper or lower jaw by providing a same-day permanent screw-on replacement.

  • Implant-Supported Dentures

    It refers to a denture that is anchored and supported by four or more implants. This type of denture is not placed onto the gums but on the implants that are inserted in the jaw bone. Proper maintenance may only be performed by your dentist which includes examination, cleaning, and fixing if needed.

So what exactly does bone grafting mean?

There are several ways to do bone grafting. However, bone grafting for dental implant surgery may be as simple as sourcing a piece of bone from one site to fill bone loss on another where there is tooth loss.

 

Grafting bone from the patient gets the best results. In some cases, dentists opt to use artificial materials to encourage the formation of the jaw bone. Advanced techniques are then used to encourage a faster formation of the bone in areas where grafting proceeded.

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How is a specialist Prosthodontist different from a dentist?

Dentists have training and certification in most dental procedures but Prosthodontists have special in-depth dentistry training specifically on dental implants. There are qualifications for postgraduates in the study of Prosthodontics.

For a dentist to be able to specialize in Prosthodontics, they need to apply for the course. It is required to complete at least two years of general dental practice and meet other registration needs as a dentist.

They will need to register at the Dental Board of Australia as a top experts in their field after completing all three years of study in dentistry.

One thing to also keep in mind is that, as stated by the AHPRA, which is the dental industry regulatory board, there is no title called “dental implant specialist” in all of Australia.

What are the benefits of dental implants over dentures?

There are various reasons to speak to your dentist about getting dental implants this year. The dental implant process and materials have become so advanced that they are as close to real teeth as they will ever be.

 

The following may apply to you.

  • Fills in tooth or teeth gaps

    For the most obvious reason, people get dental implants to improve their smile and overall facial appearance. The implants are made to look natural so they will also feel good inside the mouth, giving your confidence back.

  • To eat and chew better

    Proper digestion involves chewing food to bits and pieces that the tummy can easily digest. Fewer teeth inside your mouth make it harder to chew and limit you to a softer diet instead. Dental implants make it easier for you to eat and enjoy your favorite foods as you used to.

  • Gives you an audible speech

    Tooth gaps are not only awkward but they also produce a lisp or a whistling sound. Whistling happens when the absence of teeth compromises your tongue placement as you try to speak. On the other hand, a lisp is the result of teeth misalignment. Implants may correct these problems by blocking the gap and correcting the teeth lineup.

  • Better oral hygiene

    Getting dental implants means your dentist customizes the dimensions of the false tooth or teeth. It will fit and align with the tooth on each side and will allow better access in between when brushing, flossing, and gargling mouthwash. The gum line also receives proper cleaning to prevent gum disease.

  • Implants are superior to bridges or dentures

    Dentures and bridges implant may not be suitable for everyone. They may feel uncomfortable if the fit is incorrect. Some may also find them inconvenient to keep taking it out to clean and placing it back in their mouth. Getting a proper fitting of dental implants at the jaw prevents moving and gives a natural feel inside the mouth.

  • Implants are longer-lasting

    Teeth are made of enamel that may rot or chip away. Dental implants, however, are made of acrylic. You can expect your false teeth to last up to twenty-five years with proper maintenance. It may also need replacement after a couple of years.

  • Implants are good for facial bone health

    A jaw bone can deteriorate if a gap has been left alone for so long. Dental implants are capable of stimulating bone growth at the site where an extraction proceeded. Not only is it beneficial for your looks, but it is also a proven preventative measure against facial bone loss.

Choosing the right dentist for your dental implants

Dentists train for years to become certified and perform various dental procedures. However, tooth implant surgery is a delicate process that takes time to perfect.

 

This dental procedure will stay with you for a lifetime so you must ensure that you choose a dentist for implants that are experienced and that you feel comfortable with.

 

There are three types of dentists capable of performing the surgery: periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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Bone Grafting - Do you need it?

For the dental restoration to be successful, the dental implant must be implanted on strong and stable bone support. There must be enough bone at the site for the implants to have room.

 

If there is not enough bone on the jaw, an additional bone grafting procedure is necessary to add more to the existing jawbone. Only then will tooth restoration be possible.

 

There are many reasons why bone loss at the jaw occurs. By determining them, you may be able to tell if you are a possible candidate for a bone grafting procedure.

Causes of Jawbone Loss

  • Tooth or Teeth Loss

    makes you a candidate because the jawbone is already deteriorating at this point. Chewing and biting movements stimulate the alveolar bone and the body sends the necessary nutrients to it through blood circulation. If you have a significant amount of missing teeth, the jaw bone stops receiving nutrients that cause it to recede.
  • Periodontitis

    is a gum disease caused by a bacterial infection that may reach the jaw bone. It is also one of the most common reasons for missing teeth.
  • Removal of Tumor

    or cyst may have your dentist removing a few teeth if the gums are severely infected.
  • Trauma

    may be caused by an accident or a physical blow to the face with enough force to knock teeth out of the mouth.

What are the different types of implants?

There are three common types of dental implants that your dentist may decide depending on your needs.

  • Traditional Dentures are the most affordable solution to replace your teeth however with time patients generally face issues with bone resorption which often leads to a sunken-in facial appearance. Traditional dentures are also bulkier compared to dental implant solutions, requiring complete coverage of sensitive areas such as the palate (roof of the mouth).

  • Implant-supported dentures basically look like regular dentures. However, they are attached to the implants driven to the jawbone. The dentures are secure and there is no risk of falling.

  • Single-tooth implants are for patients that are missing just one or two teeth and your other teeth are generally in great shape.Implant

  • All on Four Implants are full mouth dental implants to replace all teeth in one jaw. Here, you only need four inserts of implants where an arch of teeth is attached to. Because of this technology, there is no need to have one implant for each tooth loss. This option is available for the upper or lower jaw.

  • Same-day dental implants are when you get the false teeth attached at the same time or appointment date. Also known as Immediate Dental Implants, the candidate must have enough bone to support the placement of the new teeth.

The Dental Implant Process

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

    Before surgery, the dentist performing the dental implant procedure, must first analyze your medical history before a physical examination. It is to determine if you are fit to have the surgery. An X-Ray will also help to determine any internal ailments. The dentist then creates a partial impression of your teeth for the creation of a surgical guide.

  • Placing The Dental Implants

    You have the option of being put to sleep or remaining awake during the procedure. The rest of your teeth are extracted if needed to place the dental implants. Temporary acrylic implant bridges are created after the dentist takes record of your bite and impressions. The fitting also takes place on the same day of the surgery.

  • Fitting The Temporary Implant Bridges

    Within the next 24 hours after the surgery, the temporary acrylic implant bridges will be fitted to your dental implants. Typically, there is no need for local anesthesia at this stage. A period of 2 to 6 months must pass for the implants to fuse with the jaw bone. By then, the implants will be ready to receive the placements of permanent implant bridge.

  • Final Implant Bridge Inserted

    The dentist first checks if the osseointegration of implants is successful and if the gums are in good condition. You will then be given the choice to upgrade to a Zirconia – Porcelain bridge which is stronger, longer-lasting, more comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. It also feels more natural in the mouth and provides easier maintenance.

Cost of Dental Implants in Busselton 6280 Australia

The price of a dental implant dentistry procedure may vary according to which dentist you choose. You as the patient will also need to consider the cost of the components and the warranty that comes with it.

 

A free consultation includes X-Rays and a treatment plan including a price quote for your dental implant procedure. Once you have received your implant treatment plan, you will be able to compare affordable dental implants to more expensive options.

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Additional procedures such as bone grafting may add to the cost. However, it is only necessary when your jaw does not meet specific requirements to support the implant. Cases like shallow and narrow bones, implant rejection, the number of implants you need, the quality of the crown and the duration of the patient’s recovery may also make the procedure longer than expected. As an example, below is a table featuring a typical price guide for dental implants Busselton. It is meant only to demonstrate an estimation since there are various cases can be affected by specific factors such as the ones mentioned before. Check out Dental Implants Cost Australia to learn more.

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Dental implants are made to feel like natural teeth and serve as an alternative to bridges and dentures in a functional and aesthetic point. It restores not only your general dental well-being but also your confidence.

  • Single restored implant (implant, abutment and crown): starting from $3,999.
  • Single implants (unrestored): starting from $1,999 per implant. (Item Nr 684) Single implants (Crown & Abutment): starting from $1,999. (Item Nr 661 + 672)
  • All-On-4 implant bridge: prices start at $19,000 per jaw.
  • Implant retained dentures: (used to help stabilise loose dentures) starting from $15,000 per jaw.

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  • Available for implants and placement only
  • Price inquiry available through our clinic
  • Promo runs until the end of December 2020

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified dentist.

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Tooth Implant Financing - Payment Options

We understand your need to get dental implants and that not everyone will be able to fully cover the costs in an instant.

 

Visit our clinic so we can help provide the necessary treatment you need with funding selections that best suit your needs and economic situation.

Early Release of Superannuation

ERS or Early Release of Superannuation under the management of the Australian Tax Office is now covering dental implant dentistry procedures in accordance by the following:
  • If you need a complicated restorative treatment that covers the teeth, bite, and smile
  • If you are experiencing chronic or acute pain
  • Your dental condition is failing; is beyond repair; missing or loose
  • If all teeth require extraction and must be replaced with dentures, implants, or All Teeth on 4 (or more)
  • If teeth are all unfit for chewing and unable to properly digest food
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Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has guidelines for the Osseo-integrated Dental Implant Policy covering the following:

  • Single tooth implants: 2 implants over two years; tooth loss has occurred less than 3 years and is clinically indicated.
  • Implants that support full lower denture: up to 3 implants only
  • Implants to support partial upper denture: up to 2 implants only
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AfterPay, Pretty Penny

AfterPay offers an app or an online application to make it easier. You’ll be able to pay in interest-free installments every four fortnightly. You can avail of up to a maximum of $1,400 in dental coverage if approved. We accept AfterPay for Dental Implants Busselton 6280 the city in Western Australia. AfterPay is not a credit union or loan company, so you can create an account if you are at least 18 years old and above. You must also have a credit or debit card that you can link to your account. Pretty Penny provides funding for crown or bridge implants. They offer fast approval, flexible payments, and the funding can go directly to your dentist instead of you waiting for it. Personal loans range from $2000 to $70,000 with payment terms from 6 months to 7 years. You can apply for a loan online. The best thing about Pretty Penny is that you can top up your initial quote if it meets specific criteria.

Risk of Dental Implants Overseas in Bali, Thailand, or India

As Australians we are lucky. Our standards for healthcare are among the highest in the world. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works to help protect the public by regulating Australia’s registered health practitioners, including dentists.

Furthermore, we have the Dental Board of Australia that regulates dentists across Australia and Busselton 6280 the city in Western Australia. When you are going overseas for your dental implants, you are forgoing the benefit of our strict regulations which are designed to protect you as a patient.

Placing dental implants is only possible through surgical means and is considered an invasive procedure. When done in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand or India complications may arise along with other disadvantages to keep in mind.

  • The gum line may contract an infection that could lead to periodontal disease.
  • Surgery extending to the sinus as with zygomatic implants risks sinus infections.
  • The entire procedure could take months since it involves the bone growing around the implant.
  • An additional bone grafting process may be added if the patient’s jaw bone is suffering from bone loss.

Dental work is expensive even overseas and your local insurance company won’t cover hotel and flight costs

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Benefits of Affordable Dental Implants in Busselton 6280

Healthy teeth are not disturbed

  • A dental implant won’t sacrifice the health of your adjacent teeth. Unlike a traditional dental bridge, which requires neighboring teeth to be cut down, there is no need to disturb the surrounding teeth.
  • Easier to keep teeth clean
  • No special cleaning devices are needed for dental implants. Simply clean your artificial tooth as you would the rest of your teeth.

Looks more attractive

  • A dental implant looks more attractive and lasts longer than a dental bridge. Receding gums around a bridge can expose the metal base, and resorbing bone underneath the bridge doesn’t look attractive.

Prevents damage and decay

  • The Cement holding the bridge in place can wash out allowing bacteria to damage and decay teeth holding the bridge in place.

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