What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone to replace any missing teeth. Dental implants Joondalup help give you the confidence to have a happy smile.
What consists of dental implants?
There are three stages of Dental Implants, these are Implant Placement, Exposure of the Implant and Crown Placement. First Stage is the placement of a screw like item into the jawbone. The second stage is exposure of the implant which is when the dentist will check if the screw has fused correctly with the bone in the tooth. Stage three when the lab made crown is fitted over the implant.
How much are dental implants in Joondalup?
We cannot assure you that this is the exact price, please remember this is just an estimate price. In total, dental implants Joondalup clinic are approximately $3990.00. Stage one of Implant is placement $1790.00, stage 2 of exposure is approximately $350.00 and stage 3 is approximately $ 1850.00.
Do we offer payment plans?
Yes, we want to take away the hassle of paying for your dental fees. We have partnered with AfterPay and PrettyPenny.
Pretty Penny Finance is a specialised dental payment plan provider focused on assisting you to obtain a personal loan for your dental procedure.
How many visits does it take?
Every case depends on every patient as no case is the same. We also offer free dental implants consultations. In cases such as All-On-4 Dental Implants Joondalup the procedure may require multiple visits.
Do dental implants hurt?
For most patients, dental implants are pretty painful after the anesthesia has worn off. This pain is manageable by not misusing prescription painkillers and taking sports drinks like Gatorade to replace fluids lost during the procedure. Now you know how to manage tooth implant pain!
What are the benefits of a dental implant?
A major benefit to dental implants is that they protect facial structure and preserve bone around missing teeth, thus preventing further degeneration of the jaw. While most people are aware of the fact that implants can prevent loss of facial structure, in reality this benefit is directly related to preserving the jawbone around missing teeth. When there’s nothing left in the jawbone, then there’s nothing left to stimulate bone growth.
Do I need dental implant procedure?
- If you have a few missing teeth, a Partial Implant dentures are ideal for you
- If you have all of your teeth missing, a Full set of Implant dentures are ideal for you
- Immediate Dentures procedure are for patients who want Implants and Denture placed on the same day but will have Abutments to secure (3 to 6 months later)
- Factors that strongly influence a patients candidacy for Joondalup Dental Implant dentures are overall health, overall oral health, gum disease, Bone supply (density) as Implants need to fuse to the jawbone. In 80% of cases lower jaw is not problem but Upper jaw may require extensive grafts if teeth were lost many decades prior
- If you can’t decide on whether traditional denture or Implant supported the price difference is about $2500 per Implant to covert an existing set and perform the Implant treatment with Doctor Kent Tan
- Many patients use their health funds as payment for the Insertion of 1 or 2 Implants per year and only convert the denture when their health fund permits
- You are a candidate for Joondalup Dental Implant if you are tired of your traditional denture slipping, clicking and unable to eat or chew your food, results in social withdrawal from embarrassment
What is the downside of dental implants?
A dental implant is riskier and costs much more than a denture or dental bridge. They require a big commitment. From your first visit to the day your implant is finally completed can take up a long time. You will need to visit your dentist a number of times along the way.
Why are dental implants so expensive?
Firstly, Dental implants are made of a titanium post that’s surgically attached into your jaw bone and designed to simulate the form and function of your tooth’s natural roots. Titanium is a strong, lightweight, and long-lasting metal. The other part of a dental implant is a porcelain crown that sits on top of the titanium post and resembles your original tooth. Crowns are custom made to fit in with the rest of your teeth. The final dental implant cost is the surgical procedure. Even though it may not be performed in a hospital setting, there is years of training, knowledge, and experience that go into knowing exactly where to place the dental implant. The dentist must drill into your jaw without hitting any of the major nerves and in a way that ensures that the implant integrates correctly with the jaw bone. This is a carefully planned and precise installation that may patients overlook.
How long does it take for dental implants?
When you first visit, the dentist will insert the titanium post into the jaw. It will take some time before it is ready to receive the crown. First, the jawbone must heal around the post, growing around it and securing it firmly. On average, it takes six to eight months for an implant to settle down, but it can take even longer, especially if you needed a bone graft.
Which is better dentures or dental implants?
Dentures are safer and much more affordable, and although their quality has improved, they’re not ideal for everyone. Dentures might slip out of place while eating or speaking if they are not secured with denture adhesive and partial dentures might promote infection and decay in other teeth if they aren’t fitted properly, which may increase the risk that you would need a tooth filling on the abutment (adjoining) tooth. That said, dentures may be the best choice for people whose gums and jaw are weak or unhealthy.
If your gums and jaw are healthy, you may benefit from dental implants, which are implanted surgically into the jawbone. With good oral hygiene, implants can last for 20 years or more without the need for replacement. Dental implants are often a popular choice for people who have only one or two teeth missing, but they can be an alternative to dentures if you have several missing teeth. As long as your gums and jaw are healthy, two or more implants can serve as a base of support for several replacement teeth.
How many teeth can you put on one implant?
Ideally one implant would support one tooth, this provides greater distribution of tension when biting. In some cases when there isn’t enough jawbone to support an implant, or the implant would be in a sensitive location, your dentist may use two implants on either side of the tooth for support.
What is the alternative to dental implants?
Full Mouth Dentures: full mouth dentures are ideal when you’re missing all of your teeth, or when you’re planning to have all of your remaining teeth removed due to damage or disease.
Partial Dentures: partial dentures are for patients that still have some healthy teeth but have several teeth that are missing and need to be replaced.
Fixed Bridges: your dentist will use a special type of bonding material to install the bridge in the space, and only your dentist can remove the bridge.
Tooth-supported Fixed Bridges: this will use your healthy adjacent teeth to attach and support the bridge.
Resin bonded bridges: this is used for replacing your front teeth and is affixed to your healthy adjacent teeth with wings on each side.