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Why Are Dental Implants So Expensive in Australia?


Why Are Dental Implants So Expensive?

Dental implants in Australia are expensive due to the high-quality materials used, the complex multi-stage process, and the expertise required for the procedure. The cost is also influenced by location, with higher prices in larger cities due to increased living costs. Additionally, dental implants are not covered by Medicare, adding to the out-of-pocket expense for patients. Despite the high initial cost, dental implants are a long-term investment in oral health, providing a durable and natural-looking solution for missing teeth.

What Affects the Cost of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option because they are designed to mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. 

They consist of a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone and a replacement tooth is attached to the top. The implant is designed to fuse with the jawbone over time, creating a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

Several factors influence the cost of a dental implant in Australia. The first factor is the type of implant used and the brand of the implant. 

Some dental implant brands, such as Straumann, Neodent, Southern Implants and Nobel Biocare, are considered leading names in the industry. The materials used in the implant can also affect the overall cost, with some materials being more expensive than others.

The clinic’s location and the surgeon’s level of expertise and experience also affect the cost of dental implants in Perth, Australia. Additionally, if extra procedures such as bone grafting are needed, the overall cost will increase.

The cost of a dental implant procedure depends on the number of implants needed and the difficulty level of the procedure. 

For example, a single tooth replacement will cost less than a multiple teeth replacement.

How to Find the Best and Affordable Dental Implant

Since dental implants are expensive in Australia, it is important to find an affordable solution. One of the best things you can do is to consult different dentists and seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified dentist. It is important to make even comparisons between quotes on the quality of dental implant materials used.


What factors affect the cost of dental implants in Australia?

The type and brand of implant, the location and expertise of the implant surgeon, and additional procedures such as bone grafting.

Are there any more affordable alternatives to dental implants?

Yes. Alternatives like dentures and bridges may be more affordable for some patients.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, maintenance, and frequent dental check-ups. The tooth attached to the dental implant will generally last around 15 years.

Can I get dental implant treatment for multiple teeth?

Yes. But this will increase the cost. The more implants you need, the higher the cost.

Will my dental insurance cover the cost of a dental implant?

It depends on your insurance coverage. Some insurance plans cover part of the cost, while others do not cover it at all. It is best to check with your insurance provider for details.

Can I get dental implant treatment if I have bone loss?

Yes, you can still get dental implant treatment if you have bone loss, but you may require additional procedures such as bone grafting, which can increase the cost of the procedure.

Can I get dental implant treatment if I have dental anxiety?

Yes. Your dentist can provide you with sedation options to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.


Dental implants are expensive in Australia. However, by understanding the factors that affect the cost, and considering alternatives, you can find a more affordable option that still meets your needs.

You should not consider only the cost of dental implants when deciding on a tooth replacement option. Consider the durability, quality of the procedure and the experience of the dental surgeon. 

If you are considering dental implants and looking for an experienced and affordable implant dentist, we recommend you visit Dental Implant Dentist Perth. My Implant Dentist has experienced and affordable implant dentists in Brisbane & Perth. We offer a wide range of dental implant treatments and are committed to providing patients with the highest quality of care at an affordable price.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a beautiful and healthy smile. 

Written By: Dr Kent Tan
Edited By: Dr Zaheer Kadwa
Reviewed By: Dr Ealin Lee


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Dr. Kent Tan - Author Bio

Dr Kent Tan is the top dental implant and cosmetic treatment expert. On average, he performs 500 to 1000 dental implants yearly, making him one of the most experienced dental implant surgeons in Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Kent is a certified Invisalign provider and has helped many patients achieve straighter teeth with a transparent braces system. In addition, he is skilled in performing a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers and bonding.

Dr Kent graduated from the University of Queensland and then went on to lecture in dental implants. He furthered his qualifications by graduating from the Master Clinician Programme in Implant Dentistry in Los Angeles, USA. This additional education allows him to provide his patients with the best possible care.

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Mark TaylorMark Taylor
03:15 12 Mar 24
Rob SmithRob Smith
12:33 24 Feb 24
I was at a really low point in my life, had an accident 2 years ago which broke 3 of my teeth and a bridge in between my 2 front top teeth. From that moment I became extremely conscious of going out,socialising and found my self withdrawn and depressed as I didn't know what to do.Then a friend told me about My Implant Dentist. I plucked up the courage and went for my first consultation at Mindarie Quinns dental practice with Dr Zaheer who explained all my options and advised all on 4 top and bottom.Not only Dr Zaheer but all the staff and doctors at both Mindarie and South Perth were amazing and extremely professional and made the whole process seemless.Having the treatment has given me back confidence and enabled me to socalise and do things with my family and friends that I couldn't do before.I would like to thank Dr Zaheer and all the team at My Implant Dentist for everything they have done for me and recommended them to everyone I speak to.I just can't stop smiling!!!
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09:19 01 Feb 24
My experience with My Implant Dentist has been excellent from start to finish. The staff at the front desk were incredibly kind and helpful. The medical treatments throughout were professional and pain free. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering this service
08:14 30 Jan 24
So grateful to have found this place. I needed a wisdom tooth out. They were able to x-ray and fit me in promptly. Extremely high quality and professional service at an affordable price! I feel lucky to have found an honest and helpful Dentist especially in today's economy. Lovely staff all round. I will be coming here from now on.Thanks again :)
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12:02 21 Nov 23
From the moment I walked in the door My Implant dentist were very caring and professional. As a dental nurse myself I knew I would be a very hard case as other specialists said they could not help me. After my first consultation with Dr Kent he was confident that he could help me and I was provided with a clear plan for my top and bottom all on four procedure. My new teeth are perfect and so natural looking. He has made the impossible possible for me. I can smile and eat the foods I love again and this has changed my life. Thank you so much to all staff and especially Dr Kent Tan who I can say is the best implant dentist in Perth.
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11:30 14 Aug 23
I can’t thank the team and dentists at My Implant dentist enough! From the girls working the front desk to the dental nurses assisting the dentist’s, Dr Kent Tan and Dr Ealin. I had the All on four implants and I can’t explain how much this has transformed my life in such a great way.I will always be thankful to be able to have this treatment!Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Adam ByersAdam Byers
02:39 20 Feb 24
Great service and very professional both admin and Dentists
Mussie KirosMussie Kiros
23:09 12 Feb 24
My implant Dentist Mooorooka is an amazing team. The receptionist staff are very welcoming and super lovely to talk to. The dentists are very experienced and knowledgeable. The assistants are very lovely. The service 10/10. Highly recommend!
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03:55 25 Nov 23
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solomon issaksolomon issak
00:27 18 Nov 23
The receptionist team have been very helpful, helped me organise early super release for my implant treatment. Dr Zaheer is an amazing implant dentist, discussed with me on what type of surgery I needed and have also treated the surgery on me. Dr Reza is very kind. The dental assistants are very friendly. Highly recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
Tan Binh NgoTan Binh Ngo
02:59 31 Oct 23
I picked up”Moorooka Dental Care” contact details from the web. I rang for a few questions and the happy voice of Frances had calmed my anxiety down quickly!Dr Kadwa greeted me from the front bench, took me in for the X-ray, dental assessment, carefully explaining the procedure, answered my questions and quoted for the works. He offered to breakdown work items to suit with my needs. The quote was surprisingly very compatible with my previous quote from overseas. (I know I am going to have my dental treatment in the safe zone, most medical advances in Australia).The implant work went smoothly, so smooth that the team had to remind me “Done!”, well beyond my imagination.When he saw me off with the aftercare instructions, I could feel his professional manners with caring characters. I know he has done a few thousand implants but I still received the care of his first. Thanks Zaheer!I requested X-ray images, Fatimatu responded promptly with friendly chatting.I also would like to thank Dr Linh Trần who was in the operation team at the treatment and follow up cares.
Melrey LudivicoMelrey Ludivico
05:10 26 Oct 23
My implant dentist brisbane 5/5. Dr Linh, Dr Zaheer and Dr Reza have been amazing and have looked after me in my procedures. Frances the receptionist was the first person to contact me to get me to come in since I have been looking around. Excellent service and friendly staff
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22:33 17 Oct 23
Moorooka dental have been a pleasure to deal with. I did a bit of research into dental implants and most companies had hidden fees. I booked a consult and was contacted within a few hrs to get me in and get the ball rolling. I choose to go with he implants using my super. They helped me to do all the paperwork to release the money. Definitely a good dental clinic.

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