Dental Implants and Alternative Solutions
Dental implants are currently the best solution for replacing missing teeth. However, there are other solutions starting from just $650 that are almost as good.
In addition, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. That is why we suggest that you talk to our specialist dentists who can help you make the right decision for you. They can guide you through treatment plans as well as payment options.
What are dental implants and how much do they cost?
Dental implants are made up of two parts - a titanium screw implanted into the jaw bone and a porcelain crown that sits on top.
They look and act almost identically to a real tooth. As such, most dental implants are a life long investment if looked after properly.
Dental implants do come with a high price tag of between $3500-$6600 per tooth. However, interest free payment options are available to help reduce the impact on your back pocket.
But don't worry, if this is beyond your budget. There are cheaper alternatives such as partial dentures or dental bridges that can help give you back your smile.
Partial and Full Dentures
The cheapest alternative to dental implants are partial dentures. These start from $650 depending on the complexity of the denture.
The denture is a prosthetic tooth that can be slipped into and out of the mouth to fill in missing teeth. They look and act very similar to real teeth.
If very few healthy teeth remain, it may be necessary to go to a full denture, which involve removing the remaining teeth and providing you with a full set of artificial teeth.
A dental bridge involves attaching a false tooth to the teeth either side. This can be a good alternative when the bone density in the jaw is too low for an implant.
However, at around $4500 per tooth they are not much cheaper than an implant. In addition, they may require healthy teeth to be worn down in order to attach the bridge to the neighbouring teeth. Therefore, it is important to speak to a dentist to decide if this option is right for you.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Many factors need to be taken into account when determining if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Most importantly, our dentists need to take a scan of your mouth and jaw to determine if an implant can be inserted correctly.
However, lifestyle and other factors can influence if implants are the right choice for you. That is why we recommend coming in for a free consultation. To book, simply click on the button below.
Dr. Simon Khalil DMD
Dr. Simon Khalil DMD is a general and cosmetic dentist who specialises in dental implants and alternatives. He received both his undergraduate and Doctorate degrees from The University of Sydney. He also specialises in single-visit porcelain crowns, Invisalign, veneers and wisdom teeth removal. Learn More