Your Questions about Dental Implants Answered
Dental Implants are often misunderstood and the procedure can be confusing for those who have not had it properly explained to them…
At City Smiles in Melbourne we want to help our patients understand all their treatment options before we discuss what will be best suited for their mouth. Dental implants are used to fill the gap between your teeth with a permanently fixed implant and cap. The implants themselves are strong, permanent and with your prosthetic cap will look and feel much like your natural tooth. For those patients who have a missing tooth we encourage you to consider dental implants as a solution.
What is the procedure for dental implant surgery?
Dental implants follow a staged process which allows us to implant them firmly and securely into your jaw. You can expect a similar process to this:
How much will my dental implants cost?
Dental implants are a permanent fix for your missing teeth. When investing in this treatment you are investing in a replacement tooth that is as close to your natural tooth as possible. Here at City Smiles we are able to offer your treatment for the following price:
Implant Crowns $1350 each
Dental Implants $1600 per fixture (Implant Fixture Placement)
Total: $2950 per implant
Why choose dental implants?
A missing tooth is not only aesthetically unpleasing but can also cause future health concerns if left untreated. A gap between teeth can cause your neighbouring teeth to slide and move out of alignment, which can affect your entire oral environment. Having your teeth slide out of alignment may make eating or even speaking more difficult. Replacing your missing teeth with implants, crowns or bridges can help keep your teeth in place while filling the gap in your smile. Dental implants are appealing for the following reasons:
- Adjacent teeth are not damaged or cut
- Permanent solution
- Looks and feel like a natural tooth
- Can be used to stabilise loose dentures or even replace them with fixed bridges
How do I look after my dental implants?
Dental implants are the next best thing to having a natural tooth which is why aftercare is generally the same as your regular cleaning. You can brush, floss and eat normally with dental implants, we always advise our patients to take extra care of their prosthetic teeth, however you can rest assured that following a regular and proper oral hygiene will help keep your implants in good health. Immediately after surgery you will be instructed to follow particular aftercare instructions to ensure everything heals properly. Our team will ensure that you understand each stage of the treatment and will be with you every step of the way to ensure your implant surgery is successful. During your regular check-ups we will assess your mouth and examine your implant to help ensure everything is healthy and functional.