Dental implants are currently the best solution available on the market for severely damaged or missing teeth. Implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth and stabilise dentures. Quality dental implants will not interfere with your daily life, and have the same strength as natural teeth. Implants have a similar appearance to your natural teeth and can carry out the same functions, like chewing and eating. You take care of your dental implants the same way you would your natural teeth – brushing and flossing is all you need to keep them clean.
Dental implants replace your natural tooth or teeth. They are made up of two parts: the root and the crown. The root is a titanium screw fused into your jawbone to create a solid foundation for your new teeth. As the jawbone heals from the initial insertion, the bone will grow over the root to secure it. The crown looks just like a tooth and is usually made of ceramic. It is placed on top of the implanted root.
Depending on the issue, certain dental implants may be more suitable for you. Single tooth dental implants can replace up to three missing teeth by creating a bridge. If you are having problems with dentures that won’t stay put, as few as two dental implants in the lower jaw and four in the upper jaw can help stabilise your dentures. The dental implants provide “click-in and out” points for your dentures to grip on to. The All-on-4® dental implant method is perfect for those missing all their teeth on one or both arches.
No matter the cause for your tooth loss, dental implants will not only create a new smile and boost your confidence, but can also help improve your general health. If you are missing teeth and choose not to replace them, you could suffer from jawbone deterioration. Dental implants prevent bone loss and can help stimulate bone growth. Installing dental implants doesn’t require grinding down any nearby teeth, so your remaining healthy teeth will remain intact.
At our Scott Street practice, we only use quality dental implants from world-renowned companies like Straumann and Osstem.
Straumann Dental Implants
The Swiss-based Straumann is regarded as the world’s leader in dental implantology. Straumann dental implants are famous for their reduced healing time and optimal tissue response. Implanted with Morse taper connection, they also have maximum stability.
Due to their solid standing in the dental implant world for many years, these implant systems tend to be on the pricier side.
Though, Straumann has recently partnered with T-Plus, a dental implant manufacturer based out of Taiwan. This partnership should produce more budget-friendly Straumann dental implants without lacking in quality.
Osstem Dental Implants
Osstem dental implants are some of the most popular across Australia and Asia. They are currently ranked 6th globally for dental implants and 1st in their home country of South Korea. Osstem implants are known to have exceptional cleanliness and are free from residual substances.
They are generally much less expensive than their Straumann counterparts. However, dentistry professionals have noticed that the lower price isn’t a result of a decline in quality. Sydney dentist Michael Ho explained why he is a strong Osstem supporter in the Australasian Dentist. He noted that the Osstem implant design is very similar to Straumann and works in an identical way.
The Tooth Implant Cost in Australia
We know that patients are concerned regarding the tooth implant cost in Australia, and may even look to other destinations. But there are immense benefits to looking for dental implant procedures based in Australia. You can always come in and speak to us about the specific pricing of your treatment as well as a possible payment plan. Our payment plans are interest-free and enable you to pay for your procedure(s) over several months.
Before an initial consultation, it can be challenging to pinpoint a specific price for your procedure due to varying factors. In general, singular quality dental implants will range in price from $2,000 to $7,000. More complicated procedures like the All-on-4® method can cost between $20,000 and $30,000. Some patients may need prior dental procedures to prepare the jaw for dental implants if their gums or jaws are not in the ideal condition for implants.
Although it is quite the investment, dental implants will increase the quality of your life for upwards of seven years. Osstem implants have a 95.37% seven-year success rate and ceramic Straumann dental implants have a 99.7% success rate after ten years. Durable materials like metal and ceramic ensure your dental implants will stay in place, and protect your jaw from future deterioration for years to come. These materials are also less prone to corrosion and are easier to keep clean. You must also take into account the hundreds or even thousands you will save by avoiding future surgery for replacement bridges, dentures or crowns. If you are getting dental implants to stabilise or replace your dentures, you will also save by no longer needing adhesives.
No matter which dental implant system you choose, your jaw health will improve. Both companies offer a number of implant types that are specific to different mouths and issues. Our staff is highly experienced with both types of implants and can help you decide which implant type would be best for your specific situation.
Our quality service and skills, paired with top of the line implant systems, ensure you will leave our practice satisfied. Contact us today on (02) 9158 6393 or (02) 9158 6313 to book your initial consultation.