Dental implants are used to support missing teeth. They can be used to replace missing single teeth or multiple teeth.
The use of dental implants was pioneered in Sweden in the 1960’s. The first patients were treated in 1965. To this day, many hundreds of thousands of dental implants have been inserted. Dental implantology treatment has proven to be one of the most effective and predictable treatment modalities in modern dentistry.
The metal used in the manufacture of dental implantsis titanium. It is suitable for the fixation into the jaws due to its inertness and biocompatibility.
Inserting affordable dental implants in Brisbane city is a relatively minor oral surgical procedure. It is usually done in the dental surgery, under local anaesthetic. Post-operative discomfort is usually minimal and normal activities can generally be resumed after 24 – 48 hours.
After the dental implants in Toowongare inserted into the jaw, a certain amount of time is left to allow the dental implant to integrate with or “bond” to the bone. This process is known as osseointegration. After the prescribed healing time, tooth/teeth are either screwed or cemented to the dental implant.
The teeth are usually fixed to the dental implants and cannot be removed. Overdentures can be used as an alternative to make denture wearing much more comfortable, but these are not fixed.
The fixed false teeth are looked upon as being a permanent restoration. The fixed teeth supported by the dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Dental implants require post-operative care. However, this is usually carried out during your normal dental check up.
The advantage of dental implants over other forms of dental restoration is that no other teeth are used to support the false teeth. This means that no other tooth structure is damaged when replacing missing teeth.
The cost of dental implants shouldn’t be excessive. While the process utilises expensive materials, expensive technology and highly skilled professionals need to be employed we believe the costs to patients should always be reasonable.
While each patient is different, a single unit dental implant plus crown will cost approximately $4,000-$5,000 depending on whether a tooth needs to be extracted as well and/or a denture made as well as a temporary.
For multiple unit dental implant treatment options the cost is reduced per dental implant the more you place. ‘For teeth in a day’, and multiple unit (teeth) bridge work and denture work, the cost is worked out depending on complexity of the case and the time it will take to carry out the treatment, the ideal number of implants etc.
Dental implant treatment, and the costs, are spread out over long periods of time. On average a single implant case will take about eight months from start to finish. Payments plans are available.
Looking for high-quality dental implants in Brisbane? Look no further than Adam Alford Dental! Our practice is conveniently located in Toowong and offers a range of dental implant services that can help restore your smile and improve your oral health. We use the latest in dental implant technology and techniques to ensure that your implants are comfortable, long-lasting, and natural-looking. Our team of experienced dentists is committed to providing exceptional care and treatment to our patients. We also work with major health funds, including BUPA Dental Brisbane, to make dental implants more affordable for our patients.