Dental Implants

Your smile is often the first thing someone notices about you. Everyone should able to smile confidently without having to worry about how their teeth will look. At King Street Dental, our cosmetic services can help provide that proud smile you are dreaming of! Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth that may have been lost from an accident, tooth neglect or simply old age. At King Street Dental, treatments other than bridges and dentures are available, and these treatments include realistic and long-lasting dental implants.

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically positioned into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, essentially like the roots of your natural teeth do. Once the dental implant is embedded into your jawbone, the healing process begins. The bone surrounding the implant begins to create a strong bond to hold it in place. Once the implant is healed, the replacement artificial tooth can be mounted.

The system takes advantage of modern technology, from scanning to planning and manufacture. We use 3D computer models of your jawbone and merge it with a 3D photo of the mouth to make a surgical guide to allow for precise placement. The fully digital system allows for detailed analysis of every aspect of the planned procedure and can dramatically shorten your time in the dental chair and the healing process.

 

Single Dental Implants
A single dental implant is applied when only one of the patients teeth are missing. First, the titanium post is inserted into the jaw to replace the missing root. This provides support and strength. A crown will then be mounted on the post to replace the missing tooth.

All-on-4
In the case of major decay or the majority of teeth missing, a single implant will not do the trick. All on 4 is a permanent dental implant solution designed to be an alternative to full teeth dentures. A full set of prosthetic teeth are hinged on to four dental posts that support the whole set.

Multiple Dental Implants
Multiple dental implants are applied the same way as single dental implants. You may be a candidate for single or multiple implants if you are missing one or more teeth in between healthy natural teeth. Crowns and bridges can be used to replace the missing teeth if the gums and jaw bones are healthy.

 

Missing teeth can actually cause more than just cosmetic issues. Teeth are continuously moving, resulting in misaligned, crooked teeth and gaps. Gaps will create a difficult cleaning surface which can result in dental diseases. Missing teeth will cause bone loss of the jaw, loss of structural support in the mouth will occur which will weaken the remaining teeth.

 

The advantages of dental implants include:

 
  • Having functionality of your teeth restored.
  • Improvement of speech if you have been using a denture.
  • Comfort, implants are the next best option to natural teeth.
  • Retain facial structure by supporting the jawbone.
  • Much easier to eat with compared to dentures, implants are strong enough to withstand biting into all foods.
  • Help keep your other teeth in the correct position.
  • Improving the overall aesthetics of your smile.
  • Long term cost effective.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost

If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to understand that the total cost can vary significantly based on several factors. These factors include the number of implants needed, the type of implant restoration required (single,multiple, or full arch rehabilitation), the materials used, the complexity and the need for bone/gum grafting and the specific requirements of each individual case . Below, we outline the general cost ranges for each category:

  1. Single Dental Implant:
    Cost Range: Starting from$4,950
    A single dental implant involves replacing a single missing tooth with an implant-supported crown. The price can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the implant brand, and the region you are in.
  2. Multiple Dental Implants:
    Cost Range: Starting from $9,000
    If you have multiple missing teeth in different areas of your mouth, multiple dental implants may be necessary. The cost will depend on the number of implants required, the number of teeth to be replaced.
  3. Full Arch Implants (Overdentures, All-on-4):
    Cost Range: $6,000 – $50,000+ (approximately)
    Full arch rehabilitation, also known as full mouth reconstruction, involves replacing all of the teeth in one or both arches with dental implants. The total cost will vary depending on factors such as the number of implants needed, the type of restoration (fixed or removable), the materials used, and any additional procedures required (such as bone grafting or sinus lifts).

It’s important to note that these cost ranges are approximate and can vary significantly based on individual circumstances. Factors such as the expertise and reputation of the dental professional, the geographic location, and the quality of materials used can also influence the final cost.
We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rafael Maia in Murwillumbah to assess your specific needs and receive an accurate cost estimate tailored to your case. During this consultation, the dentist will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment options, and provide you with a personalized treatment plan along with a more precise cost estimate.
Remember, dental implants are a long-term investment in your oral health and overall well-being. They offer numerous benefits, including improved aesthetics, enhanced chewing ability, and increased confidence.

Have More Questions?

Every patient is a special case and we are aware of how big of a decision it is to start your smile journey. Consultations are available with one of our friendly dentists to discuss your options, answer any questions you may have and help you make an informed decision.