The Cost of Dental Implants in Melbourne
If you are dealing with tooth loss, then replacement is essential to enhance your appearance and to maintain your oral and general health. One of the best choices is a dental implant in Melbourne. A dental implant will initially cost more than, say, a bridge or denture. However, the longer lifespan of an implant and the ease of maintenance make the extra expense a worthwhile investment. Dentures or a bridge almost always need repair over time. And eventually you will likely need a new prosthetic made. Dental implants, on the other hand, can last for years and years. They can even last your whole life if you are careful about oral hygiene at home and schedule regular dental checkups every six months with Dr. Trantham, your dentist in Melbourne. Thus, the cost of dental implants over the course of a lifetime may be less than other types of prosthetics that need consistent maintenance.
What Kind of Prep Work Do You Need?
Sometimes, prep work is necessary before receiving implants. For example, failing teeth might require extraction. Or, bone and tissue graft surgeries may be needed to strengthen your gums and jawbone so they are strong enough to support dental implants. The fee for these procedures will, of course, impact the final cost of your dental implants. Keep in mind that if you have dental insurance, you may be entitled to partial coverage for these types of procedures.
The Cost of Your Tooth Restoration
No dental implant is complete without an attached tooth restoration. This is the portion of the implant above the gum line that everyone sees when you smile, eat and talk.
For a single missing tooth, Dr. Trantham will adhesively bone a dental crown to your implant’s abutment. If you are replacing several teeth with implants, then a bridge will complete the implantation process. And finally, an implant-retained denture could be recommended if you are missing an entire row of teeth.
These different restorations cost anywhere from $500 to $5000. Again, you may want to check to see if your dental insurance covers any portion of the cost for these tooth restorations.
In addition, our patient care coordinator will be glad to work out a payment plan to accommodate your budget. Dr. Trantham and his staff don’t want finances to come between you and your smile!
Our dedicated team genuinely looks forward to serving your every oral healthcare need. Send us an email or call today for a free consultation, and discover the difference our patient-centric approach can make in your next dental experience.