What is the Average Cost of Dental Implants in 2021?

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Thinking of getting dental implants in 2021? Here’s the ultimate cost guide.

24 May 2021

The cost of dental implants is probably one of the biggest factors that deter prospective patients from ever seeing a dentist in Sydney about the treatment. The many unknowns surrounding implant prices and the fees of adjunctive services may be enough to prevent someone from ever inquiring about the treatment.

One of the biggest reasons why it’s difficult to provide a fixed fee on dental implants is because numerous factors come into play. Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind when you’re deciding whether you can afford dental implants:

The Lifelong Investment Makes Them Worth It

Today’s dental implants outlast and outperform every other type of dental restoration. So even if you’re paying $2000 for an implant but a bridge might cost less, you’re theoretically saving money because the implant can last the rest of your life. When you consider that implants offer the best return on investment, the price is one you can’t afford to pass up.

You Don’t Necessarily Need a Set Number of Implants

The price of implants isn’t fixed on a per-tooth ratio. We can actually replace several teeth at a time with fewer implants, since they work in pairs to support more intense amounts of biting pressure.

For instance, it’s more cost effective to use a pair of implants to support a porcelain dental bridge than it would be to install 3-4 implants in a row, each with an individual crown.

Restoration Choices Influence Implant Costs in Sydney

Are you getting an individual implant with a crown? Perhaps you’re using a set of implants for an All-Teeth-on-4 or All-on-6 full-arch treatment?

The unique restoration that’s topping off your implants plus the number of implants used will play a crucial factor in the overall treatment costs. It’s an individualised process.

If You Need a Graft or Sinus Lift

Implants must be set into healthy, stable bone tissues. If you’ve suffered from bone loss or gum recession, additional therapy may be required to ensure the installation site is healthy enough for implants. Not everyone requires a graft, but it shouldn’t be ruled out until you’ve spoken with an experience implant dentist in Sydney.

Sedation During Implant Placement

Some people prefer to add on varying levels of dental sedation during their procedure. Depending on the one you select, this can influence the final cost of your overall implant treatment process.

Sydney Implant Financing Options

Regardless as to whether health funds cover your implants, you can also opt to make flexible, interest-free payments each month. We are offering Afterpay for our patients so that you can Smile Now and pay later! Financing through MySmile Plan and MacCredit make it easier to begin your smile rejuvenation without having to wait.

For an itemised, personal price quote on dental implants, request a no-fuss consultation with our Sydney dentists. After evaluating your unique oral anatomy and discussing factors at play, we’ll break down the overall process into an easy-to-understand care plan. That way you have all of the information you need to make a truly educated decision about your smile’s future!

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Dr Manish Shah

Dr. Manish Shah is a cosmetic dentist with a special interest in porcelain veneers, dental implants and Invisalign in Sydney. He is also a medical doctor with an expertise in sleep & craniofacial pain medicine practising at Smile Concepts.