The idea of wearing dentures and maintaining them just doesn’t appeal to some people. If you’re considering your options when it comes to tooth replacement but feel unsure about whether dentures are the best decision, then we at Holistic Dental Melbourne CBD are pleased to offer the following dental implants information, as a consideration.
We have years of experience with dental implants and dentures so, regardless of your decision, we look forward to providing you with the very best dental in the Melbourne area.
Let’s start by looking at some commonly asked questions that people have about Dental Implants as an alternative to dentures.
What are Dental Implants?
While dentures are false teeth that are able to be removed completely from your mouth, dental implants are used as a complete tooth replacement and attach to your jawbone like a real tooth. They look natural and are a popular option and alternative to dentures.
Dental implants have 3 components; the post, abutment and restoration. The Post and abutment are generally made from titanium or titanium alloys. The restoration section of the dental implant, or the crown, is generally made from porcelain and colour matched to your existing teeth.
Titanium is commonly used for most dental implants because it is well suited for osseointegration (implant integration with the bone) and the ability to be accepted by your body. The full dentures we fit for our patients are made of high impact acrylic. We also offer partial dentures and we will discuss the best option for you once you see one of our friendly, qualified dentists at our Melbourne dental clinic.
Dental Implants Cost – Dental Implants in Melbourne
If dental implants are recommended for you by one of our experienced dentists, then you will need to consider what dental implants cost. It will depend on whether you need basic, standard or advanced dental implants. This means the investment in your teeth may range between $2980 to $4750. We do offer payment plans so you can proceed with dental implants and look after your dental health.
Dentures require less of an investment than dental implants and may still be an option for you and certainly, we can also discuss partial-dentures options and advise accordingly.
To consider if dental implants are right for you, we need to assess your dental health, health history and be made aware of any medications you are taking. Upon consultation and assessment, we can provide you with a dental implants cost based on your needs.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Having your dental implants fitted has a high success rate, but how long will they last?
If your dental implants integrate well after being fitted, they are likely to last close to a life time. It’s important to know that the restorative section (the component that sits above the gum and looks like your tooth) can wear over time. This depends on your food and beverage choices and surrounding teeth.
Are dental implants covered by Medicare in Victoria, Australia?
Medicare doesn’t cover dental implants which can make payment challenging for some of our patients. We do offer payment plans so you can ensure you get the dental work you need.
Speak with your private health insurer to find out how you are covered for both dental implants and dentures.
We do accept all major health funds.
Are there any Disadvantages to Dental Implants?
Compared to other dental options, dental implants do require more time to ensure they are fitted as intended.
Dental implants Melbourne requires surgery. As with any dental surgery, there are risks. Possible negative outcomes may include implants impacting your existing teeth, they may not integrate as intended, may recede at the gums or become infected.
With a thorough consultation we can become familiar with any underlying health issues you have and your health history, including oral assessment.
In some cases, dental implants are not possible which will be established once we know more about you and your dental health.
Dentures have different disadvantages. You need to remove them at night, they may slip around in your mouth, they do require replacement sooner than dental implants and you may not be able to eat certain foods.
We are always happy to answer any questions you have about the dental procedure we recommend for you.
Will Dental Implants Improve my Smile?
Both dental implants and dentures can improve your smile, giving you more confidence. So let’s make a difference to your self-confidence and have you beaming your best smile.