Dental implants are usually made of Titanium (Ti) or an alloy containing Titanium. The reason for using Titanium in dental implants is the same reason why Titanium is used for hip and joint replacements- because it is biologically inert and will integrate well with human bodies. Dental implants are the foundation pillar(s) of which a dental crown will be seated on.
Why do I need a dental implant?
Dental implants are used to replace missing tooth/teeth and/or rehabilitate one's dentition. Depending on the situation, it can be used to house a dental crown, a dental bridge, a full arch of teeth and even to give more support to your dentures.
How long should I wait before getting a dental implant?
The most important thing is to speak to your dentist about this. There are many ways to place a dental implant- some implants are placed immediately after extraction of a tooth, others are placed 2-3 months after your tooth is removed. Commonly, the longer you leave an extracted tooth without a replacement- the more complicated it can get and may need bone grafting.
How much is a dental implant?
Well, it varies from case to case. It can depend on the number of implants needed, where the implant is being placed- front tooth vs back tooth if bone or gum grafting is required and the type of implants being used.
Generally speaking, it would cost around $3500- 5000 for a single implant and crown replacing a single tooth. The best way to get an exact figure is to have a consultation with one of our friendly dentist located at Bentleigh East.
We can help!
Though our dentists are located in Bentleigh East, we service all of Melbourne and Bayside including surrounding suburbs such as Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Bentleigh, Heatherton and many more. Contact us today to speak to our friendly team on 03 9570 7962 or read more here!