Cost of Dental Implants

How much do dental implants cost in Perth, West Australia?

The price of dental implants in our Perth clinic start from $3,750 for a single restored implant. However, how much implants will cost you will depend on a variety of issues, as no two people are the same.

To give you an indication of pricing, here are a few ball-park scenarios. These costs are before health insurance rebates, and payment plans are available for some, to make the procedure more financially manageable.

  • Single implant, abutment and crown costs from $3,750
  • All on 2 implant bridge (removable) costs, per jaw, from $8,000
  • All on 4 implant-supported (removable) overdentures costs from $13,000
  • All on 4 implant bridge (fixed) costs, per jaw, from $17,500

Cost of dental implants in Australia

The cost of dental implants in Australia could start from approximately $3,500 to $6,000 (but only if you required complicated dental work prior to your procedure, such as root canal treatment or bone grafting.) All on Four costs in Australia start approximately around $13,000, but may be much more. Quoting prices is difficult, as your teeth and bones are different from anyone else’s. And so are your dental implant requirements. That’s why the dental implants cost in Australia – or Perth – will be different from anyone else’s, and why we can’t give you an accurate quote over the Internet. However, we hope our 2019 implant pricing information may be helpful.

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Include all the implant costs

When considering dental implants, it’s essential you don’t run at price comparison of the implants themselves. There are several costs involved in your implant procedure, along with the cost of your prosthetic device (e.g. in the case of one single missing teeth, an abutment and crown; where all teeth are missing, an implant supported bridge or implant supported overdenture)

Bone grafts

Some individuals may need bone grafts as they no longer have adequate bone tissue to support dental implants. While not excessively expensive, they will add to your cost.

Health insurance rebates

If you have major dental cover with a health insurance fund, you may get a reasonable amount of money back for your implant procedure; however, it won’t cover everything. The amount of cover depends on your health insurance fund, level of cover and how many years you’ve been with the fund. For an accurate figure, you ‘ll need to have had an initial consultation and itemised plan provided for you. We can then run this through our HICAPS machine to find out exactly how much you will be refunded.

Example: Rebates with HBF.  As of 2019, HBF now includes dental implants and other items often required by patients missing teeth, such as crowns, bridges and dentures, under ‘major dental’ which is now capped at an annual limit of $800-$1800 (depending on how long members have been with the fund). Therefore, you may be able to claim a certain percentage for your crown, bridge, or implants at a capped limit of anywhere between $800-$1800.

Adding up the costs of dental implants: 2 common scenarios. (Example only, prices vary.)

LISA: Single Implant, Abutment & Crown

36-year-old Lisa recently had one tooth knocked out while playing netball and wanted an immediate tooth replacement solution.

Lisa was in good health and had ample jawbone tissue to support her implant.

After her free initial consultation and x-rays, Lisa had a single implant placed. Later, an abutment and crown were attached. An implant, abutment & crown is priced from $3,750.

Lisa’s out-of-pocket expenses: $2,464 (Total cost: $3,750)

Lisa had been with HBF for six years and was, therefore, able to claim $878 for her tooth implant, and $408 for her crown (claiming $1,286), bringing her out-of-pocket expenses down to $2,464.

OUTCOME

Lisa now has a functional replacement tooth that looks and feels just like her original tooth.

Lisa’s choice of a dental implant and crown over options, such as a partial denture or fixed bridge was ideal, and holds many advantages: implants have a high success rate, are long-lasting, and are more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing.

DAVID: All-on-4 Dental Implants

65-year-old David had lost all his upper teeth and wanted a permanent solution to his missing teeth.

David had been wearing conventional removable upper dentures for ten years, but found them bulky and uncomfortable, making eating and socialising difficult.

David had the All-on-Four procedure, giving him a (fixed) full arch support in his upper jaw, which is priced from $30,000.

David’s out-of-pocket expenses: $28,200. (Total cost $30,000)

David had been with HBF for 11 years and was able to receive the full annual limit of $1,800 for major dental, bringing his out-of-pocket expenses down to $28,200.

OUTCOME

Although the cost of David’s All-on-4 was significantly higher than his removable dentures, he no longer requires ongoing denture relines, or new dentures made every five years.

David can now eat a greater range of foods which has improved his nutritional intake, and his teeth look just like his natural teeth did years before.

Initial costs

The initial cost of dental implants are often similar to a tooth-supported fixed bridge, but cost more than the initial cost of removable dentures. But when you consider the ongoing maintenance of both procedures, along with the long-term value of implants, it’s easy to see the benefits of tooth implants.

If maintained appropriately, dental implants can last for a significant time while carrying a low risk of complications. Even with continued implant maintenance and repairs, the long term cost of dental implants can still be significantly less than alternative tooth replacement options.

SuperCare

SuperCare: Access your super for your important dental implant procedure

Did you know that you can apply for the early release of your superannuation to pay for your – or any of your family members’ dental treatments? Accessing your super early can greatly alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with the financial burden of dental treatments.

SuperCare allows you to pay for important procedures which are essential to help improve your health and lifestyle. SuperCare can be used for dental treatments such as:

  • dental implants
  • endodontic treatment
  • periodontal treatment
  • dental crowns
  • dentures
  • general dental work (including fillings, extractions, composite bonding)

 

SuperCare is the only company in Australia specially established to help patients with their ERS applications. SuperCare’s knowledgeable and professional consultants efficiently case manage every ERS application to ensure a stress-free and timely outcome. Each applicant is kept fully informed and supported throughout the process; they’re with you every step of the way.

Patients are advised to contact SuperCare directly via the SuperCare website by clicking here.

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What affects the cost of my dental implant?

Not all dental implant treatments are the same, and there are many factors that affect the cost of dental implants. Being aware of these factors should help put the cost of your implant in perspective.

The type of dental implant used

The implant fixture costs can vary depending on the quality, country of manufacture and scientific data backing the product.

The equipment and facilities used to perform the procedure

Modern technology comes at a cost. Practices with more technologically advanced equipment will often have higher fees to enable them to deliver the best treatment modalities available.

The labour costs

The skill level and experience of the support staff, particularly the clinical assistants, also plays a role in determining the cost of dental implant treatment. Like dentists, clinical nurses need to be trained for dental implant procedures. Consequently, the labour costs are higher than those for general dental treatment.

The skill of the dental technician in fabricating the dental implant prosthesis

As with most prosthodontic procedures, the dental technician and ceramist plays an important role in the final result of your implants as they physically fabricate the restorations /crowns. They are often underestimated as they work ‘behind the scenes’. Having an experienced dental technician consequently comes at a higher cost.

The dental laboratory and materials used to fabricate the dental implant prosthesis

We recommend you think very carefully before deciding where you have your dental implant treatment. When it comes to the quality of the materials, there should be little or no compromise. Laboratory fees can vary significantly depending on where the restoration is made and the materials that are used.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Our dental professionals provide a comprehensive range of dental implant services from our Perth CBD location. We’re easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, West Leederville, Mount Hawthorn, Northbridge, Highgate, Subiaco, Shenton Park, Nedlands, Burswood and surrounding suburbs.

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