What to consider when reviewing the Cost of Dental Implants
When considering dental implants, it’s essential that you factor in all of the potential costs that you may be involved.
The Dental Implant
The dental implant itself comprises three parts, the implanted fixture, the abutment and the crown. These can often be quoted in two stages, the implant fixture, then the abutment & the crown – make sure you are accounting for both. It’s important to consider the grade of the crown. Some dentists offer more generic and low quality crowns, but you may prefer high quality, aesthetically designed and better fitting crown, which we use at Aria Dental.
Are you having dental implant surgery in a foreign country open to different levels of hygiene, or safe in Australia with our very high levels of monitored surgical sterilisation? Make sure you fully understand the risks and costs involved should things go wrong.
Are you getting a removable denture that is clipped on and off the dental implant or getting a fixed dental implant solution? If you have been missing teeth for a period of time, do you need a bone graft? If you still have some ‘old’ teeth that need to be removed, have you accounted for their removal? Are you just having a local anaesthetic, or would you prefer to have a higher level of sedation? Are you happy having a general dentist perform your treatment, or do you want a fully qualified and dental implant experienced specialist Prosthodontist to complete your oral surgery? Does your regular dentist have the experience to manage potential complications should problems occur?
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 dental 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 rebate figure, you‘ll need to have had an initial consultation at Aria Dental and an itemised treatment plan provided for you. You can then check this treatment plan with your health insurance provider, or we can give you a rebate summary via our HICAPS machine to find out approximately how much you will be refunded.
At Aria Dental, we provide you with a detailed treatment plan and provide you with all the information about your procedure. After your dental implant have been placed, there is a level of post-treatment care and maintenance that will occur. The dental implant surgery is just the first step in a long relationship with your dental provider. The Aria Dental team will be there with you every step of the way.