Dental implants have revolutionised the replacement of teeth. Depending on your personal needs, this implant procedure could be for a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth.
As you may know, each of our natural teeth are made up of a crown (the top part you use to eat) and a root (that connects the tooth to inside your jaw bone). This replicates these natural parts in order to give you the best results. Implants are made up of a crown (the top part you will use to eat with) and an implant fixture (a small titanium screw placed in your jaw) and an abutment (that connects the two parts together). This combination, the dental implant, is the preferred long-term treatment option to replace your missing tooth or teeth, as it offers the most natural-looking, feeling, and functioning result.
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Do I need Dental Implants?
Dental implants could be the preferred treatment option if you are experiencing any of the following:
I have lost one or a number of my original teeth.
I suffer from advanced gum disease that is affecting my oral health.
I find wearing my dentures uncomfortable.
My facial appearance has started to change.
I can’t eat what I want anymore – forget steak or chewy foods.
My teeth have started to move around and my bite doesn’t line up.
My missing teeth affect how I talk and sound.
I’m unhappy with my smile and I feel self conscious.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
Dental implants offer the most natural-looking, feeling, and functioning teeth result.
Implants feel very similar to your natural teeth, similar aesthetics to natural-looking teeth that allow you to eat all types of foods.
Implants are fixed in your mouth which removes the mobility and discomfort that can occur with removable options.
Dental implants prevent adjacent teeth from moving, creating alignment problems.
Dental implants stimulate and preserve the remaining bone, unlike removable dentures which can cause bone loss.
The positive psychological impact with the feeling of being truly rehabilitated with implants – no more missing teeth!
Types of Dental Implants
At Aria Dental in Perth, our prosthodontic treatments are designed to restore or replace natural function and appearance of your teeth.
We offer dental implant treatment plans for patients who are missing a single, multiple teeth or a full set of teeth. If you are thinking about dental implants, we can help!
Meet Dr. Michael Zaninovich, Principal Prosthodontist
Aria’s Dental specialist Implant Centre in Perth is the home to Western Australian Principal Prosthodontist Dr Michael Zaninovich.
Principal Prosthodontist Dr Michael Zaninovich is one of only two Diplomates of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Western Australia and the Aria Dental Perth CBD clinic regularly has patients travelling from regional, interstate and overseas to benefit from his care and expertise.
Internationally recognised for his accomplishments in dental implantology and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Dr Zaninovich and his team use advanced dental implant techniques and treatment care – for one, several or all missing teeth.
You’ll feel at home with Aria Dental, as we aim to provide a high-quality dental experience for all clients.
Aria Dental’s Principal Prosthodontist, Dr Michael Zaninovich, offers a complimentary consult to any person who is would like to understand their dental implant treatment journey and the financial options when it comes to dental implants options in Perth.
To discuss your dental health needs and to book your complimentary appointment at Aria Dental’s specialised Perth Dental Implant Centre, contact us today.
Our Implant Process
Obtaining all the information we need
At your implant consultation appointment, you will undergo an oral examination and your dentist will discuss all the suitable teeth replacement options available for you. It is likely that impressions, x-rays, scans and photos will be taken, and a comprehensive treatment plan will be organised for you. The proposed treatment will be discussed in detail with you to ensure you fully understand the risks and treatment involved.
Our Aria Dental Treatment Coordinators are available to answer any of your questions, discuss your sedation ‘sleep dentistry’ choices, share financial options and will be your main point of contact when it comes to accepting your treatment plan and booking in your surgical appointment once you are ready to proceed.
The Implant Placement
Once you have accepted your treatment plan, completed your medical consent forms, and paid your deposit you will receive a surgical date with our specialist Prosthodontist. This is where your dental implant fixture/s will be surgically placed, under local anaesthetic – you may have also decided to choose a sedation / sleep dentistry option too.
This is the surgical phase of dental implant therapy. The dental implant fixture will be placed into your jaw. This stage may also include removal of teeth and/or bone grafting if required to be completed. A temporary tooth may also be placed during the healing period.
Once the implant has been placed, we will need to check to see that it is healing correctly. A post operative appointment will be made for you 12 weeks after the surgical procedure. The actual number of post-implant-assessment-appointments required will depend on the complexity of your procedure and whether you have any personal risk factors that could compromise the healing of the implant.
Second stage of implant surgery (if required)
Depending on the type of your treatment (single, full arch etc) and how the implant has been placed, you may require additional surgical visits and undergo the associated healing periods.
A silicone or digital impression of the implant site in your mouth will be taken to design and fabricate your dental implant crown. The correct colour shade will be assessed and usually a ‘try-in’ appointment is required so we can ensure the perfect fit, shape, and natural colour match of the implant crown.
If you have been referred to Aria Dental, it is at this stage that you will return to your local dentist to complete your treatment – otherwise the placement of your new dental implant crown will be scheduled at Aria Dental and completed by one of our highly skilled restorative dentists.
Maintenance and assessment are critical to long term success of your implant. A review of the implant and healing of the gums is essential to ensure there are no minor issues. We recommend regular initial check-ups and to always follow the directions of your dentist &/or oral health therapist.
Cost of Dental Implants in Perth
Every patient has different requirements, so dental implant costs do differ accordingly. However, we’ve put together the following information as an approximate guide on the cost of dental implants.
Depending on the quality, the final cost of dental implants in Australia range from approximately $3,500 to $6,000*.
All on Four costs start approximately around $15,000*, but maybe much more. Quoting on a dental implant treatment plan should be done at a dental implant appointment only, to allow for an accurate clinical assessment specific to you.
That’s why the dental implants cost in Australia – or Perth – will differ person to person and why we don’t give dental implant quotes over the phone or online.
*Pricing information is up to date for 2021
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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 may be involved for YOU.
The Dental Implant
The 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 custom made at Aria Dental.
Having state-of-the-art technology, which makes the surgical process smoother and easier for the patient, isn’t available in every clinic. The skill level and experience of your dental surgeon, your assisting dentist, your dental assistant or dental nurse all contribute towards your final result. Are you considering having 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 dental implants or getting a fixed 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 anesthetic, or would you prefer to have a higher level of sedation? Are you happy having a general dentist perform your surgery, or do you want a fully qualified dental specialist, a 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 tooth 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 implants have been placed, there is a level of post-treatment care and maintenance that will occur.
The 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 when it comes to caring for your dental implants.
How much do Dental Implants Cost at Aria Dental?
The cost of implants at our Perth dental implant clinic starts from $4,500* for a single tooth fixed implant. However, how much treatment will cost you will depend on a variety of issues, as no two dental implant treatments are the same.
To give you an indication of pricing, here are a few ball-park costs. These costs are before health insurance rebates, and payment plans are available for some in order to make the procedure more financially manageable.
Full Arch Fixed Implant: All on 4 implant cost starts from $20,000* (per jaw). *Pricing information is up to date for 2021
Everyone’s mouth is a bit different. Everyone’s needs are a bit different. Everyone’s cost is a bit different.
Read here why we don’t offer treatment plans or quote online without physically seeing the patient.
Treatment Payment Options
We recommend taking time to investigate your financial options before proceeding with your dental implant treatment plan. Discuss your treatment with your Health Fund, your family, and/or your trusted financial adviser.
When accepting your treatment plan, our Dental Implant Treatment Coordinator will guide you through your treatment journey, including paying for your treatment and key payment dates. Whether it is self-funded or third-party financed, we do require you to settle your account in a timely manner, in accordance with our payment terms.
50% – Deposit to secure your surgery appointment
50% – Due on or before the day of surgery, prior to treatment
Other – as advised during your dental implant consult appointment, should you require bone grafting or other additional treatment during surgery, you will be invoiced for these costs post-treatment with the expectation that it will be settled within 2 business days.
Dental implant tourism: Bali & Thailand Implants
It’s important to understand the facts and the ADA’s (Australian Dental Association) stance around overseas dental clinics.
Dental implants like any other surgical or invasive procedure carry risks that come along with invasive procedures. Where you choose to have your dental implant procedure is up to you. Although wherever you choose, we strongly encourage you to do your research, thoroughly and ensure you’re fully aware of all the risks before proceeding. Because dental implant placement is only the first of many steps. Ensure that your dentist of choice is an appropriately qualified health practitioner and has communicated the risks before proceeding. It is vital to cultivate a trusting, ongoing relationship with an experienced and highly qualified practitioner to care for you for years to come is imperative.
That’s why we also invite you to book a complimentary appointment with Dr. Zaninovich before you make any decisions. He can assess your situation, offer valuable advice, and you also may find that our prices aren’t nearly as high as you thought.
We’ve put together some of the most common FAQs to help you make an informed decision.
What are dental implants?
Also known as tooth implants, dental implants are a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants are made of a titanium alloy and are surgically inserted into the jawbone to support the replacement tooth or teeth.
Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?
Most adults can have dental implants providing their jaw has finished growing, and they are in good health to undergo a surgical procedure. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, however. If you have been missing your teeth for many years and the bone has resorbed, you may require bone grafting or augmentation before the dental implant procedure. The best candidates have healthy gum tissue free of periodontal disease. There are some medical conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis, or lifestyle choices such as smoking, that may need to be addressed before implant treatment.
Do all dentists provide implant dentistry?
Not all dentists are trained in implant dentistry. It is important to understand that there is significant variation in not only the cost but the quality of your dental implant treatment. The factors that influence the quality and outcome of your dental implant treatment include the:
formal qualifications, experience and expertise of the dental surgeon
type of dental implant used; not all implants are the same
equipment and facilities used to perform the procedure
skill of the dental technician when fabricating the dental implant prosthesis
dental laboratory and materials used to fabricate the dental implant prosthesis
When choosing where to have your dental implant treatment, please consider every detail carefully.
There should be very little or no compromise in terms of the quality of the materials used and you should be proud to say ‘your my implant dentist’.
Are dental implants expensive?
The initial cost of having a dental implant procedure is greater than that of a denture or a tooth-supported fixed bridge. If maintained adequately, however, implants can last a lifetime, making the long-term cost affordable.
When considering costs, it is also important to consider the ‘biological cost’ of dental treatment; that is, the biological impact it has on the tooth and the likelihood of needing future treatment. The biological cost of having a denture or a tooth-supported bridge is far greater than that of an implant, and when this is taken into consideration, the dental implant is much more cost-effective.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
As with any other routine dental treatment, we place dental implants under local anaesthetic.
If required, we also provide additional sedation options to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. As with any surgery, you may be given analgesics and medications to ensure your comfort during the healing phase.
How long will dental implants last?
Once a dental implant has successfully fused to the bone and is functional, it should last many years, if cared for properly. Many implants have now been in place for more than 40 years.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Dental implants need to be adequately cleaned and maintained just like your natural teeth.
Although they are not subject to dental cavities, if not properly cared for, they can develop gum inflammation and even infection and bone loss. Brushing and flossing around your dental implants is extremely important.
In addition to daily home care, it is important to maintain regular visits to your dentist who will be able to review and ensure the surrounding gums and bone remain healthy.
What are the complications that can occur with dental implants?
Dental implants are safe and effective and have a very high success rate. However, as with all dental treatments, there are risks involved when placing dental implants. These may include:
Infection at the implant site
Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels
Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities
There are also several risk factors that may increase the risk of implant failure such as smoking and periodontal disease. It is important to discuss any general medical conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis with your dental surgeon before commencing dental implant treatment.
Optimal home care and professional maintenance will also reduce the risk of any future complications or infection so your dental implants can last you a lifetime!
What happens if I don’t replace my missing teeth?
When you’ve been living without your natural teeth for some time, there have been no tooth roots to stimulate the bone. This results in your jawbone weakening and shrinking, and can affect the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged. Placing dental implants can significantly reduce this process, helping to maintain the natural bone structure and support your facial features.
Why are dental implants better than dentures?
Dentures are often ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear, making it difficult to speak clearly and eat a wide variety of foods. Many conventional denture wearers have a restricted nutritional intake – even when eating alone – as they find it difficult to chew their food. This restricted nutritional intake can have a detrimental effect on their health and emotional well-being. With dental implants, your new replacement teeth are far more stable, allowing you to function as if you would with normal teeth.
Additionally, as dentures sit on top of the gums and are not anchored to the jawbone, they don’t stimulate the bone, resulting in increased bone loss. Conversely, dental implants keep the bone stimulated, healthy and strong. Read more about the benefits of implants here.
What affects the cost of dental implants in Perth?
Not all dental implant treatments are the same, and there are many factors that affect the cost of dental implants in Perth. 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. Cost of Dental Implants Perth should only be one of the factors in your decision-making process.
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. The Cost of Dental Implants in Perth should only be one of the factors in your decision-making process.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?
3-6 month depending on each patient’s individual circumstances.
What Is The Recovery Time For Dental Implants?
Each individual’s dental treatment and their circumstances are unique to them. But as a guide, depending on the type of dental implant surgical procedure you can estimate that the recovery periods, will take Anywhere between 5-20 days depending on each patient’s individual circumstances.
Are there alternative options to dental implants?
Yes, if dental implants are not an option for you, your Dentist or dental specialist will advise alternative options. Alternatives to implants include a tooth-supported fixed bridge, partial dentures, complete dentures, or a resin-bonded bridge.
It is important to speak to your health practitioner on your suitability to proceed with any surgical or invasive procedure.