Full Price including fixture and crown: $2850
If you know you are about to loose a tooth, or if you have suddenly lost a tooth, there may be a chance to get your tooth replaced with an ‘immediate’ dental implant.
If you know you are about to loose a tooth, come and talk to us before your tooth comes out as this will maximise the chances of an immediate dental implant being possible.
There are two key conditions that have to be met to make an immediate implant possible:
. the bone around the failing tooth must be intact
. the gum and surrounding area must be infection free
If both these conditions are met, then it is possible to carefully extract the root and immediately put an implant directly into the tooth dental socket.
If the implant is sufficiently secure in the bone we can place and put a temporary crown on top. This treatment means that the patient can literally come to the clinic with a failed tooth and leave a short while later with a new implant tooth.
The temporary teeth look very natural and stay securely in place until the implant has healed sufficiently to put the permanent crown in place.
An immediate dental implant requires planning and skill, in fact it requires team work between the patient – restorative dentist, implant surgeon and laboratory technician.
There is no question that given the current state of the art in dentistry, that dental implants are pretty much the best way to replace teeth. Dental Implants look and function just like regular teeth. They do not attach to adjacent teeth like dental bridges and don’t have to be taken in and out like removable partial dentures.
A dental implant is a tooth root replacement made of titanium, which has the unique property of being osteophilic and fuses to bone. A dental crown, the part of the tooth that you see in your mouth, is attached to the implant. The other great thing about implants is they are not susceptible to decay or periodontal (gum) disease in the same way that teeth are.
Now here are a few important pointers, which hold for dental implants generally and are especially important in cases when replacing a front tooth for an imminent event like a wedding in which you need to look your best. Many times, a periodontist , oral surgeon or specially trained dentist can place an implant directly into the extraction socket immediately following tooth removal. It is imperative that the extraction of the failing tooth be performed very carefully and without damage to the surrounding gum and bone tissue. This is known as an immediate dental implant. Traditionally the socket is allowed to heal and fill in with new bone first before a dental implant is placed into the socket.
The benefit to having an implant placed an immediate dental implant is that only a single surgical procedure is necessary as opposed to two separate procedures. Initially the dental implant is held securely in place by mechanical forces. As the dental implant heals, it forms a microscopic bond with the surrounding bone which is known as osseointegration.
It is more difficult to place and secure an implant at the time of tooth extraction because there is less bone available, and the security comes from being able to fit the implant as closely as possible into the remaining socket and to the bone beyond it . This is especially important in the front of the mouth where the teeth show more in what we dentists call the “esthetic zone”. The procedure carries some risk, but is quite predictable in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
A provisional crown can also be placed immediately. This makes it all the more critical to have an initially stable, non-movable implant, because a crown placed immediately will tend to destabilize the implant with biting forces. The provisional crown therefore needs to be made so that it really doesn’t contact the teeth in the opposing jaw so you can’t bite or eat on it for a period of time – this means the new tooth is initially there just for social appearances. We call it a “provisional” crown, since we need to wait until we know that the implant has fully osseointegrated, a matter of 2 – 6 months, before making a final permanent crown. That way we can be assured that not only the bone, but also the gum is stable and fully healed; that the gum level adequately fills the space between the implant crown and adjacent teeth. This results in a very esthetic, functional and long term tooth replacement.
The difference in price between Dental Implant Systems is rarely more than $100. The design of new modern Dental Implants are very similar nowadays. Remember, if you are being charged thousands of dollars more, you are being charged this extra for labour, not for a better brand. Of most importance is good planning and an experienced surgeon.
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Price for a full Dental Implant including fixture and crown is $2850. Further discount may apply for cases requiring more than 2 implants.
Discounted prices and quotes for cases requiring more than 2 implants can only be given during consultation with the surgeon.