Dental Implant Costs and Steps in Perth
Implant Costs and Stages
Dental implants have become a routine part of modern dental practice. However, some patients still find the treatment complex and cost-intensive. Understanding the various components of implant costs is crucial to ensure you receive a comprehensive quote that covers everything needed for a functional tooth.
The typical implant cost includes:
- Components and Materials: This encompasses the implant itself and any materials required for the procedure. Keep in mind that there can be variations in prices due to different implant brands and additional materials used during the process.
- Clinician Time and Clinic Overheads: This accounts for the time and expertise of the dental professional, as well as the operational costs of the clinic.
- Lab Fees: Dental laboratory fees may vary significantly, affecting the overall cost of the implant.
It’s important to note that comparing prices without understanding the details can be misleading. Price differences between two implant brands alone can exceed $300. Therefore, basing your decision solely on the overall figure can be like comparing apples and oranges.
While clinic overhead costs are generally consistent in Australia, lab fees can fluctuate significantly, potentially exceeding $300. Ultimately, your choice should be guided by trust in the level of care and ethics practiced by the dental clinic. Quality and support matter more than mere pricing.
Questions to Ask Before Inquiring About Dental Implant Costs:
1-Does the clinic guarantee responsibility for potential complications, regardless of the cause, and offer replacements at no extra cost?
2- Are there hidden costs associated with low-advertised fees at certain clinics?
3- If you choose overseas treatment for dental implant and require additional trips for any reason, how much extra airfare and hotel expense might you incur?
4- In the event of implant failure after a year or two, will you have access to a reliable team to address complications, or will you be left without obligations, potentially incurring higher costs for a redo?
Additional implant cost
There might be some additional factors that can influence implant treatment costs, including
1- 3D scans for treatment planning.
2- Extraction of a hopeless tooth to make way for the implant.
3- Bone grafts or sinus lifts when there isn’t sufficient bone support at the site.
Payments are typically made for each step as it is completed, spreading the total cost over 3-6 months. If you opt for an immediate implant, clinics may offer credit options to help you manage the expenses.
To simplify, we break down the procedure into three main steps:
- Surgical Placement: The implant (titanium component) is surgically placed in the bone to serve as the root.
- Abutment Addition: An abutment is added on top to connect the implant to the crown (the chewing part).
- Crown Placement: Finally, a crown is added.
When these steps are completed together, it’s referred to as an “immediate implant.” However, depending on various factors, some steps may require separate sessions with weeks or months of healing time in between.
The cost breakdown is approximately 50% for Stage 1 and 50% for the subsequent steps (Steps 2 and 3). However, at PerthPrimeDental, we offer the flexibility to break down the stage cost further into three parts for your convenience. Additionally, we have a special offer to reduce implant cost in Perth for individuals interested in implanting more than one or two implants. Please feel free to contact us or book a free consultation to know more about the details.
Healing time varies depending on multiple factors, and in some cases, it can take up to a year before you have a fully functional tooth.