The key elements of dental implants are the small titanium fixtures that serve as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Placed in the upper or lower jaw bone, they will bond with the bone over time, serving as an anchor for the replacement tooth or bridge.
The replacement tooth or bridge is held in place by a screw that is inserted into the titanium fixture. A ceramics technician will consider your existing teeth to construct a crown or bridge from ultra-strong, biocompatible materials that appears natural and is virtually indistinguishable from your existing teeth.
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The key consideration for a dentist evaluating your suitability for a tooth implant is the amount of available bone.
Health – more so than age – is another important consideration. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive a tooth implant. However, certain chronic diseases may mean that you are unable to receive teeth implants.[vc_empty_space height="32px"]
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How many teeth are being replaced?
If more than one, how many dental implants will be needed to support replacement teeth?
How good is your dental health?
Do you have any pre-existing conditions that may affect the teeth implants procedure?
Are you looking to combine the procedure with other solutions?
The cost of a tooth implant or teeth implants depends on a number of factors. Before CAID is able to advise you as to how much the procedure will cost, all of these factors need to be considered.
Typically, there will be one cost for the surgical procedure and a separate cost for attaching the posts and constructing your replacement teeth.
If you are a member of a health care fund that offers dental rebates, it is possible that the fund may cover part of the cost of teeth implants – contact your health fund directly for more information.[vc_empty_space height="32px"]
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With proper care, your tooth implant could last you for life! The first Nobel Biocare Dental implants placed in a patient over 35 years ago are still functioning today.
The experienced team of dentists at CAID will be able to answer any additional questions you may have. To book an appointment, call (03) 8845 5400 or contact us online.