Whether you’re missing multiple teeth or just one, dental implants are a permanent replacement that looks natural. No maintenance, no movement, and no worries.
Dental implants are when an artificial tooth, or teeth, are created to fit perfectly into your smile. A screw is inserted in the jawbone and the implant screwed into place. This creates a stable, secure tooth that can withstand the rigours of everyday life.
How does dental implant work?
Because every mouth and every tooth is different, there’s no one process for everyone. There is a range of options depending on your needs. All, however, have a screw implanted in the jaw that the new artificial tooth is attached to. Dental implants can be a simple process but you need to ensure you use a highly skilled dentist to get the best possible results.
This is the gold standard for people no teeth or the likelihood of no teeth in the future. It’s a full set of teeth that are adhered to by four implants. It’s incredibly stable and very low maintenance.
Implant retained dentures
These are secured dentures. Implants are created and a prosthetic device is clipped in, which you can snap-off when needed for cleaning and maintenance.
These implants have adhered to the zygomatic bone rather than the jaw. This is the graft less solution for people who don’t have enough bone mass.
Single or multiple dental implants
If you have one or two missing teeth, then these implants are what you need. The implant is designed to replicate a natural tooth root which provides a very stable tooth replacement option. They help your other teeth remain healthy too, holding them in place without the need for a bridge or denture.
DENTAL IMPLANTS COST
The cost of the various treatments varies depending on the procedure, complexity, and other factors.
All on 4 will cost between $10,000 and $50,000 but this varies depending on your situation and if you are getting upper and/ or lower jaw bone.
Implant retained dentures are cheaper than all on 4 and in general, will cost you less than $10,000.
Zygotic implants can cost upwards of $4000 per implant as they are more complicated than standard implants.
Individual implants in Auckland may cost between $3,000 and $10,000 depending on where in your mouth it is and other factors. It can vary and you will need to get a price quoted for your situation. For instance, three teeth in a row may only need two implants and cost only $12,000.
If the dental implant cost puts you off, medical tourism is something that many people consider in order to avoid dental implants NZ cost. However, there are substantial risks involved and the costs to repair poor quality implants can exceed how much it would have cost in NZ.
As a result, dentists do not recommend traveling overseas to receive an implant or all-on-4 treatments. The risks outweigh the perceived benefits.
WHY ARE DENTAL IMPLANT COSTS SO HIGH?
Because of one thing matters throughout the implant process: the results. Customers are happy with the finished result of 95% of the time, and with good reason. If you’ve been battling ill-fitting dentures or a single prosthetic on a bridge, then you’ll love the simplicity of an implant. Once it’s in, it’s simply a matter of a yearly check-up which you should be doing anyway.
The teeth blend seamlessly with your existing smile, or for a full replacement, give you a natural but beautiful set of teeth. If you’ve ever covered your mouth when you smile to hide your teeth, you’ll feel so much better about yourself with implants.
They are highly secure, enabling you to eat an apple or a steak without stress. There is no need for adhesives and no extra maintenance – simply natural-looking and robust teeth.
A great dental surgeon will also take great measures throughout the entire process so that you, the patient, get the best result. This means the very best technology that creates the most long-lasting results with the least amount of pain and shortest recovery time possible. The dentist will have had training on cutting-edge procedures, such as all-on-4 which has only been developed in the last 15 years. The best outcomes come from the best surgeons.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH DENTIST IS BEST?
Take your time finding the best dental surgeon. Ask around for referrals, especially if someone you know has had an implant done. Search for ‘dental implants Auckland’ and check over the Google reviews.
Ask the dentist for before and after photos – they should have many to show you. Ask them questions about side effects and possible problems, and they should answer honestly and in a way you understand. Finally, you should feel comfortable with them, and that you can trust them.
If your only deciding criteria is dental implants costs, then you may not be getting the best possible treatment. When you get an implant, you’re paying for something that will last the rest of your life.