Dental Impants

An artificial titanium root that is placed within your jaw bone to replace missing teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium-based artificial tooth roots that are implanted into your jawbone. After that, a crown is connected to the implant, which gives it the appearance and function of your natural teeth, making it a good long-term alternative for missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, numerous teeth, or even an entire jaw of missing teeth. Dentures can also be secured by clipping them to dental implants to keep them from moving around.

There are two main parts to a dental implant: the crown part or the “tooth part”, and the implant part or the “root part”. The root part/implant is placed in the jaw bone first and left to heal for 3-4months before the tooth part/crown is screwed on the top for you to chew on.

Dental implants have been used for decades, with several studies demonstrating extremely high long-term success rates of 95-98%, as well as excellent aesthetic and functional outcomes.

Not only will replacing missing teeth with implants minimise the visual issue of gaps between your teeth, but it will also prevent neighbouring teeth from slipping into the area and becoming crooked. Implants can also help to support your jaw and prevent bone loss, helping you to avoid the ‘sunken face’ look.

Why dental Implants? / Benefits of Dental implants?

Dental Implants are the closest thing you can get to a natural tooth again. Whilst there are many differences, dental implants are a more stable and natural treatment option than dentures. For more information on the detrimental affects of missing teeth please click here.
Implant crowns are made out of ceramic which are stronger and more natural looking than the teeth on a denture which are made out of acrylic. These ceramic crowns also do not stain or wear.
By replacing any gaps, dental implants can give you the confidence of being able to eat, chew, talk or smile without the risk of dentures falling out. This, along with the natural-like appearance is a great reason why many choose to have dental implants.
  • Dental implants feel just like natural teeth. They avoid the need for metal arms that you frequently see on dentures. These metal arms often exert force on other teeth which over a duration of time cause damage.
  • As implant teeth are retained from the titanium root there is no need for a ‘flange’ or any extension of the denture into the palate or root of your mouth. Dentures generally require this, and as such are bulkier in the mouth and often prevent proper tasting of foods.
  • To make a “th” sound, the tongue touches the upper row of teeth, while to produce a “v,” the upper row of teeth makes contact with the lower lip.
    Teeth are also responsible for helping you pronounce the letters “g,” “s,” and “z” and the sounds “ch” and “sh.”
  • Dentures are a common tooth replacement option, but they don’t always help with speech since they slip, preventing the tongue from forming the necessary phonetic sounds.
  • Dental implants, on the other hand, are a long-term option that enhances speech by allowing you to speak naturally.

Dental implants can replace one or more of your teeth without compromising the health of your neighbouring teeth by chopping them down or utilising them as bridge or denture anchors.



Notice the need to shave adjacent tooth structure down to accommodate a fixed bridge.

As dental implants are integrated with the bone in the jaw, stimulation of forces while we chew everyday helps maintain the surrounding bone. It essence the function of the implants through chewing ‘tells’ the bone to stay. Whereas with dentures there is no stimulation to the bone to ‘tell’ the bone to stay. Shrinkage of the jawbone can then cause changes to the natural shape of our lips and face.
  • Implants are extremely long-lasting and can last for many years in most cases. A single tooth crown, for example, has a 10-year survival rate of 97.4 percent.
  • Because implants function in the same way as natural teeth, you won’t have to remove them for cleaning, allowing you to continue about your daily routine without shame or inconvenience.

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All images shown are of actual cases performed by clinicians at Coronation House Dentist Nambour.

When is the best time to get dental implants?

It is better to get an implant as soon as you can after the tooth is extracted. In some cases, we can even place the implant immediately after we remove the tooth. Sometimes we may have to wait 6-8 weeks. The longer it is left, the less bone there is, making implant placement more difficult. To determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, your dentist will do a complete examination of your bone levels.

Am I suitable for Dental Implants?

After we complete your comprehensive oral health examination and 3D scan, we’ll let you know if you’re a candidate for dental implants. Your mouth must be healthy and free of problems such as tooth decay or gum disease before we can begin the implant therapy.

Age is not a factor as long as you have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. We may prescribe bone grafting or bone augmenting procedures if there isn’t enough bone to support the implant. These factors will be discussed with you during your comprehensive check-up and consult.

How much are dental Implants?

Dental implant therapy differs depending on the circumstances of each patient. Some of our prices are given below. Because each patient’s circumstance is unique and different, the prices provided below are simply a guide. After we have analysed all of your records, we will give you a more personalised quote.

Implants:

Single Implant + Final Crown (Back tooth) starting from $3999-5500

Single Implant + Final Crown (Front tooth) starting from $4999-6500

All-on-4® (A full set of teeth supported by 4 implants) from $20,000-35,000

Additional Treatments:

Sinus grafting process starting from $700-1000

Guided bone regeneration starting from $700-1000

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