What are Dental Implants?
Dental implant is a surgical procedure to help replace a tooth or teeth in a patient’s mouth. Unlike denture or dental bridge it does not require neighbouring teeth for support or hold it in place. It acts as an independent tooth which is the closest treatment that resembles and functions as a normal tooth. Dental implant is the root segment of the tooth, it is a piece of metal that looks very similar to a screw. Once the implant is surgically placed into the patient’s jaw, the bone around the area will start to grow and integrate with the implant. Over a certain amount of time the dental implant Parramatta will become fully integrated and stable, an artificial tooth called a crown will be issued to fill the missing gap.
Is Bone Grafting Needed For The Procedure?
For the dental implants in Sydney to be successful, the patient must have sufficient jaw bone for the procedure. To check this, during your initial consultation at Parramatta Dentistry we are able to do a CBCT scan. This allows the dentist to have all the relevant information before proceeding the implant treatment. The dentist will be able to discuss your bone level and surrounding tissues such as blood vessels, sinus membrane and jaw nerves is all adequate enough for a dental implant. If not other options such as bone grafting may be needed to assist the site.
Zirconia vs Titanium Implant
Depending on the patient’s condition there are pros and cons for both zirconia and titanium material for dental implants. First let’s go through the pros for both the materials. Zirconia is compatible with human tissues and the implant provides a low bacterial attraction. Zirconia also has high strength and holds well against wear and corrosion. As for Titanium implants they have high resistance to corrosion and are an excellent biocompatibility with gums and bones. Titanium implant does have a higher success rate compared to zirconia implant, where the titanium implant can come in two pieces. This is extremely helpful if the angled implants needs to be corrected due to the implant position on the site.
On the other hand the cons for both materials are that zirconia implant can deteriorate over time, which can lead to tiny cracks. Zirconia implants usually come in one piece and patients should avoid zirconia if they need any adjustment after the fitting of the implant Parramatta. While the downfall for titanium implant is the aesthetic aspect around the junction of the gum and implant. If the gum tissue around the titanium implant is thin, the dark metal may show through. Otherwise another con for titanium is that the patient has an allergic reaction to metal, which can cause local inflammation and irritation causing the implant to fail. That is why it is advised to book in a consultation appointment at Parramatta Dentistry to discuss what type of dental implant in Parramatta is best suited for you.
Dental Implant Price in Sydney
In Sydney, the usual tooth implant cost is around $4,000 – $6,000 per implant.
Dental Implant Cost at Parramatta Dentistry
At Parramatta Dentistry our basic cost of dental implants Parramatta procedure starts at $4,699. This price includes the CBCT scan, implant surgery and the implant crown. If bone grafting is required, an additional $300 is charged on top of dental implant cost Parramatta. Consultation fee is not included in the dental implant package price.