How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? By Dr. Jon ( Junyi ) Ho | September 29, 2022

Ever wondered how much dental implants actually cost? You’re not alone! Many people have questions about the pricing and what goes into getting this type of procedure.

In this blog post, we will discuss the costs of dental implants and some factors that may affect the price. We hope this information will help you make an informed decision about your oral health care.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost In Western Australia?

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost In Western Australia?

Dental implants are a popular option for those who have lost one or more teeth. They provide a durable and strong foundation for replacement teeth and can last a lifetime with proper care.

However, dental implants are also one of the most expensive dental treatments available. The costs of dental implants may vary depending on several factors.

In Western Australia, the average cost of dental implants is between $3,000 and $5,000. However, some clinics may charge more or less than this amount.

But while the upfront cost of implants may seem high, the benefits you get from this surgical procedure are far-reaching.

To get an accurate estimate of the cost of dental implants, we recommend that you contact the dental clinic directly. The staff can give you a more accurate estimate of the implant prices based on your individual needs.

What Factors Affect The Cost Of Dental Implants?

When considering teeth implants, it’s important to be aware of the factors that can affect the upfront cost. The type of implant, the dentist’s location, the materials used, and whether or not you need a bone graft or additional procedures all contribute to the price of implants.

  • Type of Dental Implant

There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal teeth implants are placed in the jawbone, while subperiosteal teeth implants are placed on top of the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are usually more expensive than endosteal implants.

  • Implant Material

    The material used for your dental implant will also affect the cost. Titanium is the most common material used for dental implants, but ceramic or zirconia implants are also an option. Titanium implants are usually less expensive than ceramic or zirconia implants.

  • Number of Implants Needed

    The number of dental implants you need will also affect the cost. If you need multiple implants, the overall cost will be higher than if you only need one implant.

  • Dentist’s Location

    The location of your dentist’s dental practice can also affect the costs of dental implants. Dentists in rural areas may charge less for dental implants than dentists in urban areas. Additionally, dentists with specialised training in implant dentistry may charge more for their services.

  • Need for Additional Procedures

    If you need a bone graft or other procedures to prepare your jaw bone for dental implants, this will also add to the overall treatment cost. Oral surgeons or periodontists typically do bone grafts and sinus lifts. These are expensive procedures that can add several thousand dollars to the overall cost of dental implants. Remember, additional dental procedures would mean additional costs.

What Additional Procedures Can Increase Dental Implant Cost?

In addition to the upfront cost of the implant itself, several additional procedures can increase the overall cost of dental implants. Some of these procedures are as follows:

  • Sinus Lift: A sinus lift may be required to place the implant in the upper jaw. This procedure involves adding bone to the sinus cavity to create enough support for the implant.
  • Bone Grafting: Similarly, bone grafting may be required if not enough natural bone is available to support the implant. In this procedure, bone is taken from another area of the body and transplanted to the jaw.
  • Gum Grafting: Gum grafting may be needed if the gums have receded too far from the teeth. This procedure involves taking tissue from another area of the mouth and transplanting it to the gums.


Sinus lifts, bone or gum grafting, tooth extraction, X-rays, and CT scans are paid separately. Each of these additional procedures will add to the overall cost of dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Covered By Private Insurance?

Dental implants are often considered cosmetic procedures and are not covered by dental insurance. As a result, you will need to pay the entire out-of-pocket cost.

However, some dental insurance plans offer coverage for tooth implants if they are considered medically necessary.

For example, if you have suffered an injury that has resulted in damaged teeth, your insurance may cover part or all of the cost of dental implants.

You will need to check with your dental insurance provider to determine if they offer any coverage for implants before you undergo dental implant surgery. If they don’t, ask your dentist if they offer flexible payment plans or financing options for the procedure.

Does Medicare Cover Dental Implants?

Does Medicare Cover Dental Implants?

Medicare does not typically cover dental implants, but there are some exceptions.

If Medicare beneficiaries need to have a dental implant placed as part of another covered procedure, such as reconstruction after an injury or surgery to remove cancerous tissue, then Medicare may help cover the cost of the implant.

Additionally, if Medicare beneficiaries have dental implants that failed and need to be removed or replaced, Medicare may also help cover the cost of this procedure.

However, it’s important to note that in most cases, Medicare will not help cover the cost of routine dental implants. Beneficiaries considering dental implants should speak with someone from Medicare to see what coverage is available.

Final Thoughts

Dental implants help improve your smile and confidence. However, the dental surgery itself can be costly, so it’s important to understand the potential cost before deciding to get them.

Medicare and private insurance may help cover the cost of dental implants in some cases, but most patients will need to pay for them out of pocket. Be sure to speak with your dentist and insurance provider to get a clear understanding of the costs before making any decisions.

If you’re interested in getting dental implants, book an appointment online or call Darch Dental Care at (08) 9515 4892! We have a wide range of solutions for every budget type without sacrificing quality care. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you make the best decision for your needs.

FAQs

There are many benefits of implants, including that they:

  • Improve your appearance: Unlike conventional dentures, which can slip and click when we talk or eat, dental implants are securely anchored in place. This gives us the confidence to smile freely and peace of mind knowing that our teeth won’t let us down.
  • Give you back your bite: Dental implants don’t just help you achieve a more beautiful smile; they also restore chewing function. This can make speaking and eating your favourite foods easier.
  • Are durable: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Protect healthy teeth: When we lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth can shift out of place, making them more susceptible to decay and infection. Dental implants help to fill the gap left by a missing tooth, preventing the surrounding natural teeth from shifting.
  • Prevent further bone loss: When you lose a tooth, the bone around it begins to deteriorate. Dental implants help to stimulate and preserve the jawbone, preventing further bone loss.

If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with an experienced dentist to see if they are the right treatment option for you.

While dental implants are a great tooth replacement option, not everyone is a candidate for this type of tooth replacement. During the initial consultation, the dentist will determine whether or not a dental implant is right for you before a treatment plan is developed.

The ideal candidates for dental implants are:

  • Healthy adults who have lost teeth due to injury, disease, or trauma
  • Those who have enough bone to support the implant
  • Those who are willing to commit to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits for checkups and cleanings
  • Those with healthy gums and bones. Those with active gum infections and disease are not suitable for dental implants.
  • Those who have no metal allergies

If you are considering dental implants, talk to your dentist to see if they are right for you.

The dental implant procedure is fairly simple and straightforward. Here’s a step-by-step look at how dental implants are installed:

  1. The area where the implant will be placed is numbed with local anesthesia.
  2. A small incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone.
  3. For the implant placement step, a pilot hole is then drilled into the bone, and a metal implant post (or the titanium screw) is inserted. This will act as the artificial tooth root.
  4. The incision is closed with sutures, and the area is allowed to heal for a certain period. Healing time is different for every patient.
  5. Once the implant has bonded with the bone (a process that can take several months), an artificial tooth (a dental crown or a dental bridge) is attached to the implant post.

The whole dental implant treatment process usually takes place over the course of several months.

The length of time dental implant treatment takes can vary depending on several factors. In general, however, the treatment process can be completed in two to six months.

The first stage of treatment, known as osseointegration, is when the implants are placed in the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone tissue. This process usually takes two to four months.

Once the implants have fully bonded with the jawbone, the second stage of treatment can begin. This stage involves placing the fake teeth on top of the implants.

The final stage of treatment is occlusal adjustment, when the bite is adjusted to ensure that the teeth are correctly aligned. This stage can take one to two months.

All told, dental implant treatment typically takes between four and six months to complete. However, in some cases, it may take longer, depending on the patient’s needs. Recovery time will vary from patient to patient.

Dr. Jon ( Junyi ) Ho

Dr. Jon is a Perth-based dentist who graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2005 from the University of Western Australia. He has worked at a range of dental practices, including being a partner and principal dentist for a group of five dental surgeries in Sydney. Dr. Jon has been practising for over a decade in the northern suburbs of Perth. He provides treatment for patients in Darch, Madeley, Landsdale, Kingsway, Kingsley, Marangaroo, Alexander Heights, Wangara, Ellenbrook, and others.

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