Are you missing teeth? Are you searching for a way to fill that gap in your teeth in a way that feels natural and looks great?
Dental implants can completely replace missing teeth, with over a 95% success rate!
And yet, if you’ve looked into the possibility of dental implants, you may think they seem a bit expensive.
At Thornton Dental, we’re here to tell you that while dental implants may look expensive out-of-the-box, in fact, they can be a bargain.
Your Thornton Dental dentist can provide other short-term treatments for missing teeth, but dental implants restore your bite and smile to full function, stimulate bone growth, and help preserve the natural contours of your face.
Alternatives To Implants
There are two primary alternatives to implants, bridges and dentures. Each may have a role in tooth-replacement, but neither is as complete a solution as implants.
Dental bridges. Bridges are just what they sound like, a ‘bridge’ over a missing tooth, held in place by crowns on adjacent teeth.
Unfortunately, bridges usually need the adjacent teeth to shaved down to accommodate the supporting crowns. Dental bridges also ride above the gums, leaving the gums and bone underneath unstimulated, leading to deterioration.
Bridges also leave a hiding spot for bacteria, plaque, and tartar that can lead to cavities and gum disease. Bridges have a lifespan of 5 to 15 years, so they also need to be replaced.
Dentures. Traditional dentures can replace an entire set of missing teeth or a row of missing teeth.
They support facial muscles and restore the structure of your smile, but with no underlying connection to the gums and jawbone, they lead to deterioration of them.
Receding gums, bone loss, and face shape degeneration are a common result of this.
Dentures come with other disadvantages:
- Support cost (adhesives, cleaners, etc.)
- Sliding and slipping
- Reduced food taste
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty chewing
- Annoying sucking or clicking noises
- Replacement cost
- Irritated gums
Implants avoid these problems – make no annoying noise, stimulate gums, are secured in place, are easily cleaned, avoid bone-loss, help the gums stay healthy, and support the face.
This means they save you from many hours of additional treatment in the future, and unlike dentures and bridges, rarely need replacement!
While it is true that the initial cost of dental implants is higher than bridges or dentures that is not the complete story. Dentures and bridges have hidden costs that come clearer as time goes by.
First, they need replacement, every 5-10 years for dentures and every 10-15 years for bridges. Second, they require special tools for upkeep, such as floss threaders, adhesives, cleaners, and carrying cases.
Over time, these replacement costs add up!
Comparing The Prices Of Dental Implants
If you’re considering dental implants, the first thing you probably did is browse prices. And you probably noticed notice an extensive range in those prices.
You may see that the cost of a single dental implant in Australia varies from $2850 – $11500. That’s a pretty wide range!
So why the enormous range in prices? After all, a dental implant is a dental implant, right?
Not really, each case is different, and comparing directly on price is not always a wise decision.
Each patient brings their own case to the dentist, and the need for other treatment can influence the cost of the implant, materials used, and where in the mouth the implant will be placed.
Also, dentists with more skill and experience may charge a bit more, as their service is better. A dentist with an extremely low price is probably more interested in the volume of implants they place than in how well those implants are installed.
Think of your tooth replacement as an investment in a better life, and not just an expense – you want it to last for a lifetime.
Then think about the fact that a good dental implant requires a mix of science, manufacturing, and dental artistry to design and place.
Instead of just comparing prices, compare the level of trust you have in a dentist, their skill, and their experience. At Thornton Dental, we offer it all!
If you are looking for an implant dentist near Thornton, give us a call!
Dental Implants At Thornton Dental
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Why Choose Thornton Dental?
We make dentistry affordable, without sacrificing the quality of care.
- We focus on patient care
- Our team is friendly, experienced, and approachable
- Relaxing and child-friendly environment
- Patient comfort, satisfaction, and safety are our primary goals
- We customise care to your specific needs
- Integrity, high standards, premium quality materials
- Anxiety control and pain management
Thornton Dental serves the community of Thornton, Beresfield, Tarro, Woodberry, East Maitland, Chisholm, Raymond Terrace, Green Hills, Metford, Ashtonfield, Tenambit, Morpeth, Lorn, Bolwarra Heights, and surrounding areas of Maitland.
Call (02) 4966 2996 or visit us at 9/1 Taylor Ave in Thornton.