Dr Sam Roberts has extensive training in dental implant placement and restoration of implants as well as bone grafting.
Dr Roberts uses Neoss implants. Neoss is a Brisbane based implant company.
What is a dental implant?
The first dental implant was placed in the early 1980’s, since then they have evolved and improved to become one of the most successful treatments available for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace single and multiple missing teeth, replace uncomfortable dentures or to retain a loose denture.
An implant is a medical-grade titanium screw placed into the jawbone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. They are allowed to integrate naturally with the bone (a process called osseointegration) before a crown, bridge or denture is fitted to replace one or more missing teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
The benefits of dental implants are:
- They are a long lasting solution to missing teeth
- They are very similiar to your natural teeth in appearance and function
- They restore your bite by stopping the remaining teeth on either side of the space moving and rotating, which often makes it difficult to chew food efficiently
- They improve the appearance of your smile
- They help retain bone structure
To find out if dental implants are an option for you, feel free to contact us .
Am I a candidate for a dental implant?
Dental implants should not be placed until growth has ceased, which is usually around twenty years of age. Most patients, who are in good general health with good oral hygiene, are suitable for dental implants although a thorough oral and medical assessment is required to deem suitability.
How much do dental implants cost?
Costs for implants vary. On the Sunshine Coast, a basic single tooth implant should cost between $4000-$5000. The treatment is broken up into 2 stages. The implant surgery which costs between $2000 and $3000, and the final crown which costs approximately $2000. This price will vary depending on the case and complexity.
How long does it take to fit a dental implant?
Usually, we will wait approximately 6-12 weeks following tooth extraction before placing the implant.
We then wait approximately 6-12 weeks for osseointegration.
It then takes appproximately 2 to 4 weeks to make the final crown.
For Sunshine Coast and Queensland residents considering dental implants, please contact us. Sam will be happy to discuss your individual case in detail.