What Factors Affect the Cost of Dental Implants?

Cost of Dental ImplantsDental Implants are used to replace a missing tooth (or several missing teeth) by “implanting” a titanium screw into the jawbone which supports the crown on its upper surface. Implants deliver highly effective results for all kinds of patients and the cost of the dental implant treatment varies from one person to another.

Read on to learn about the various factors that affect the cost of dental implants in Sydney.

The location of your tooth to be replaced

Generally, replacing a back tooth costs lesser than the front tooth. This is due to the fact that front tooth involves aesthetic issues thus making the procedure more demanding. Also, the cost of the abutment which connects the dental implant of the front teeth to its crown is more expensive than the one used for the back teeth.

Your choice of dentist

The more experienced the dentist, the higher the cost of the treatment. Quite obviously, a dentist who has specialised in the area of dental implants for several years will be able to add more value to the treatment and thus charges more for his services than any other general dental practitioner. In addition, the location of the dentist (based on demand) also causes significant difference in the dental implants cost in Sydney.

The constituent material of the crown

Dental implants have three main parts, the screw or the implant, the abutment and the external crown. Dental crowns can be made from resin, ceramic or porcelain, the cheapest being resin. The choice of the crown material depends upon patient’s preference and is a major cost component in the overall treatment.