Single tooth implants

Single-tooth Implants

A dental implant is a titanium root or screw that is placed into the jaw. Usually to replace a single tooth, a single titanium implant is placed and after integration is achieved (around 3months), a crown/tooth is screwed down on top of the dental implant.

This crown is usually made of ceramic and looks and feels just like a natural tooth. It is fixed in the mouth and you able to floss and clean around it just like a natural tooth.

A video of how Single-tooth Implants works:

A single dental crown is designed on the laboratory model

A screw connects the implant crown to the implant


Procedure sequence

At your first appointment we will meet with you and make sure you understand what is involved in the dental implant process. A thorough check of the implant site will be conducted to determine the best treatment option. We will also take X-rays and prescribe a 3D CBCT scan to plan your implant digitally.

At this appointment we will place the implant in the mouth. The dental implant will then be left to heal for around 3-4 months. During this period of time the bone slowly โ€˜fusesโ€™ to the implant. This is painless procedure which is done under local anaesthetic. You generally do not feel any sharpness or pain during the entire process. For our more anxious patients, IV sedation is available and so is Nitrous oxide.

We will conduct a review around 1-2 weeks after the placement of the implant. At this appointment we will check to ensure the healing process is going smoothly and also to remove any stitches that may have been placed.

After 3 โ€“ 4 months we will then check the integration and stability of the implant. At the same appointment we will then either take a 3D digital scan of your jaw with our Trios Scanner or take traditional impressions/moulds of your jaw. The purpose of this is to capture the position of the implant.

These scans or impressions will then be sent to a laboratory. The laboratory will then hand-make the crown or โ€œtoothโ€ to fit your mouth exactly. Usually the tooth/crown is made out of ceramic materials that are very strong, aesthetically pleasing and do not stain over time.

At this appointment we will insert the crown and make sure that it fits your mouth and bite precisely. Congratulations, you have a new tooth!

How much does Single-tooth Implants cost?

At Queensland Dental Implants, we pride ourselves on being completely transparent with our costs. For an accurate quote please book a consultation with one of our dentists to enquire more about your specific situation.

starting from 3999 for a back tooth and 4999 for a front tooth