Allow us to walk you through the process and what you can expect from your appointments. From the consult to the post treatment care, we will be here to make sure we can answer all your questions, and take you from the drawing board to the custom creation of your brand new replacement tooth/teeth.
Your first visit will be a consultation. During this appointment the dentist will assess the suitability of your case for an implant. The dentist will also discuss the potential risks, outcomes and even discuss other options that may also be suitable. A couple of radiographs will be required to further assess the bone health and for the measurements to be calculated.
The dentist will provide you with some reading material and also discuss your treatment plan if deemed that you are suitable for an implant.
During this visit, the dentist will remove the tooth and any fragments to prepare the site for healing prior to the implant appointment. The fee for this visit ranges from $133 and depends on the complexity of the removal.
This is the visit during which the implant will be placed. The visit will take about an hour to conclude. With the use of local anaesthetic and high quality technology, the procedure is quick and virtually painless. Your doctor will usually take 2-3 radiographs of the implant site through the appointment so you will get to see their handiwork!
This visit is charged from $1800 depending on the case.
Over the next several months, you will be required to visit for your post operation review appointments. You will not be charged for these visits. Your dentist will advise you of when the site is ready for the crown appointment.
This visit requires several impressions to be taken and additional components will be ordered. A colour will be chosen for the crown based on its adjacent teeth. Once the Doctor is happy with the impressions, he/she will send it off for the crown to be created. The implant crown fee is roughly charged from $1800 depending on the case.
Ahh, the final stage. During this visit, the dentist will place the crown on the implant. This process involves permanently fixing the crown to the implant site. In some cases, the crown may need to be adjusted, moving the cementation date by approximately 2 weeks. One the shoe fits, or crown fits should I say, your dentist will obtain your authority to proceed with the cementation.
And viola! You have a brand new, aesthetically non-noticeable, functional permanent tooth.