Dental Implants

Losing teeth can negatively impact dental health and can make you feel self-conscious when talking and smiling. Dental implants are the most advanced and modern way to replace missing teeth, providing a long-lasting solution, and with the proper care, they can sometimes last for life.

What are Dental Implants?

When we remove a tooth, we take out the entire tooth, including its root. A dental implant artificially replaces the tooth and the tooth root. It is self-supporting, consisting of a small titanium post inserted into the jaw where it soon becomes fused in place. The implant is then strong enough to support a new, replacement tooth.

When to Choose Dental Implants?

If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants are frequently a good solution. Treatment is versatile as implants are wonderful for replacing single teeth. They can also restore multiple missing teeth using a dental bridge that fits over the implants. We can even replace complete arches of teeth in this way. Another option is to use dental implants to secure a loose denture. Instead of sliding around uncomfortably on the gums, the denture is held comfortably and firmly in place with several dental implants.

Who Can Have Dental Implants?

You can almost certainly have dental implants if you have reasonable dental and medical health and are over age eighteen, as your teeth and jaws need to have finished growing and developing. We can assess your suitability during an initial consultation, and if you decide to proceed, you will need further diagnostic tests. These allow us to assess your jawbone health and to plan implant placement.

What to Expect During Dental Implant Treatment?

It doesn’t take long to place a single dental implant, and treatment can often be completed using just a local anaesthetic. However, if you feel anxious or nervous or require multiple dental implants, we can discuss dental sedation to help you relax. First, a tiny incision is made in your gum, allowing the implant post to be carefully inserted into your jaw. The post is then left to heal for three to six months to fuse with the bone around it. Once fused in place, we can make and fit your implant crown, bridge or denture.

Caring For Your Dental Implants

It is essential to look after your dental implants properly, cleaning around them thoroughly and attending regular dental checkups and hygiene appointments. Dental implants are easy to care for, and our dental team will show you how to clean them correctly.

Key facts about Dental Implant:

  1. A dental implant is like a metal screw that replaces a missing tooth's root.
  2. Usually made of titanium, this screw is fixed into your jawbone by your dentist.
  3. An artificial tooth is attached to the implant to complete your smile.
  4. Getting a dental implant requires multiple visits to your dentist, like Smilexcellence, for the whole process.

Dental implants typically enjoy high success rates and offer several advantages:

  1. Enhanced confidence in your smile's appearance.
  2. Restoration of regular eating habits.
  3. Natural-feeling teeth that blend seamlessly with your existing dentition.
  4. Preservation of adjacent teeth, as no alterations are required.

However, potential complications may arise, such as:

  1. Risk of infection.
  2. Possibility of nerve damage.
  3. Potential sinus complications.
  4. Risk of injury to surrounding teeth or blood vessels.

Smilexcellence Dental Implant Services

  • Single-Tooth Implants: Perfect for replacing one missing tooth without affecting neighbouring teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: Ideal for multiple missing teeth, providing a stable and secure fit.
  • Full Arch Replacements: Transform your entire smile with full arch dental implants, a permanent alternative to traditional dentures.

We are in Richmond, Hobartville, Windsor, Clarendon, Kurmond, Wilberforce, and Yarramundi. For more details contact smilexcellence soon.

Cost of Dental Implants

We cannot give complete assurance of cost because it depends on case to case, but the average cost is:

Single-Tooth Implant: Starting from AUD 4,500.

Full Mouth Dental Implants: Starting at 19,000 AUD per jaw.

Smilexcellence offers various payment plans and financing options to make dental implants accessible to everyone. Contact us in Richmond, Hobartville, Windsor, Clarendon, Kurmond, Wilberforce, and Yarramundi.


  • How long does the procedure take?

    The entire process can take several months, involving the implant integrating with the bone in an osseointegration process. The actual surgery to place the implant is usually a short procedure.

  • How do I care for dental implants?

    Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.

  • How long do dental implants last?

    With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. The crown attached to the implant may require to replace due to wear and tear after 10-15 years.

  • Are dental implants safe?

    Yes, dental implants are considered a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss. And have a high success rate when performed by an experienced dental professional like Smilexcellence.

  • How much does dental implant surgery cost, and will my insurance cover it?

    The cost of dental implants in Australia can vary widely, starting from around AUD 4,500 for a single tooth.

Also, one more important question comes to mind…

Is It Worth the Cost?

Of course, Yes, see how:

  • Longevity: Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
  • Functionality: They restore chewing ability and speech, improving quality of life.
  • Aesthetics: Implants look and feel natural, enhancing smile appearance and confidence.
  • Bone Preservation: They stimulate jawbone growth, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.