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ArtSmiles Dental Clinic Gold Coast
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Cost of Dental Implants

A Short Guide to the Cost of Dental Implants in Australia

Hassle-Free Financing Options for Dental Implants

When patients call our offices the first question we usually get asked is, “how much do dental implants cost?” Questions about the cost of dental implants are more frequent than questions about post-operative pain, or even dental implant procedure success rates.

We understand. We’ve got families to provide for as well, and we know how difficult it can be to juggle all of your needs. However, dental implants might just be more affordable than you think. The good news is that there are financing options available to get dental implant surgery with little or no money down.

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Main Factors Which Impact the Cost of Implants:

  • Type of material used – Titanium, a high-strength metal, is the most common material used for implants
  • Number of implants required – the more you have, the higher the cost
  • Location of Your Teeth- In general, front teeth are more expensive than molars to restore with implants
  • Amount of preliminary work – treatment required to create optimal foundation
  • Complexity of the smile design – some smiles require more intricate work than others
  • General health of the teeth and gums 

Before we start jumping into numbers we want to encourage you to look at the cost of dental implants as an investment instead of an expense.

Dental Implants Are An Investment.

On the surface, dental implants look incredibly expensive, especially when they are compared to other tooth replacement methods. However, dentures and bridges, the two alternatives, typically have to be repaired or replaced every 5 to 10 years. The cost of this regular maintenance may quickly outstrip the costs of simply turning to implants, which can last a lifetime (so long as you care for them properly). They also prevent your jawbone from deteriorating—dentures and bridges can’t do that.

As your jaw deteriorates, your face shape will change. You’ll start to look older. Moreover, your existing teeth will start to grow loose. The jawbone provides the structure that holds your teeth’s roots in place. Once it’s gone, you’ll lose your other teeth as well. Keeping the rest of your teeth in your mouth is priceless.

Thus, we encourage you to think of dental implants as an investment, and not as an expense.

What Is the Cost of Dental Implants

Dr Dunker will assess your general and oral health prior to discussing implant placement. The consultation is complimentary. If you have a good general and oral health, Dr Dunker will ask for an 3D x-ray of the jaw.

A 3D x-ray is necessary for implant placement. For your comfort, ArtSmiles has this equipment available. You can bring this x-ray if you already have it. If you decide to take the x-ray with us, and if you are not a member of ArtSmiles Club yet, there is a cost of $180,00 for the x-ray and you can take it with you.

After taking the x-ray, Dr Dunker will plan the case in front of you and explain everything related to your treatment plan. Usually this consultation takes between 30 and 45 minutes.

Once you accept the treatment, Dr Dunker will scan your mouth. This 3D scan will be merged with your x-ray to create a surgical guide. Most of our surgeries are guided, in order to improve safety, predictability, and provide less trauma to the patient.

Dr Dunker will also discuss the surgical process and risks with you. This consult takes 30 minutes.

The implant surgery is usually executed in 45-60 minutes. At ArtSmiles, we are proud of our excellence in infection control, and for surgery that means that everything we use during the surgery must be sterile and the technique aseptic.

As we use surgical guides, the implant is positioned as predicted in the planning, which reduces the risk of damaging important structures of your jaw.

The implants used by Dr Cristian are Dentsply Sirona implants,  which are considered as one of the gold standard implants by the academic dental world. Due to it’s quality, Dentsply Sirona offers lifetime warranty for their implants. This cover is related to the product, but not the surgical procedure. To check the service warranty offered by ArtSmiles, please click here.

Depending on the complexity of the case, Dr Dunker may use additional procedures to build bone or gingiva around the implant. These procedures increase the time and cost of the surgery. These procedures are evaluated and discussed with you in the planning consult. In cases of narrow bone, it may be required to execute a bone graft before the implant placement.

Aesthetic cases will require a provisional crown.

After 2 months of the surgery, you must come for a 45 minutes consult to evaluate the osseointegration and do the scanning of your mouth to receive the crown on implant.

This is the first of two visits for crown placement, and we’ll kindly ask for 50% prepayment of the code 672 – Porcelain crown on implant, and 661 – Abutment.

Depending on the complexity, we may deliver the crown in the next day of the scanning, or up to 2 weeks, when an outsourced lab service is required.

In cosmetic cases, we normally recommend using a lab service for shade match. There is an additional cost if a lab is used for aesthetically demanding cases.

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Dental Implants Payment Plans

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We understand that it is not always possible to pay for implants upfront, so we offer a range of competitive and affordable payment plans through third-party companies. Our staff can guide you through our payment plan options to find the best solution for your requirements.

Smile Right

Smile Right is a great solution to help make dental treatment affordable. You can choose between Loan Option (up to 60 months) or Payment Plan Option (up to 24 months, no interest, no fees, no charges)


Afterpay is a simple payment plan that breaks down your dental bill into 4 equal payments. These are paid fortnightly with no interest or fees.

National Dental Plan (Powered by Humm)

With fast approval and no interest Humm is a popular choice! You can make additional payments or pay out your plan early with no payout fees.

Access My Super

Access My Super is a service provider that can assist you to gain early access to your Superannuation to cover dental treatment costs. If you need a dental procedure, however aren’t able to access funds to cover the cost, Access My Super can assess your eligibility and assist you to gain access to your super in a 100% guaranteed ‘no approval, no fee’ policy.


TLC payment plan has the flexibility to pay off as quickly as you want, this payment plan covers any dental treatment.

Health Funds Accepted

We welcome members of all private heath funds for treatment, and you would only need to bring your health fund card to claim your treatment on the spot by swiping it in our HICAPS terminal and only the “gap” payment is required at time of treatment.

If your health fund does not participate in HICAPS  or you do not have a HICAPS compatible member card, then payment in full is required at the time of treatment. Your health fund will then pay the rebate directly to you on presentation of your account.

Using HICAPS, we are also able to provide a “rebate estimate” prior to treatment for some of the participating health funds.

Other Options for Payment:

Other ways to pay for your implants include credit cards and cash (If you are not using finance, you will pay for the implants at your appointments. You will pay a deposit, and your remaining balance will be taken at your final appointment.) There are other options to pay for cosmetic treatments; you can pay upfront or choose one of our personalised finance plans. Please call us on 07 5588-3677 or send us an email to if you want to discuss payment options further.

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Join ArtSmiles Club and receive quality dental care at a price you can easily afford. Get access to routine preventive care and emergency exams at no extra cost and additional services at a reduced cost (Up to 30% off).

Our Membership Program provides an affordable, hassle-free way for you to receive the dental care at very affordable fees. We want you to take care of your teeth in order to achieve a healthy and long-lasting smile, and we believe that the ArtSmiles Club can help facilitate a lifetime of consistent dental care.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Costs of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a life-changing procedure that can restore your beautiful smile. Dentists all over Australia are now using this dental procedure to replace missing or damaged teeth. It is an excellent option for patients who have lost their natural teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or injury.

However, they’re also costly. You have to be prepared for the cost of dental implants before making any decisions about getting this type of restorative treatment.

A consultation with our team at ArtSmiles Gold Coast will help determine whether this is the right option for you or if other treatments would be better suited to meet your needs. Whether it’s an individual tooth replacement option, full mouth rehabilitation or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, we offer a wide range of solutions to suit every budget without compromising quality care. Contact us today at 07-5588-3677 for an appointment.

As we mentioned before, the dental implant or the “tooth root” of this procedure, can be anywhere between $1,500 to $3,000. But the dental implant is only one piece of the cake.

Other costs that should be factored in are the abutment which is usually about $300 to $500, and the crown which is usually $1,000 to $2,000. Then we will need to determine if your teeth need to be extracted which will be about $300 to $500 for each extraction. Depending on the strength and density of your jaw, bone graft may also be needed to ensure a secure and stable ground for the implant itself. This usually costs $400 to $600. Then there is a matter of your individual insurance and how much they will cover.

In Australia, the average range for a single dental implant can be anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 depending on where you live and your oral needs.
The average range for an entire dental implant procedure could be anywhere from $3,000 to $6,200 depending on where you live and your oral needs.


Your smile affects your whole appearance. Being unhappy or self-conscious about how it looks can have a real impact on your self-confidence. Here at ArtSmiles, we strive to make sure we offer competitive rates for all our services, but we understand that paying for dental treatment can be a stretch on finances – we also don’t think you should have to wait! To help, we offer personalised finance plans, bringing you one step closer to your dream smile.

Applying for finance for our dental implant procedures is quick and easy.  To discuss your implants on finance options in more detail, please call 07 5588-3677 or email

The cost of All-On-4 dental implants to replace a full set of upper or lower teeth starts at $18,000.

This is using a standard process involving fitting of initial provisional set of teeth constructed using a denture-like prosthesis adapted over the implant fixtures, and is offered as the cheapest or budget option, though this method will require future conversion of a final prosthesis at an additional cost.

Private health insurance companies generally do not cover major dental treatments, offering around $500 – 1,500 in remuneration for effective procedures and surgery. Dental plans do not cover many high-cost dental procedures. For this reason, it may be a good idea to purchase a supplemental policy when choosing insurance that would cover the “extras”.

If you’re in search of a new health coverage plan that includes surgery, be informed you’ll have to wait 12 months before you can utilise the surgery benefits of the plan there’s any.

Generally speaking, Medicare does not cover dental examinations and treatments such as implants, but in some cases it can contribute to the cost of procedures that are deemed clinically necessary.

The average cost of dental implants is $3,000 — $6,200. It includes the post, abutment, and crown placement. Bone grafting, tooth extraction, CT scan, and X-ray are paid for separately. Additionally, the cost depends on the following factors:

Experience — The more experienced your dentist is, the more money they’re likely to charge since working with top-notch professionals minimizes risks.
Materials — Implants are usually made from titanium or zirconium. The quality of these materials dictates their price.
Preliminary procedures — If you need additional preparation procedures like tooth extraction, sinus elevation, and bone grafting, the total dental implant cost goes up.
Laboratory — The cost of the crown can depend on the laboratory your dentist works with.
Location — The total dental implant cost may depend on where your dentist is located.
Individual characteristics — Dental implants are highly customised for each individual case. That’s why the cost may vary from patient to patient.

Many factors affect the implant price; each dentist is different.
  • Location: The cost of dental procedures varies from city to city. For example, implants are more expensive in Sydney due to the overall costs of living and wages.
  • Type Of Implants: Prices and lifespans of dental implants vary depending on the quality of the brand. Top-tier brands can make investments in research that make their product more expensive but with higher quality outcomes.
  • Experience Of The Dentist: Over time, dental implant dentists must constantly keep up with the latest techniques and trends in their field. They dedicate a lot of their time to developing new skills, attending training programs, and furthering their education – all for the sake of improving themselves.
  • Complexity: The price of dental care varies depending on how complex the issue is. More complicated dental problems might take longer to treat, and they are typically more expensive than straight tooth implant placement.

Today, dental implants are the most efficient way to replace a missing tooth. People who choose dental implants live a normal life without feeling any discomfort while chewing, smiling, or speaking.

Patients who feel intimidated by the cost of dental implants can choose one of the two alternatives: dentures or dental bridges.

Unfortunately, both of these options come with serious downsides:

  • Dental bridges — Healthy teeth need to be shaved down to install a bridge. It’s rarely an efficient solution when more than two adjacent teeth are missing. Dental bridges are difficult to clean.
  • Dentures — They take a while to get used to (speaking and eating require practice). They need special care and timely replacement. Improper installation could lead to gum infections. Poorly fitted dentures slide around the mouth, making it hard to speak, eat, or smile.

In the long run, both alternatives could cause additional teeth and gum problems. They also need regular replacement. Even though the initial cost of implants is higher, in the end, you may be paying much more for maintaining bridges and dentures as well as fixing new problems they could cause.

It’s worth noting that not all patients are eligible for dental implants. To find out if you qualify, speak to your dentist.

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Want to find out about how ArtSmiles can help you achieve your perfect smile? Come for a free consultation to find out.

or call us on (07) 5588 3677