Dental implants have become increasingly popular as a viable solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth. The post and abutment are made from biocompatible zirconium or titanium, while the crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic.

The idea that artificial teeth can be permanently embedded in our jawbones, providing us with natural-looking and feeling replacements, has sparked widespread interest in the dental industry.

However, before making a decision to get an implant, it’s important to understand the benefits of this procedure and what kind of performance is expected of it over time.


Benefits of Dental Implants

There are many benefits to teeth implants that are making them an increasingly popular choice for replacing missing teeth and getting the perfect smile.


Comfortable and realistic

Tooth implants are custom-created with the help of modern dental scanners and moulds. This ensures they fit perfectly in your mouth and look, feel and function just like real teeth.


implants teeth longevity croydonIncreased confidence

Dental crowns are custom-made using porcelain or ceramic and colour matched to your natural teeth for a realistic, flawless smile. Further, a full set of teeth helps with clear speech.

Both these benefits can help restore lost confidence and improve social interactions.


Improved general health

The dental crown on each tooth implant makes it easier to chew by providing you with a stable biting surface. This, in turn, helps with better absorption of food and nutrition, leading to improved general health.


Help maintain oral health

Teeth implants help to maintain healthy gum, anchor remaining natural teeth in place and do not require any modifications to them as other tooth replacement options do.

Having an implant fused with the jaw prevents the resorption of bone matter, maintaining bone health and facial structure.


Easy care

Tooth implants don’t require any additional cleaning or maintenance and will last for years with a routine that involves proper brushing and flossing, and mouthwash.



Dental implant surgery is a safe procedure carrying little risk. However, patients who have underlying health issues may have a lower success rate than those who don’t.


How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Generally, dental implants are expected to last between 10 and 15 years before they may need to be replaced or adjusted. However, some people have reported their implants lasting even longer than this.

The longevity of dental implants depends on several factors.


Good oral health

Teeth implants require regular brushing and flossing to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to dental decay. Bi-annual visits to your favourite Dental Spot dentists will ensure good dental hygiene, increasing the lifespan of your teeth implants.


Lifestyle choices

Lifestyle habits like smoking, drugs use, and alcohol consumption can affect the longevity of a dental implant because they increase the chances of infection and tissue damage around the implant site and slow down natural healing processes.


Teeth grinding

People who grind their teeth may have a lower success rate for dental implants than those who don’t. However, the use of custom-created mouthguards negates this risk.



Older people have less bone density than young ones do. Weaker jaw bones can reduce the lifespan of a dental implant.



Advantages Over Other Treatments

Implants have several advantages over other treatments when it comes to replacing missing teeth.


Permanent solution

Dentures and dental bridges, the two most common treatments for missing teeth, are temporary solutions that need to be replaced or repaired every few years. Implants, on the other hand, are permanent and can last a lifetime with proper care.


Stand-alone prosthetics

Dentures and bridges require healthy adjacent teeth to hold them in place, while implants are supported directly by the jaw bone, requiring no alteration of adjacent teeth.


Better distribution of force

Tooth implants exactly mimic natural teeth in the distribution of biting and chewing forces, making it easier for you to eat all sorts of food.


Prevent bone loss

A missing tooth, dentures and bridges make the body think the empty space in the jaw is superfluous and resorbs the bone matter, leading to bone loss that can lead to more oral and general health problems.


Stable and secure

Unlike dentures or bridges, which can cause discomfort or even slip out of place when eating or talking, dental implants are extremely stable and secure once installed properly.


Cost of dental implants

As established above, dental implants are a great solution for those looking to replace missing teeth due to accidental damage, decay, or other health issues. However, many people are deterred by their cost, which is not covered by Medicare or private health insurers in Australia except in very rare cases.

croydon local tooth implant clinic long lastingThe cost of a single dental implant surgery can vary widely depending on the specifics of the procedure.

Generally speaking, dental implants cost starts at $2000, while All-On-4 implants can cost upwards of $17,000.

However, the final cost will also depend on the quality of implants used, the skill and location of your preferred dentists and whether or not additional procedures, such as bone grafts, are needed prior to implant placement.


Making dental implant surgery affordable

In Australia, tooth implants are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance companies, except in rare cases where it is proven that a patient’s life will be severely compromised without the treatment.

It is possible to buy a premium dental health insurance plan which will cover the cost of implants but do read the terms and conditions carefully, so you are clear about what is being offered.

At Dental Spot, we help make dental implants affordable by accepting WestFund and ZipPay.


5* dental care in Croydon, NSW

Dental Spot has built a reputation for skilful, high-quality dental care in Croydon. Our staff is highly qualified and experienced in all dental treatments and stays up-to-date with advances in dental technology and practices.

Call us on (02) 9158 6115 or book an appointment online to get caring, friendly and highly-rated dental care.


We create radiant smiles for Sydneysiders

If you require dental implants, visit Dental Spot for treatment that has received a 5* rating by people living and working in Croydon, Abbotsford, Leichhardt, Stanmore, Cabarita, Ashfield, Campsie, Concord, Enfield, Five Dock, Homebush and Strathfield as well as the greater Sydney area.




Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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