Change your smile with Dental Implants

Dental Implants at Murrumba Downs Family Dental in Brisbane’s Northside have proven to be modern dentistry’s answer to many patients’ dental problems.They look and feel very natural, and are relatively painless compared to an extraction.

What is involved in getting a dental implant?

Placing of the implants is carried out at the surgery, involving a simple operation under a normal local anaesthetic. Happy gas and IV sedation facilities are also available. Our patients often report having taken only a few panadol tablets the day after the surgery during our follow up calls. We recommend a 3-5 month healing period to maximise your success. After the 3-5 months, you can have the teeth/crowns placed. During this healing time, we will ensure you have a temporary tooth of course.

How do I know if this is an option for me?

Our dentists will refer you for a 3-D CBCT Xray at our Chermside location which will allow us to analyse the quality and quantity of bone available for implant placement. If there is insufficient placement, we are experienced in bone grafting procedures to add bone using a variety of artificial animal and human bone derivatives (depending on case by case basis) to build sufficient bone for long-term implant success.

Do you use quality materials?

We use only the most proven, popular implants in the world. We want to know that if we have an issue with an implant component in 30 years, that the company will still be around to source the part.

Our bone augmentation materials are the best in the world. They are sourced from companies such as Switzerland’s Geistlich. Please read about their revolutionary products here.

Does it work?

Yes. Under sterile conditions, surgery by our implant dentists will result in success 98% of the time. With diligent patient maintenance, implants can last decades or more. Long-term studies continue to show great success rates beyond 10-15 years which is fantastic.

How much does it cost?

We charge a competitive total fee of $3800-4500 from start to finish for the dental implant surgery and the final tooth on top after 12-20 weeks of healing. The range depends on the difficulty and whether additional bone grafting may be required. Our clinicians have completed hundreds of cases over the years with a high success rate. The implants can be used to

1. Support dentures to give them very firm hold/grip, or

2. To replace teeth individually (crowns) and in small or large spans (bridges)

We always encourage you to seek a second professional opinion. All surgical and restorative procedures carry risks. For further information, or to book in your dental implant consult, please contact us.

Our dental implant team

Dr Manfred Lagemann