Dental Implants

Dental Implants2024-04-04T15:39:43+13:00

Dental implants give you the freedom to live your life on your terms.

If your teeth need a major overhaul, but you don’t want dentures or temporary bridges, dental implants are the solution you’re looking for. They replace lost and damaged teeth to give you a beautiful smile and a mouth that works properly.

Our Dental Implant services include:

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing, badly damaged teeth. Each dental implant’s titanium ‘root’ is securely anchored in the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the lifelike prosthetic tooth that is then attached. Whether it is for a single tooth, several teeth or all of them, this approach results in a beautiful and stable set of teeth that feel like your own.

Read more about replacing all your teeth with dental implants.

Why choose Dental Artistry for your Dental Implants?

Dental Artistry is a highly respected dental practice that specialises in dental implants. We have offices in Auckland and New Plymouth, but we welcome clients from all over New Zealand.

With a team of highly qualified and experienced dental surgeons, we offer a comprehensive range of dental implant treatments – from surgery to restorations and maintenance. Our skilled team use cutting-edge technologies in a world-class facility to ensure you’ll be comfortable and relaxed during your appointments. Our practice adheres to strict infection control protocols and patient safety is our top priority.

We offer dental implants from the world’s leading brands – including Nobel, BioHorizon and TRI – to provide the best possible treatment outcomes. We understand that dental implant surgery can cause anxiety, so we provide exceptional care and service to make the process as stress-free as possible. Dr Sheng Zhang, our expert implant dentist, has an outstanding track record with long-term success rates of 98%. He frequently lectures in Australia and the Dental Artistry Academy to help other dentists broaden and advance their clinical scope.

More about Dr Sheng Zhang.

Dental Artistry Gives Expert Care

At Dental Artistry we offer the highest quality care for dental implants. The quality of our treatment, infection control procedures and staff is exceptional and uncompromising and our reputation for excellence in implant dentistry is well deserved. We have offices in Auckland and New Plymouth but we welcome clients from all over New Zealand, and overseas. Our patients love our service, and they love the outcome. Dental implants will change your life for the better, let’s work together to give you an incredible smile.

See the Results

At Dental Artistry we’ve helped many New Zealanders to improve their appearance and dental function with dental implant surgery, so if you’ve been searching ‘dental implants nz’ or ‘dental implants auckland’, you’ve come to the right website. Here are a few before and after examples, so you can see the transformations we’ve achieved.


Missing laterals - Braces then implants

Patient Mrs. M, like many others had genetically missing lateral incisors. This was previously managed with a denture which was annoying and inconvenient in her corporate role. After orthodontic treatment to make room for replacement teeth, Patient M had implants placed and crowns on her remaining front teeth.


Implant dentures

Like many, patient Mr. A had previously suffered bad experiences at the dentist as a child. Unfortunately, this meant years of neglect as an adult. We were able to restore function, aesthetics and self-confidence for Mr. A with upper and lower implant retained dentures.


Full mouth rehabilitation

Big changes don’t always have to be all in one go or at one time. This can be for functional, practical or financial reasons. Take for example Mrs K. Over several years we converted her worn and partially missing dentition to provide full structural and functional support, a big smile and confidence to boot. These was a life changing transformation!


ACC trauma implant

Mr T unfortunately lost his front tooth in an accident. After implant placement, we restored this single tooth with a Zirconia Crown through ACC.


Implant full arch case

After years of being unable to consider extensive dental treatment, Mr B was in a position to improve his general and oral health. It is always a pleasure to work with such a motivated patient! We removed all teeth as they were severely compromised and replaced them with a full upper implant retained denture and full lower implant retained hybrid bridge



This wonderful patient had failing upper and lower teeth with poorly fitting dentures. The teeth were removed and replaced with 6 upper implants and 5 lower implants to support a new set of fixed teeth in the upper and lower jaw.


Implant Denture

The upper teeth were unable to be saved due to tooth decay. The patient was not able to tolerate a traditional denture due to gag reflex. Six implants were placed to support a bar overdenture which has no palatal coverage to not trigger the gag reflex. The final denture was able to rebuild out the volume in the upper lip to give the patient a youthful look.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you want to know about getting dental implants? Below are answers to the questions we’re most commonly asked.

What does all-on-4, all-on-6 and all-on-8 mean?2023-05-30T13:08:59+12:00

These terms can be confusing, so we’ve written an article that explains each of them. See our article about all-on-4, all-on-6 and all-on-8.

Why are dental implants often the best solution?2023-05-30T12:59:58+12:00

Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed in your jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Once the implants are in place, engineered ceramic or porcelain teeth can be attached to them to replace missing teeth. The best part is that dental implants are suitable for almost everyone who needs teeth replaced, whether they’ve lost one tooth or all their teeth.

Although there are other methods of tooth replacement – such as dentures and bridges – dental implants are the recommended option. This is because they closely resemble natural teeth and have a longer lifespan than other replacement options.

You might think that dental implants are a new technology, but they’ve actually been in use since 1965 with excellent success rates of over 95%. When carried out by the experts at Dental Artistry, dental implant surgery is a simple and comfortable process.

If you’re curious about how dental implants can transform your smile, check out our before and after galleries for single tooth replacement, multiple teeth replacement and full mouth replacement. We’re confident you’ll be impressed by the results.

How much do Dental Implants cost?2023-05-30T12:58:17+12:00

The cost of dental implants varies in New Zealand, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced. Also, every mouth is different, which adds to a variation in costs. For example, some people require tooth extraction and others need bone grafts into the jaw. The complexity of the surgery, and therefore the cost, depends on your situation.

If you need more than one tooth replaced, it’s not always a case of multiplying the cost for a single implant. For instance, three teeth in a row at the top need two implants and an implant-retained bridge, which costs between NZ$11,000 and N$13,000. In the lower jaw, it may be between NZ$5000 and $6000.

Here’s an approximate guide to the cost of dental implants at Dental Artistry (in NZD):

  • A single dental implant can cost between $5000 and $6000
  • Two to three teeth can cost between $11,000 and $13,000
  • Full set of upper or lower teeth can cost between $18,000 and $30,000
  • The cost of full dental implants is approximately twice that of a full set (see above)

For more information, see our article about dental implants cost in NZ.

At Dental Artistry, we also offer finance options. Please speak to us about how we can make it easier for you to pay for the dental implants you need. We want you to have amazing teeth!

Why Are Dental Implants Often the Best Solution?2023-09-28T14:38:53+13:00

Dental implants are titanium screws which can be placed into the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Crowns, bridges and dentures can then be attached to the implants to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are a treatment option for nearly every patient who needs teeth replaced – from patients who have lost one tooth, to patients with no teeth.

There are other methods by which lost teeth can be replaced, including dentures and bridges. Dental implants are however widely recognised as the optimal method of tooth replacement, due to the fact that they most closely approximate the natural tooth/teeth which have been lost. Dental implants also have the longest lifespan of any of the replacement options.

Most people consider dental implants to be a ‘new technology’, however dental implants have been used since 1965, and have excellent long term success rates of over 95%. The tooth or teeth placed on dental implants are usually indistinguishable from natural teeth in appearance and function.

In our dentists’ hands implant dentistry is a simple process, and much easier and more comfortable than most of our patients expect. To view our amazing results, click on our before and after galleries for single tooth replacement, multiple teeth replacement or all teeth replacement.

What are Dental Implants made of?2023-05-30T13:01:31+12:00

A dental implant (aka tooth implant) consists of two main components. The first part, known as the ‘root’ implant, is made of titanium, which is exceptionally strong, resistant to corrosion, lightweight and biocompatible. This root implant is crucial for promoting bone fusion and forming a strong bond with the jawbone.

The second part is the visible tooth section, which is typically crafted from ceramic or porcelain materials that closely resemble the density and structure of natural teeth.

How strong are Dental Implants?2023-05-30T13:02:25+12:00

When the implants have been inserted correctly, they are incredibly strong. While there are variations due to the density of the jawbone and the existing teeth around them, implants should be able to withstand more pressure than your natural teeth.

How long do dental implants last?2023-05-30T13:03:28+12:00

Dental implants installed by Dental Artistry have a remarkable success rate of 98%. With proper care and cleaning, they can last for up to 25 years or longer. To get the best lifespan from implants we recommend daily flossing and brushing, regular dental appointments and never using your teeth as tools. More about the lifespan of dental implants.

How painful is the dental implant procedure?2023-05-30T13:07:13+12:00

The actual procedure itself is not painful, as there will be full local anaesthetic. After the procedure, you will be advised to take over-the-counter pain relief. Most people report only mild discomfort. If you follow our post-surgery care guidelines, don’t smoke and stick to soft foods, recovery should be quick.

How long does the Implant procedure take?2023-03-13T22:24:35+13:00

The entire process, from start to finish, can take as little as a few months.

The initial consultation will be with your dentist, who will examine your teeth and run through the process with you. This is a quick visit.

The next visit is the implant insertion, which takes up to two hours. The mouth is anaesthetised, and some of the gum area is removed so the surgeon can access the jawbone. A hole is drilled in the jawbone. The implant is inserted, a healing cap placed over the top, and the gum stitched to encourage quick healing.

The bone then fuses with the titanium post. This takes several months, and you’ll be fitted with a temporary restoration, so you won’t be missing any teeth in the interim.

The third visit is when the healing cap is removed, and an abutment is installed. The tooth is then attached to the abutment and the process is complete. This visit will take one to two hours.

What are the advantages of Dental Implants?2023-05-30T13:06:07+12:00

Compared to removable dentures and other forms of false teeth, dental implants offer many benefits. They are:

  • Durable and hard-wearing
  • Natural looking, for a beautiful smile
  • Strong and stable, allowing you to eat what you want
  • Effective for maintaining oral and jaw health by holding your other teeth in position and stopping jawbone erosion
  • Solidly implanted, so there’s no slipping and you can talk clearly
  • Highly convenient, because you clean them just like natural teeth
  • A long-lasting solution, instead of a series of temporary ones

See if dental implants are right for you.

    How painful is the procedure?2023-03-13T22:25:17+13:00

    The actual procedure itself is not painful as there will be full local anaesthetic. After the procedure, you will be advised to take over-the-counter pain relief. Most people report mild discomfort but if you follow post-surgery care, don’t smoke and stick to soft foods, the recovery should be quick.

    What are the alternatives to dental implants?2023-09-28T14:40:36+13:00

    For full-mouth tooth replacement, the main alternative is dentures. The technology for these is better than in the past, but they are still an imperfect solution. They can move around in your mouth, especially as they age and wear away. This can cause sores, ulcers and pain. Dentures also mean some foods are off-limits. Apples and steak, for instance, may be impossible to eat.

    For single-tooth replacements, you can get partial dentures or fixed bridges. However, they aren’t as permanent or hard wearing as dental implants.

    Another lower cost dental implant option is snap-on dentures. These implant-retained over-dentures involve titanium rods inserted in your jaw, but the dentures are clip-in. This solution is superior to traditional dentures, but not as easy-care and natural feeling as dental implants.

    Why choose dental artistry for your dental implants?2023-05-30T13:09:43+12:00

    At Dental Artistry we provide a wide range of dental treatments under one roof. From annual examinations and hygienist treatments to complex and demanding procedures, our expert team are able to do it all. Our state-of-the-art facilities ensure you benefit from top-of-the-line technology throughout your treatment.

    We’re proud to have a proven track record of successful tooth implants that have changed our patients’ lives. Our specialised clinicians have helped countless people feel confident again by enabling them to smile and eat without any discomfort. Dental implants are truly life-changing and we’d love to help you experience the positive benefits.

    If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and discovering the best option for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call at 09 524 4541 or drop us a message.

    Our aim is to provide you with a beautiful smile, a comfortable and efficient bite and excellent oral health

    At Dental Artistry we’re dedicated to providing you with exceptional dental treatment in a practice that adheres to the most stringent safety and quality measures.

    Our dentists, and patient support team are committed to treating you with kindness and respect.

    Tell us about your dental goals and we’ll do our utmost to help you achieve them.