How much do dental implants cost in New Zealand?
Dental implants cost in NZ vary depending on what you’re having done. From a single tooth through to a full set of implants, there is a range of costs. Every mouth is different too—some require tooth extraction, some people need bone grafts into the jaw, so the complexity of the surgery depends on the situation.
The cost of one dental implant and crown is between NZ$5000 and NZ$6000. This cost includes all the basic surgical requirements of your implant.
If you need more than one tooth replaced, it’s not always a case of double the cost. 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.
- A single dental implant cost is between NZ$5000 and NZ$6000
- Two to three teeth between NZ$11,000 and N$13,000
- Full set upper or lower between NZ$18,000 and NZ$30,000
- The cost of full dental implants is approximately twice that of a full set.
At Dental Artistry, we also offer finance options, so please speak to us about how we can make this more attainable for you. We want you to have amazing teeth.
Are dental implants worth the cost?
Absolutely. The alternatives are inferior in terms of longevity, appearance and lifestyle. If you do decide to get dentures or bridges instead of a dental implant, there will be ongoing costs. If you look after your dental implants, they are a lifetime investment.
Dental implants offer a range of benefits that the alternatives do not:
- No slipping or movement in mouth, which can cause sores and ulcers
- Natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance
- No speech problems with minimal slurring, mumbling
- Can eat almost anything with no risk
- Minimal ongoing care required other than good standard oral care
What are the alternatives to dental implants?
For full-mouth tooth replacement, the main alternative is dentures. The technology for these are 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 ensure some foods are off-limits. Apples and steak, for instance, may be off the menu.
For single-tooth replacements, you can get partial dentures or fixed bridges. However, they aren’t permanent and hard wearing solutions like dental implants.
Another lower cost dental implant option is snap-on dentures. These implant retained over-dentures have titanium rods inserted in your jaw, but the dentures are clip-in. This is cheaper than permanent dentures but a far superior solution than traditional dentures.
Why choose Dental Artistry for your dental implants?
Here at Dental Artistry, we have some of New Zealand’s top dental surgeons. We offer the full range of dental treatments in-house, from annual examinations and hygienist treatments through to extremely complex and demanding cases. Our world-class facilities mean you have the best technology at all times and you will be comfortable in our care.
We have a selection of dentists that expert knowledge in dental implants. Dr Sheng Zhang and Dr Mark Worthington are highly qualified with unmatchable experience, having placed over 10,000 implants, more than any other dentist in New Zealand.
Our track record for successful tooth implants is outstanding. Our skilled doctors have proven that dental implants are literally life-changing for our patients. We have years of experience making people comfortable smiling again, eating anything they want, and giving people their confidence back.
The first step in understanding dental implants and the best option for you is to get in touch with us. Give us a call on 09 524 4541.
Like all our other happy customers, dental implants are a positive, life changing experience that give you your lifestyle back.