Dental implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the best methods for replacing lost or missing teeth. They look incredibly realistic so that your smile looks authentic. At MC Medical and Dental, we use high-quality dental implants, including Dentsply Sirona implants from Germany.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone in the form of a small titanium screw. The screw acts as the foundation or prosthetic tooth root for a new artificial tooth. 

Dental implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth. 

Can you notice a tooth implant in a smile?

A quality tooth implant crown is virtually impossible to pick from the surrounding natural teeth. Colour-matching is part of the process.  You’ve likely met people with a tooth implant and never guessed!

Melbourne tooth implant options

MC Medical and Dental uses tooth implants from Dentsply Sirona. You can read more about Dentsply Sirona’s commitment to product excellence further on, but let’s start with a basic run-down of what a tooth implant looks like – you might be surprised!


The implant functions as the new "root" for your tooth.


The abutment connects the implant to the crown.


The crown functions as your new tooth. A patient having multiple teeth replaced in an implant procedure might have a bridge or overdenture.

MC Dental chooses Dentsply Sirona tooth implants

Dentsply Sirona – committed to patient outcome

The Dentsply and Sirona companies trace their beginnings in dental manufacturing back over a century. Following a 2016 merger, Dentsply Sirona is now the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. 

MC Dental trusts Dentsply Sirona implants for their global presence, a reputation for innovative excellence, and an immense team of 15,000 employees.

A quality beginning for a quality result

Dentsply Sirona implants are made in Germany at a world class manufacturing facility.  Every implant they make carries the reputation of the Dentsply Sirona company, making quality key to their success. 


Dr Yuan Xia -BDsc Hons (Melb) answers your FAQ below. 

We all have a different pain threshold and recovery experience. The pain that you may experience from a dental implant would be equivalent to tooth extraction. The experience varies dramatically from one day of mild discomfort to significant discomfort the next day.

Dental Implants rarely (if ever) require general anaesthesia.

A dental implant should feel similar to having a tooth extraction.

I think that a dental implant and tooth extraction is going to be quite similar, depending on how complex the surgery is.

It depends on how the patient perceives it. I would say it’s probably 90% close to natural, much closer than any other option.

It depends on the complexity of the surgery.  Generally, tooth implants look natural.

General FAQ Dental Implants

Why are teeth implants more expensive than dentures?

Dental implants are more expensive than dentures because there’s more work involved, and the implant components are of a manufacturing standard that further adds to the cost. 

So why choose a tooth implant instead of a denture or bridge? An implant is a more permanent solution with the implant directly inserted into the jaw bone.  It isn’t generally detached like a denture or bridge is at night-time, and the functionality is more akin to that of a real tooth.  A denture, by comparison, is adhered to the gum surface and doesn’t connect with the jaw.

Implants require a minor surgical procedure whereas dentures typically do not.

Can dental implants be too cheap?

MC Dental encourages patients to gain a full understanding of how much an implant procedure costs – and what they receive for their money.  In the interest of transparency, we welcome prospective patients to attend a free 1:1 consult with an MC dentist to discuss implant options as well as the alternatives.  Exact price is dependant on each patient’s unique requirements but at this no-obligation initial consult we can certainly provide you with an estimation of how much a tooth implant costs from MC Dental.

Whichever dental clinic you choose, ask as many questions as you need to feel confident that you are getting value for money and not simply the lowest price.

Dental implant payment plans

If you’re ready to start a conversation with an MC dentist about implant procedures, then it’s handy to know that we accept payment through Zip Money.

Wanting to read more about Zip Money? Click the text link below.

Tooth implants with Zip Money

The cost of dental implants explained

The exact cost will depend on exactly what you require, such as how many teeth you’re looking to have replaced, and whether you’ll need a bone graft or sinus lift.

Generally, this is the breakdown of services for a typical tooth implant procedure.

  • Examination and xrays
  • Removal of existing tooth if applicable
  • Temporary crown
  • Temporary abutment
  • (Permanent) Implant abutment
  • Full crown to the implant

The above services are a guide only. Your exact situation should be discussed with your dentist.

Click the link below for more detail on each service.

Teeth implant procedure explained

Dental Implant Warranty

Dentsply Sirona provides a warranty to dentists against product defect. It’s important to our dentists that the company manufacturing and supplying us with the product has clinical evidence of its effectiveness and stands firmly behind their product.  We do not believe on compromising quality for price.  We believe that the implants from Dentsply Sirona are our best option for optimal patient results.

Explore your options

The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional dental advice specific to your individual needs.  Some procedures described on this site involve minor surgery, which carries risks. Individual results vary among patients.  You should seek the opinion of a health professional before proceeding with any dental or medical treatment.

Explanations of treatment outcomes should be considered to be descriptive and cannot be guaranteed.

If you’re interested in a more personalised discussion of implant options we urge you to take up our offer of a free implant information consultation with an MC dentist. Phone the clinic on 1800-962-181 and ask for a free implant information consultation.