Dental Implants Melbourne

The Smile Designer Clinic is more than just a dental practice; we’re a cornerstone of confidence for families seeking the finest dental implants in Melbourne. Our experienced dentists, armed with state-of-the-art technology, are dedicated to delivering world-class oral health care that’s customised to the unique needs of our community.

Dental implants are a long-lasting and effective solution for missing or damaged teeth. They function like natural teeth, enhancing your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Whether you’re an individual who’s lost a tooth due to injury, decay or disease, or you’re simply looking for an upgrade from dentures, dental implants could be the perfect solution for you.

Our area of expertise at The Smile Designer is restorative dentistry, offering solutions for missing or damaged teeth with the help of advanced technology. This modern approach is not only revolutionary but also cost-effective, ensuring you receive top-tier care for your smile.

Dental implants, which can be metallic or non-metallic screws, are securely anchored into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. These implants form a strong bond with your jawbone and gum tissue, providing a sturdy foundation for various prosthetic teeth options such as bridges, crowns, and dentures.

This treatment provides a realistic replacement for teeth and gums, functioning just like natural teeth. At The Smile Designer, we provide the best dental implants in Melbourne, assisting you and your family in achieving a bright smile coupled with improved tooth function. By leveraging cutting-edge 3D technology and diagnostics, we ensure the perfect fit for each individual patient.

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What are Dental Implants?

Our Melbourne Smile Designer studio offers treatment using state-of-the-art solutions for missing teeth. The process consists of a durable titanium post, topped with a custom-crafted restoration, creating a fully functional and natural-looking tooth. 

Unlike dentures, dental implants in Melbourne offer unmatched stability, ensuring no slippage or gum irritation. With these teeth replacements, you can smile, talk, chew, and speak confidently, knowing they’re tailored just for you and integrated seamlessly with your jawbone. 

Rediscover the joy of a complete smile with this personalised solution.

Why Get Dental Implants in Melbourne?

Choosing this treatment is known to have many benefits over alternative false teeth options. Some of these include:

  • They last longer than dentures or bridges.
  • You can eat hard food items without trepidation because they’re sturdier than bridges or dentures.
  • They prevent bone loss.
  • Suitable for patients of all ages.
  • Provides the look and functionality of natural teeth.
  • Improves self-confidence and transforms your smile.
  • Easy to use and maintain.
  • Provides seamless chewing and biting capabilities.

Who Is a Candidate for This Treatment?

Dental implants in Melbourne will suit your needs if you have one or more missing teeth. However, having ample jawbone density and healthy gum tissue is crucial for their success. 

When you visit us for your initial consultation, the experts at The Smile Designer will conduct a thorough oral assessment to gauge if this treatment is the right fit for you. Some patients with insufficient jawbone or gum health may need bone or gum grafting procedures to establish a robust base. 

Visit us for a consultation, where our team will guide you through your options and the associated costs.

Your Treatment Options

Single Tooth Treatment

Consisting of a titanium post and a custom-made crown, single-tooth dental implants in Melbourne are designed to replace an individual missing tooth. Crafted to replicate both the structure and functionality of your original natural tooth.

If procedures like bone and gum grafting are necessary, we’ll walk you through each step. Once everything is in place, you can brush, floss, and eat just as you would with your natural teeth. Rest assured; we will expertly match the shade of the crown to blend seamlessly with your adjacent natural teeth.

Multiple Teeth Treatment

Bridges secured on the fixtures can replace adjacent missing teeth in a single restoration. These fixed or removable bridges offer enhanced stability together with natural-looking aesthetics.

Depending on the number of missing teeth, the quality of your jawbone, and the health of the gum tissue, multiple teeth can be supported using two to six posts.

Implant-supported bridges can replace neighbouring missing teeth with just one restoration. Whether fixed or removable, these bridges provide superior stability and a natural appearance. The number of teeth we can replace depends on your jaw bone quality and gum tissue health.

Implant Supported Dentures

Dentures supported by dental implants in Melbourne replace an entire row of teeth. They’re a favoured choice over loose and poorly fitted dentures, especially when there’s limited bone and healthy soft tissue for support. These can be fixed or removable, offering improved functionality and aesthetics. As a result, you can enjoy better eating and clearer speech.

Dental Implants Cost in Melbourne

The cost of these tooth services depends on a variety of factors. The exact cost varies from person to person, and we consider the following factors:

  • The number of teeth that need replacement
  • Whether you require a sinus lift or bone graft
  • The type of material used
  • Your age and oral health conditions
  • Consultation fees and the number of visits required
  • Use of equipment and other services
  • The reputation of the dentist and the location
  • Additional specifics of the surgery

Options for Payment Plans

We provide payment plan options, allowing you to distribute the cost of your treatment over time. Additionally, we accept all dental health insurance and offer immediate claims through our HICAPS terminals for most providers.

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Success Rate of Tooth Implant Service

Dental implants in Melbourne are a simple procedure with an extremely high success rate. Though the outcome varies from person to person, your dentist plays a vital role in developing proper treatment plans that suit your specific condition.

Our dentists take the necessary time to examine your oral health. We analyse your oral health priorities to address your concerns as we advance. We use our extensive experience and knowledge to help guide, educate and confirm a tailored treatment plan that guarantees lifetime success.

What If You Don’t Get a Tooth Implant?

If you delay replacing your missing teeth or avoid treatment, you may experience bone loss. Your initial negligence or delay in treatment can require bone grafts before fitting the metallic screws to the jawbone because the procedure requires a healthy and strong jawbone for support. It increases the cost and impacts the healing time.

Bone mass decreases by 25per cent within the first year, and the decline continues if timely action isn’t taken. Bone loss or low bone density can result in instability for your remaining natural teeth. It also impacts your biting and chewing abilities.

The lack of muscular support can distort the facial structure and result in premature aging. The treatment provides structural support to muscles, maintaining your jawbone density and integrity.

What is Our Procedure for a Dental Implant?

  • Step1: During the initial consultation, our dentists will diagnose your oral health to help us confirm whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. You will learn how the restoration option can improve your oral health and visual aesthetics.
  • Step2: The consultation will give us a complete picture of your oral condition to confirm the procedure’s success. Our treatment will differ based on your requirement for a single, multiple, or full-arch restoration.
  • Step3: We will take photographs, scan, and x-rays, to design a customised treatment plan based on your requirement and budget. It will also help us determine your jawbone density to decide whether you have enough jawbone density to receive the prosthetic.
  • Step4: As the next step, we will update you on all the costs of dental implants in Melbourne, as we believe in providing you with a transparent service for a seamless experience.
  • Step5: During the consultation process, our team of dentists will walk you through your treatment options and work towards your goals and expectations. We can start planning by organising any necessary 3D scans and impressions of your jaws.
  • Step6: The procedure will improve the appearance of your smile and restore the function of how you bite. The process typically occurs in two stages; first, the surgery takes place, followed by placement of the finished restoration once healed.
  • Step7: Advancing oral health technology means using precise 3D custom-fabricated guides to place the metallic screws in pre-determined positions. We will discuss these options if you need bone or gum grafting.
  • Step8: The treatment takes typically around 3 to 6 months to heal, integrate and fuse to the bone. If a missing front tooth needs replacement, we can discuss options on how to temporarily fill this space during the healing period. Once healing has occurred, our ceramists make a customised crown and abutment to beautifully mimic the contours and colours of your surrounding natural teeth.

Why Choose Our Dental Implant Services?

Our team of skilled dentists will deliver the utmost standard in all areas of dentistry. With rigorous training, our passionate team maintains consistent expertise in all procedures, ensuring your oral health is in competent hands, poised to craft beautiful, enduring smiles. 
Whether you’re visiting us for the first time or are a returning patient, we promise 100% satisfaction, competitive pricing, and a patient-focused approach.

FAQ’S About Implants

What results can I expect from Dental Implant?

The outcome of your procedure is a tooth that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth! They enhance the natural beauty of your smile and improve your ability to chew and speak confidently. With time, patients tend to forget they had a missing tooth in the first place.

How long do dental implants last?

These act like your natural teeth. Therefore, it is affected by the same natural forces and environment of the mouth. Maintaining good healthy bones and gum is essential to the life of the treatment. The prosthesis or crown on top of it typically lasts 15 years before it requires changes, but it can sometimes last decades with proper care.

How do I look after my dental implant?

Practise good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing at least twice daily. We also recommend six monthly professional teeth cleanings and regular x-rays to visualise the bone integration of your treatment. 

Wearing a mouthguard or splint at night will protect the restorations from the forces of clenching and grinding, and if you play contact sports, it is essential to keep your new teeth in great long-term shape.

Are there alternatives to dental implants?

Dental implants in Melbourne are by far the most functional, reliable, and natural-looking method of tooth replacement for most candidates. When they aren’t an option due to health complications, bone density concerns, or other compromising conditions, our team will explore alternative solutions for completing your smile.

Can dental implants fall out?

This treatment has a high success rate and integrates with the jawbone, making them a sturdy and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.

However, like any medical procedure, there’s a slight possibility of complications. Poor oral hygiene, gum disease, or excessive force can cause them to become loose or even fall out. Regular check-ups for oral care can significantly reduce the risk and ensure longevity.

Which is better, dental implants or partial dentures?

Both have their advantages and drawbacks, and the “better” choice largely depends on individual needs, preferences, and financial considerations. Here’s a comparison:

Dental Implants:


  • Long-lasting and potentially permanent with proper care.
  • Look and feel more like natural teeth.
  • It can prevent bone loss in the jaw.
  • Do not need support from adjacent teeth.
  • Usually more comfortable than dentures.


  • Typically more expensive initially.
  • Require surgical placement.
  • Not everyone is a suitable candidate due to health conditions or insufficient bone density.

Partial Dentures:


  • Less expensive initially than titanium screws.
  • Non-surgical solution.
  • Can replace multiple missing teeth at once.
  • Can be adjusted or replaced relatively easily.


  • May not feel or look as natural.
  • Can cause discomfort or soreness, especially when first worn.
  • Need to be removed and cleaned daily.
  • Potential for bone loss in areas where teeth are missing.
  • Might not be as durable, requiring replacements or adjustments over time.
Can failed dental implants be replaced?

Yes, we can replace failed dental implants in Melbourne. However, the approach and success depend on the reason for the initial failure and the condition of the surrounding bone and tissue. 

How much do implant dentures cost?

 This treatment can cost between $15,000 – $40,000 per jaw. Prices can be affected by many factors, including the amount of bone available, the soft tissue and your smile goals, the number you need, and the type of material chosen for the final prosthesis. 

We recommend a consultation with one of our dentists.

What are the benefits of Implant Dentures?

We all know that when we change a smile, confidence is enhanced. The creation of natural-looking and longer-lasting replacements for missing teeth is now available due to technological advances in dentistry.

Dental implants in Melbourne have eliminated concerns about denture movements while eating and speaking. The overall result is a happier patient with a smile on their face.

Where is your clinic located?

Our Melbourne location is at 118-120 High Street, Thornbury. We are on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, close to Bell Street, and just a short distance from surrounding suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick, Preston and Heidelberg.

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Why Choose The Smile Designer

We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:



At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Taylah A.Taylah A. ★★★★★ I have been going to the smile designer for cosmetic treatment, Gareth is the best dentist and has completely transformed my smile. From an overbite with gaps between my teeth to a perfect smile in only 8 months! Everything was laid out from the start in a treatment plan for gum treatment, Invisalign and composite veneers, with no expectation or pressure to go ahead with the items. Plus the TV to watch friends definitely helps my anxiety for longer visits.The team genuinely care about their patients and have always gone the extra mile to make sure I am feeling confident in my smile. Especially Maggie is such a warm spirit to deal with. I will never miss a check up when going to the smile designer. 5 Stars!Taran S.Taran S. ★★★★★ I had a great experience at the Smile Designer. All the staff were very welcoming and friendly, everyone took the time to say hello.Dr Dev is extremely knowledgeable, takes a holistic approach to dentistry and puts the patient first. His approach was very professional yet personable, taking the time to get to know his patient. He, and the team, were able to make me feel very comfortable throughout.It's clear that the patient's health is the team's primary motivation,. I would highly recommend this practice.Fiona Persi B.Fiona Persi B. ★★★★★ I was highly recommended to visit the Smile Designer clinic and I must say that my experience with the Smile Designer clinic has been exceptionally brilliant. From the very first moment I walked in I was greeted by the wonderful receptionist at the front who was super friendly & attentive. I had a hygiene clean and check up with Dentist Nathan who made me feel very comfortable and explained the process of the treatment in such great detail. I was overall very pleased with the hygiene clean followed by the time Nathan took to sit me down and look over my before and after photos and focus on the treatment plan I have ahead. My next treatment I will be seeing Dev who is also a fabulous dentist to deal with, Dev always puts me at ease and gets the job done so professionally. He has actually cured my anxiety with dentists. Lastly I must add the aesthetics of this clinic are stunning, the cleanliness is terrific and I am glad that I can recommended my family and friends to a terrific team of dentists at the smile designer.Rebekah R.Rebekah R. ★★★★★ I had a great first consultation and clean at the smile designer. My dentist Maddie made me feel so comfortable, explaining everything and showing me photos of my teeth. All the staff were so friendly and the practice is beautifully designed to help you feel at ease. I would highly recommended this practice.S FS F ★★★★★ As someone whos dental anxiety has only gotten worse the longer I've avoided an appointment, I am so relieved to have found Dr. Madeline Duff and the TSD team!From the moment I plucked up the courage to call and book in, the whole team provided great communicaiton and radiated kindness and reassurance.Throughout my appointment, I always knew what was going on. I felt supported, at-ease, and in gentle but capable hands. My teeth feel the best that they ever have, and I am confident in my next steps to keep them healthy.I felt incredibly comfortable Dr. Madeline's chair, and (for the first time ever) am looking forward to my next dental appointment :)Thanks again for helping me get over my biggest fear, I could not reccomend the TSG team more for others facing the same!claire D.claire D. ★★★★★ I have always been very apprehensive to go to the dentist. So much so that it had been years since I had my teeth checked! But everyone was extremely warm and understanding, and I felt at ease from the moment I made my initial appointment over the phone. Kara was extremely friendly at the front desk, and Dr Huang was very patient with me. I am definitely going back for my follow-up appointments. Thank you again!Lila S.Lila S. ★★★★★ Can’t speak highly enough of Dr Madeline Duff and the whole team. Felt comfortable from the moment I stepped into their lovely surgery. Madeline was extremely professional and reassuring and made the whole experience very easy. Highly recommend.Kate O.Kate O. ★★★★★ Quite honestly the loveliest dentists experience I've ever had!I had a fixed wire that broke and they got me in the very next day to pop it back in, no questions asked. The staff were all so lovely and made me feel like I'd been going there for years - honestly can't fault it. Staff were beyond lovely, such a quick and painless procedure, and facilities were super swish.Please consider going here if you need anything done - you won't regret it!Oscar S.Oscar S. ★★★★★ I had my first appointment at The Smile Designer yesterday after not seeing a dentist in a couple of years. Garath, Kara, and the rest of the team were friendly, professional, and left me feeling confident with their assessment.rosa C.rosa C. ★★★★★ A massive thank you to the team at The Smile Designer especially Dr Madeline Duff who is an amazing dentist that took the time to explain and plan my dental transformation.Her work is impressive and she provides the best care possible.I’m very grateful for her dedication.Thank you to Maggie and Kara who are always very welcoming and friendly.Thank you so much —The Smile Designer.Maddzoggy TMaddzoggy T ★★★★★ This is by far the most incredible dentist I’ve ever stepped foot in. From the moment you walk in the receptionist are absolutely delightful and extremely helpful. Dr Gareth is hands down the most thorough dentist I’ve been seen in my life. 10/10 from entry to exit! Such a wonderful experience!suzie C.suzie C. ★★★★★ My son underwent a remarkable dental transformation at the hands of the talented The Smile Designer team. Thanks to the incredible work done by Madeleine, he now exudes confidence and has a radiant smile. Witnessing such a positive change in my son, I was inspired to book an appointment with Madeleine for myself. To my delight, her work was equally impressive.The entire team at The Smile Designer clinic is not only skilled but also exceptionally pleasant, which creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. As someone who used to find dental visits intimidating, I can honestly say that I have never felt more comfortable during a dental appointment. Now, I eagerly look forward to my next visit, knowing that I am in the hands of professionals who truly care about their patients' well-being.I highly recommend The Smile Designer to anyone seeking top-notch dental care and a positive experience. Their dedication and expertise have left a lasting impression on both my son and myself.Thank you 🙏🏻 THE SMILE DESIGNERMark K.Mark K. ★★★★★ As a new customer and someone who hasn't seen a dentist for years(!) I was a bit apprehensive.. but I shouldn't have been. I was really impressed. Dr Maddie is so knowledgeable, explains things clearly and has excellent attention to detail (like when it came to cleaning my teeth). Pricing is fair and really transparent and the service from when you walk in the door is so personable. I've booked my next appointment so I don't leave it so long again. My future me thanks you!js_loader
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