Dental Implants Melbourne

Affordable Dental Implants in Melbourne

The Smile Designer Clinic is not just a regular dental practice; we are a trusted and affordable center for high-quality 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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Dental Problem: Severe failing crowns and bridgework which affectedOur Approach: Restored aesthetics comfort and function for this patient

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Anna’s Smile Makeover

Dental Problem: Severe failing crowns and bridgework which affectedOur Approach: Restored aesthetics comfort and function for this patient

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. They provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth, such as crowns or bridges, that look and function like natural teeth.

Why Get Dental Implants in Melbourne?

Choosing dental implants in Melbourne provides several advantages over alternative false teeth options

  • They provide a long-term solution for missing teeth
  • Longer lifespan compared to dentures or bridges.
  • Allows eating hard foods confidently.
  • Prevent bone loss.
  • Suitable for patients of all ages.
  • Provides natural look and functionality.
  • Improves self-confidence and transforms your smile.
  • Easy to use and maintain.
  • Provides seamless chewing and biting capabilities.

Your Dental Implants Treatment Options

Single Tooth Implants

Single-tooth dental implants in Melbourne consist of a titanium post and a custom-made crown, meticulously crafted to replicate the structure and functionality of your natural tooth. This option is ideal for replacing an individual missing tooth without impacting adjacent teeth. If procedures like bone and gum grafting are necessary, our team will guide you through each step of the process.

All-On-4 Implants

Designed for patients missing most or all of their teeth in an arch. This innovative technique involves anchoring a full arch of prosthetic teeth to just four strategically placed implants, providing a cost-effective and efficient solution for full-mouth restoration.

Implant-Supported Bridges

This option is great for replacing several missing teeth next to each other. Instead of using separate implants for each tooth, we use implants to support a dental bridge. These bridges can replace adjacent missing teeth with just one restoration, giving you stability and a natural look. The number of teeth we can replace depends on the quality of your jawbone 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 Melbourne

Dental implants cost in Melbourne start at just $3,999 AUD for a single tooth and $19,000 AUD for a full arch of All-On-4® dental implants.

The cost of dental implants varies based on factors like:

  • 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 for dental implants, 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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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.

Who are the best candidates for dental implants?

The best candidates for dental implants are individuals who:

  • Dental implants in Melbourne are suitable for individuals with missing one or more teeth or have teeth that cannot be saved.
  • Sufficient jawbone density and healthy gum tissue are essential for the success of dental implants.
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking, as smoking can hinder the healing process.

During your first visit to The Smile Designer, our experts will assess your oral health to determine if dental implants are suitable. Some patients may require bone or gum grafting to ensure a strong foundation. Book a FREE dental implants consultation in Melbourne with us to explore your options and understand the costs involved.

Success Rate of Dental Implant Service

The success rate of tooth implant services is generally high, with studies showing success rates of around 95% to 98% over ten years, although individual outcomes may vary. Factors influencing success include patient’s overall health, bone density, and oral hygiene maintenance. Regular check-ups and proper care contribute to the longevity of dental implants.

Top Reasons to Choose Our Dental Implant Services

  • Expert Team: Our skilled dentists ensure top-quality care.
  • Personalised Treatment: Tailored to your specific needs.
  • Advanced Technology: Utilising state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Transparent Pricing: Clear and upfront costs.
  • Comprehensive Support: From consultation to follow-up care.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Restorations blend seamlessly.
  • Competitive Rates: Quality service at competitive prices.
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 Dental Implant

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.

Isabelle H.Isabelle H. ★★★★★ So incredibly happy with my results with Dr Madeleine Duff, she was able to give me my dream smile with Invisalign and composite bonding within 12 months! And Maggie at the reception desk is always so welcoming and lovely to chat to, well worth the drive from Doreen.Anne N.Anne N. ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of having my teeth checked and cleaned by Dr Nathan Tran today.I was a little apprehensive at first since some cleans can be too hard (which feel very uncomfortable/painful), and others not hard enough (leaving me feel like I need another clean).Dr Tran took his time, and made sure that I was comfortable throughout. He showed me photos of my teeth before and after the clean - wow, what a difference! He also pointed out areas where he thinks I can strengthen/protect existing teeth to prevent potential cracking/decay (due to age) and possibly tooth removal. This has happened to me before so I was very grateful for his advice.The whole experience was easy and effortless, and I came away feeling reassured and positive about what I can do to keep my teeth clean and healthy.I highly recommend anyone who cares about their teeth as much as I do to go and see Dr Tran!Hayley F.Hayley F. ★★★★★ Just wanted to share my amazing experience with Dr. Gareth. From the moment I walked in, I was impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Gareth's professionalism and expertise really stood out. He took the time to explain everything clearly and made me feel at ease throughout my visit and my Invisalign journey. The quality of care I received was exceptional, and I couldn't be happier with the results of my dental work. The clinic itself was clean and the staff were super helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Gareth to anyone in need of a skilled and caring dentist. Thanks, Dr. Gareth, for providing such excellent dental care!Tracey L.Tracey L. ★★★★★ So grateful for Dr Gareth's expertise in repairing a large broken amalgam filling. It needed to be replaced with a crown. Lot of care and attention in this extensive appt.Grateful that nurse Chelsea was able to assist me for urgent appt, to be attended to promptly on a Monday morning and extremely happy crown is made on sites and fitted in 1 appt.Recommend highly.Katherine B.Katherine B. ★★★★★ Dr Dev and the entire team took immaculate care of me from start to finish. Due to part of my jaw missing, I have spent over a decade just coping with worsening jaw clicking and headaches. During the initial consult, Dev outlined all costs, treatments and expectations and immediately scanned me for a splint to wear. Absolutely everything was looked after and explained so clearly. All stress or hesitance connected with dentist visits(both personal and financial) was alleviated by them. I also loved the personalised welcome card projected on screen. I felt like an absolute princess. I cannot recommend the experience enough!Mrs W.Mrs W. ★★★★★ We were travelling and had a small 'emergency'. We walked in this morning and we were seen after filling in paperwork. We could not ask for nicer, sweeter, more comforting people all round. My 10year old can rest easier now and enjoy her time away. I wish we lived closer! Thank you so very much, I'm so very grateful.Vickie N.Vickie N. ★★★★★ Dr Nathan works dental magic! his expertise and attention to detail is fantastic . from the warm welcome to the flawless restoration process of my implant, every step was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured my comfort throughout. My my implant crown looks incredibly natural Dr. Nathan even followed up afterward. For excellent dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Nathan !Vee T.Vee T. ★★★★★ Today I had a wonderful experience at my appointment with Dr Gareth. I have been to the dentist many times in my life but still get those nerves going into any appointment. The second I walked in I was greeted by a lovely young lady who was so friendly and welcoming. My time with Dr Gareth was no different and he put me at ease quite quickly and answered all my questions with lots of information and care. Because of this I have decided to take further dental care with The Smile Designer. My experience with Mia after my appointment was warm, engaging, caring and most importantly very informative. Thank you to the team there and I very much look forward to my journey with Dr Gareth and for all my dental needs.ViPeckham F.Peckham F. ★★★★★ I have seen Dr Gareth several now and always have received fantastic care. He is very detailed in his approach but won't do any treatment that is not needed, just to charge you. Most recent visit to have my tooth taken out. He knew I had bad experienece with another dentist prior to this, and made sure he was gentle, but at the same time did an amazing (and fast) extraction, talking to me the whole time. Subsequent care was excellent as well, with follow up calls. I would highly recommend the whole practice, and especially Dr Gareth.Jenny Y.Jenny Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Gareth Huang's dental care exceeded expectations during my recent visit to The Smile Designer. His meticulous approach and genuine concern for patient comfort stood out. The clinic's cleanliness and the staff's professionalism further enhanced the experience. I highly recommend Dr. Huang for his exceptional dental care.Elizabeth K.Elizabeth K. ★★★★★ The team at smile designer are so lovely! I had a clean and check up with Dr Nathan and he was super informative and honest with what I required and thorough in explanation throughout!If your looking for a dentist, look no further 🫶🏼Hayley JHayley J ★★★★★ Great experience. Receptionist were friendly and welcoming. I saw Dr.Nathan, and he was excellent. I often feel anxious before/during dental appointments, but Dr. Nathan was great. Most comfortable I've ever felt at a dentist.Josephine A.Josephine A. ★★★★★ I must say I believe I’m lucky that I have met such a wonderful amazing dental team that care so much about you and your teeth. I only wish I had met them so much earlier in my life than now as, they are the only dentist I would trust with my teeth compared to other dentists out there. Dr.Maddie is amazing she truly puts the effort, time and care for your teeth and doesn’t like her work not to be perfect is what I love about her. She really wants her patients to walk out happy. Maggie is so wonderful as well if you can’t make it to an appointment she makes sure you get the next best day or placed on the cute waiting list hehe 😛. Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m going to the dentist when I need to go to a dentist and that the experience we need out there. I would highly recommend this dental team if you want the best work for your teeth and good experience like me 🩷🩷katerina Kkaterina K ★★★★★ This place is so great! The girls at the front desk are so lovely and always check in on me after my appointments. The customer care is above and beyond! Dr. Madeline Duff is the best orthodontist I’ve seen. Her attention to detail is amazing and she always goes through everything so thoroughly. I always walk out of this place learning something new! My Invisalign treatment has been so quick and easy. It’s so nice to find a dentist you can trust. Highly recommend!!js_loader
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