Dental Implants Gold Coast

Dental implants are an excellent long term solution for patients who’d like to replace missing teeth and restore their smile. While crowns and tooth bridges can also be used to bridge gaps in your smile, dental implants offer much better structure for your tooth.

What are dental implants?

Typically made from medical grade titanium, dental implants work as an artificial “root” for a replacement tooth to be placed upon. They’re strong, safe, and they naturally integrate with your jaw bone. There are three steps to placing a dental implant. We’ll firstly insert the implant before allowing your jawbone to heal and for that area in your mouth to adjust. Once it’s healed, we’ll reattach your restored tooth or a replacement tooth.

What benefits do dental implants offer you?

Dental implants will help you regain the capabilities of your natural teeth. This new ability will help you enjoy simple things like eating and smiling more, resulting in improved self esteem and confidence.

Dental Implant Benefits:

  • Better tooth structure
  • Lasts longer
  • The closest possible replacement to natural teeth
  • Makes replacement teeth stable for eating and smiling with confidence
  • Eliminates the pain of ill-fitting partial or full dentures
  • Works to maintain the shape of your face
  • Removes the need to grind down healthy teeth for a bridge
  • Helps preserve the bone in the jaw
  • Improved appearance
  • Improved comfort
  • Improved speech
  • Easier to chew and eat
  • More convenient
  • Protects your remaining natural teeth

How much do dental implants cost?

Similar to most dental services, there may be variations in the cost, depending on the complexity. For a single tooth to be replaced with a dental implant, the cost will be approximately $4,500 for the finished implant.

How long will dental implants last?

Dental implants are very similar to natural teeth and are expected to function in the same way. If maintained well, dental implants may last a lifetime.

Meet Your Local Arundel Dentist

Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

Dentist
BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
BDS (QLD)
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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