Osstem Implant New Zealand | Dental Implant Information [OLD]


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How do
dental implants work

Who can get dental implants

Types of dental implants

History of dental implants​

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Dental implants for seniors

Dental implants in children

What is the minimum age for dental implants?


A dental implant is an investment into your health with the aim of providing a solution that could last a lifetime. An Implant can do wonders for your self-esteem, because it feels and looks like a natural tooth. People who were shy about smiling because of a space from a lost tooth feel more comfortable after implant treatment. Beyond the aesthetics, a dental implant also makes it easier to eat and speak, because the titanium fixture is secured directly in the jaw which holds the implant in place

The benefits of dental implants

How to improve your smile

Dentures vs Implants

Getting Dental Implants

Wondering what the procedure consists of? Whom can perform surgery and where to find your nearest clinic? Concerned about the costs and considering seeking treatment abroad?

Dental Implant Surgery

How to find the right dentist for dental implant

Current trends

Dental implants overseas

Dental implants dentist or oral surgeon

What are mini dental implants

What is a full-arch rehabilitation?

Are dental implants safe?


As the old saying goes, ‘the only teeth you need to brush are the ones you wish to keep’. Just like a natural tooth dental implants need to be cleaned and cared for to ensure overall longevity and provide a solution that lasts as long as possible

Dental implant aftercare

Is dental implant pain normal? ​

Why dental implants fail and how to fix them?​

Dental implants and smoking

Dental implant infection signs


The best dental implants are the ones that work for your jaw, your lifestyle, and your health concerns. There is no simple one-size-fits-all solution.

There are a range of types of implants, including slim-fitting ‘mini-implants’, as well as the regular ones. There are four main types:

  • Zygomatic
  • Subperiosteal
  • Transosteal
  • Endosteal

Your dentist will advise which is the best solution for your jaw.


No. Dental implants are highly attractive, looking just like your natural teeth, except better. If the implant becomes visible, that is due to infection or damage like bone or tissue loss.


There are a variety of scenarios where a dental implant may become loose. This could be due to:

  • Poor placement by the dentist
  • Infection/ peri-implantitis
  • Poor osseointegration (bone fusing to the implant)
  • Damage to the tooth by a blow/ accident

The success rate of dental implants is more than 90%, but there are steps you need to take to ensure a long-term, healthy dental implant.

The cost of dental implants vary depending on the number of implants required, other procedures required such as tooth extraction, and the type of implant that’s chosen. You will require a quote after a consultation.

  • One dental implant and crown could cost between NZ$5000 and NZ$6500.
  • Two to three teeth may cost between NZ$11,000 and $13,000

A full set of lower or upper teeth

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