How Much Do Dental Implant Costs? Explaining the price
Dental implants undeniable are the best solution modern dentistry has invented to replace individual tooth loss and target multiple missing teeth in one go.
The treatment has provided extremely advanced and innovative solutions for patients wishing to avoid conventional dentures and bridges altogether.
As they offer patients the chance to renew their smiles permanently to close gaps caused by trauma, gum disease or accident, they tend to come at a higher price point than other cosmetic procedures.
But when you consider in-depth the preciseness of the treatment plan, the skill and experience of the specialist oral surgeons and the highest quality of materials being used for the implant and the crown, you can quickly begin to see that implants are worth every penny, and if anything, cost-efficient.
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It’s important to note that cost of dental implants can vary depending on where you are in the UK and the practice you choose.
An overview of implant costs
- Implants: From £2,000
- Crowns: From £700
- Consultations: £120
It can often be difficult to set a final price for implants as every patient is different, has varying goals and other requirements.
For example, some patients might need sinus lifts or bone grafts, whereas other patients may want to add teeth whitening to their final treatment plan.
When you consult with an implant dentist to put together an individual treatment plan, you will be provided with specific costs and special deals for packages put together.
What will be included in your treatment for FREE?
- A consultation with a treatment coordinator; for those serious about the treatment, a paid-for full examination with a specialist dentist can be incorporated into your final price.
- All of your implant appointments
- Specialised, well thought out diagnostic plan
- X-rays and any impressions we take
Breakdown of implant prices
- Single implants: Offering competitive costs, our implant treatment on average costs £2,500 for single implants, which includes the abutment and crown. In the case of multiple tooth implants, the cost per tooth is often reduced as you might not necessarily have an implant for each missing tooth. We can bridge teeth between implants.
- All-on-four costs: As the All-on-4 can be one of the most expensive implant treatments, it’s important to understand what you’re paying for. Here, it’s the fact it’s a same-day procedure, the number of implants and abutment teeth, plus the skill of the expert dentist. All-on-4 can cost anywhere from £10,000-£20,000, which is cost-efficient in comparison to replacing a full mouth with individual implants (£28,000 per jaw).
Compared to other procedures, which might be more affordable like cosmetic dentures (from £700), implants can appear to also save you money in the long run. Dentures, which might need to be replaced every five years can cost you more than £5,000.
Bridgework will also be more affordable (£700), but they do not offer any of the same benefits that implants provide as they can weaken teeth and increase the lack of bone density in the jaw.
Can I get help paying for dental implants?
Implants are not available on the NHS, because they are considered a cosmetic procedure.
In the rarest of cases, they might cover treatment, but that is only if there is an immediate clinical need. And as implants tend to enhance a patient’s appearance, they do not fall under this category easily.
Some dental insurance providers may be able to cover a portion of the cost for dental implants – covering up to 50%. But you will have to check with your provider.
There are also possible ways that patients can get dental implants for free; through grants that pay for the portion o the work and through dentistry schools, which either offer free or cheap implants for their dental students to gain valuable experience.
Another obvious way to help pay for implants is through finance, we offer 0% finance options over 12 months, as well as longer terms with APR. For example, you could pay £52.06 per month at 9.9% APR bringing your total treatment price to £3,123.64.
Why do implants cost more?
Truthfully, implants use more advanced technology and require specialist help and attention – that’s why this kind of restoration work costs more than other traditional solutions.
Implants take time; two hours each to be placed, months in between to heal, hours to plan and detail, hours spent on check-up and monitoring the healing process, not to mention the time it takes to hand-craft the porcelain crowns.
On top of this, they are stronger, use better, high-quality materials that really give the smile a natural-looking appearance.