Dental implants can seem expensive at first glance, but, they can also be priceless. Tooth loss can be distressing, and can cause other issues, so resolving this can help to restore the quality of life for our patients. Implants are a more permanent and effective solution than dentures, and while implants may be more expensive initially, they will last a lifetime, unlike dentures. The average cost of a single dental implant in the UK is around £2,500. However, bear in mind, that this is an average, and the price will vary depending on your gum and bone health and how many dental implants are needed. Here at Boutique Dental 23, we understand that every client is an individual, and we will always assess your teeth and give you a bespoke quote for the cost of dental implants.

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent way to correct tooth loss. The new tooth is designed to match your existing teeth, so that it blends naturally into your smile, and is fitted securely onto a post, that is drilled into the bone. As the implant is attached to the bone, it is stable and permanent. Once the implant has healed, you will be able to eat, drink, and smile with your new tooth. The alternative to implants are dentures, which are not fixed to your mouth and can be taken in and out. There are known issues with dentures, and we often treat clients who have been coping with dentures and want to enjoy their life again, without worrying about their dentures.

Factors Affecting the Cost

Tooth loss often occurs due to a loss of bone density, and it is this bone that is needed to secure the dental implant in place. We can carry out bone grafts in the relevant areas, and this is one such factor that can drive up the cost. We can perform multiple implants, which, while increasing the overall cost, will often drive the price per tooth down significantly. We will always carry out an in-depth consultation and examination and suggest a tailored treatment plan for you, which will clearly show the treatment costs.

Average Cost of Dental Implants

The average price in the UK is around £2,500 for one dental implant. Bear in mind, that you may see that you can get cheap implants abroad. We understand that cost can be a driving factor in these situations, but we always advise that you use a British dental practice, as there are extensive risks to using an overseas dentist. All-on-four, or a full arch, for those experiencing significant tooth loss, costs anywhere between £10,000 and £20,000. We will discuss with you the different payment solutions for your dental work.

Additional Costs

When you come to Boutique Dental 23, the dentist will clearly explain if you will need any work before your implants, which may be an additional cost. This is generally where there is poor jawbone or gum health. In order for the dental implant to attach securely, it may be necessary for the dentist to do preparation work such as bone grafts or regeneration, sinus lifts to make room for the new bone, or laser gum surgery. However, the dentist will discuss this with you at your consultation.

Private vs. NHS Options

The NHS considers dental implants to be cosmetic, and therefore implants are not generally available from an NHS dentist. In certain cases, such as after a bad accident, or mouth cancer, an NHS dentist may provide dental implants. An NHS dentist will provide dentures for tooth loss, as this is seen as a more cost-effective treatment than implants. Using a private dentist gives you access to a wider range of options and higher-quality end results. If you want dental implants, then seeking private treatment is your best option.

Financing Options

Here at Boutique Dental 23, we understand that dental treatment can be expensive, which is why we offer a range of different financing options. We can offer interest-free financing on your dental work, giving you the peace of mind to pay your dental costs over 12 months. We offer Denplan, which is a monthly fee that covers your basic dentist care and treatment, and while this may not help with the payment for your implant, it can help to improve your oral health and prevent problems from occurring in the future.

Choosing a Dental Implant Provider

We know that many people dislike going to the dentist, and we are always here to reassure and comfort nervous patients. We will take time explaining the work that we will carry out, and will also explain your dental implant costs clearly. Choose a dentist that you trust, who listens to you, and who spends time with you, so that you are confident that you know exactly what you are getting. Choose an experienced team, like the team here at Boutique Dental 23.

Seeking Insurance Coverage

If you have private health insurance, you may be covered for all or part of the cost of your dental work. Always speak to your insurance company, so that you understand exactly what is covered by your policy. All policies and insurance companies vary, so it is always worth speaking to them and confirming in writing what they will cover.

Bring Back Your Smile, With an Experienced Dental Clinic

Tooth loss can be devastating, and if left untreated, it can cause issues throughout your mouth. When you come to the implant team here at Boutique Dental 23, we will work with you and your mouth to provide the best solution for your tooth loss. Our experienced team uses high-quality materials to create your natural-looking implant and give you back your smile. We appreciate that implants can be expensive, and we always aim to provide fair prices, with finance options. Our team is excellent with nervous or anxious patients, and you can rest assured, that you are in safe hands with us.

Whether you have recent tooth loss or have been living with poorly fitting dentures and want to change, we are here for you. To book your dentist consultation today, simply call our friendly reception team on 01942 727465.


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