Dental Implants FAQ
Implants are typically only offered through the private sector. In rare cases, patients who have had oral cancer or have a large number of congenitally missing teeth, may receive dental implant treatment under the NHS.
Currently, the total cost of the treatment might range anywhere from £2600 to £3200 depending on the specifics of your case. This estimate includes the implant, the cost of the crown that will be placed, grafting (if required) and a follow up visit to ensure everything settles as it should.
Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that there is an extremely high survival rate of implants over the long term. Implants will behave and look very much as your natural teeth did when you had them before. Implants are typically the more reliable choice to make in situations where one’s natural teeth are missing or failing. In these instances, one should consider replacing their missing teeth with implants.
It is not common for a single implant to be used to replace two teeth, but when paired with another implant, the total number of teeth that can be replaced increases. However, it is usually better to increase the number of implants in order to spread chewing forces more evenly.
Patients can be informed that the surgical experience associated with implant insertion is, on average, less unpleasant than that associated with tooth extraction, with less postsurgical pain and less restrictions placed on daily activities. For a single implant, there is often little or no discomfort afterwards.
You can anticipate not feeling any pain during the process of getting dental implants because your nerves will be numbed beforehand. You might experience pressure at times, but it shouldn’t be anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Afterwards, the majority of patients require only paracetamol for a day or two. For longer of more advanced procedures, we offer IV sedation to help you to relax whilst we perform your treatment.
Patients should be aware of commercially driven claims about implant lifespan and base decisions on their individual situation. Our implantologists will discuss the factors relevant to implant success for your individual circumstances. Studies have shown implant survival rates in excess of 98% over 15 years. With proper aftercare, they may last a lifetime. This implies that depending on how old you are when you get an implant, there is a good chance that it will remain in place for the remainder of your life. There is no other method of tooth replacement that can provide the same level of durability.
Dental Implants Versus Mini Implants
In light of this, the operation involving tiny dental implants is probably the one with the least amount of impact and the most straightforward steps. Mini dental implants, in contrast to traditional dental implants, do not need to be implanted or totally linked to the jawbone, and they do not necessitate the placement of bone grafts.
The National Health Service (NHS) exclusively provides free dental care to pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, people who are receiving benefits, and children younger than 18 years old. Even though the National Health Service (NHS) does not often pay for dental implants for cosmetic reasons, there is a chance that they will do so if there is a significant medical need for them.
All of a patient’s teeth can be replaced with just four implants with an all-on-4 restoration. In this treatment we remove the failing teeth, place a minimum of 4 implants and fit a full fixed set of teeth the same day.
A fixed prosthesis consisting of 10 to 14 teeth can be promptly installed after surgery thanks to the support provided by the four implants. Typically, this can be done within a few hours.
If you are missing four teeth in a row, we will only need to insert two implants so that we can suspend 4 bridge teeth between them.
For a single implant and crown the costs are approximately £1300 each. However, you do not need an implant for every missing tooth as 2 implants can replace 4 teeth meaning that larger gaps can sometimes provide greater value.
|Implant consultation with Implant Specialist (include all small xrays)||£220.00|
|CT scan 3 dimensional imaging for exact and final planning (payable to the imaging centre)||£100 – £200|
|Diagnostic work up, in depth discussion of options and risk/benefit, consent and surgical stent construction||£450 – £950|
|Implant placement||£2,200 – £2,400|
|Implant supported ceramic Crown||£2,200 – £2,400|
|Single unit Implant and crown (all inclusive)||£5,500 – £6,500|
|Block bone grafting||£1,500 – £3,500|
|Soft tissue (gum) grafting||£750 – £1,500|
|Maxillary sinus lift/bone grafting||£1,500 – £3,500|
|Provisional plastic Implant crown||£550 – £950|
|Gold bar and attachments to support Implant retained denture||£1,500 – £2,500|
|Intravenous sedation (for very complex/lengthy cases or very anxious patients) payable to the anaesthetist||£350/hr|
|Prescription for medication||Free of charge|