We will work through the question about the cost of implants by answering a range of the most commonly asked questions, please feel free to scan through to find the answer which most clearly represents your question.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a full mouth of missing teeth. A variety of techniques used from single crowns to bridges to the dentures (commonly called false teeth). Each has a slightly different use and have a different cost associated.
Just because you have dental implants doesn’t mean to say that you don’t need to look after your new replacement teeth. Dental implants can be just as susceptible to gingivitis (gum disease) which, in natural teeth, can progress on to the more serious periodontitis butting dental implants can progress to peri-implantitis, a serious condition which can ultimately mean the dental implants need to be removed.
The thing to bear in mind with dental implants is that it’s not the implant which you see, it is the restoration on top of the implant which is seen. The dental implant typically is completely concealed within your jaw and underneath your gums. There is then a trans-mucosal element which links the dental implant to the final restoration, either Crown, bridge or denture.
In some instances, particularly with full mouth dental implants, there is a need to keep the implants self-cleansing underneath. This means there may be a gap underneath where the full dental bridge meets your gums. However, this will only ever be used on patients with a lower smile line meaning that even when you smile your broadest smile you will still not be able to see this gap. It’s all in the planning of the implant placement!
This is a great question as there are a few alternatives for dental implants once you have had teeth removed.
Dental implants can help to
reduce bone loss and
stabilise surrounding teeth
Once you have decided that you want to go ahead with dental implants is important to know how long this treatment process may take.
Even the simplest dental implant treatment will usually take 6 months from initial planning through to having the final restoration fitted. This is because sufficient planning to ensure the implant is placed in exactly the right location can take time liaising between the dentist, dental implant surgeon, and dental laboratory.
Once the planning has been undertaken and you have the dental implant placement we then need to wait for osseointegration of the implant. this is the process by which the dental implant integrates with the bone of your jaw, this takes anywhere between 3 and 6 months. After the implant has fully integrated we can then proceed to the final stage which is having the restoration, either a dental crown, bridge or denture.
This is a question we get asked often, the cost of dental implants, particularly the cost of full mouth dental implants can be very expensive… Here’s why.
A dental implant is made up of several components which makes the material cost expensive. However, the most expensive part of dental implants is in the training, education, and expertise of the surgeons performing the treatment.
let’s look at all the costs of a dental implant separately:
Clearly, as the number of implants and time taken increases then the cost will also increase proportionately, this is why the cost of former dental implants can often seem so high
So, you’re thinking about dental implants but want to know why they are the best? As we’ve already said there are multiple ways to replace the missing tooth, dental implants, dental bridges or even dentures. However, dental implants, with some distinct advantages.
The easiest way to explain the cost of full mouth dental implants is to take each option and then give you some representative examples of how it might work in your case.
To have a full mouth dental implants typical costs would therefore be:
Total – approximately £5300
total – approximately £14,300
Most dental practices also offer finance, sometimes this is interest-free finance. It is always worth talking to your dental practice and asking about making payment plans to ensure that dental implants are as affordable as possibleBack to Latest News
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