Dental Implants Dental Implants are a great way to restore a beautiful smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of 3 to 6 months. Dental implants act as a replacement root of a missing tooth. They are made of titanium, which due to its properties is not rejected by the body. Implant-supported single tooth When a patient needs one or more teeth replaced and wants the healthiest option with maximum stability, single implants are the best choice.
Implant-supported bridges When a patient has multiple teeth that need replacing, a bridge that prevents significant shifting may be best.
Implant-supported dentures When a patient needs an entirely new row of upper or lower teeth, an implant-supported denture is the most secure denture solution. Cost of Dental Implants First, every case is unique. Not per procedure—but per implant. Some patients are only going to need a single implant, whereas others will need several because they’re missing multiple teeth.
Note that this is only the cost of the dental implant itself. There are other costs involved including:
-The crown (the tooth itself) – this can be custom or stock ceramic, porcelain or part metal. -The abutment (the part that connects the implant and the crown). -The cost of tooth and root extraction. Implants can cost from approximately £1400 and are not funded by the NHS. The only sites that place implants for the NHS are NHS dental hospitals who have a strict criterion for patient acceptance. They only place implants for those who have lost their teeth due to cancer, road traffic accidents or other traumas. This service is regardless of age or personal circumstances.