Let’s talk about tooth implants today, shall we?
Do you know someone who looks like this (or worse)?
This person could use a dental implant indeed.
What is a tooth implant to start with?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement that is used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. It is done to replace missing teeth which have been removed due to injury, disease or decay. It often allows the replaced tooth to feel and fit better, and by this people usually find it more comfortable.
Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several teeth or all of them. While the cost tends to be greater, implants look and feel like your own teeth. However, not everyone can have teeth implants, your oral health and bone health status must be examined by one of those experienced dental implant dentists first.
What can tooth implants do for you?
- replacing one or several or your teeth without the need of filing down your adjacent teeth
- giving support to a bridge, so you don’t have to wear removable partial denture
- providing a more comfortable support for your denture
What kind of implants are available?
- The root form implants are screws, inserted directly into the jawbone, while plate form implants are narrow metal plates inserted in a similar way.
- The subperiosteal implant is a lightweight framework that is inserted underneath the gum tissue, and sits over the jawbone, acting as a series of tooth roots.
- There are such setups as teeth on 4 or teeth on 6 bridges, which are bridges that are supported by 4 or 6 implants, and aimed to patients who have lost all teeth or have removed them due to various reasons, such as multiple teeth fractures or gum disease.
- Mini implants are low-cost implants, and are smaller than ordinary implants. originally they were designed to use as a temporary solution and used often for older patients.
Although your dentist often recommend them, there are some disadvantages besides the advantages of teeth implants:
Any dental implants surgery may be risky as the patient’s own bone is involved, the implant is sadistically drilled into it.
And now, over to a topic that is often avoided: the dental implant cost issue…
People often choose tooth implants because they desire to look more natural with it than with dentures or dental bridges, and feel more secure, allowing you to look and feel better about yourself, however they usually don’t think that the cost of dental implants is surely higher than the cost of traditional dental veneers or bridges. Remember, there are no such things, as cheap dental implants, if you want quality, you’ll have to pay for it. Forget about those cheapest dental implants or other kind of low cost dental implants that are being offered to you on suspicious websites. I have landed on a lot of flippant web sites when I searched on dental implant uk or dental implants london terms. I am not going to point them out here, but we should always double check on dentists offering teeth implants uk, offering prices that are much lower, than the usual prices. Scroll down to the bottom of this page, for some approximately price information.
In UK dental implants cost usually less than in the US, since there are so many skillful and well educated dentists moving to London from Eastern-European countries, offering cheap dental implants uk.
These, more affordable dental implants are usually of very good quality, and the reason why they are cheaper is the fast that they are cutting their operative costs.
The teeth implants cost for all on 4 and all on 6 installations are usually around £12,000 each for the upper and the lower jaw. However, the tooth implants cost can be cut by getting your teeth implants on NHS. But we shouldn’t forget, that NHS implants are available for people with a clear medical need. This applies to people who have experienced teeth or face damage by an accident or through something as bad as mouth cancer (Gosh!). Only these people can get dental implants NHS, while others must pay big money for them.
Some general dental implants cost UK
Dental consultation fees: around £50
Bone grafting: £400 to £3,000 (highly depending on the procedure needed)
Gum grafting: £400 to £500 per site
Single Root Form Implant: £900 – £1,400