The cost of dental implants
Dental implants can offer individuals a new lease on life. This cosmetic and restorative dental treatment can give an individual more independence and allow them to live without uncomfortable dentures. It is also the closest restoration to a natural tooth, so it encourages the jaw and surrounding teeth to function naturally.
A lot of people are put off enquiring about dental implants because of the associated cost, but there are steps you can take to make dental implants more affordable. When you consider the lifetime value of a dental implant restoration and the benefits you could experience, the price of dental implants becomes a lot more justifiable.
In this blog post, we will explore the cost of dental implants, what is included in the treatment, and why cheaper alternatives could end up costing you more money in the long term. We’ll also explore how you can use financing offers to help spread the cost of treatment to make it more affordable.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implant treatment at Innovate cost £2950 per imlant. Multiple implants and full arch restorations such as All-On-4 could cost significantly more. This type of treatment will typically cost around £12,000 per arch. Costs can usually be financed to tailor a payment plan best for you,.
Dental implants are placed over multiple appointments. This type of treatment is carried out by a dental implant dentist who must undergo additional training. It is a very skilled and precise procedure that can only be completed by someone with the appropriate experience.
Dental implants also contain many different parts. There is the dental implant screw, the abutment and then the dental restoration. For smaller gaps, this would be a crown or a bridge. With All-On-4 restorations, you would need an entire denture.
What is included in dental implant treatment?
When you are given a quote for dental implants, this should include all required treatment so that you aren’t caught out by hidden extras. Your treatment quote should include:
- Procedure to place the implant.
- Follow up appointment to place the healing abutment.
- Follow up appointment to place the final restoration.
- A porcelain crown, or similar.
- All required checkups.
- Advice and support on aftercare following all treatments and the final restoration.
Some things that may not be included are:
- Bone grafting, if required.
- Sedation dentistry, if required.
How long will dental implants last?
The dental implant should last a lifetime with the right care. There is the risk of implant failure in some cases, but this can often be avoided by taking good care of your oral health. The prosthetic tooth (a crown, bridge or denture) may need to be replaced or repaired over time, but this would be the same for any other dental restoration.
Dental implants allow your mouth and jaw to function more naturally, which means that a dental implant won’t put pressure on surrounding teeth or gums like a bridge or denture. This can help to protect your teeth and facial structure in the long term.
Can I get cheaper treatment overseas?
While it is possible to seek treatment overseas, we wouldn’t recommend it. Language barriers, changing treatment plans and the added cost of travel can make this option more expensive in the long run. If something goes wrong with your treatment, you won’t have the same legal protections to help safeguard your interests.
By choosing a local dental implant clinic, you’ll also have the peace of mind of knowing that help and support is just a phone call away. You’ll be able to return to the practice if you are worried about how your dental implants are healing. This additional support can be incredibly important to ensure your implants heal correctly.
How can I reduce the cost of dental implants?
There are some simple ways to reduce the cost of dental implants and make the procedure more affordable. Remember that every dentist will have their own offers and discounts available, so it pays to shop around for the best price. Take advantage of free consultations to learn more about the procedure and find out how you can make the treatment more affordable. Be wary of prices which seem to good to be true! If the price appears to be very low, it may be because of sub-par materials being used which can affect how long your implants last.
You can also look for interest-free credit payment options. This would allow you to spread the cost of treatment, which can make it much more manageable on a budget. This can allow you to start treatment straight away rather than having to wait to save up to pay for treatment.
You should also look for special offers from your dentist. Let them know that you are interested in this type of treatment and ask to be kept informed of any special promotions they might have planned. Between payment plans and special offers, you could make the cost of dental implants much more affordable.
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