Dental Implants Costs
For many patients the cost of dental treatment is often seen as painful as the treatment itself. In other words, pain in both the mouth and the wallet!
Dental implants are not cheap but they are a good alternative to dentures or a bridge and they enjoy a high success rate. They also result in natural looking teeth that will last for years as well as improving individual self-confidence. The vast majority of patients report high satisfaction levels with their implants.
So, in the light of this, the next thing to think about is the cost.
Costs of treatment do vary which is a result of the different fees charged by dentists, plus the type of implant used. If you require bone grafting because your jawbone is not deep or wide enough then this will increase the price even more.
Many patients consider going abroad for this treatment as dental costs are a lot lower than in the UK. But, it’s not without its risks and so you need to think very carefully about this.
Our dental implants FAQs section contains useful information on dental treatment abroad (also know as ‘dental tourism’).
If you choose to stay in the UK for your treatment then it is a good idea to visit several dentistry centres and compare prices. Don’t be swayed by what looks like a bargain or a cheap deal. Cheap doesn’t always mean good and you want to be sure that you are getting the best treatment package for you.
Bear in mind that the dental implant procedure includes the following:
- Dental consultation
- The implant
- Bone grafting – if advised by the dentist
- Gum grafting – if advised by the dentist
- Restoration, crown, bridge (the replacement tooth/teeth)
The dental or implant consultation includes x-rays, moulds, the consultation itself plus a written report.
The following prices are a rough guide only.
Here we will be soon providing a guide to dental implant costs.
As you can see this can become an expensive form of treatment. This is not available on the NHS although one option is to approach a dental school and see if they will take you on as a patient. If they do then you may be able to get implants at a reduced price.
But, this is not guaranteed.
This means going for treatment as a private patient, and paying for it via personal savings or some other financial arrangement.
There is the option of taking out a loan to pay for treatment. This can either be via your bank or building society or a specialist dental loan. Some clinics have their own personal finance scheme and offer loans at competitive rates of interest. These are comparable with personal loans as offered by high street banks and building societies.
For example, Medenta (www.medenta.com) are a specialist finance broker who offers loans to cover the cost of dental treatment.