Frequently Asked Questions - Dental Implant

How much do implants cost?

Firstly, it is important to bear in mind that the costs of implants vary between clinics and dentists. The reason for this is that the treatment includes different procedures; materials etc and this will vary from one patient to another.

If you require a bone graft or sinus graft then this will push the price up even more.

Dental implant treatment involves not just the implant itself, but the cost of the initial consultation, x-rays, the procedure, bone graft (if required) and the replacement teeth. There will also be follow up visits as well which are designed to check upon your progress.

So, they may seem expensive but when you consider all of these elements then you can see why they are at these prices.

To give you more of an idea here is a breakdown of the dental implant process:

  • Initial consultation (and x-ray) = £50 (on average)
  • Endosteal (root form) implant = from £900 to £2,000 (on average)
  • Bone graft = from £400 to £3,000 (on average)
  • Gum graft = from £400 to £500 (on average)

These prices are a rough guide only.

In general, the cost of replacement teeth reduces the more teeth you need. So, four replacement teeth will be cheaper then three, three teeth will be cheaper than two and so on.

If you choose to have implants right away – a technique known as ‘immediate loading’ then this will cost more than the normal ‘two stage’ process. Immediate loading is advertised as ‘teeth now’ or ‘teeth today’ and is a single procedure in which the dentist inserts the implants and fits the replacement teeth – all in one go.

The two stage process involves the insertion of the implant followed by a period of recovery and healing. The second stage is the fitting of the replacement teeth.

One option is to go abroad for treatment as prices tend to be cheaper than here in the UK. However, this is not something to be undertaken lightly. There can be pitfalls with seeking treatment abroad and so we would advise you to research this thoroughly.

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