Are Dental Implants Available on the NHS?

At Perfect Smile, we strive to help all our patients love their smile. Whether it be through whitening, Invisalign or regular dental check-ups.

A popular treatment for those who long to feel more comfortable when smiling is dental implants.

Dental implants are a great alternative to false teeth and can dramatically change your appearance and smile. Long recognised as one of the most effective treatments for missing and badly-damaged teeth, the custom-made teeth replacements allow you to talk, eat, and live your life as normal.

Are Dental Implants Available on the NHS?

We know cost is a big concern for anyone considering dental work. A question we often get asked is, “are dental implants available on the NHS?”.

Typically, dental implants aren’t available on the NHS. They’re usually only available privately due to the nature of the procedure and the costs involved.

illustration of a dental implant

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are like artificial ‘tooth roots.’ Made of biocompatible titanium, they’re inserted into the jaw to support one or more missing teeth. Once inserted into the jaw bone, a process known as ‘osseointegration’ takes place, in which the implant and bone fuse together.

This allows the implant to act as an anchor for the dental prosthesis (false tooth), replicating the function of natural teeth to keep the jawbone healthy. The prosthetic replacement can be a fixed crown for a single tooth or a bridgework prosthesis for a set of teeth.

Affording Dental Implants

A common question we get asked is, “are dental implants available on the NHS?”

Unfortunately, unless you’re under exempt circumstances, the answer is no.

However, there are many ways that we can help you afford the smile you deserve if you’re unable to receive implant treatment via NHS services.

Firstly, we’ll invite you for a free consultation with a member of our friendly team.

All consultations are no-obligation and completely free of charge, so you don’t have to commit to anything until you’re sure you want to.

Once your suitability for treatment has been assessed, we’ll run you through the treatment, ensuring you’re comfortable with each step and know what to expect. We’ll then talk to you about costs and affordability.

We offer a variety of 0% interest-free finance options to help spread the cost. So, if you usually rely on NHS dentistry, you can still afford a better, more permanent solution to missing teeth, regardless of your financial situation.

Dental Implants with Perfect Smile

At Perfect Smile, our patients are our priority.

You’ll no longer have to hide your smile, or ask your dentist, “are dental implants available on the NHS?”, because we can help you love smiling again.

Whether it’s by providing dental treatment, or helping to afford it, when you choose dental implants with Perfect Smile, you’ll always be supported.

To discuss implants further, or book a free consultation, get in touch today.