No matter how good your oral hygiene is, unfortunate circumstances may lead to you losing one or more of your teeth during your lifetime.
Thankfully, advancements in dentistry allow you to replace missing teeth easily.
Dentures are one of the most common options. However, an increasingly popular alternative is dental implants.
In this blog, we’ll explore what dental implants are and what the procedure involves. We’ll also answer some of your burning questions, such as ‘how much do dental implants cost?’ And ‘does it hurt?’
So, how are dental implants done?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, surgically inserted into the jawbone to form the base to which attachments can be made for different purposes. The principle is that the implant acts in the same way as a natural tooth root would.
Implants are available to those with missing teeth, who wish to restore a natural smile or tooth structure with the extra confidence and stability they bring.
When completed properly, an artificial tooth attached to an implant can look, feel and function just like a natural tooth. Implants can give people the confidence to smile again and help them when chewing food and simple daily living.
In some cases, they can help retain or bring structure back to the mouth, jaw and surrounding facial tissue that has been lost due to the natural teeth no longer being present.
Getting dental implants
Before agreeing to any dental work, you need to make sure you understand what is involved and how much it might cost.
At Perfect Smile, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation where your needs and expectations will be discussed, along with assessing your suitability and circumstances.
Anyone aged 18 or over is eligible for dental implants. However, there are certain factors that must be considered which could have an impact on the success of your implants. These include bone density, general health, and oral hygiene.
Once your suitability has been measured, your Perfect Smile dentist will talk you through the treatment and what it involves, ensuring that you’re happy and comfortable at every stage.
Why should I choose dental implants over dentures?
Dentures are false teeth, and although their quality has improved, they’re not ideal for everyone. If not secured with denture adhesive, dentures might slip out of place while eating or speaking, which could be embarrassing. Partial dentures might also promote infection and decay in other teeth if they aren’t fitted properly, which may increase the risk of needing a tooth filling on the abutment (adjoining) tooth. That said, dentures may be the best choice for people whose gums and jaw are weak or unhealthy.
How much do dental implants cost?
By now, you’re probably wondering ‘ how much do dental implants cost? ’
It’s important to be aware of subtle differences that can affect the price of implants, such as the brand used, the techniques used, and the type of artificial tooth placed on top. Cost can also be affected by the number of implants needed too.
As prices can vary depending on the case, the cost of treatment is usually quoted upon consultation.
This is because implants aren’t a ‘one price fits all’ type of procedure and the treatment is not suitable for everyone. It’s also important to be fully aware of what is involved in the process before discussing the cost.
At your free Perfect Smile consultation, we can help you to find the solution best suited to your needs. We’ll map out your treatment, step by step, so you know exactly what to expect, as well as discussing the numerous ways we can help you when it comes to paying, including interest-free finance options.
We pride ourselves on our high quality of care, so you can be assured that we’ll do everything within our power to allow you to feel comfortable and at ease throughout your entire journey. We understand that undertaking any kind of dental work can be a daunting prospect, so we’re here to reassure you that with us, you’ll always be put first.
While dental implants aren’t the cheapest option available, they are the most permanent, long-lasting solution and look great too.
If you have a tooth missing and are thinking about implants, we can help. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to help you make an informed and assured decision. Plus, we’ll be on hand to reassure you at every step in the process.
Whether you are wondering, how much do dental implants cost? Or you’re concerned about your suitability, we can help answer all of your queries.
Get in touch with your nearest practice to book your free consultation.
Or, if you’re short on time, scroll down to upload your smile on the form below and our dentists will assess whether dental implants are the solution for you.