If you are asking yourself whether or not you should get a tooth implant, the cost can be expensive but relies upon several factors. At Oldbury Smile Spa, we understand that losing a tooth can be hard enough without having to think about the cost. That is why we provide a fixed solution to get your smile back and offer the highest quality advanced implants treatments in dental prosthetics. Keep reading to find out if getting a tooth implant is for you.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a surgical procedure involving a titanium implant attached to the jaw bone. The implant supports artificial teeth such as crowns, bridges or dentures. They are a permanent solution, unlike removable dentures. The structure of the dental implant starts from the crown (tooth) then the abutment and the implant body (screwed in gums) as pictured below:
How Are the Costs of Dental Implants Determined?
The cost of dental implants can be only given in approximation due to the many factors affecting the cost. Here are ten things that will determine the overall cost of the implants:
- The condition of your gums and existing teeth
- Your jaw bone’s current state
- If you need surgery for a bone graft or sinus lift
- The number of teeth that have to be replaced
- If you need implants all around your jaw, e.g. front or back, upper or lower jaw
- Your general oral health
- The expertise of the surgeon, the more experience a surgeon has the more expensive the procedure will be
- The overall quality of dental implant materials, for example, titanium, resin or porcelain
- The location of the procedure, what area you are in
- Other professionals that will help with the procedure
Your dentist could give an estimated price of dental implants without an appointment. However, a final price wouldn’t be guaranteed until you have a full examination of your teeth, gums and jawbone.
What Is Involved In Getting a Dental Implant?
There will be an initial consultation where your dentist will undergo a comprehensive examination of the mouth to decide which treatment is best for you. Then your dentist will take moulds or scans of your mouth. This ensures that the dentist will place the correct shape, size and type of implant. Then you will have the surgery where the implants will be placed into the bone and covered by the gums. Next, they will uncover the implant and add in your new teeth. Then your dentist will review your healing progress to ensure your new teeth have settled in properly and are stable and secure.
Can I get Dental Implants on the NHS?
Implants are normally available privately and are an expensive procedure. However, they are sometimes available on the NHS for patients who cannot wear dentures or for those whose face and teeth have been damaged. For instance, for people who have had mouth cancer or have been in an accident involving knocked out teeth.
Can Everyone Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are suited for people over the age of 18. This is because everyone under this age has incomplete jaw development. It is a good idea to contact your dentist for an oral examination to check for suitability and ask any questions or concerns you may have.
Do Dental Implants Last Forever?
Dental implants can last between 20 and 30 years as they are designed to be a permanent solution to tooth loss. However, this all depends on how you maintain your oral hygiene. In some cases, a medical condition can lessen your chances of getting a dental implant. Your lifestyle choices also affect the succession of your implant.
How Much Does A Tooth Implant Cost?
As mentioned earlier, the cost of the treatment varies, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the number of implants you require. Discuss your treatment with your local dentist to get an idea of the cost involved. Generally, the cost of a single dental implant ranges from £1500 to £2500. At Oldbury Smile Spa, we will provide you with the best treatment and offer a finance plan and an annual dental plan to help you spread the cost. We can answer all of your dental questions, so don’t hesitate and contact us today. We cover Birmingham and West Bromwich areas.