At Advance Dental Aesthetics Dental Care Southend, Essex our philosophy is to have complete transparency when it comes to the best dental treatment for your oral health and the best price possible. Your Advance Dental Aesthetic dentist will explain the cost of your dental implant treatment during your initial consultation. The average price of an implant in the UK, including the implant, abutment and crown, is currently around £2,415 but our cost for a dental implant and crown is around £1,800. Costs do vary depending on individual needs.
Dental implants can be more expensive than other solutions for missing teeth, such as dentures and bridges, but it’s important to see this type of treatment not as a cost but as an investment in your future quality of life. Dental implants offer much more in terms of comfort and discretion and provide a longer-term solution.
Implants require specialist dental work from specialist dentists which means this is a treatment usually only available through private dental care. In very rare circumstances, implants may be available on the NHS to replace teeth lost due to mouth cancer or severe accidents. If you think you may be eligible, you should discuss this with your Advance Dental Aesthetics dentist.
When our Advance Dental Aesthetics dentist fits your implants we use a local anaesthetic which numbs your mouth, so you shouldn’t feel any pain when your implant is placed.
After your surgery, you’ll likely have some pain, bruising and swelling which will probably last around a week. This is normal, and you’ll be able to go to work the day after your procedure.
Your pain should ease with over-the-counter pain killers. If you’re concerned that your pain is abnormal, you should always consult your dentist.
Dental implants are suitable for adults of any age. Implants aren’t recommended for under 18s as the jaw is still growing and the bone tissue hasn’t fully developed.
Dental implants should last as long as your natural teeth if you look after them properly. It’s important to make sure you care for your implant properly to get the maximum life span out of it and reduce the risk of infection.
You’ll have a full dental examination at your initial implant consultation where you’ll be assessed for your suitability for treatment. It’s rare but in some circumstances, dental implants might not be recommended for patients with medical conditions such as previous cancer of the jaw or out of control diabetes.
Research shows that the rate of dental implant failure is higher for those patients who smoke so we advise stopping smoking prior to treatment.
Yes. Dentures are a popular solution to replace missing teeth, but people sometimes choose to replace their dentures with implants because they’re fixed into the jaw and eliminate the need for adhesives.
The time it takes for dental implants to be placed varies from person to person. The average length of time is between three and nine months, but this might be longer depending on your individual needs, and whether you need any preparation work such as extractions or bone grafts.
Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw, so your Advance Dental Aesthetics dentist needs to make sure there’s enough bone to support the implant. If you don’t have enough, it’s possible to graft bone from your other body parts, commonly your shin or hip, and insert it into the jaw.
A bone graft can be performed under local anaesthetic, or in hospital under general anaesthetic, depending on where the bone comes from. This may prolong the time it takes to have your implant fitted.
Dental implants are screwed into your jaw bone to hold a new, false tooth in place, whereas dental bridges use the surrounding teeth as support for a false tooth or teeth. Sometimes, some healthy parts of your natural teeth have to be cut away to support bridges, whereas dental implants do not harm the surrounding teeth.