Dental Implants

Dental Implant Cost

What is the average cost of dental implants in London?

Dental implants are not the cheapest treatment on the market, but they do represent good value for money because they last a very long period of time. Implant treatment tends to be rather expensive, especially if you are having several implants. However, many dental practices offer finance which enables patients to spread the cost of their treatment over a prolonged period of time.

How much does a dental implant cost?

The exact cost of a dental implant varies according to the clinic you visit, the dentist you see and the treatment that you have. Some clinics include the cost of the new restoration in the quote, while others quote the implant and the restoration separately. Clinics located in certain parts of the country, for example in London and other major cities, tend to charge premium rates and dentists with expertise and experience and a good reputation command higher fees.

Typically, you should expect to pay between £1,100 and £4,500 for dental implants and the fee you pay will depend heavily on how many teeth are being replaced and what kind of restoration you are having; a single tooth implant with a crown is cheaper than a dental bridge, which can replace 3 missing teeth and a full lower or upper arch bridge, which can replace an entire set of missing teeth. Average prices for a bridge replacing 3 teeth are around £2,400, while prices for a fixed bridge replacing an entire arch of teeth are £5,700-£6,500.

It is a good idea to ask for a full price breakdown before you agree to go ahead with treatment and ensure that the invoice includes all the necessary treatment prior to and after implant treatment. It is important that patients are aware of all the costs they are liable for before they sign the contract and agree to have treatment.

Making implant treatment more affordable

One very popular way of making implant treatment more affordable is to pay for treatment on finance. Most dental clinics that offer dental implants also offer finance, which is a means of spreading the cost of treatment over a period of time, rather than paying the total cost of treatment up-front. Finance agreements stipulate a term and a payment amount and the client agrees to pay the set sum of money over a period of time (the term of the agreement); interest charges may apply and the rates vary according to the deal. In many cases, practices offer a period of 0% finance to attract new customers, which means that patients do not pay interest charges for a period of time.

More and more people are choosing to travel abroad for dental implant treatment, as costs are significantly lower. Popular destinations for implant treatment include Romania, Hungary, Poland, India and Thailand. Dental tourism has become increasingly popular, as more people look for ways to save money; compared to the UK, prices in Eastern Europe and Asia are up to 70 per cent lower and patients can save hundreds of pounds even after they have taken travel and accommodation costs into account.