Like every dental procedure, dental implant prices UK vary from clinic to clinic. For dental implants, the variation can be quite wide, ranging from £1,200, to £3000+ for a single implant, including the crown.
Dental implants are made of three parts, and some clinics will charge per component, making it a little confusing, when comparing what you actually get for the price quoted.
Prices for different types of Implants
Just like cars, you could buy an inexpensive little ‘run- around’ car, or on the other end of the scale, a Rolls Royce. The More expensive car is much more likely to last longer, and give you less problems.
In the implant world, there are a few major companies which make dental implants, have been making them for a long time, and have a lot of research behind them. In contrast, there are many copy-cat companies, which replicate the designs of the major companies, and although the implants are a lot cheaper, they are more likely to fracture, and cause problems in the future.
Some of the best dental implant systems are:
1. Ankylos (By Densply – Quickly becoming the biggest implant company in the world, and the one we use at The Kensington Clinic)
3. Nobel Biocare
The other price determining factor is the experience and skill of the dentist. There are no official specialists in dental implants, so it can be tricky to find someone good – you can either go on recommendation, but at the bear minimum, make sure you see before and after work the dentist has carried out. Also, ask about the training the dentist has had, and what care you will get after the treatment.
What about the crown?
Quite a lot of the total dental implant price is due to the crown. After the treatment is finished, this is the only part that will be visible.
Dental implant crown prices vary a lot, depending on the skill of the dentist, the best looking crowns may well cost £1200+. Another important issue with the cosmetics of dental implants, is the shape of the gum, and this is the most difficult thing to get right. It takes considerable planning and surgical skill to make the gum look like the gum should. If there are any concerns about this, then it should be discussed at the beginning of treatment, and you may well be advised to increase the bone level, which will include increased fees.
This picture shows what bad implant treatment is, and what can happen!
Some clinics will let you split the dental implant price, either into a few payments, or offer finance options. At The Kensington Clinicwe offer 0% finance over 12 months, or you can even split the payments over a longer period to reduce monthly payments further (interest may apply).
If you would like more information, then call us, and we can arrange a free consultation for you, to discuss the options in a little more detail.