6th July 2023 4 Minutes read time

How much do dental implants cost?

And everything you need to know about implants

When it comes to dentistry, one of the most significant challenges people face is tooth loss. Whether due to decay, gum disease or injury, missing teeth can affect our confidence and overall quality of life. 

Thankfully, modern dentistry presents a solution that goes beyond traditional dentures and bridges; dental implants. Read on to find out more about what they are, what benefits they can offer, the cost, and how to get in touch.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a cutting-edge alternative for those who have lost teeth. The modern titanium dental implant was pioneered by Swedish orthopaedic surgeon Per-Ingvar Brånemark. He discovered the concept of osseointegration, where titanium can fuse with bone, during research in the 1950s. 

The procedure involves inserting a titanium screw into the jawbone, which serves as a stable base for the artificial tooth, replicating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

The benefits of dental implants

  • They are incredibly discreet and once healed, are no different to your natural teeth.
  • Missing teeth can cause your jawbone to shrink. The titanium screws are placed into the jawbone to replace single or multiple teeth, keeping your jaw strong.
  • Dentures are impractical and often cause embarrassment. As this is a fixed solution, you won’t have to worry about ‘putting your teeth in’ again.
  • Given their durability and the minimal maintenance they require, implants can be a smart investment in your oral health and overall well-being.

How dental implants can change your life for the better

Living with missing teeth can deeply impact your self-esteem and confidence. The constant worry about your appearance when you laugh, talk, or eat can feel overwhelming, affecting your social life and overall happiness. The practical issues of struggling to eat certain foods or speak clearly only add to the distress.

The negative implications go beyond the aesthetic, as the lack of teeth can lead to the deterioration of your jawbone over time. Traditional dentures or bridges might provide a short-term solution, but they come with their own set of problems. They may slip or move, causing embarrassment, and they don’t prevent the loss of bone density.

Dental implants offer a revolutionary solution. Imagine laughing, eating, and living your life with a new-found self-assuredness, thanks to your radiant, healthy smile. With dental implants, this dream can become your reality.

How much do dental implants cost at The Barn Dental Clinic

Our dental implants are priced from £2500 per unit. Here at The Barn Dental Clinic, we only use the trusted Straumann Implant System, which features the very best implants and components. This, combined with our extensive experience in implantology gives you complete security and peace of mind in the long-term.

Finance options to spread the cost of your dental implants

We offer our dental implant clients 0% financing, allowing you to enjoy the treatment you want immediately while spreading the cost with affordable repayments.

What does our dental implant procedure involve

  1. Extensive planning prior to your treatment

The majority of the work goes into the planning stages of your treatment, to ensure the procedure of the actual chair-side surgery is relatively quick and straightforward. Dr Loukas has his own laboratory where he works closely with technicians using superior ceramics and composite materials.

  1. Local anaesthesia to assist your experience

During the short surgical process, a comfortable local anaesthetic is carefully administered to ensure you are fully numb. This means you should feel very little to no discomfort.

  1. 3 – 6 months healing process

Depending on our evaluation, you could leave with a temporary tooth/set of teeth whilst you are healing (which will take 3 – 6 months). Dr. Zeck will put the final restoration in once all your bones and gums are healed and stable – to give you the best possible outcome.

  1. Your natural smile restored

Enjoy your brand new smile with ease and confidence.

Meet your implant practitioner

Dr. Konstantinos Loukas is an accomplished dental expert specialising in dental implantology. His journey began in 2000, with diverse training experiences in Athens, Bristol, Bath, and the University of Bern. His research focus is implant prosthetic complications, and he is currently working on his PhD in Prosthodontics at The University College London, Eastman Dental Institute.

In the UK, Dr. Loukas has successfully placed and restored over 3,500 Straumann implants, boasting a 99.5% success rate. Apart from practising, he’s a mentor, assisting other dentists in improving their implant skills, and a recognized speaker for the International Team for Implantology. 

His extensive expertise spans various procedures in surgical and prosthetic implantology, managing implant complications, and soft tissue grafting techniques. With a commitment to providing high-quality care, Dr. Loukas stands out as a reliable professional in the field of implant dentistry.

Some FAQs about dental implants

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Most people who are in good general health and have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or for some other reason may be good candidates for dental implants. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant.

How long do dental implants last?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental implants can last for many years, and often for a lifetime. The crown placed on the implant may need replacement after 10-15 years due to wear and tear.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.

Remember, a healthy, beautiful smile isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s an investment in your overall well-being and confidence. Get in touch today to talk to us about dental implants.

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