If you are looking for dental implants, you may be wondering if you could get a better deal by travelling to other areas of the country.
But is this true for the cost of dental implants or are prices the same no matter where you live?
Is the cost of dental implants changeable?
While location can have a small impact on the cost of dental implants, there are factors that have a much bigger impact, including the type of dental implants you need and if you need any additional treatments.
The type of dental implants you choose
Dental implants come in many varieties, from individual tooth implants used to replace a tooth lost through trauma to all-on-four dental implants that can replace a whole arch of missing upper or lower teeth – all of which come with a different costs.
|Type of dental implant
|Benefits of each dental implant type
|Single tooth implant*
|· Can be crafted to blend in and restore the bite.
· Stops loss of bone and pressure on remaining teeth from other alternatives.
|£1,500 – £3,600 per implant
|· Easily blends in with existing teeth.
· Restores whole bite.
· Fills in gaps.
|Individual implant cost x number needed
|· Lowers the number of implant screws needed but replaces many individual, missing crowns.
· Gives a sturdy, strong alternative to supported bridge dentures.
· Easier to clean and maintain.
|£4,000 – £12,000
|· Increases function.
· Gives patients a wider, more varied diet.
· Removes worry about slippage and sores.
|£10,000 – £16,000
|Smile-in-a-day dental implants**
**Also called all-on-4, same-day smile, or full-jaw dental implants
|· Restores an upper, lower, or both jaws.
· Uses between 4-6 implants for maximum stability and minimal trauma.
|From £11,000 per jaw or £17,000 – £35,000 for both
|· Advanced alternatives to all-on-four dental implants come with a range of benefits individual to each dental practice.
|Subject to confirmation but around £9,900 – £28,000
*It is, of course, worth bearing in mind that for multiple single dental implants that are not adjacent to one another, you will need to consider the cost of several individual tooth implants.
Any additional treatments
Some patients may require additional treatments which could be due to:
- Periodontal/gum disease
- A lack of room in the anatomy – resulting in a sinus lift
- Insufficient bone quantity – which will require a bone graft
The cost of these additional treatments is unlikely to be included in the cost of dental implants as they are not considered part of the treatment.
Shop around for the best dental implant price
The cost of dental implants can sometimes depend on the area you live in but is more often influenced by the complexity and individual requirements of your treatment. There are, however, some nationwide groups with multiple clinics that offer a set pricing strategy that applies to all of their locations.
For this reason, it’s recommended you enquire with various practices to get dental implants that meet your needs.