6 reasons why dental implants in the UK are a good choice

6 reasons why dental implants in the UK are a good choice

They are durable, best mimic real teeth, prevent bone loss and are for life! Here are 6 reasons why dental implants in the UK are a good choice and how much they cost, as well as how you can avoid spending a large sum of money at one time.

What are implants and when is it worth having them inserted?

A dental implant is nothing more than a screw, usually made of titanium, implanted in the jawbone. A crown is attached to it. If you want to know the possible options, but also the prices, we recommend our article "Dental implants in the UK - types and price".

Implants are most commonly used in the absence of or missing teeth, or even in the case of complete toothlessness. The last option involves a considerable expense, but it is nevertheless a one-off expense as implants are the most durable prosthetic restoration.

We would like to remind you that, regardless of whether you decide on implants, bridges or dentures, replacing missing teeth is a necessity. Otherwise, you will have to reckon with malocclusion, headaches or problems with speaking and grinding your food. This in turn has further consequences. You can read more about this in our article "Missing tooth - when you need to fill the gap left by an extracted tooth", while about possible options and their prices in the text "How much does it cost to have a tooth inserted in the UK".

Dental implants in the UK

6 reasons why dental implants in the UK are a good choice

Currently, the best option for replacing missing teeth is dental implants. Why?

 1. dental implants are like natural teeth

Once the treatment is complete and the implants are inserted, they look completely natural and are visually indistinguishable from your teeth. And that's not all!

They work on the same principle as a natural tooth, so there is no adaptation period (as with dentures) or feeling that you have a foreign body in your mouth. They also don't require special adhesives or creams. You look after them as you would your other teeth except that they will never require root canal treatment or fillings.

Importantly, they can replace any number of teeth and can also support bridges or dentures.

A one-off investment - an effect for life

Dental implants are currently the most durable prosthetic restoration. Firstly, this is due to the material from which they are made. Secondly, implants fuse with the natural bone tissue over time, becoming an integral part of it.

If you maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly, your implant will last a lifetime.

3. a better quality of life

In addition to serious health consequences, missing teeth also means a deterioration in quality of life. These range from difficulty chewing, which can cause further problems with the entire digestive system, to problems with speaking and a deterioration in appearance. Missing a tooth, especially a front tooth, makes us smile less often and we do not feel confident in company.

With an implant, these problems disappear. In addition, you don't have to take special care of them like you do with dentures (you can read more about them in the here). Hygiene as with natural teeth is sufficient.

You also do not have to worry about the implant shifting or falling off, which can happen, for example, with veneers or other restorations.

4. dental implants prevent bone loss

The loss of a tooth inevitably leads to bone loss. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants stimulate the bone to rebuild while stabilising it.

Why is this important? Bones help keep the jaw and gums strong, reducing the likelihood of fractures and other oral health problems.

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5. are safe

Firstly, as we mentioned, they fuse quickly to the bone and are made of materials that are inert to human tissue.  

Additionally, dental implants do not affect the health of natural teeth. Other restoration options can weaken neighbouring teeth and make them more susceptible to decay.

6. price

Yes - the price. This may surprise you, because after all, an implant is a very big expense, but a one-off. As we mentioned, an implant will last you a lifetime. It doesn't need to be treated like natural teeth or replaced like fillings. Thus, in the long run, it can be a cheaper option than long-term treatment or other prosthetic restorations.

And what cost are we talking about?

Why dental implants in the UK are a good choice

Dental implants in the UK - price

As we mentioned, it is not the cheapest solution, but certainly worth it. The price of a dental implant including crown depends on the condition of your teeth (possible treatment), but also on the type of crown chosen and, of course, the surgery. At ours, the cost of the implant alone starts at £1000.

We know that instalments are often much more beneficial, than to spend a large sum of money all at once. This is why our practice offers an instalment system (regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - FCA number 619628). Importantly, the first 12 months are zero interest, so you only pay back the amount you've spent.

If you would like to find out more about the instalment system or dental implants please contact us or for an appointment.