Dental Implants Cyncoed
Dental Implants From just £42 a month
Missing teeth can cause all sorts of problems. Not only do they make it hard to speak and eat, they can also ruin your self-confidence.
If missing teeth are causing you trouble, it might be time to consider dental implants. These are quickly becoming the most popular way to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a permanent solution for damaged or missing teeth, using a specially designed porcelain implant which exactly matches the rest of your teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is made up of two parts. These are called the abutment and the dental crown.
The abutment is what we call the titanium screw that carries out the role of the root in a healthy tooth. It is fixed to your jaw in a similar manner to your natural teeth.
The crown is the visible portion of a dental implant. It is attached to the abutment in the gap left by the missing tooth and is carefully designed to replicate the appearance of your existing teeth.
Dental Implant Cost?
“How much are dental implants?” Patients ask us this all the time. It is common knowledge that dental implants can be quite expensive, with prices typically starting from £2,500 per tooth. However, there are other things to take into consideration. There are some common misconceptions about dental implants which can cause people to overestimate their overall cost.
You may not realise that a single dental implant can sometimes be used to replace several missing teeth at once. In this situation, a dental implant bridge is the best course of action. A single abutment is fixed to the jaw and used to support a three-tooth crown. This means that a single implant can replace three missing teeth.
More about Dental Implants
Dental implants are made from a hard-wearing porcelain, so they are likely to last at least as long as your existing teeth. With proper care, there’s no reason dental implants shouldn’t last the rest of your life. It’s just like looking after your natural teeth. The more careful you are, the longer they will last.
There are no arbitrary upper or lower age limits for dental implants. That said, we will not recommend them to people under the age of 18. This is because their bone tissue and jaw are not yet fully developed. For older patients, the consideration which may limit you is the condition of your jawbone and gums.
You can indeed! Implants are a great option for patients with dentures as their teeth have already been removed. This allows us to fit implants without any further extractions. For those planning to replace dentures with implants, the “all on 4” technique is the best course of action. This provides a permanent denture replacement by fitting several abutments and attaching two complete arches made of porcelain.
Some patients experience a little discomfort, but the process is usually painless. We use local anaesthetic throughout the procedure, and we will do everything we can to keep you comfortable every step of the way. If any pain is felt afterwards, all that should be necessary are some over-the-counter painkillers.
Dental implants and dental bridges are both fixed solutions, but there is one key difference. While an implant is attached directly to the jawbone, a dental bridge relies on the teeth on either side of the gap for support. The disadvantage of this is that, should the supporting teeth become damaged, you might need a new bridge. This is not a concern with dental implants as they don’t need the support of other teeth. This means that implants often work out cheaper over time, even though they cost more at first.
We aim to cater to the needs of the 21st century dental patient, and every part of our friendly surgery is designed with this in mind. Our surgeries are home to the very latest equipment and our practice is always spotless.
Our staff are highly trained and boast decades of dental experience between them. This means that you can always count on the very best treatment and care.
We are one of the top dental practices in Cyncoed, and we take our role in the community seriously. The patient always comes first at Northview, and our glowing reviews on Google are testament to this.
No surgical procedure is completely risk-free, but choosing a properly qualified team will greatly reduce the chances of something going wrong.
There are no downsides whatsoever, once the surgery is finished. You’ll be the proud owner of a permanent replacement tooth that blends in seamlessly with your other teeth.
Of all the questions our patients ask us, one of the most common is “Why are dental implants so expensive?”. The price is the result of a few factors. An implant can only be fitted in the presence of an implantologist. This is a highly specialised qualification which requires many hours of extra training on top of the standard dental training.
The cost is also partly due to the materials used to make dental implants. Titanium and porcelain are expensive, and they have to be specially crafted in a lab to ensure a perfect fit. As you would expect from a bespoke product the requires the expertise of several people, the final price is a bit more than it would be for a mass-produced item.
If you’re looking for something long-lasting, the only choice is a dental implant. If you are happy with something less permanent, there are a few other options:
Dentures: Dentures were all the rage in the past but, in recent years, new technology has made them mostly obsolete. People tend to be put off by the inconvenience of having to remove and clean dentures on a regular basis.
Dental bridges: Like a dental implant, a dental bridge is based on a porcelain crown. The key difference is that a bridge relies on the support of your natural teeth, whereas an implant is attached directly to the jawbone. A bridge may have to be replaced if the teeth around it become damaged, but an implant should last a lifetime.
Also known as permanent dentures, all on 4 is an increasingly popular treatment. With all on 4, the clue is in the name. With just 4 dental implants, we can fit a complete arch of teeth made from porcelain. This is a complicated procedure that requires a lot of planning. If you include the cost of materials, you can expect to pay at least £15,000 for all on 4. We realise that this a lot to spend at once, so we also offer a range of financing options to help you spread the cost. Don’t hesitate to ask for more details.
For complicated treatments like all on 4, patients are completely sedated. If you are undergoing a simple procedure such as a single implant, we will let you decide. We also offer the option of “conscious sedation”, a heavy sedation that doesn’t actually put you to sleep. Although you will be conscious during the procedure, most conscious sedation patients don’t remember their treatment.
A fully mature jawbone and gums is the main requirement for dental implants. This means that most adults are suitable. Heavy smokers, patients with gum disease, and people who have undergone radiotherapy in their jaw may have to wait a while before they can receive implants.
Gum disease can make dental implants tricky, but it is easy enough to treat. A visit to our dental hygienist will ensure that your oral health is up to scratch before the procedure.
In some cases, we can fit dental implants in a single session. We call this same-day dentistry, but it is only appropriate for some patients. Talk to your dentist to find out if you are a suitable candidate.
5 Steps to Dental Implants
Dental Implant Consultation
Getting dental implants is a big decision, so we offer a free half-hour consultation to discuss your options. During this session you will meet our friendly, expert team who will be happy to answer your questions. We’ll talk you through the procedure and give you an accurate estimate of the final cost. In some cases, we will also x-ray your teeth to get a better idea of which treatment is right for you.
Preparing your treatment plan
We don’t want you to feel rushed, so we’ll give you plenty of time to think things over. When you’re ready, we’ll invite you back to meet our implantologist and they will perform a complete oral exam. Using these results, we’ll create a personalised treatment plan along with a schedule of your future sessions. Implants can only be fitted if your mouth is in good condition, so you might need to make appointments with our hygienist before we get started.
Placement of your Dental Implant
Now we’re ready to start the treatment. We’ll put you under either local or general anaesthetic, whichever you prefer, and then we’ll numb the target area to ensure a painless procedure.
We’ll make a small hole in your jawbone which will be used to hold the abutment – the part of the implant that keeps the crown in position. Then we’ll x-ray your teeth and pass the results on to our lab technicians. They will use your scan to create a porcelain tooth that matches your other teeth perfectly.
That’s all there is to it! The only thing left is to wait a few months for your jaw to heal around the abutment.
Fitting your new tooth
Once your jaw is completely healed, we’ll call you back for another session. This is when we fit your new crown. This procedure is completely painless, so you won’t even need anaesthetic.
Last of all, we’ll invite you in for a follow up appointment. This is just to check that everything has healed properly and that your mouth has accepted the implant.
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Single Dental Implant Cost
Full Price £2,500
60 payments of only £42
36 payments of only £65
12 payments of only £174
Double Dental Implant Cost
Full Price £3,500
60 payments of only £62
36 payments of only £96
12 payments of only £258
Making your visit Comfortable
We want you to feel comfortable and welcome every time you visit us, and we have designed our modern, spacious practice with this in mind. We get a lot of positive feedback from our patients so we must be doing something right! We‘d love to hear what you think, so why not come and see for yourself?
Dental implants can drastically improve a person’s confidence, and, at Northview Dental Practice, we are proud to be one of the foremost dental implant providers in South Wales.