How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of a dental implant varies depending on your individual needs.
The average cost of a single implant in the UK is £2,415*, however, the specific cost of your treatment plan will need to be discussed with your dentist in your initial consultation.
In very rare cases, implants might be available on the NHS for those in exceptional circumstances, for example, if mouth cancer has resulted in missing teeth. In the vast majority of cases, dental implants are funded privately.
Your individual treatment plan
The cost of your implant will vary depending on how many teeth need to be replaced, but also on whether you need any additional work to improve your oral health before your implant can be placed.
If there isn’t enough bone in your jaw to support a dental implant, you might need to have a bone graft before having it fitted to ensure your implant is a success. Read our guide on the implant procedure for more information.
Implants and alternative solutions
Although implants generally cost more than other solutions, they may save you money in the long-term. Alternative methods such as bridges and dentures have shorter lifespans on average, meaning they might need to be replaced quicker than an implant.
What makes implants cost more than other solutions?
Dental implants are a clinically complex procedure, which means the work involved can cost more than other solutions. Bridges are also considered an investment for this reason.
Dental implants are also made from high-quality materials. The fixture and abutment (which is screwed into the implant to support the crown) are made of titanium alloy, whilst the crown is made from porcelain or ceramic to get the natural finish of a tooth, and a denture usually of acrylic.
The crown (false tooth) which sits on your implant is custom-made by a dental technician, so the implant will fit snugly into your gum so the crown or denture which sits in it is the same shape, size and colour as your natural teeth.
All our dentists who fit implants have undergone further postgraduate training, to the satisfaction of the General Dental Council (GDC).
Finance options available
At Bupa Dental Care, we can help you spread the cost of your treatments. Please check with your local practice to see what finance options are available to you, subject to status.