Dental Implant Prices And Payment Options
If a person is missing a tooth or teeth then not only does it look unsightly but it can have a detrimental effect on both their dental health and their overall bodily health. A missing tooth has far more serious consequences then most people realise and as a dentist offering both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Clacton we can’t stress enough the importance of replacing missing teeth as quickly as possible. There are many different solutions for replacing missing teeth but the one that offers the most natural looking appearance and which closely replicates the entire tooth structure and root is a dental implant.
What exactly are dental implants?
In simplified terms dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium which are placed into the socket of the missing tooth and over time fuse with the surrounding bone and gum tissue to become a permanent feature. Once stabilised the implant/s can be used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Implants also prevent the bone loss and gum recession which occurs when teeth are missing.
How much do dental implants in Clacton cost on average?
It’s fair to say that dental implant treatment doesn’t come cheap but taken over the long term it is actually very cost effective. The price includes oral surgery and treatment which can take as long as 9 months to complete from start to finish. Because each individual’s case is different and they may require alternative treatments such as a bone graft or sinus lift, then providing an average cost on paper doesn’t really represent a true picture.
Factors which help determine the cost of dental implants
- Level of training that oral surgeons and dentists at the practice have undertaken
- Geographic location of the dental practice
- Complexity of the patient’s case
- Combined dental treatments such as full mouth reconstruction
- Need for additional surgeries such as bone graft or gum augmentation
- Special offers and discounts at an individual practice
Does the NHS cover the cost of dental implants in Clacton? Although implants are a restorative treatment they come under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry so unfortunately the answer is no.
Most dental practices offering dental implants in Clacton do all they can to make dental implants affordable for the majority of their patients. This includes allowing them to spread the cost of several months with a choice of various finance options.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and whether they’re a suitable treatment for you, then why not take advantage of a free no-obligation consultation with the dental team here at Clacton Dental Care. You can get your questions and concerns answered, meet the team, tour the facilities, and enquire about payment options. To book your consultation call direct on 01255 221001 or book online at www.clactondentalcare.co.uk.