Dental implants for tooth loss: are they expensive?

There is no hiding the fact that dental implants are not cheap. At Dental Implants Hampshire, dental implant treatment to replace a single lost tooth starts from £2,500. When attempting to explain why they are pricey it is necessary to understand that you are not buying a product but rather a service. It was only a few years ago that the cost of a full dental restoration with implants could easily have cost £50,000 and involved multiple trips to many different specialists.

Dental implants in Hampshire are ‘medical devices’ implanted into living tissue. This living tissue is also home to nerves, blood vessels and bones. This makes the placement of dental implants both an art and a science.

Dental Implants in HampshireAm I suitable for dental implants?

Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is probably a suitable candidate for dental implants in Hampshire. However, there are certain situations that may complicate or prevent dental implant treatment. Patients with certain conditions, such as chronic diseases, heavy smoking or alcohol abuse may not be ideal candidates for implants. Your dentist will determine if dental implants are right for you after a complete oral assessment and evaluation of your medical history.

What happens if my dental implants fail?

Failure of a dental implant or rejection is very rare but can happen. If you are a heavy smoker or have an illness or disease of your immune system, then this is more of a risk.

If an implant is rejected, then we can replace it with another slightly bigger implant. If this fails too, then we may advise you of alternate dental procedures.

Will the implant procedure hurt?

Most dental implant procedures involve less discomfort than a routine tooth extraction. When we see patients for follow up appointments, most of them tell us how surprised they were with how little discomfort they have had at every stage.

Our practice is fully equipped with dentists and staff trained to safely provide conventional methods of anesthesia, as well as intravenous sedation. Dental implants in Hampshire can therefore be placed with your discomfort kept to a minimum.