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Anyone had a dental implant and if so how much did it cost?

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ItsAllAboutTheCakes Sun 06-Mar-16 09:26:04

Having an absolute nightmare with my teeth since the start of my tmj and tooth grinding about 2 years ago. I now have a suspected cracked front tooth and may need it removed. I'm only in my 20s so I'm really upset and don't fancy the idea of a denture or ruining other teeth for a bridge.
Anyone had a successful implant in the UK and how much did it cost?

BennyTheBall Sun 06-Mar-16 09:28:35

I am due to have one and it's going to cost £2500.

ItsAllAboutTheCakes Sun 06-Mar-16 09:30:00

Oh gosh that is a lot! Are you only having on tooth replaced?

ItsAllAboutTheCakes Sun 06-Mar-16 09:30:08


Chrisinthemorning Sun 06-Mar-16 09:32:14

Going rate around here (W Yorkshire) is £2.5-3k depending on complexity.

CaptainCrunch Sun 06-Mar-16 09:32:18

I had one 2 years ago. Front tooth, it looks incredibly natural and £360.

Maidupmum Sun 06-Mar-16 09:32:33

I had one 4 years ago. It cost £1000 (and still does at my dentist). I feel the need to warn you that it was the most painful thing I've ever had done. I looked like I'd done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson and then I had to wait about 4 weeks to let the screws set before the implant could be put in.

MatildaTheCat Sun 06-Mar-16 09:35:34

£2.5k including a temporary denture to stop the adjacent teeth drifting.

Lots of visits, no pain at all. Very pleased indeed with the result. Premolar.

ItsAllAboutTheCakes Sun 06-Mar-16 09:37:59

Wow massive price differences there I wonder why? Captaincrunch was yours done by a private dentist for £360?
Maidupmum I was hoping for something around that price really, I'm not really too worried about the pain, missing a front tooth doesn't feel like an option.

CaptainCrunch Sun 06-Mar-16 09:43:16

No I'm an nhs patient op. The work was done with exactly the same integrity and procedure as a private patient. I'm over the moon with it. Same dentist did a veneer on left front tooth for £100. I realise I am very fortunate.

Peaceandloveeveryone Sun 06-Mar-16 09:44:16

3k for mine in south east.

BarbaraofSeville Sun 06-Mar-16 09:44:29

£360 sounds suspiciously cheap. Was that in the UK. I'm surprised that so many people are having implants seeing as the going rate is £2-3k. People are paying £20k+ for a whole mouth full shock

LemonySmithit Sun 06-Mar-16 09:46:26

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BennyTheBall Sun 06-Mar-16 09:46:33

Yes, just one tooth. It's obscenely expensive imo and it's going to take months.

£360 for an implant? Really? Even going to Poland is more expensive than that!

Noname74 Sun 06-Mar-16 09:47:05

I visit dental a dental implant centre this week there around £1500 per tooth,but cheaper the more you have.

FeelingFine89 Sun 06-Mar-16 09:47:13

Captain Can any NHS patient have an implant done at that price if they need one doing?
I'm an NHS patient too and I really wouldn't be able to afford £2500. £360 yes.

CaptainCrunch Sun 06-Mar-16 09:48:12

It's not "suspicious". I live in Scotland and my dentist is fabulous, he has private patients too. Love how on mn you're considered to be probably lying if you have a different experience from the herd.

CaptainCrunch Sun 06-Mar-16 09:49:39

I got the implant because the tooth was dead and root canal was unsuccessful.

marghini Sun 06-Mar-16 09:49:46

I've got 4 of them and I did them two by two. Each couple of teeth took around 6 months. I think the price was around £2000+ per teeth.

Not very painful in my case (fantastic dentist), just uncomfortable sometimes.

TeacupDrama Sun 06-Mar-16 09:50:49

£360£ is very cheap for an implant but could it have been a crown with a post put into natural root?

I am a dentist though l do not do implants l refer l would say a reasonable cost for a single tooth would be £2200-3000k

Broken down as approx 50-100 for consultation £100-200 for ct scan you can't do an implant properly with just xrays you need 3D picture £1500 -2000 for the implant and £500-800 for the crown on the implant

Hope that helps the best results are implants within 3-6 months of extraction

CaptainCrunch Sun 06-Mar-16 09:53:16

It's possible I have the crown and post thing you describe teacup but it looks brilliant, incredibly natural and I'm very happy with it.

Ididthattoo Sun 06-Mar-16 09:55:06

In central London it is 5k. I decided to postpone for as long as possible (other tooth is still there, it is a baby tooth long story). You can pay in instalments over 2 years at 0% finance.

I think I will wait until I really can't wait any longer. 5 grand would break the bank at the moment.

Can I suggest a bridge instead? Much cheaper...

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 06-Mar-16 09:56:11

Just to say, bridges won't necessarily ruin your other teeth - I have a Maryland bridge and it's just glued to the ones next to it - no drilling or anything. My adult laterals never grew, that's why I have one.

TeacupDrama Sun 06-Mar-16 09:57:44

I work in Scotland £100 is about right for NHS veneer but generally implants not available on NHS there is no fee for the item on Scottish scale you might get one on the NHS if you lost tooth because of non accidental trauma, reconstruction after cancer or a young adult that has congenitally missing teeth £360 is not the NHS fee for anything in Scotland l know the fees as my practice is 95%nhs, it could be the cumulative fee for root treatment and a post crown as Max NHS fee is £384

villainousbroodmare Sun 06-Mar-16 10:00:52

£5000 for two front teeth after I was kicked in the face by a horse. Fantastic job done over about 16mths by a very good specialist in Belfast.

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