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Types of Dental Implants

With different types of dental implants designed for different kinds of tooth loss, it can be difficult to know which is the best to suit your missing teeth case. Dr Gutierres, the implant dentist, sits down to explain…

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Costing from £2,000 to £22,000, there’s no denying that dental implants are the gold standard in restorative dentistry, whether you need just one or a full row.

Constructed from medical-grade titanium, dental implants are implanted into the jawbone to offer enhanced stability and security, resulting in the least movement compared to any other prosthetic available on the market. 

With dental implants being diverse, each type can be used across several cases, helping all patients with tooth loss have their teeth replaced with a permanent and durable solution. 

However, knowing the types of implants is beneficial to save yourself time and money on a version of a prosthetic that might have been otherwise unnecessary.

 Let’s review them below, highlighting whether you’ll qualify for that specific tooth implant system and how much you can expect to pay. 

An overview of dental implant types

For single gaps in the mouth

When it comes to replacing individual tooth loss, patients only have two types of dental implants to choose from. 

Single Implants

As the name suggests, single implants replace a single lost tooth.

  • To replace a tooth following a tooth extraction
  • To replace a heavily decayed or dying tooth
  • To replace a single knocked-out tooth
  • £2,500 per individual implant
  • Available on 12 months 0% finance
  • An adequate amount of bone in the jaw (width greater than 5mm and height greater than 8mm)
  • Healthy gums and good oral health
  • A stable bite and sufficient space for the new tooth
  • Mini dental implants can be used to replace smaller gaps or in cases of smaller jaws
  • Traditional dental bridges on neighbouring teeth
  • Partial dentures relying on metal clasps
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Mini Dental Implants

Mini implants are smaller and placed through less invasive techniques. 

  • For individual tooth replacement where there are smaller gaps or smaller jaws.
  • Typically used to secure implant dentures.

Mini dental implants tend to cost between £5,000 and £7,000, depending on the number of implants used. No additional costs like bone grafting are typically expected. 

  • Long-time denture wearer experiencing bone loss.
  • Patients missing one or more teeth.
  • Patients in good oral and overall health.
  • Single implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Partial dentures

Half or partial mouth replacement

If you have one or more missing teeth, which results in a large portion of your mouth being without teeth, for example, perhaps you’re missing all your molars on one side, then here are the options you need to close the gaps. 

Multiple dental implants

Multiple dental implants replace teeth that are not missing in a row using individual, single implants.

Multiple dental implants will be recommended in cases where patients experience multiple tooth loss and have several gaps throughout the mouth.

Patients will have to pay £2,500 per individual gap. However, depending on the number of teeth missing, certain deals and discounts can be applied to save you money. If you have multiple tooth loss in a row, you can opt for a cheaper type of dental implant called Implant Supported Bridges.

Patients will require an adequate amount of bone in each area the implants need to be placed to support the osseointegration process.

  • Partial dentures that can replace multiple gaps on one prosthetic
  • Multiple dental bridges
  • Implant-supported bridges

Implant-supported bridges

Implant-supported bridges can replace multiple missing teeth in a row without the support of adjacent natural teeth. 

Using only one to two dental implants, implant bridges can replace up to five missing teeth in a row, which is more affordable than individual implant placement for each gap. As this type of implant replaces the tooth roots, the bone is better preserved and causes no damage to otherwise healthy teeth as seen with traditional bridges.

  • From £2,000
  • Available on 0% Finance

The same as many other dental implant treatments, healthy bone density in the area of implantation is required, which will be assessed ahead of surgery. 

  • Traditional dental bridges
  • Cobalt chrome denture

Full-mouth dental implant types

The systems below are specifically designed to replace an entire arch or row of missing teeth using the least number of implants possible. They often serve as an alternative to denture-wearers who have a breakdown of bone, making them unsuitable candidates for traditional dental implants. See all your full-mouth options.

Teeth in a Day

All on 4 implants are immediately loaded and referred to as Teeth in a Day as patients can leave our clinic with the a full row of newly attached and secure teeth following surgery. 

With a 98.8% success rate after 10-18 year follow-up, All-on-4 is the ideal treatment for patients with insufficient bone. All-on-6 can also be used for additional strength.

All-on-4 costs from £16,000 to £25,000 per jaw – this is because they are a fixed solution and offer the least degree of movement. Financeable.

  • Patients do not require an abundance of bone in the jaw
  • Patients who have a full arch of missing teeth, or only a few teeth remaining
  • Traditional full-mouth dentures
  • Implant-retained or supported dentures
  • Full mouth of single dental implants
  • Zygomatic implants
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Implant-retained dentures

Implant-retained dentures are a full mouth replacement option that’s removable. Referred to as clip-on dentures, they use only three or implants to replace a full jaw of missing teeth.

  • Full row of missing teeth
  • Jaw of missing teeth with only a few remaining teeth
  • From £4,900
  • Available on 0% finance

Implant-retained dentures will require higher bone volume in specific areas.

  • Complete acrylic dentures
  • All on 4 dental implants
  • Zygomatic implants
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Zygomatic implants

Cheekbone implants are used in cases where there’s a lack of bone in the jaw, and grafting will be insufficient to prevent your implant from failing. 

Using zygomatic implants, we can use two implants in the cheekbone to support four implants.

Zygomatic implants cost upwards of £22,000.

  • Does not require bone
  • Complete acrylic dentures
  • All on 4 dental implants
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