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Dental Implants

These consist of titanium, and are placed in the jaw bone where missing teeth used to be. Crowns, bridges or dentures can then be attached to them to provide a secure and highly functional replacement teeth. They are now so successful that they are the first choice in treatment in these situations.

An initial consultation and planning aids are first required. Then, if there is already a space, an implant can be placed 2 weeks later. If the tooth needs to be removed first, then an implant can be placed from 8 to 12 weeks after this is done. A cover is placed on the implant and usually antibiotics are supplied. The implant is then left to fuse to the bone for typically between 6 to 12 weeks. After this time, depending on the cover placed onto the implant, either this is changed and left for a further 6 weeks, or impressions or moulds are taken and sent to a laboratory for fabrication of the final crown, bridge or denture. 3 weeks later this is then fitted and normal eating can be resumed immediately.


Regular maintenance in the form of brushing and flossing, along with 2 to 4 visits to the hygienist are the long term requirements. In other words, no different than the advice for maintenance of your teeth.


We offer a mid range and a premium dental implant service. All are high quality and guaranteed, subject to terms and conditions. The mid range are Implantium implants. These are titanium implants that originate from South Korea and are now one of the largest suppliers in Asia, and the fourth largest here in the UK. An Implantium implant with a crown costs from £1595.

The premium implants are from Nobel Biocare and Straumann. These companies have been supplying implants for more years than any other and have research going back decades. These implants with crowns are priced at £2300.


0% finance is available to spread the costs if required.


There is a lot of information about dental implants available especially on line, and some of it can be quite confusing. Here are a few commonly asked questions and the answers to them.


1. Why are dental implants so expensive?


A quality dental implant is made from titanium and has a coating to help attach it to the jaw bone. The components that fit onto it have to be precision fitted to achieve the best long term results. Expert dental technicians are needed to construct these components such as implant supported crowns.


The surgery itself requires a range of specialised equipment, and competent surgeons should be highly trained and experienced. All these factors are taken into consideration when the costs of any implant treatment are assessed.


2. Why are there so many different prices for dental implants?


There can be various reasons for the wide discrepancy in the costs for implants:

- Location can be one reason. It may be cheaper for a practice to place a dental implant in an Eastern European country than in Central London, for instance.

-Type of implant. Some are more expensive than others depending on the manufacturer and whether the implant consists of pure titanium or an alloy. I would only recommend pure titanium alloys as research from the first studies relates to such implants.

- Experience of the surgeon. It is a valid question to ask about the surgeons' experience and training. Less experienced operators may charge less than their more experienced colleagues.

- Short cuts. There are ways of reducing costs by reducing the stages or certain recommended but not essential equipment.


At Albion Dental we only provide treatment recommended by guidelines set down by the recognised dental implant organisations, the Association of Dental Implantologists and the International Team of Implantologists. Both of which our surgeon, Ramesh Siva, is a member of. We are still able to provide competitive pricing and options are available on types on implants depending on our patients' budgets.


3. Do dental implants hurt?


Usually there is minimal discomfort after the placement of implants which, if occurs, is managed by regular painkillers.


If you do bruise easily, or if you require significant additional bone grafting, then you may experience swelling. But at Albiondental our patients are usually pleasantly surprised at the lack of pain after an implant is placed.