What’s the Cost of Dental Implants?
The price of dental implants varies, depending upon: your oral health, the number and type of implants you need, the type of sedation used during surgery, and your prosthetic (single crown, bridge, partial, or full denture). When planning your case, we can give you an estimate of your financial responsibility.
You may be eligible for dental implants on the NHS, and we also accept credit card and private financing.
What’s Involved in a Dental Implant Procedure?
First, you’ll undergo a comprehensive oral evaluation with Dr. Murray-Curtis. He’ll take digital X-rays and may request 3D imaging, which can be completed at a local facility.
Dr. Murray-Curtis will also take time to talk with you about why you want dental implants and what you hope they will achieve for you. You may also need prerequisite procedures, such as gum disease treatment or bone grafting. He’ll consult with you on the clinical aspects of the procedure and advise you in making practical decisions about treatment. Rest assured, however, that we will only ever recommend treatments that are necessary for your long-term health and wellbeing.
On your scheduled surgery date, you’ll be given a sedative to keep you comfortable throughout the appointment. Dr. Murray-Curtis will carefully and precisely secure small, titanium dental implant posts into predetermined locations in your jaw.
You may wear a temporary prosthetics during osseointegration, a three to six month period during which your jawbone tissue forms a strong bond with the biocompatible implant posts. After osseointegration is complete, Dr. Murray-Curtis will secure your final prosthetic: crown(s), partial(s), or denture(s).
How are Implants Cared For?
Dental implants require the same daily dental care as natural teeth. Brush twice and floss once a day, and use the products Dr. Murray-Curtis or your dental hygienist recommend. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime. After years of service, implant restorations may wear down and need replacement. However, replacing crowns, partials, and dentures does not require surgery and is a straightforward procedure that Dr. Murray-Curtis has performed countless times.