How much do veneers and dental implants cost?

Unhappy with your smile? Hiding your mouth behind your hands when you laugh and eat? This is a surprisingly common situation, with 28% of people hiding their teeth when they have pictures taken because of their condition. This Bupa study of over 2,000 participants also found that more than 1/3 of participants are embarrassed by their smile.

If this sounds like you, you might be considering corrective dentistry, from veneers to dental implants. But what might this cost you?

Veneers: are they right for you and what do they cost?

Veneers are a cosmetic solution designed to improve the appearance of healthy and strong teeth.

They are often made from tooth-coloured composite or porcelain and are thin tooth-shaped discs that are adhered to the tooth’s surface – to give the appearance of a perfect smile.

Veneers can be used to cover staining, gaps, chips, and cracks for around 5-15 years, depending on the veneer material chosen and the care and maintenance given.

The expected cost of veneers can range from £500 to £1,500 per tooth, depending on the material chosen and the clinic offering the treatment.

What do dental implants cost and are you a suitable candidate?

Dental implants, on the other hand, are designed to entirely replace failing or missing teeth – restoring a natural-looking smile.

It is made up of a two or three-part system, depending on the brand used, using:

  • A crown or prosthesis that restores the missing or damaged head of the tooth.
  • An abutment that connects the implant screw and the crown or prosthesis.
  • A metal dental implant screw that is embedded into the jawbone to support the structures above.

Patients can replace any number of missing teeth, from 1 to a whole jaw’s worth, by choosing from a range of dental implant treatments.

Given such a wide range of treatment options, finding the average cost of dental implants can be tricky, but generally speaking, you can expect to pay:

  • Single-tooth dental implants – £1,500-£3,600 per implant
  • Multiple tooth dental implants – The individual implant price x number needed
  • Implant-supported bridges – £4,000 – £12,000
  • Implant-retained dentures – £10,000 – £16,000
  • Full mouth, smile in a day, or all on 4 dental implants – from £11,000 per jaw or £17,000 – £35,000 for both jaws

Is there an alternative to all on 4 dental implants?

Interestingly, there are now a selection of clinic-specific solutions, some of which are an advanced alternative to full mouth all on 4 dental implants.

These ‘smile in a day’ dental implant solutions offer many benefits, such as:

  • Full mouth tooth replacement, for the upper or lower jaw, or both.
  • Bespoke implant placement, such as in the pterygoid region – negating the need for extra procedures like sinus lifts and bone grafts
  • Increased treatment suitability, including for those with complex cases
  • More teeth per prosthesis
  • Thorough aftercare and a necessities giftbag

So, what will an advanced alternative to dental implants cost?

It does depend which treatment you opt for, but clinic-specific full mouth dental implant solutions, like the EvoSolution™, will likely cost between £9,000 – £28,000.

Find dental implant costs near you – if you need them

When looking for a solution to improve your smile, you’ll first need the advice of an expert to determine if your teeth can be rehabilitated.

If so, veneers might be the ideal solution for you.

If your teeth aren’t structurally sound or are missing altogether, dental implants are likely the best treatment option for you – but you should get this confirmed by a dentist to be sure.

Any dental implant expert should be happy to see you, offer advice, and discuss the associated dental implant cost with you transparently – so you can make an informed decision about your dental care.


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