If you need a permanent solution for mass tooth loss, full-mouth dental implants are likely to be the ideal solution for you.
Implanted directly into the jaw and fixed in place, full-mouth dental implants can replace an entire upper or lower jaw, or both, restoring full function.
But how much will full-mouth dental implants cost in the UK?
Why choose full-mouth dental implants?
Patients choose full-mouth dental implants because of their permanence and their real feel, which is made possible thanks to their structure.
Made up of a multi-part structure, depending on the system, full-mouth dental implants are made up of:
- A dental implant that is fixed into the jawbone – mimicking the roots of natural teeth.
- An abutment that tops the dental implant – to hold the prosthesis and bridge the gap between the implant and the prosthesis itself.
- The dental prosthesis – which is made up of an entire jaw’s worth of prosthetic teeth.
Once implanted and accepted, the dental implants can eventually fuse with the jawbone, and new bone will grow to fill any gaps – termed osseointegration – helping the prosthesis feel like natural teeth and give the same function that patients once had.
Is there an alternative to full-mouth dental implants?
Many general dentists will not be setup for more complex cases, and so it is common that with them, not every patient is eligible for full-mouth dental implants. In these cases, a range of alternatives may be prescribed for these patients.
If patients have been told they can’t have a permanent solution, the most common treatment offered is a removable denture – which is moulded around the jaw and gums and is held in place with adhesives.
Removable dentures are not an optimal treatment, however, as despite the use of adhesives, they can wobble and slip in the mouth while they are worn and as the jaw shape changes, the denture can begin to fit poorly.
Optimised Advanced alternatives to full-mouth dental implants
As mentioned, many general dentists will not be set up for more complex full-mouth dental implant options. Cases like this include patients with one of the following complications:
- Loose or failing teeth
- An ill-fitting denture which means you’re restricted with what you eat and how you speak
- Multiple missing teeth
- No other option other than dentures
- Complex, existing dental work, such as crowns or bridges
- Gum disease
- A need for bone grafting or sinus lifts
If this is the case, dentures are not the only option, as you can look for clinic-specific alternatives provided by experts in this field that give full-mouth dental implants to more people.
These procedures, such as the EvoSolution™, offer the same dental implant structure, thanks to bespoke implant placement, and give each patient an enhanced set of benefits, including:
- Improved fit
- Increased treatment accessibility
- More teeth per prosthesis
- Improved functionality
- Restoration of face shape and structure
So, how much will full-mouth dental implants cost?
As a bespoke treatment option, there is a range of possible prices for full-mouth dental implants – which can make comparing treatments complicated.
On average, however, you can expect to pay from £11,000 per jaw or £17,000 – £35,000 for both jaws for full-jaw dental implants, while clinic-specific solutions can be around £9,000 for a single jaw or £17,000 to £28,000 for the upper and lower jaw.
Making it very much worth your while to look into clinic-specific solutions as well as standard full-mouth dental implants – especially if you are looking for the best price.