I have lost my teeth is it possible to have have denture implants are they expensive ?

Q. I lost my upper teeth and some of my lower teeth after suffering excess acid problems for 10 yrs now i have dentures of which i cant wear the bottom set and i hate the upper ones but i have to wear them,do you think it was possible for me to have denture implants and would this be very expensive. thank you C

A. Hi C,

I am sorry to hear about your problems. Excess acid problem if diagnosed early and treated can prevent the problems you have experienced. I hope that your condition is now stable and is not causing any further issues.

There are a number of factors at play with regards to what can be done for you. In a very short response to you question " if dental implants are possible" , then the answer is yes! However like with all things in life there is a catch. I will attempt to list some of the main factors which relate to dental implants.

The quality of the bone and the amount of bone present
The cost of dental implants
The periodontal health surrounding any existing teeth or the oral health
Any medical conditions you might have.

The quality of the bone and the amount of bone required for dental implants is important because you obviously need bone to hold the implant and that bone needs to be of sufficient strength and thickness to hold it in. The cost of a dental implant is approximately £2000 per dental implant, so when considering using them to replace multiple missing teeth the cost does rise.

Like teeth which suffer from periodontal disease and become loose, so can implants suffer from this fate. The term "periimplantitis" is often used and a strict oral hygiene regime is required to look after you implants. However like with all things in life, sometimes despite our best efforts things do fail.

Medical conditions such as diabetes other conditions such as osteoarthritis can again affect the bone and healing, and if you have an increased susceptibility to infections then the implants will always be at greater risk of failure.

Having briefly mentioned something about implants, it is important to explore the other options. Whilst you currently hate wearing your dentures, there is a wonderful new range of options in dentures. New lightweight polymer dentures are coming to the market and allow us to get rid of the big bulky acrylic plastic dentures that have been around since the beginning of the last century!!

A more cost effective method to help dentures fit is something called "mini-implants". Whilst they do not have the same level of success as traditional dental implants they can be extremely useful in situations where medical conditions, time or cost are an issue.

I hope I have answered your questions and addressed any concerns you might have. Please feel free to contact me to ask further questions.


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February 23rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
siomin Says :

HI have recently had denture implants and yes they were very expensive but they have changed my life. I dont need to take my dentures out i dont need to worry about them falling out but best of all i can eat what i want again. If you have the chance to have dentures on implants then go for it, it may sound expensive but for me it was well worth the money

June 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Evan Says :

Hello, My husband had an accident 2 years ago losing 2 teeth. Shortly afterwards registered with NHS dentist who has put off treatment saying the gumsneed time to heal. In the meantime he has used a denture. Are you able togive me an idea of your fees for implants? Do you offer free consultationsand what does this include? Thanks in advance.

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jewel Says :

I am looking into dental implants for full dentures as I have just lost allmy teeth and as I am only 41 I am finding that my confidence is at an alltime low. I would be grateful if you could give me some indication as to the cost of a full or partial implants and the time scales involved etc. Thisis my first attempt at looking and found your site to be the most ‘user friendly’. Many thanks for your time

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Franklin Says :

i have had sveral problems with poor work provided by dentists. I have lost a tooth as a result and now need an implant as the surrounding teeth wont support a bridge for long. Do you have any advice on picking a dentist to do this prices are varying between 1500 and 3000, I already need about 2500 in other work on my teeth?

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Emely Says :

You need to look for a dentist with an implant qualification such as Dip Imp dent RCS or an MsC in implantology. A guide price is around £2000 for a single tooth implant.

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Hadley Says :

If I was to have dental implants, how long would I be without actually having teeth? and can I be put to sleep during the proceedure?

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Ivan Says :

It varies too much to give you an answer as often the teeth can be put in on the same day. Sedation can be used to help you if you’re anxious regarding treatmen

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Alvin Says :

many teeth missing and an unusuall pallet. not suitable for dentures. can i be funded on nhs

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Hana Says :

I’m sorry I don’t know what treatments are available on an NHS basis.

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Bruno Says :

my pallet is unsuitable for dentures. due to a deformity, i will need about 3 front top implants. i am very depressed as i have limited funds. would there be a chance for nhs funding for this i am only 61 and to spend my life without teeth is really worrying me.

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Randy Says :

I’m sorry I do not know what the NHS funding criteria are for dental implants.

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