Why choose dental implants

Missing or failing teeth can negatively impact your confidence and affect your ability to enjoy certain foods. Implants are one of the ways that your dentist can help restore missing or failing teeth, and they can have many benefits.

Benefits of dental implants

Some benefits of implants include:

Why you might choose an alternative solution:

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, but they’re not for everybody. Sometimes people choose to opt for an alternative because:

  • Having implants requires multiple procedures, with healing time needed between your implant and false tooth being placed, so it can’t be fitted as quickly as other solutions such as dentures
  • Not everyone is suitable for dental implants, for example, if you have had radiotherapy around the jaw, or Diabetes which isn’t well controlled. Your dentist will need to assess your suitability during an initial consultation
  • You might need a supporting treatment such as a bone graft or sinus lift before having a dental implant if you don’t have enough natural bone in your jaw to support the implant. This can add time and additional costs to the procedure
  • Dental implant treatment requires a complex procedure, meaning the work involved can cost more than other solutions for replacing missing teeth, such as fitting dentures. They’re also made from high-quality materials including ceramic or porcelain, compared to a denture which is usually made of plastic

Why choose Bupa Dental Care for your implants?

At Bupa Dental Care, you can be sure that you’re in the hands of an experienced implant dentist. Some of the benefits of choosing us for implants include:

  • Bupa Dental Care is the number one provider of private dental care in the UK1
  • We currently offer dental implants at over 2752 practices across the UK
  • All our dentists who fit implants have undergone further postgraduate training and are fully qualified to offer implant treatment
  • We offer a one-year guarantee on our implant treatment
  • Access to modern technology including iTero scanners and 3D CBCT scans at a number of our practices
  • We offer transparency from start to finish. We’ll talk to you upfront about the cost of implants and what to expect, so you have clear expectations for treatment

Learn more about why you might choose Bupa Dental Care for your implant

Book an implant consultation

If you’re interested in restoring your smile with implants, search for your nearest practice offering implants and book an initial consultation.

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1. LaingBuisson, Dentistry UK Market Report, 5th ed. If you require verification, please email

2. Correct as of April 2021

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