Dental Implants Northern Ireland – Why Are They So Expensive?

Updated: Dec 3, 2018

If you are thinking of getting dental implants in Northern Ireland, then there is no hiding the fact that dental implants are expensive. With Single implants ranging from £1000 - £2000+, they can cost several times more than other dental restorations such as bridges and dentures traditionally used to replace missing teeth.

Q: So Why Are Dental Implants in Northern Ireland So Expensive ??

A: There are many reasons, which we will try and explain below.

Firstly, when trying to explain why they are so expensive it is important that we understand that you the patient are not buying a product, but rather a service. Dental implants are “medical devices” which are implanted into the living tissues of the jaw. These living tissues are also home to many nerves, blood vessels and sinuses which all need special care and attention during an implant placement, to ensure its success and your long term investment. Therefore dental implant surgery is both an art and a science, relying on The Right Materials, The Right Products and The Right Dentist.

Materials Today, most dental implants are made of titanium, a metal which has special qualities making it ideal for use in implant dentistry. Perhaps the most important reason is that Titanium is non-allergenic, meaning the body does not reject titanium implants as a foreign object and has the ability to fuse with natural bone in a process called osseointegration. This creates a super-strong platform upon which a crown can be fitted.

Titanium develops a thin film on its surface that protects it from corrosion, is resistant to acids, salt solutions and oxygen. Titanium is also an incredibly light weight yet extremely strong metal allowing it to withstand the pressures put onto a natural tooth in the mouth.  As Titanium has so many advantages for its use in both the outside world and the medical world the price for this metal is extremely high.

Another contributing factor to the cost of Dental Implants in Northern Ireland is the materials used to create the final crown which attaches to the dental implant. In the majority of cases Porcelain is used. Porcelain is easily moulded into shape, it’s stain-resistant, crack-resistant and can be easily coloured to match the natural shade of your teeth.

Implant design Dental implants are precision instruments and are manufactured using expensive processes. There are over 150 different designs of implant on the market and each one takes months of planning and improving to get it to the stage where it can be used within a dental practice. Your dental implant will be replacing a tooth and must do everything a tooth does and more because it is making up for the fact it is not a natural one and I think we can all understand  why this is such an expensive object.

The implant dentist The majority or dentists who place implants go through years of training to become implantologists allowing them to place implants correctly and safely. At Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic our lead dentists Dr Sinead McEnhill has continued her training to become a tutor and practice assessor for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry course at the Royal College of Surgeons.  Combined with bone reconstructive and regenerative techniques this allows Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic to offer our patients and referral patients the best treatment to fulfill functional and aesthetic desires. This level of training and skill clearly comes at a price.

The Dental Implant process is an expensive one, but for good reason! And the great news is that at Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic we offer payment plans which allow our patients to spread payments over a number of months/years.

If you would like to find out how dental implants can help you eat, smile and talk with confidence then come and talk to us here at Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic and take advantage of our FREE Consolations. Contact us on 028 66 329222, email  or visit our website at

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