The different types of dental implants

The need for implant dentistry is very common, with millions of people in the UK benefitting from dental implant treatment every year.

A dental implant is chosen because it provides stability for replacement teeth and helps maintain surrounding bone. This ultimately results in the implant and the bone integrating together – a process called osseointegration.

There are different types of teeth implants, including:

  • Singular tooth implants – a single tooth implant is used to replace one missing tooth. A titanium screw is placed in the jawbone as a replacement for that tooth’s root. A false tooth crown is then fixed to this implant, retained by either bonding or preferably a screw-retained crown.
  • Multiple dental implants – if there are multiple missing teeth adjacent to each other they can be replaced with more than one implant connected by a bridge, typically two implants and three to four teeth in one bridge.
  • Implant-supported bridges – again, if there are multiple missing teeth, a dental implant-supported bridge contains multiple prosthetic teeth, attached to a bridge, creating an arch of teeth implants
  • Implant-retained dentures – held in place by dental implants screwed into the jawbone, implant-retained dentures function better than normal dentures, as they are more stable, although there will still be an element of movement.
  • Smile-in-a-day dental implants (also known as all-on-4, same-day smile and full jaw dental implants) – are a long-lasting dental solution replacing loose, rotten and missing teeth or for those already with un-fixed dentrures. These implants are placed into the jaw, providing a full set of functioning teeth, in just one day

How much does a dental implant cost?

The cost of dental implants will depend on the treatment you need and the clinic you choose for your procedure.

For some clinics, dental implant costs will vary. This makes the average dental implant cost around:

  • Individual tooth implants – ranging between £1.5k£3.6k per single implant.
  • Multiple single tooth implants – the cost of individual tooth implants will be used, with a potential discount for opting for more than one implant (clinic dependent).
  • Implant-supported bridge – final costs range from £4,000£12,000 depending on the size of the bridge and the clinic you attend.
  • Implant- retained dentures – range from £10,000£16,000 for both the upper and lower jaws. Implant-retained dentures require daily removal and use housing designed to be replaced regularly – resulting in future extra and ongoing costs.
  • All-on-four or six or smile-in-a-day dental implants – starting at £11,000 for one jaw and between £17,000£35,000 for the upper and lower jaw. All-on-four is a well-known treatment throughout the industry and therefore many processes are used by various practitioners, which can change the average cost of dental implants.
  • The EvoSolution™, the advanced alternative to all-on-four or smile-in-a-day dental implants is suitable for all patients regardless of bone and tissue levels or bridge requirements – available from £9,000£28,000 depending on the number of jaws and the type of bridge required. The EvoSolution™ will entirely replace missing teeth and give patients a brand-new smile in a single day.

The EvoSolution™  gives patients an advanced, optimised solution designed to replace the upper, lower, or both jaws – as well as accessible pricing and finance options.

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EvoSolution™ – the advanced alternative to smile-in-a-day dental implants Overdenture All-on-four dental implants
Treatment can be completed in a single day without the need for bone grafts or sinus lifts Overdenture treatment will culminate in a fixed denture after several visits After multiple trips to the clinic and potential bone grafts, all-on-4 implant treatment will be complete
Each arch is permanently installed using 4 to 6 implants 2 to 4 mini-implants are used to provide removable overdenture support Four dental implants per arch are used to provide permanent prostheses
Fixed teeth are fitted on surgery day – eliminating the use of temporary dentures During treatment, temporary dentures will be necessary throughout Temporary teeth and dentures will be essential for many months
Due to the design and fitting of each prosthesis, superior dental hygiene is more likely Due to the size of the denture and the rigorous cleaning routine, poor dental hygiene is possible Depending on the clinic’s fitting protocol and the experience of the clinician, dental hygiene levels can be variable
Implant failure risk is reduced substantially due to the design of the prosthesis and the simple dental hygiene method Due to the cleaning protocol, implant failure risk is heightened Dental implant failure is variable depending on the clinic’s installation procedures and experience levels
Free dental implant consultations Consultations can be in excess of £150+ Consultation fees can reach around £150+
Expanded, slimmer dental arches reduce bulk, provide more teeth per jaw and leave the palate uncovered Typical prosthetic with a bulky feel and enclosed palate Arches are shorter and bulkier and so include fewer teeth, limiting function (such as the ability to chew food)
Full mouth costs range between £17,000 to £28,000 Full-mouth costs range between £10,000 to £16,000 with ongoing fees Full-mouth prices commonly range between £17,000 to £35,000

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We provide you with a new smile in a day

Our EvoSolution™ smile-in-a-day dental implant treatment helps our patients get back healthy teeth and a functional smile. We don’t provide temporary dentures – instead, we design, mill, and fit a completely unique and bespoke screw-retained prosthetic made just for you.

Our unique clinic set-up and in-house labs allow us to perform the treatment, design your prosthetic and fit it all in one day, meaning you can leave with a brand-new smile-in-a-day.

Take a look at our patient timeline

Take a look at our patient timeline


You'll arrive at our clinic at around 8am, where you'll be shown to your very own private dental suite. This is just for you, and we'll take every step to make you comfortable. After this you'll enter a treatment room where, under sedation and pain-free, a clinician will extract any remaining teeth and place your implants. This only takes around 2 hours per jaw.


After your treatment, you'll be taken back to your private patient suite to relax and recover. During this time, your clinician and our lab team will be producing your unique initial prosthetic in our on-site dental lab.

Late afternoon

Later on that afternoon, you'll return to the treatment room to have your new prosthetic fitted. You'll later leave with your first set of brand new fixed teeth. Over the next few weeks you'll be able to get used to your new smile, later returning for your final set.

The benefits of opting for a dental implant

There are numerous benefits to choosing a dental implant. If you only require a single tooth implant, it would be blended into the rest of your teeth, and few would ever know.

If you are having multi-sectional dental implants, you can also expect these to mirror your natural teeth, whilst providing you with increased confidence, as well as function.

When undergoing our smile-in-a-day EvoSolution™, you can expect the following benefits:

  • A solution that can change your life – giving you the confidence to not only smile but to eat what you want, when you want.
  • A full jaw fixed solution helping you to regain ‘real teeth’ function and a natural face shape – once the bone has been simulated – enhancing facial aesthetics.
  • Accurate tooth simulation and comfortable feel, as though they were your real teeth.
  • A completely bespoke solution designed, manufactured at the on-site laboratory in one of our purpose-built UK clinics, and implanted on the same day.
  • A team of highly experienced and specialised technical engineers, clinicians, lab technicians, nurse practitioners, patient co-ordinators, and receptionists – ensuring high-quality service at all times

What happens on the day of the surgery?

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At EvoDental, surgery day is made as comfortable as possible for you. Accessing one of our treatment clinics – in Heathrow, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, or Dartford – first thing in the morning, you will be taken to your own private patient suite and settled in – you’re very welcome to bring along a partner or friend to stay with you for the day. One of our nurses will be on hand to answer any queries that you may have.

Shortly after, you will have any remaining natural teeth extracted and the dental implants will be placed. This will be done via local anaesthetic and sedation – we have several sedation options that will be discussed with you prior to your surgery.

We will then perform bite calculation and take any impressions, which will be sent over to our on-site laboratory, where your bespoke prosthesis will be manufactured – on the same day, whilst you wait in your private patient suite.

Later that same day, you will then have your smile-in-a-day dental implant placed. These will remain in your mouth for a few weeks before you return to the clinic to have your final prosthesis fitted. This allows time for the implants to fully integrate with your jawbone and heal.

Why choose EvoDental for dental implants

As the UK’s only dental group specialising exclusively in full jaw reconstruction, we fix over 1000 jaws per year – and have over 14 years in this highly specialised treatment. Each of our treatment clinics – Heathrow, Birmingham, Leeds, and Liverpool – have partner hotels as well as our state-of-the-art on-site, laboratories, allowing us to provide you with a brand-new smile-in-a-day with EvoSolution™ dental implants.

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Our 'smile in a day' clinic locations

We have multiple dental implant clinics suitable for consultations, handily located in Harley Street, Heathrow, Liverpool, Leeds, Dartford, and Birmingham.

When joining us on surgery day, you will come to one of the locations that have on-site laboratories at our Heathrow, Liverpool, Leeds, Dartford and Birmingham, clinics. Here, Evo’s expert clinicians and skilled technicians craft completely bespoke prosthetics, that look and function like real teeth, and allow you to smile, eat and socialise with confidence.

Our clinics are all easily accessible and are close to all major transport links.

If you are coming a long way for your treatment, we are happy to provide a stay in one of our partner hotels that we have for each of our clinics, totally free of charge.*

*Harley St clinic is available for consultations only and a free hotel stay is not included

Our Clinics

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EvoDental - Liverpool Clinic
Evolution House, 5-8 Paramount Business Park, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 6AW

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EvoDental - Heathrow Clinic
2 Heathrow Boulevard, 284 Bath Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0DQ

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EvoDental - Birmingham Clinic
31 Homer Rd, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3LT

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EvoDental - Leeds Clinic

Ground Floor, Darwin Building, Leeds Valley Park, Leeds LS10 1AB

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EvoDental - Dartford Clinic

EvoDental at 2 Green Dental Boutique, 151 Crayford Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 4HA

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EvoDental - Harley Street Clinic
128 Harley Street, Paddington, West End, London W1G 7JT

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Dental Implants FAQ’s

Is anaesthetic used for removal of existing teeth and the placing of tooth implants?

General anaesthetic isn’t used when you have your teeth removed and the dental implants fitted, but local anaesthetic is. However, if you are nervous, you can also opt for sedation. We offer two types of sedation:

  • Oral sedation – this is dissolved in water and taken just before surgery. It can be used in conjunction with local anaesthetic
  • Intravenous sedation – this is given via a needle in the arm and again, is used with local anaesthetic

No matter the option you choose, you will still be able to communicate with the clinicians, ensuring the precision implant placement takes place effectively.

Can I get just one tooth implant with Evo?

No. Evo only carry out full jaw (top, bottom or both jaws) dental implant solutions. Providing smile-in-a-day dental implants day in and day out, means EvoDental are highly specialised in this procedure (EvoSolution™). All four of our clinics – in Harley Street, Heathrow, Birmingham and Liverpool – are set up with everything our experts need to deliver an exceptional, customer-focused service.

Do I have to have a temporary set of dentures when I’ve had my teeth removed and before I have dental implants?

No, we will never provide you with a temporary set of dentures. We will initially fit your bespoke prosthesis, which you will keep in for approximately 12 weeks, giving the dental implants time to fully heal. After this, you will return to our clinic, where you will have the final, bespoke prosthesis fitted.

Will you tell me I’m a suitable candidate for teeth implants on the day of the consultation?

Yes, we will. Once we have taken the cone beam CT scans and your medical history, we will make an informed decision on whether we are able to proceed with full jaw dental implants. We deem most people suitable but in the unlikely event you are not, we will utilise our expert knowledge to recommend other treatment options for you.

Will dental implant surgery have a long healing process?

Replacing your natural teeth with implant dentistry is a surgical process that will include a recovery and healing period that differs widely from person to person. It is not generally a long process, however, and most people find they feel like themselves again after just a few days.

Once your fixed solution has been placed on surgery day there is likely to be some tenderness at the implant site that can be controlled with pain medications, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol, and rest.

You are welcome to begin eating again as soon as you feel hungry, just try to stick to softer foods that can be easily cut with a fork.

For the next 4 months, we recommend choosing foods that need only gentle chewing, so your dental implant treatment can bond well with your jaw and heal well.

After your final checks at 6 months, your implants will be fully healed, so you should be fine to enjoy tougher-to-eat foods like steak and crunchy apples.

Is dental implant surgery the best way to replace missing teeth?

Only you can decide if a surgical treatment plan is the best way to substitute for your natural teeth.

As part of your free consultation with EvoDental, as well as checking your suitability for dental implants, we will discuss which option is best for you.

If after this discussion a full-mouth dental implant-based solution is not for you, for example, in circumstances where your natural teeth are healthy enough and do not need to be replaced, we can refer you to partner dentists.

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