We would like to inform you that we REMAIN OPEN for ROUTINE & EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT.


Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make Cotteswold House Dental Care as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

From the 19th July, nothing will change at the surgery – patients will need to still wear a face covering and socially distance, and staff will continue to wear PPE


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64 Cotteswold Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 6RH

Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Dental implant abutment and crown

Essentially, a dental implant is used as a replacement for a lost tooth root. Dental implants are usually made from titanium and each implant is precisely and carefully inserted into the jaw where the missing tooth root should be and offers a base for a long-term tooth replacement.

A dental implant can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or a whole set of missing teeth to restore both aesthetics and function. Implants are also an ideal solution for stabilising loose or ill fitting dentures.

The Cost of Dental Implants

The Dental Implant cost will vary considerably depending upon each person's unique clinical situation, only a full dental health assessment will be able to give you an accurate costing, however we'll give you a basic guide here.

Let's look at two ways of replacing missing tooth and the associated cost.

Dental bridges at Cotteswold House Dental in GloucesterTo replace a single missing tooth with a dental bridge would require the tooth either side of the gap to be trimmed down to a stump to accept the supporting elements of the new bridge. This would require 3 new teeth at a cost of approximately £620 each, the total therefore to replace a single missing tooth with a bridge would be from £1860.

Conserving your healthy enamel

This comes with the added disadvantage that possibly healthy teeth either side of the missing one need to be reduced, this could mean that healthy tooth tissue is lost, something which dentists do not wish to do!

Because other teeth have also been touched there is an increased risk of further problems arising, it is always best to leave any teeth alone wherever possible.

Let's look at the cost of a dental implant to replace a single tooth…

To replace a single missing tooth with a simple dental implant would cost from £2100. in the short term this is a little more expensive than using a dental bridge however, in the long term it can work out a more cost effective option as there is less chance of further problems arising with the teeth either side.

If you would like to know more about implant treatment in Gloucester and how it could benefit you, call us today on 01452 524 024 and speak to a member of our team.

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“Everything You Need to Know about Replacing Missing Teeth”

A special report by Dr Steven Neal discussing what you absolutely need to know before deciding what to do.


  • Which tooth replacement technique is right for you?
  • Are you a candidate for dental implants?
  • How much will treatment cost?
  • How long will it take?
  • What are the downsides?
  • Will it hurt?

Dr S Neal, dental implant dentist in Gloucestershire at Cotteswold House Dental Care dental implant clinic in Gloucester

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