Tooth restoration in Nigeria varies from dentures, veneers, and dental implants. Although these three ways can effectively aid in the restoration of your lost tooth and give it that perfect functionality and aesthetics you desire, longevity between these three varies. The cost of dental implants has been one debatable procedure in Nigeria. This is because it is often perceived that the procedure is major surgery. Read on to find out more. 

Why Should I Consider Dental Implants? 

One of the major reasons why anyone would want an implant is based on the fact that they have missing teeth. Whether it is one tooth or multiple teeth, at a glance, you qualify to have a dental implant. A dental Implant helps replace your missing teeth and go ahead to give you the natural feel of the lost tooth. As long as dental x rays confirm that your gums are healthy and you have strong bone support, dental implants are the best and most effective way to replace those teeth. 

How Do Dental Implants work? 

Dental implants serve as artificial teeth placed into your jaw bone. They rely on the jawbone for support and look exactly like your natural teeth. Dental implants last for a very long time when compared to other types of tooth replacement. With this at heart, do you think the cost of a dental implant should withhold you from having the best option for a dental restorative? 

Also, you don’t need to flog yourself over trying to keep your restorative healthy and neat. Just as you keep your mouth clean with brushing and flossing, so can you do the same with a dental implant. You would need not to remove it at all. It is superglued to your jaw bone.  It is important to note that you should never neglect missing teeth. If neglected it would likely affect your gums, bone, lips thus affecting your speech as well as your smile.

Replacement implants will help maintain the health and strength of bone and gum structures of your mouth and will keep you smiling beautifully. Having implant surgery will mean that you can feel confident again with a restored smile. Missing teeth can cause you to feel insecure or upset about your appearance. Fixing your smile and regaining all of your teeth can alleviate embarrassment and boost your self-esteem.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost In Nigeria? 

Truthfully, the cost of a dental implant is dependent on the number of teeth to be replaced, the environment where the dental clinic is located as well as if there are underlying oral conditions involved. Yes! Dental implants are one of the most expensive tooth replacement options you may have, however, has listed the benefits so far, would you rather choose a temporal stressful restorative to a permanent procedure? A dental implant for a single tooth is said to be on average over hundreds of thousands of Naira. This is not conclusive. 

What’s the Dental Implants Process?

Here’s what you can expect with Smile360 dental clinic? 

After successfully booking your appointment, you would be required to see one of our dental implants experts who would clerk you effectively in order to confirm that you are fit for an implant. If you qualify, a strategic plan would be created so that it would help you attain a beautiful smile at the end of the procedure and of course, you would be in the know of every step taken. First off, after determining your teeth color, the post ( a replacement of the missing tooth would be placed technologically and surgically in your jaw. Don’t fret, the procedure is painless, also we would ensure that you are very comfortable throughout the procedure.  It takes about 3-4 months for the inserted post to fuse with your bone. Secondly, after you have healed properly, your new custom-designed crown would be connected to your post with an abutment. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

At Smile 360 dental Clinic,  we evaluate each patient on the following: 


When a tooth is missing, the surrounding bone begins to deteriorate. You need a certain amount of bone present so the post can fuse with it. If you have been missing a tooth for a while, there may not be enough bone to perform dental implant surgery. To determine this, we use a CBCT scanner. This modern technology gives us a 3D view of your mouth and jawbone so we can evaluate your bone quantity. If you have enough bone, we will move forward with your personalized treatment plan. If you don’t have enough bone for dental implants, then we can often perform a bone grafting procedure. This procedure can help your body regenerate bone and tissue. When you have sufficient bone, you will be able to move forward with the surgery.


Dental implants are most successful if placed in adults who are done growing and developing. If you or your child are too young, you may need to wait until your facial structure has developed. This is typically around the age of 16 for girls and 18 for boys.


Like most surgeries, good general and oral health is required for dental implant surgery. If you suffer from certain conditions like diabetes, are a heavy smoker, or have gum disease, then dental implants may not be viable. Rest assured, our dentists will evaluate you on an individual basis and if necessary, will work with your physician to find a solution. 

At Smile 360 Dental Clinic, we want you to have the best teeth and best smile possible. If dental implants seem like the right choice for you, call us today and schedule an appointment.