Dental Implants

Why Choose Dental Implants at The Exeter Dental Centre

We offer the very best in advanced dental implant surgery using both the Ankylos and Straumann dental implant systems. Our implant clinic is led by Dr Phil Bennett, Exeter’s only European expert in dental implants and past president of the Association of Dental Implantology, alongside Joanna Sutcliffe and Ruairi Cunnane. Over 50 dental practices in the South West refer patients with missing teeth for dental implants to us, and together they have performed thousands of placements, from a single missing tooth to full mouth reconstructions.

Do you have missing teeth?

If you have a gap in your jaw from missing teeth and are looking to find a way to restore it, then implants aren’t the only option, they are just the best. Phil has successfully placed implants on patients from the age of 16 to 92, with a five year success rate of 98% and universally the post-operative opinion is one of ‘money well spent’.

We have an outstanding medical support team to ensure the very best dental implant treatment

What are dental implants?

They really are a revolution in dental care! Previously patients would have to deal with irritating removable dentures that would rub and become loose.

Dental implants have opened up a whole new world of options for our fantastic patients.

  • The next best to thing to having a real tooth
  • Permanent solution to one missing or several missing teeth
  • They are a replacement for a tooth’s natural root
  • They come in three parts; implant, abutment & crown
  • Made of titanium with a very special surface finish
  • Hardwearing & extremely long-lasting
  • Give you all the benefits of being able to eat, and chew properly without fear

Totally innovative options for delivering teeth in just one day! Same Day Teeth

Meet Dr Phil Benett

Embarrassed by missing teeth?

Embarrassed and fed up with the gaps in your mouth from missing teeth? If so, you are not alone. Talk to Phil Bennett about dental implants and discover how they might just be the perfect solution for you.

Talk to Phil

He is really approachable and there is nothing he doesn’t know or hasn’t experienced before. He would be delighted to help.

Contact our reception team 01392 272 350

Meet the rest of the implant team

Meet Joanna Sutcliffe


Qualifying in 1995 from Bristol, Jo has recently joined us and brings with her 20 years of experience and skill in the management of complex dental needs, including dental implants along with sedation techniques to help anxious patients.

She has recently been awarded a Diploma in Dental implants with distinction and is on the second year of her Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry.

Her key message is about building a relationship centred around mutual trust and respect to ensure you receive individually tailored treatment of the highest calibre.

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Meet Ruairi Cunnane

Ruairi graduated with an Honours BSc degree in Biochemistry from University College Dublin, and then went on to study Dentistry at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. He has also recently completed a Masters degree in dental implantology at the University of Bristol.

Ruairi’s particular interests are in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He also has experience treating very anxious patients using sedation and is committed to providing gentle dentistry.

He understands that it is important to build a long-lasting patient relationship with his patients, helping them to achieve a smile they are proud to wear.

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Discover implants and book your consultation with our implant team

How do we charge for dental implants?

Whether you require advanced complex treatment or a single implant, we aim to keep all our fees as simple and as clear as possible. Everything starts with a consultation and ends with a bespoke treatment plan tailored perfectly to your mouth.


Consultation £80

  • Detailed history, full examination and assessment
  • Inclusive of smaller and Orthopantomogram scan X-rays
  • Initial estimate of cost

Secondary Asseement £299

  • Before and After Photographs
  • Study models and further assesment
  • Followed by a full written treatment plan with accurate quote of costs clearly broken down and sent direct to you

Further discussions are complimentary

Before treatment:

After treatment:

Single Implant

Fully Restored
A great solution for replacing a stand-alone missing tooth This fee is fully inclusive of:

  • Ankylos or Straumann Advanced Implant
  • Implant Abutment
  • Bespoke Porcelain or Zirconia Crown
  • Bio-oss additional Bone (when required)

*Discounts apply for patients who need multiple single implants

Implant Retained Denture

A great solution for replacing large amounts of missing teeth and securing a denture in your mouth

This fee is fully inclusive of:

  • Cobolt Chrome Removable Denture (take out at night)
  • Three Mini Zest Implants
  • Bio-oss additional Bone (when required)

Implant Retained Bridge

(Covering three teeth)
A great solution to fill a large gap of missing teeth (For example 3 missing teeth in a row) with a fixed in place solution
This fee is fully inclusive of:

  • Porcelain or Zirconia Bridge
  • Anklyos or Straumann Advanced Implant
  • Implant Abutment
  • Bespoke Porcelain or Zirconia Crown
  • Bio-oss additional Bone (when required)

Top or Bottom Reconstruction

Same Day Teeth

  • The leading fixed solution to replace all your missing teeth in the top or bottom jaw
  • Removing dentures at night are a thing of the past, this restoration is fixed in position permanently
  • It gives you back the ability to chew and taste food as your palate won’t be covered over like dentures are
  • The closest thing to having your real teeth back
  • Implants are prosthesis and can be placed in one day
  • Price is charged per jaw and is fully inclusive of:
  • Six Advanced Ankylos or Straumann Implants
  • Large Span bridge
  • Six Implant Abutments
  • Bio-oss Bone (where required)

*Discounts Apply when patients require both Top and Bottom jaws reconstructing

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“The fabulous Phil Bennett who carried out the procedure was amazing and I felt no pain at all!”

Additional Costs

Our dental Implant treatment cases are carefully co-ordinated and put together with the greatest of thought. No implant case is the same, like no mouth is the same. We deal with extremely complex cases, but do our level best to keep fees uncomplicated. There are occasions where outside of the fixed fees, additional costs and treatments may apply which we have listed below as a guide. These are always included on your initial treatment plan quote after your consultation.

Preparatory Surgery

£200 teeth extraction
For patients that require tooth removal prior to dental implant surgery, we offer a reduced fixed fee for all extractions.
Whether you need 1 tooth or 10 teeth removing, the fee remains the same.

£150 CT Scan
Patients that have very little jaw bone may require a CT scan to check bone volume and density. We use a local provider for this and you pay them direct on the day of the scan.

£1,500 Sinus Bone Graft (Per Jaw)
Patients who have very little jaw bone, may need a bone graft to re build bone enable to support.

£600 Dental Implant Sedation (per hour)
For patients that require sedation, we can use a visiting consultant Anaesthetist for dental implant sedation. This fee is a fixed hourly rate.



What happens on a typical day of surgery?

Undergoing dental surgery can be quite daunting for many people. That’s why we always ensure up to the day of surgery you have all the information you need to feel comfortable about your treatment. On the day of surgery, you will be looked after by one of our lovely implant trained nurses and Dr Phil Bennett, who will be on hand to run through any questions or queries you may have. Surgery time varies, depending on the complexity of your case and how many visits are required, all of this will be covered during your comprehensive consultation. After surgery is complete, you will be given a post-operative pack which contains everything you will need for your recovery and a review appointment will be booked. We are privileged to work one of the UK’s leading experts in dental implants, rest assured you will be in great hands.

How many teeth can an implant hold?

Individual implants should hold individual crowns but in some circumstances a set of teeth can be bridged between two dental implants

3d scans for implants?

A 3D scan of a patients jaw bone is a really useful tool to use when planning dental implants. It allows the surgeon to ‘map’ important anatomical structures and avoid these during placement of the implant. A 3D scan would also help the surgeon assess the amount of bone present to place the implant in.

Dental implants under £1,500?

Will usually be placed by inexperienced dental implantologists using cheaper dental implants. Liken it to any purchase you make and remember you only have one body.

Titanium teeth implants?

Dental implants are often made from Titanium as human bone can attach to titanium very well securing the implant for the long term.

Can dental implants be done in one day?

Yes and we provide this service, we plan the procedure to the finest detail so patients can have dental implants and their restorations placed in one day.

Is there an alternative to dentures or implants?

A gap in your mouth can be filled with a dental bridge off the natural teeth either side of the gap.

How successful are dental implants?

Our implantologist has an over 95% success rate of the 2000 implants he has placed over the last 20 years.

How long do dental implants take?

This depends on the amount of implants placed but for one implant the procedure will last less than an hour.

What are mini dental implants?

Smaller implants placed where there is not a lot of the bone present for the implantologist. These can be used to help anchor loose dentures or place small restorations on top.

Dental implant procedure?

This is a gentle procedure under local anaesthetic to place dental implants in a patients jaw in order to place a restoration on top.

What are the dangers of dental implants?

The skill of placing any dental implant is in the planning. With an experienced dental implant expert dangers are mitigated. There are always risks with every surgical procedure, but with proper planning these can be avoided at all costs.