Single Tooth Implant

A dental implant can replace a single missing tooth; without touching or preparing adjacent teeth.

If you have a missing tooth whether it be a recent accident or something you have lived with for years; a dental implant can be the way forward to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind. When teeth are missing, the bone that previously supported them recedes and shrinks away. Therefore by replacing the missing tooth root with a dental implant actually preserves bone and your facial structures.

Ultimately your replacement tooth must look and feel natural both to yourself and other people; and function like a natural tooth by remaining secure while you talk and eat.

Treatment involves placing a titanium implant, which fuses with the jawbone to provide a secure foundation for your tooth replacement. Often the implant can be placed and restored with an acrylic crown on the same day whilst the dental technician makes your final crown a couple of months later.

Alternatives to single implants can be adhesive or conventional bridgework, both of which have potential drawbacks. Adhesive bridgework has unpredictable long term success, whilst conventional bridgework means heavily preparing (drilling) adjacent teeth.

Single Tooth Implant