Single Dental Implant Treatment would be recommended as a replacement where a single tooth is missing or if a tooth needs to be extracted. It is the most common long-term solution available, with extremely good results. It can be designed to match the original tooth and neighbouring teeth.
Tooth loss can have a detrimental effect on the quality of one’s life leading to further dental problems and psychological problems such as low self-esteem and social impairment. Dental implants are a great modern solution to missing teeth.
The main advantage this particular type of dental implant is that no treatment is required of the neighbouring teeth. This means that the rest of your dentition is left intact and hence preserved. Also, the titanium implant is fixed in your mouth so once you have the treatment you can treat it like any other tooth in your mouth. This means you do not have to take it out like dentures.
The tooth implant is often made of titanium and is fitted into the bone to create a replica of your roots. The top part of your implant is then constructed from our latest hard wearing porcelain range to look and feel like a new tooth. These types of implants can also be used to support more than one missing tooth as in implant supported bridges.
- A single tooth lost at the front of the mouth can be unappealing and affect self esteem.
- A tooth lost at the back of the mouth can cause problems chewing, leading to more pressure or chewing forces on the remaining teeth.
- If a missing tooth is left untreated or its replacement not sought, then it can cause detrimental effects in the long-term on the remaining teeth. This is due to the increased work that the remaining teeth now have to do to compensate for the lost tooth. This then leads to excessive tooth wear or fracturing of the neighbouring teeth.
- Missing teeth at the front of the mouth may also impair or alter your speech.
- The surrounding bone can begin to diminish making enhancing treatment more complex as time goes on.
- Loss of a tooth can cause drifting or movement of the neighbouring teeth. This slowly creates continual food and plaque traps leading to possible decay and gum disease.
A dental implant is often the easiest and simplest way of restoring the stability and aesthetics of the mouth. The best indication for this type of treatment is when we do not want to damage or include in our treatment plan the teeth either side of the missing tooth. The aim of this treatment is simply to balance your bite and replace the missing tooth in a way that is comfortable and suited to you.
A dental implant treatment is a simple surgical procedure and does not affect the teeth either side of the gap in any way. Indeed we can now construct the dental implant to match the neighbouring teeth.
Traditional tooth implants can take a few months with a few dental visits for the jawbone to integrate with the titanium implant. But taking advantage of modern technology, we can now choose to treat you with a system that only takes one dental visit. See IMPLANTS IN A DAY.
- It is quick & simple
- It is efficient
- It’s long-term prognosis is excellent
- You achieve great results
- No treatment of neighbouring teeth necessary
- Can support more than one tooth
- The implant is fixed and not taken out like dentures
How do you plan and design my treatment ?
The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.
We are at this stage able to assist you with potential options available to you. Depending on your requirements we can customise and tailor-make individual treatments plans to suit your needs and budgets. You can opt for simple procedures to more complex involved treatments plans to produce your beautiful new smile. Our aim is answer your questions and provide you with the advantages and disadvantages.
During this assessment we will investigate that you have the correct width, height and density of bone. When there is insufficient bone present than we often perform additional procedures such as bone grafts or sinus grafts to add more bone volume. This may need a healing period of 3 months prior to placing the implant the regenerated bone. We may advise that a CT-scan is taken to obtain this information. The dentist will also assess whether there is a possibility of an immediate implant for your missing tooth.
We use a wide selection of the latest state-of-the-art implant technology, techniques and systems to create a great appealing and functional end-result.
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5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
I live in London so it was no problem visiting them at Harley Street, I was a bit nervous when I walked in but it all went fine and I now have no more gaps in my teeth, many thanks
5 out of 5 starsposted 6 months ago
My dental plan included quite intrusive treatment, all of which was carried out with concern for my comfort. Time was taken to insure that I was included in every decision to be made.
Everyone was very friendly and made me feel 'at home'. Thanks to the dentists at this amazing practice!!
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Why dental implants are right for you
Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.