Single Tooth Implant

Long lasting option to replace missing teeth or broken teeth
Same day replacement of teeth
Looks and functions like natural tooth

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Free

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Overview of single tooth implant

Single tooth implants are a highly effective solution for replacing a missing tooth. They consist of a titanium cylinder which is placed into the jawbone that is connected a custom-made crown that mimics the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

This offers excellent aesthetics, durability, and preserves neighbouring teeth while promoting overall oral health by preventing bone loss.

Single tooth implants have become a popular choice for restoring smiles and improving chewing ability

What Are Dental Implants?

Loose, broken or missing teeth can have a massive impact not only on your smile, but your confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants are the gold standard solution to help replace missing teeth. They are metal cylinders placed into the jaw bone to help support a tooth crown.

Dental implants are a popular option for individuals seeking a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. So, what exactly is a dental implant? Essentially, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. It acts as a stable base for replacement teeth such as crowns or bridges.

The dental implant itself is typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with the bone over time, ensuring a secure and durable fit. Dental implants offer several benefits compared to other tooth replacement options, including improved oral function and aesthetics.

While they may require a bit more investment upfront, dental implants are often the best solution for those seeking a permanent and natural-looking tooth replacement.

 

how the process works

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Implant is inserted
into the bone

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Healing process of the bone (osseointegration)

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Dental abutment
is placed on the dental implant

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Ceramic crown is placed which replaces the real tooth

benefits of single tooth implant

Improved Confidence – With a more natural smile, dental implants will empower you to approach each day with boosted self-assurance and a positive self-image.

Long-lasting Solution – You can count on dental implants for the long haul, knowing you have a dependable and enduring solution

Easier Eating – Dental Implants restore your ability to enjoy a variety of foods without difficulty, making mealtimes more enjoyable and supporting your overall health and well being.

Oral Health Preservation – By preserving your bone, implants help maintain the health of your remaining natural teeth and ensure the longevity of your overall oral health.

Clear Communication – Regain your ability to articulate words clearly, ensuring smoother conversations with loved ones and more effective communication with your colleagues.

Comfort and Stability – Enjoy comfort and stability as your dental implants securely anchor your new teeth, eliminating any discomfort or inconvenience associated with loose dentures.

Hassle-Free Maintenance – Dental implants are low-maintenance, simplifying your daily oral care routine and reducing the time and effort needed for a healthy smile

A Natural Sensation – Experience the natural look and feel of your dental implants, allowing you to enjoy life with confidence and authenticity.

 dental implant after care

Avoid Smoking – Smoking can delay the healing process and increase the risk of dental implant failure. It’s advisable to quit smoking to support the long-term success of your dental implants.

Regular Dental Check-ups – Schedule routine check-ups with your implant dentist for cleans and to monitor the condition of your dental implants and overall oral health.

Oral Health Products: Use dental products recommended by your implant dentist to avoid abrasive toothpaste and mouthwash, which can damage the dental implants and surrounding tissues.

Diet: While dental implants are robust, avoid very hard or sticky foods, especially during the initial healing period. Stick to a balanced diet to promote healing and maintain your implants’ integrity.

Protect Against Teeth Grinding – If you are aware you grind your teeth, ask your dentist about a nightguard to protect your dental implants from overload.

Who Is a Candidate for Single Dental Implants?

Missing teeth – People who have experienced tooth loss due to various reasons, such as decay, trauma, or gum disease.

Toothless – Those who have lost some or all of their natural teeth and seek a fixed solution to replace them. For those without any teeth all-on-four dental implants may be a better solution

Loose Dentures – Individuals who have dentures that dont fit, have loose dentures or painful dentures may wish for a more stable and permanent solution.

Being in good health, having adequate bone with good oral hygiene will also improve the chances of success with dental implants

How to fit a Dental Implant Crown

What is the process of getting a dental implant

Easy 3 Step Action plan

Consultation and 3D scan

Placement of dental implant

Connect tooth crown to dental implant

How much does single dental implant cost

Single Dental Implants

From £2800

From £155 per month 0% APR

From £46 per month 9.9% APR

Alternative Options For Dental Implants

Dentures

Dental Bridge

Options for
Missing Teeth

Aspect

Dental Implants

Bridges

Dentures

Procedure

Invasive surgical procedure

Requires support from adjacent teeth

Non-invasive, no surgery

Stability

Excellent

Good

Varies

Appearance

Most natural look and feel

Improved appearance

Some aesthetic compromises

Chewing & Speech

Efficient chewing & speech

Improved function

Reduced chewing efficiency

Affect on jaw bone

Maintains bone health

No affect on bone levels / may lead to bone resorption

May lead to bone resorption

Lifespan

25+ years

7-12 years

Requires frequent repair and maintenance

Maintenance

Low maintenance, like natural teeth

Low maintenance

Regular cleaning and care

Cost

Higher initial cost

Moderate initial cost

Most Affordable option

Suitability

Suitable for most depends on available bone

Suitable in specific cases

Suitable for some

Comfort

Comfortable and nonremovable

Comfortable and non-removable

Can become uncomfortable, requires adjustments

Adhesives

Suitable for most depends on available bone

No adhesives needed, attached to the adjacent tooth

May require adhesives

Adjustment Period

Minimal adjustment period

Slight adjustment period

Long adjustment period

Dental Implants Before and After

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single tooth implant FAQ

What is a single tooth implant?

A single tooth implant is a solution to replace a missing tooth. It consists of an artificial tooth root (implant post) made of titanium that is placed into the jawbone, connected with a crown to replicate the natural tooth.

How is a single tooth implant different from a dental bridge or dentures?

Unlike dental bridges, which require neighbouring teeth to support the teeth, a single tooth implant stands alone without impacting adjacent teeth. Additionally, unlike removable dentures, single tooth implants are a fixed and permanent solution that feels and functions like a natural tooth.

Who is a suitable candidate for a single tooth implant?

Candidates for single tooth implants are individuals missing a single tooth due to injury, decay, or other reasons. They should have sufficient bone and healthy gums to support the implant.

Is the process for a single tooth implant painful?

The implant procedure is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the process. Patients may experience mild discomfort the day after the surgery, which can be managed with prescribed pain relief medication.

How long does it take to complete a single tooth implant?

The entire process can take several months and involves multiple stages: implant placement, healing (osseointegration) of the implant with the jawbone, and placement of the custom-made tooth crown. The duration may vary based on individual healing and treatment plans.

How durable are single tooth implants?

With proper care and maintenance, single tooth implants are designed to last for many years, and in many cases, they can last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are crucial for their longevity.

Can single tooth implants look and feel natural?

Yes, single tooth implants are customized to match the color, shape, and size of natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural appearance. They also function like natural teeth, allowing for normal eating and speaking.

Are there any risks or complications associated with single tooth implants?

Complications with single tooth implants are rare, but as with any dental procedure, there are risks such as infection, implant failure, or complications during healing. However, these risks are minimized with proper treatment planning and by following post-operative instructions.

Can a single tooth implant be used to replace multiple missing teeth?

While single tooth implants are used for individual tooth replacement, multiple single tooth implants or alternative solutions like implant-supported bridges or dentures may be considered for replacing several missing teeth.

Is there an age limit for getting a single tooth implant?

There isn’t a strict age limit for getting a single tooth implant. Candidates of various ages can consider this treatment, provided they have adequate jawbone density and good overall health. Dental implants are not recommended for patients that are growing, so a minimum approximate age of 25 is usually advised

What are the advantages of a single tooth implant over other tooth replacement options?

Single tooth implants offer several advantages, including preserving adjacent teeth as they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support (unlike dental bridges), and they provide a more stable and long-lasting solution compared to removable options like partial dentures. Additionally, implants help maintain jawbone density and offer a natural appearance and functionality similar to natural teeth.

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