Single Tooth Replacement
What does a Single Tooth Replacement Involve?
- Consultation, X-ray, CT Scan and Diagnosis.
- We will fit a titanium implant into your jawbone in the first instance. This is a small surgery performed with a local anaesthetic, but sedation is also available.
- If we are replacing a front tooth, you will have a temporary tooth fitted in the same session. You will never be without a tooth!
- This is then left to heal between 3 to 6 months.
- Once the healing is complete, we will create a mold of your teeth and produce a natural looking porcelain crown in our laboratory. We then fit this permanent tooth in the place of the temporary tooth.
- We’ll ensure that your new tooth matches up to your existing adjacent teeth (if applicable), meaning, they’ll look natural and feel incredibly comfortable.
How Long Will My Single Tooth Replacement Last?
Provided you look after your tooth replacement with good oral hygiene, appointments and regular dental check-ups; there is no reason why the implant would not last you 20 years or more, which is the case 95% of the time.
What Makes a Single Tooth Implant Different?
There are a number of reasons that a dental implant is a better solution for a missing tooth than a denture or a bridge. These include:
- An implant does not require that the tooth is attached to adjacent teeth (as is the case with a bridge). This means that there is no need for a dentist to cut into or in any way damage your healthy surrounding teeth.
- A denture can move around and feel uncomfortable. An implant on the other hand is fitted in one place and doesn’t move, eradicating the discomfort this causes.
- With implants, there is no risk, as there are with dentures, of any slippage, particularly in a public place. Dentures slipping in a public place can cause real embarrassment.