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Single Tooth Implants: A Permanent, Natural-Looking Solution

If you have a missing tooth, you may have considered getting a dental implant to restore your smile. But what if you only need to replace a single tooth? A single tooth implant could be the ideal solution for you.

What is a Single Tooth Implant?

A single tooth implant is a permanent, natural-looking way to replace an individual missing tooth. It involves surgically placing a titanium post into your jawbone to act as a tooth root. Once the implant has fused to your bone (a process called osseointegration), we attach a natural looking porcelain crown to the post. This crown is custom-made to blend in seamlessly with your remaining teeth.

Benefits of Single Tooth Implants

There are many advantages to choosing a single tooth implant over other options like a fixed bridge or partial denture:

• Permanent solution – Implants can potentially last a lifetime with proper care
• Natural look and function – Implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth
• Preserves bone – Implants stimulate bone growth to prevent deterioration
• Easy maintenance – You care for implants just like your other teeth
• No impact on adjacent teeth – Unlike bridges, implants don’t require grinding down neighbouring teeth

Is a single tooth implant right for you?

Single tooth implants can replace a tooth in the front or back of your mouth. However, you must have adequate bone density to support the implant. If you’ve experienced significant bone loss, a bone graft may be needed before getting an implant.

Other Dental Implant Treatments

Single tooth implants aren’t your only option from Crossbank Dental Care. Our experienced dentists can also provide:

• Multiple tooth implants to restore several missing teeth
• Implant-supported bridges to replace a row of missing teeth
• Implant-retained dentures for a full arch replacement

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The entire single tooth implant process is completed over several months. After the initial implant surgery, it takes 3-6 months for the implant to integrate with your jawbone. Once healed, we attach the custom-made crown. Most patients agree the wait is well worth it for a permanent new tooth!

Your New Tooth Will Look and Feel Natural

One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is how natural the results look and feel. Unlike bridges or dentures that rest on the gums, implants actually fuse with your bone to become like a real tooth root. The crown is also carefully designed to match the size, shape and colour of your existing teeth. You’ll be able to eat, brush, floss and go about your day without thinking about your new implanted tooth.

If you’re missing a single tooth, ask the team at Crossbank Dental Care if you could be a candidate for a natural-looking, permanent tooth implant replacement.

We will work with you to restore your smile and ability to eat the foods you love.

Contact us today on 01539 720820 or via our website at www.crossbankdental.com to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our friendly & knowledgable Treatment Coordinators!

 

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