Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth.
Losing a tooth can feel like you’ve lost your whole smile and can lead to loss of confidence from the beauty of your natural smile. You can also find that it interrupts your daily routine when it comes to eating and speaking. As a result, patients will turn to single tooth dental implants as a long-term solution.
What Are Single Tooth Dental Implants?
An implant is surgically placed in an opening that your dentist makes in the jawbone. After the implant attaches to your bone, it acts as a new “root” for the crown that will replace your missing tooth. A crown, which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.
What Are The Advantages of Having a Single Dental Implant?
There can be several benefits to having single implants as your long term solution to missing teeth.
Implants function in the same way as natural teeth. This means you can eat any type of food you like – with confidence and without pain – including foods that are hard, like apples, or difficult to chew, like crusty bread or steak. Implants also improve your ‘bite’ (i.e. the action of the jaws opening and closing), meaning your new teeth can bite and chew food just like normal teeth.
Implants are permanently fixed in place, so you don’t have to remove them for cleaning, take them out at night or worry about them moving, becoming loose or falling out. So, with one or two additional cleaning methods, which you will be shown you can clean your new implant-supported teeth as easily as natural teeth.
Most beneficial of all is the improved confidence that it can bring to your day to day life. A gap in your tooth may prevent you from smiling throughout the day, feeling anxious that someone will notice the missing tooth. Since dental implants act as a replacement for your natural tooth, the transition is seamless, making it practically unnoticeable.
Our Dedicated Implant Team
We have a dedicated implant suite here at Hale Dental for patients opting to have dental implant treatment. The team is headed up by peripatetic surgeon Richard Brookshaw who has vast experience in implant dentistry. As a lecturer in Implantology, Richard is well respected both nationally and internationally for his work.
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