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Single Tooth Loss

Losing a tooth can have a devastating impact on your confidence if it makes you feel self-conscious about your smile in public. Whether it was lost through injury or advanced tooth decay, a single tooth can be successfully replaced by a dental implant with clinically proven treatment.

Replacing a missing or failing tooth with a single-tooth implant has great benefits over the alternative options of a bridge or denture

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically placed into the gap created by missing tooth. Once in position, the implant begins to integrate with the surrounding bone and tissues, firmly anchoring itself in position. When the implant is healed and secure, the second stage of the treatment can begin. The second stage entails the fixing of a crown or bridge firmly onto the implant. This restored tooth will look natural and blend in with the rest of your teeth, as it is designed to match their colour, size and shape exactly.

It is important to replace missing or failing teeth, as with fewer teeth on which to chew, the stresses on the remaining teeth increase and reduce their lifespan. Unopposed teeth can change position and interfere with the way you bite and chew, so causing further damage in the future.

Who is suitable for dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best solutions to missing teeth. To be a good candidate for implants, you need to have:

  • Enough bone in the jaw to support the implant
  • Healthy gums
  • Good overall health

To benefit from dental implants you must also be committed to an excellent oral hygiene routine, which involves brushing your new teeth twice a day and taking care of the gums surrounding the implanted teeth.

Planning and restoration of dental implants

All implant work begins with a full assessment of your mouth and bite. Once a treatment plan has been created by us, we then involve one of our trusted surgeons who will place the implant(s).

It is very important that implants are placed in an ideal position for both appearance and function. We pre-plan with the surgeon and technician where the implant should be placed and which type of implant is to be used.

After the initial surgery, we will oversee the healing phase. Once the implant has fused to the bone, we then fit the crown, bridge or precision attachment to the implant.

With careful planning, dental implants have proved to be a very reliable restoration with a good long term prognosis.

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Visit SC Dental Studio in Slough

If you have questions about missing teeth or dental implants and wish to restore your smile back to its former glory? Call us on 01753 550 888 to find out more or click the button on the right to make an appoint online and we’ll fill you in on all our available options.