5th January 2016

Replacing Single Tooth

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Any person who needs to replace a missing tooth can benefit from dental implants. A dental implant is a small post which acts as a  root for tooth replacement. It is made of titanium, a precious metal which has been proven to be particularly bio compatible. The body accepts it as if it were part of it and titanium is used in many medical situations. Its high strength and resistance make it invaluable in its use in dental implants.

replacingtooth-step2The alternative to dental implants includes bridge and denture. A bridge is a good option for missing tooth replacement if the missing tooth is in a less visible part of your mouth. It’s relatively cost-effective, but it is not without drawbacks. The neighbouring teeth can require treatment to make them suitable to
support the bridge, which means removing some of the natural tooth structure or even crowning them.

A partial denture is a cost-effective option, but we find that many patients prefer not to have a denture for just one tooth. Dentures can feel bulky, be difficult to tolerate, and can make it difficult to eat or speak properly. Initial tooth implantreplacement cost of a dental implant can be relatively high when compared to dentures. However, according to British Health Foundation is now regarded as more cost-effective options in the longer run.
Dental implants can improve confidence and appearance. They allow people who have missing teeth to be able to smile, speak, and chew well and comfortably. Implants can restore the natural smile creating increased reassurance and spontaneity of expression.

implantA single unit implant is £1995. 0{d4d5f193675a25fc9682759783df4915cd621e7cf07cba0263d14201b62e87b4} finance available.

We would welcome any question and enquires if you are interested in dental implants and other treatments provided at our practice.

 

Example of a single dental implant and crown to replace an upper front tooth.

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Case by Dr. Rumit Desai