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A single tooth implant is an excellent option to replace a missing tooth or teeth, restoring your natural and healthy smile.

Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is important for optimal oral care and a radiant smile.

  • Reduce stress on your existing teeth
  • Avoid adjacent teeth moving into the space
  • Make eating more comfortable
  • Enhances your smile

Dental implants are usually a preferred treatment option for missing teeth as they are fixed in place (unlike dentures which are removable) and do not damage or rely on adjacent teeth (unlike bridges which need support from teeth either side of the gap)

Our Implant dentist will be able to advise you if a dental implant is right for you. They will take X-rays of your mouth to establish the integrity and health of your jawbone – a key factor to the success of tooth implants.

How does a dental implant work?

A titanium post is first permanently fixed to your bone at the site of the missing tooth, this will essentially act as the ‘root’ of your tooth, for maximum strength, stability and longevity. It is important to allow time for the implant to integrate with your bone. You will be provided with a temporary tooth whilst the area is healing.

Several months later, after your implant has healed, your dentist will then attach a dental crown to the post. This is custom-made to replicate the missing tooth in size, shape and colour, also taking into account your natural teeth and your smile.

How long will an implant last?

With regular brushing and oral care, dental implants are a long-lasting solution to replace missing teeth. We would recommend professional cleaning with a hygienist every 4 months to ensure the gum health around your implant is maintained.

Is a tooth implant treatment painful?

It is important that you are comfortable throughout any of your treatment and we will always go at a pace to suit your needs. You should not feel any pain during your implant treatment, as your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic.

At Bassett Dental Practice, you may be able to undergo the procedure under sedation if you are particularly anxious about your treatment.

Following the procedure, you may feel some discomfort and experience swelling or sensitivity around the implant area for a few days.

For more information regarding this treatment

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