What’s so great about individual implants?
They look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.
Single Implants to Replace Single Tooth Loss
We know how worrying losing a single tooth can be – but thanks to modern dentistry, a single tooth implant provides the most effective solution to preserve your remaining teeth and bone.
If there’s one thing we understand, it’s how important it is for your new teeth to blend flawlessly and provide you with the same function as a regular tooth would. That’s why working with our implant surgeons will be the best option, as they will take your lifestyle, needs and oral health into consideration when restoring your smile.
What are single implants?
Our implant dentists use individual implants to replace teeth lost to trauma, decay, sports injury or gum disease.
Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Once positioned, an implantologist will mount new replacement teeth onto the cylinders, acting as artificial tooth roots.
Patients exhibiting bone loss may require bone graft surgery or sinus lifts.
Replace a tooth in just a few hours
Replacing lost teeth with an implant is the most conservative approach for your teeth as it will avoid the need to modify any healthy adjacent teeth, as a dental bridge would require.
The difference with single implants is that the implant-retained crown emerges from your gum, which gives it the most natural appearance.
However, this method requires experience and specialist training as it can often be one of those most challenging restorations, especially when attempting to blend with any remaining teeth.
That’s why it’s essential to choose a reputable and experienced implant dentist like Dr Richard Brookshaw, who manages all of our implant cases here at Aqua Dental.
Are implants suitable for you?
For many patients we meet, alternative restorative procedures like bridges and dentures are not options. For example, dentures can be loose and uncomfortable, and a bridge needs to attach on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth.
The main advantage of a single implant is that it avoids this, and most importantly, neighbouring teeth do not require filing to hold your new tooth in place. However, for your single implant to be successful, you need to have healthy gums, excellent oral hygiene habits, and an adequate amount of bone to support the implant.
Sadly, patients who have lost teeth are likely to have experienced bone loss in the jaw because of ignoring missing teeth for some time. That’s why implant consultations are essential to identify any issues beforehand to see if you are suitable for implantation.
What’s the implant process like?
Receiving a dental implant will require oral surgery under local anaesthesia. Our oral surgeon will cut into your gum to expose the bone; from here, a hole will be drilled into the bone for the metal implant to be placed.
Patients will still have a gap where the tooth was lost following this procedure. Whilst we wait for the implant site to heal (osseointegration), we can use a temporary solution to fill the gap for cosmetic purposes. Still, following that, patients can expect a fully restored tooth in three or so months.
How much does a single implant cost?
Costs for your treatment can vary. Until we assess and examine your oral condition, we do not know of any additional procedures that may be required. As a rough indication, single implants can cost from £1,900, which does not include the crown. However, here at Aqua Dental Clinic, we offer 0% finance and monthly payment plans to help you spread the cost of your implant treatment. 12-month interest-free finance plans are available as well as 60-month inexpensive payment plans.
We can approve your dental finance application in as little as 20 minutes.