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Single Tooth Implant

An implant which looks and functions like a real tooth is the complete answer to the problem of a missing or failing natural tooth.

Up until now the only alternatives to filling the gap left by a missing tooth were a bridge or a denture, both of which can be uncomfortable and difficult to maintain, and can damage the adjacent natural teeth. An implant is a replacement that feels good, looks good and is the next best thing to a natural tooth. And unlike a bridge or a denture, a properly maintained implant is more likely to last a lifetime.

The placement is a relatively simple and painless process normally performed under local anaesthesia, although sedation is also available for patients who wish it. 

Missing One Tooth Step 1

Missing One Tooth

The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident, tooth decay or gum disease. 

Missing One Tooth Step 2

A dental implant installed

The dental implant is installed in the jawbone. No healthy teeth are affected or damaged. With other replacement solutions, adjacent teeth might need to be ground down to support a bridge.

Missing One Tooth Step 3

An abutment is attached

The abutment is attached to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly at the edge of the gum.

Missing One Tooth Step 4

New tooth

The new tooth is now complete and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.