Single Dental Implants
The best solution for missing teeth
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that provides a solid anchor for dental restoration. A single dental implant could provide support for one or multiple artificial teeth. Dental implants are a popular choice for replacing missing teeth as they provide a strong and stable foundation.
Once the procedure is completed, the restoration will look, feel and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants are a popular choice for those looking for a long-term solution to their missing teeth. They allow you to eat, speak, chew and smile with confidence again.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are placed into the jawbone, where they will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. This process is known as osseointegration, and it provides a strong and stable foundation for a dental crown or bridge. Once the implant has bonded with the bone, a small connector called an abutment is placed on top of the implant and this is used to hold the crown or bridge in place.
The dental implant is designed to last a lifetime, but the restoration may need to be replaced or repaired over time. We will always aim to provide you with a long-lasting solution, but we will also provide you with advice on how to take care of your implant to help it last for as long as possible. You’ll need to follow our aftercare advice to help protect your implant from infection, as this can cause the implant to fail.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are ideal for replacing one or more missing teeth. You could also opt for All-On-4 Dental Implants which can replace an entire arch. The treatment is suitable for most adults, but we will need to check that you have healthy teeth and gums.
To be considered a good candidate for dental implants, you will need to have good oral health and no signs of gum disease. You’ll also need to be a non-smoker, as smoking increases the risk of the implant failing. If you have a medical condition that affects your ability to heal, you may not be suitable for this treatment. During your initial consultation, we will explore all of this in greater detail.
Do dental implants hurt?
The dental implant procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the treatment. You may experience some discomfort and swelling afterwards, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.
In general, many patients report that dental implants are no more painful than a simple extraction. And once the treatment is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favourite foods again. Unlike with dentures, you can eat any food you like with dental implants.
All On 4 Dental Implants
Say goodbye to poor-fitting dentures for good
All-on-4 dental implants offer an innovative solution to missing teeth. This unique restoration uses four to six dental implants to support an entire arch restoration. If you are missing all of your teeth and would like a permanent replacement for dentures, All-On-4 dental implants could be ideal.
How do All-On-4 Dental Implants work?
The All-On-4 system uses four implants to support an entire arch restoration. This means you can have fixed dentures that do not need to be removed, and they will feel and function just like real teeth. Longer, angled dental implants also make it possible to fit the prosthetic restoration on the same day, so you don’t have to wait around.
If you have been told you are not a candidate for dental implants because of low bone density, All-On-4 Dental Implants offer an ideal solution. The longer implants allow the restoration to be secured to the back of your jaw which is less likely to suffer bone density loss following tooth loss.
Who is a good candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants?
You could be an ideal candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants if you are missing most or all of your teeth on a single arch. If you currently wear dentures and would like to explore a more permanent solution for missing teeth, All-On-4 Dental Implants could offer a way to regain your confidence and independence.
With single dental implants, your bone density plays an important part in your eligibility, but with All-On-4 Dental Implants this is less of a concern. When you have missing teeth, your bone density can diminish over time. This can lead to a sunken appearance, but dental implants help to maintain bone density, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
How long do All-On-4 Dental Implants take?
With the All-On-4 treatment plan, you could enjoy a same-day restoration. This means that the dental arch restoration can be fitted on the same day as your dental implants are placed in the jawbone. You’ll have a choice between fixed and removable dentures, giving you complete flexibility and control.
Every journey with All-On-4 Dental Implants is unique, and we will explore the treatment plan with you during your consultation. The time it takes to place your dental implants will be influenced by a number of factors, and we want you to have realistic expectations every step of the way.