Single Tooth Replacement in Alton
Implants » Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped.
Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth all on the same day.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you need to replace a missing or failing tooth, remember that a dental implant has many benefits over the alternative options such as a bridge or a denture.
- An implant is permanent
- You do not need to take out an implant unlike a denture
- Adjacent teeth need not be damaged unlike a conventional bridge
- Implants preserve remaining bone height
- Extremely high aesthetics - closely approaching that of natural teeth
- An alternative to root canal treatment and especially 'repeat' root canal work
Unlike having an extraction, the placement of a dental implant is a quick and relatively painless procedure. There is usually less bleeding, discomfort and a shorter recovery
Should you need to have an extraction, do remember to ask us whether we might be able to perform the extraction and place the implant on the same very day ! Sometimes it is possible for us to build a crown on the newly placed implant immediately. This is called 'same day teeth'. Should this not be possible for you, your implant surgeon will advise you and give you options of a temporary bridge during the healing phase of the implant. The healing phase for dental implants is usualy in the range of 120 days for the upper jaw and about 6 months for the lower jaw.
In certain cases, it is possible to place implants without even cutting the gums ! Such implants have to be placed with great precision. At Alton Dental, we have a very high success rate of such dental implants due to our high patient volumes.
If you have regular reviews with the dentist and have good oral hygiene, your dental implant will last you a lifetime. Remember that the dental implant wil feel just like one of your own teeth.
At Alton Dental, we aim to give you as much information during your first consultation and assessment visit so that an optimal number of implants can be decided upon for your well-being and comfort.
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- Single Tooth Replacement
- Multiple Tooth Replacement
- Implant Retained Dentures
- Bone Augmentation/ Bone Grafts
- Implant Systems used at Alton Dental
- Your First Implant Consultation at Alton Dental
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Gum Contouring and Teeth
- Restorative Dentistry
"All on 4" - Teeth in a Day
- Preventative Dentistry
Mouth Cancer Screening
- General Dentistry
Root Canal Treatment