I need a single tooth replacing
Having a missing tooth can be difficult to live with. It can be awkward eating properly without the tooth or with a denture in place. Over time, the teeth around the missing tooth may start to drift, and this can cause spaces and difficulty biting, leading to further treatment and cost. A dental implant is great way to solve these problems permanently and securely.
Where there is a single missing tooth, you simply need single implant to replace it. This is a precision-made, hard wearing, titanium tooth root. An extension called an abutment is fixed to the implant and a custom-made crown is fitted over it. The crown is uniquely crafted to match the colour and contours of your other teeth. We use super strong Roxolid Straumann implants which are stronger and shorter, and can therefore be placed if the bone has reduced over time. They have a lifetime guarantee.
The Planning Process
Your free consultation is with our Implant Surgeon, Dr Adam Glassford. At this appointment you will be able to discuss fully your concerns. He will assess your mouth, bone and gums and advise you about replacing your missing tooth with an implant. All your questions will be answered.
3D CT Scan
A 3D CT scan will be taken to assess your bone levels and allow precise planning of your treatment. It is Gold Standard practice to provide a CT scan for implants, so that the position of your nerves and blood vessels can be precisely assessed for safe surgery.
Planning the Aesthetics
During treament planning, each tooth in your smile will be assessed in relation to each other, and in realtion to the propsed new implant crown. It will be discussed whether you are happy with the present colour of your teeth, or whether you would like to plan to whiten the remaining teeth prior to choosing the final implant crown colour.
Implant Placement Process
A single dental implant can be fitted in less than an hour under local anaesthetic or with sedation. A temporary bridge is normally fitted immediately so you can continue life as normal. You may need simple painkillers after surgery. The implant will integrate naturally with your existing bone making it strong and secure.
Preparing the Implant Crown
The gum is then normally allowed to heal for up to 12 weeks. After this time, a detailed record is taken, the colour matched and the bite checked. This information is sent our world class ceramist and used to construct a porcelain crown.
Fitting the Implant Crown
The colour and layered translucency of the porcelain is created by hand and is unique for every patient. At your following appointment the new crown is fitted securely onto the titanium implant.
Our Highly Experienced Surgeon
Team Leader Dr Adam Glassford
Dr Adam Glassford BChD Dip Con Sed(Ncle) Dip Imp Dent (RCS)(Eng.)(Adv cert) is a highly experienced dental implant surgeon with a national reputation. He is the leading provider of Straumann dental implants in the North of England. He has a relaxed style and is passionate about helping anxious patients to feel at ease and receive treatment. He holds the Advanced Implant Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Diploma in Conscious Sedation from Newcastle University and has won the Restorative Patient Choice Award at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2015. Dentists from all over Yorkshire refer their patients and themselves to him.
Complimentary Hygiene Appointment
We want your implant to remain healthy for life! At the end of your implant treatment our hygienist will teach you the very best ways to clean around your new implant. After this, we recommend regular checks and hygiene appointments for life to maintain the health of your implant.
Annual Implant Check
We recommend that you attend for an annual implant check to assess your implant with your surgeon.
5 Year Guarantee
We provide a 5 year guarantee for your dental implant and restoration, and Straumann provide a lifetime guarantee of the implant fixture. Ts and Cs apply.
"I Can Bite An Apple Now!"
“I’d originally had a false tooth put on the front tooth there, it had gone black. So the dentist at the time put a false crown over the top, but it kept coming off. So the dentist referred me to this practice for a dental implant to be done. It was a good experience, completely different to what I had thought, less painful. I thought there would be more involved. It was brilliant. I just had local anaesthetic. It wasn’t sore at all. Absolutely straight forward. I can bite an apple now, whereas I would have never done that before as it would have broken off.”
Costs for a single tooth start at £2450.
Would you like to make your first step to having a secure tooth? Call our Dental Implant team on 01904 639667 and arrange your free no-obligation consultation today.