We frequently recommend patients who have lost single or multiple teeth consider dental implant treatment. Although treatment can take a little longer to complete compared with standard procedures for replacing missing teeth, the potential benefits make it highly worthwhile.
Why Choose a Single Dental Implant?
Often a single tooth is replaced with a bridge supported by crowns fitted over natural teeth adjacent to the gap. While effective, these adjacent teeth must be substantially reshaped, removing potentially healthy tooth structure. It is never desirable to cut down a perfectly healthy tooth which is why a single dental implant can offer a more conservative solution. The implant will be self-supporting and your new implant tooth will emerge from your gums, just like a real tooth.
Where multiple teeth are missing, dental implants offer a strong and stable way to replace them without the need to replace every single tooth with an implant. A consultation with our dentist will determine how many implants are needed to replace your missing teeth. Multiple implants can be used to support bridges of teeth or even complete arches. With this option, teeth are held permanently in place fully restoring your ability to smile and eat comfortably.
Our practice provides standard and mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are smaller and narrower than standard implants and are particularly useful for denture stabilisation.