Individual Tooth Replacement At Kent Smile Studio, Maidstone & Chatham
Here at Kent Smile Studio we provide an extensive range of dental implant procedures, including the innovative and convenient 'All on 4' full arch replacement treatment which offers patients a new set of teeth in just one day.
We understand that not all patients will need a full arch of teeth fitting, which is why we also provide single implants as an option for secure and strong single tooth replacement.
A modern dental implant accurately replicates the look and feel of a natural tooth, which means patients coming to our clinic are continually delighted with the exceptional results provided by this procedure.
Alternatives To Single Implants
It is possible to have a bridge or partial denture fitted to replace a singular tooth, however these options are not fool proof when it comes to maintenance and can cause issues. They are also much less secure than a dental implant as they do not replace the tooth root, just the tooth. This means that eventually the jawbone relating to the missing tooth has the potential to degrade over time, actively distorting the shape of the face. Another issue with bridges is the fact that they can require the preparation of a natural tooth in order to accommodate the replacement tooth. This means an otherwise healthy tooth has to be ground down, which would be unnecessary with a dental implant.
Single Implant Tooth Replacement
The dental implant procedure is extremely straightforward and you should also be reassured to know it is relatively painless. This is because a local anaesthetic is used to completely numb the area. Generally, once the implant has been placed it will take between 3-6 months for the implant to bond with the jawbone. After this point the crown can be attached to the implant. In some cases however, the crown can be added straight away but this is individual to each patient.
Once the crown has been fitted it is unlikely you will notice that one of your teeth is artificial, so will be able to use your mouth without even being aware of the implant at all. With a good maintenance plan, excellent oral hygiene and plenty of check-ups and support from Kent Smile Studio you should find your implant lasts you over twenty years - or potentially a lifetime.
Single Tooth Replacement With Kent Smile Studio
If you're interested in finding out more about this safe, efficient and effective form of single tooth replacement, please call Kent Smile Studio on Maidstone: 01622 754662 or Chatham: 01634 683123 and one of our friendly receptionists will be more than happy to book you in for a consultation.