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Dental Implants For A Single Missing Tooth For Patients Near Chiswick

If you lose a tooth, there are various options available to you; we always recommend replacing missing teeth because gaps in your smile can contribute to oral health problems, as well as affecting the way your smile looks.

 Why is it beneficial to replace missing teeth?

It is important to replace missing teeth for a number of reasons; firstly, gaps in your teeth affect the aesthetic of your smile, which can also have an impact on your confidence and self-esteem. It is also common for missing teeth to affect speech and your ability to chew food properly and missing teeth can also cause the remaining teeth to start to move out of position, which can make brushing difficult, which increases the risk of decay and gum disease. Replacing missing teeth enables you to enjoy a full range of functions, as well as a healthy looking, attractive smile.

 Single dental implants

If you lose a single tooth, either through injury, trauma or decay, dental implants are a great option. Dental implants are small titanium screw-like dental devices, which are used to replace the root of the missing tooth; the implant is placed in a socket in the jaw bone and then left to integrate into the bone. It is possible to attach the implant to a dental bridge, denture or crown in order to replace any number of missing teeth; in the case of a single missing tooth, the implant is attached to a new dental crown.

Once the crown has been attached, the tooth will look exactly like a natural tooth; the crown will be matched to the colour of the natural teeth and it will also function in the same way as your other teeth.

Single implants are a popular choice for younger patients who have lost a tooth as a result of a    sports injury or accident; they are the best option in this case because they are designed to last for many years and they provide the best aesthetics. Contact the team at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Chiswick for more information.



Have you got the wrong idea about dental implants at your Chiswick dentist?

Losing a tooth can affect many different functions, such as chewing, the way you speak, keeping your facial muscles in place and stopping your other teeth from moving into different positions.  Losing a tooth can also affect your general self-esteem – but you could consider dental implants to restore the confidence you feel in the way your teeth look.

If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants at your Chiswick dentist are an option that will work really well.  They actually look, feel and work in the same way as natural teeth, making them the next best thing should you need to replace any missing teeth.  Lots of patients are often put off by dental implants, believing that it is a treatment for older people.  This is not the case, as patients of all ages (within reason) can have the treatment if they have lost a tooth.

What is involved in the process of having the dental implant procedure?

There are three parts that go into creating a dental implant; these are the dental implant, the Abutment and the Crown.  After an initial assessment of your mouth, your dentist will insert a small titanium post into your jaw to act as the root of the tooth – this is the dental implant.  There is then a waiting period in which the bone is given time to grow around the implant, which usually takes around two to six months.  After this your dentist will attach the new crown to the dental implant by using an abutment, which keeps the new ‘tooth’ secure and in place.  Your new dental implant, if cared for properly and cleaned regularly, can actually last a lifetime.

The treatment itself is extremely successful and, although fairly long, it is well worth it.  It is also relatively pain-free when under anaesthetic, so there is no need to worry about the pain of the treatment.

Don’t let missing teeth get you down

Dental implants can replace dentures for a more comfortable, secure fit.

For decades, the only thing you could do when you lost your teeth was replace them with a set of false teeth or dentures. These could be quite cumbersome; a row of fake teeth fixed to a plate that slotted into either the roof of your mouth or lower jaw. They could cause all sorts of problems with a patient’s gums, rubbing away causing them to recede or bleed, leading to infections. But, of course, dentistry has come a long way since then.

Now, if you have a tooth knocked out or have lost some to decay, you can have a dental implant fitted instead. This works on the same principle as dentures, with a fake tooth fitted into the gap in your mouth, but in this case the dental implant is actually fused into the jawbone during a short, minor operation. Your gum tissue will actually grow back around the implant so the implant will look and feel like a real tooth.

Dental implants may seem like a perfect solution to tooth loss, but like most medical procedures they do have some negative aspects. For one thing, they are a lot more expensive than dentures. This can be balanced out by the fact that they require less maintenance and once they’re fitted, that should be the end of it – apart from your regular check-ups, obviously! The positives are much more numerous; patients have described implants as comfortable, secure, natural-looking and functional.

Of course, in the bad old days you had to take your dentures out to clean them effectively and make sure you’d got rid of all those annoying bits of food stuck under the bridge. While this is less likely with implants, you still have to maintain a very strict oral hygiene routine and there are lots of dedicated toothbrushes and types of dental floss, specifically aimed at the dental implant wearer.

Sparkle Dental are here to add a little ‘sparkle’ to your smile

If you live in the Chiswick area and currently have missing teeth issues, you could talk to your dentist and see if you are a suitable case for dental implants. Your quality of life is bound to improve, and you will find that you can eat all of your favourite foods once again!