Single Missing Teeth
A dental implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth in any area of the mouth, whether it be at the front or back of the mouth, or in the top or bottom jaw. If the tooth has not been extracted yet, it is best to leave it if possible, as sometimes the implant can often be placed at the same time as the tooth is extracted and can sometimes lead to better results.
Implants can only be placed where there is adequate bone and this can only be predictably assessed by taking a CT scan. These days, it is not acceptable to place implants without taking a CT scan. We are one of very few Practices who have a CT machine, so the process is quick and convenient. Following assessment, we will discuss the options with you and give you a detailed written report and treatment proposal, which also details the costs. We encourage you to consider all your options to make sure you are comfortable with your decision.
Once the implant has integrated into the jaw bone, the final crown can be secured into place on the implant. Our policy is to follow up all cases for a 12 month period with no additional cost, to make sure there are no problems and to ensure you are happy with the result.
Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)
The ADI aims to provide the public with an improved understanding of the benefits of implantology, and Members with the benefits of continuous skills development, safeguarding standards.