Single dental implants, Beeston
An ideal solution for a missing tooth
It’s hard to share a smile when you’re aware of gaps and missing teeth. But here at Beeston Dental, we use single dental implants to bring your smile back to life while caring for your dental health.
Whether you’ve lost a tooth in an accident or through decay, we use one implant and a crown to replace it. The great news is that it will look and feel like a real tooth. Better still, it won’t affect the health of the teeth it sits next to but it will preserve your jawbone to keep it strong and intact.
Easy to clean and care for, single dental implants could make all the difference to your smile. Book a consultation to find out what we could do for you.
From consultation to confident smile
We’re on hand every step of the way throughout your treatment to make sure everything’s on track. Every one of our clients is an individual, so each treatment journey is flexible and unique. But the following gives you a good guideline:
Our implant dentist will listen to your concerns and needs while assessing your suitability for dental implants. You can be certain of honest and impartial advice and we’ll encourage you to ask lots of questions. We’ll also go through costs and timings clearly and openly.
We’ll take X-rays and often a CBCT scan (3D X-ray) to determine if your jawbone is healthy and thick enough to support the implant. The CBCT scan will also help us to plan precise and optimum placement of your implants.
- The first step is to place the implant into the gum and jaw. We do this under local anaesthetic and make a small hole in the jawbone where the implant is then fitted. If you feel nervous, we offer sedation (we’ll talk about this during your consultation).
- It then takes around 2 months for your mouth to heal and for the implant to integrate with your jawbone. During this time, we can provide a bridge or partial denture to hide gaps.
- The final step is for the artificial tooth to be fitted onto the implant. We’ll also check fit, comfort and match to your other teeth.
“I couldn’t believe it when I knocked a tooth out during a friendly football game. I had a single dental implant and you’d never know that the accident happened. Everything was explained properly and I knew I was in safe hands throughout.”
– James Reynolds, Wollaton
Beeston Dental expertise
- Highly-experienced team with a diverse range of skills
- Combining clinical excellence with advanced technology
- Modern, comfortable clinic with a relaxed atmosphere
- Proven track record in dental implant treatment
- Finance plans available
Your questions answered
What is a dental implant?
It’s an artificial tooth root made of biocompatible materials. Placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone, it creates a secure place for replacement teeth or bridges to be positioned.
Single dental implants replace single missing teeth. They consist of an implant and crown.
Can anyone have dental implants?
Most people of all ages with good general health are suitable for dental implants. There are very few health conditions that contraindicate dental implant treatment but it should be noted that smoking and a history of gum disease have been shown to affect implant treatment success rates.
How long does the treatment take?
From consultation to brand new smile, dental implant treatment takes around 3-6 months. It can vary from one person to the next – we’ll discuss this during your consultation.
Does it hurt?
At Beeston Dental, we’re committed to making all of your visits as comfortable and pain and stress-free as possible. We use local anaesthetic when placing the implant into your gum and jaw to ensure no discomfort. We also offer sedation for our more nervous patients. You can ask any questions and expect honest, straightforward answers and we’ll go through each step of the treatment in detail.
How long do dental implants last?
They can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. One of their great benefits is that you look after dental implants just as you would natural teeth.
How do I care for dental implants?
Clean them using your toothbrush and interdental brushes twice a day – interdental brushes slide between the teeth and are ideal for cleaning tricky and hard-to-reach areas. Giving up smoking will help to protect your jawbone and it’s important to visit us regularly.