Dental implant procedure if one tooth is missing

Rua dos Caliços, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Rua dos Caliços, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Dental Implant Procedure - If one tooth is missing

If one tooth is missing | if several teeth are missing | if all teeth are missing

Before the procedure

Before any dental implants are placed I need to assess the health of your teeth and gums. If there are signs of gum disease or decay, these must be treated first. I will then take several x rays after which I can plan your treatment with you.

Placing the implant

The titanium implant is screwed into the jawbone which will act as a new root. The implant will gradually integrate with the jawbone (this usually takes a few months). At this time a temporary tooth is provided that allows you to eat and function like normal.

Attaching the new crown

The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic crown which is matched to the colour and contours of your existing teeth. The new secure tooth is installed for life, no additional treatment is needed.

End result

You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Maintain your usual dental hygiene routine to keep the surrounding tooth and gums healthy.

Alternatives to a ceramic implant

Tooth supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good aesthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone loss in the toothless area and healthy teeth are sacrificed on behalf of the bridge.

Removable partial denture

This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth, it is unstable and loosely attached which affects both function and comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can’t create the same aesthetic result as a ceramic crown.

Resin bonded bridge

This solution is not very permanent, the resin bonded bridge will eventually come off, probably after just a couple of years and will have to be reinstalled.

If one tooth is missing | if several teeth are missing | if all teeth are missing

Are you considering having a dental implant? Call us on +351 289 589080.

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On Thursday I went for dinner and had steak. I would never have ordered that with my old teeth. I had drinks with friends last night; my wife had arranged a viewing for my teeth. My friends say how great I looked and I was more at ease.

This morning I ate toast. I haven't eaten toast in 4 years. Can't wait to try an apple!

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