Dental implant for a missing tooth

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Can I get a dental implant for one missing tooth?

If you have a missing tooth, it can have a big impact on your smile. A dental implant can provide the single solution you need to replace your missing tooth while also being aesthetic and functional like a natural tooth.

A dental implant consists of a titanium metal rod which is placed gently into the jawbone and used to anchor a false tooth on top. Dental implants are recommended because they are a tried and tested treatment which offers a permanent, secure fixture for crowns to be fitted onto. They can also last for decades with the right after care. They are currently the best most successful option for replacing a single missing, several missing teeth and even for someone missing all their teeth.

What does the dental implant procedure involve?

During an initial consultation we will discuss your dental implant needs and whether this is the best solution for you. X-rays, a ct scan, dental impressions and other data will be taken for treatment diagnosis and planning.

At your next appointment you will have your treatment plan discussed and approved by you. The third step is to diagnose the precise placement of the dental implant in the mouth and a diagnostic preview of the final result is then made. Once you are happy, the dental implant will be placed into your jawbone and your restoration is ready to be placed. Thanks to our state-of-the-art CT scanning machine, we are able to in most cases place and load implants in just one visit, so you can walk out with your new smile.

If you’re looking for more information about dental implants in Kent, Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre can help. Our lead dentist Dr Rik Trivedi can assess your suitability for dental implants.

Dr Trivedi is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, as well as having completed a year’s course in Dental Implantology at the Harley Street Centre for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry. He also has advanced training from the Royal College of Surgeons, having studied for a Diploma in Implant Dentistry. All of which means that you can feel assured that you’re in expert hands when you come to have your dental implant fitted.

If you would like to discuss dental implants, please call us on01471 537 191 to book an appointment. Our practice is also openon Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

Alternatively, please visit our website to learn more about dental implants in Kent. We can give you the smile that you’ve been missing out on!

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.