Single dental implant

The loss of a tooth could be caused from many different reasons; tooth decay, infection, gum disease, trauma, or removal of an impacted tooth.

A single dental implant from Smiles Dental Care in Ballymena is the most functional secure replacement for a missing tooth, allowing you to eat, smile and laugh with confidence.

A single titanium implant is placed into the jaw, as the replacement root. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic. The implant will need three to six months to heal and integrate with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for your replacement tooth.

A temporary crown is usually fitted at the same time as your implant placement, which will stay in place until the final restoration appointment.

Once your jaw has healed, an abutment will be fixed to the implant to hold your replacement tooth (crown) in place. Abutments are produced in titanium, gold or porcelain, and can come as a standard fit or crafted specifically for you. These options offer a range of aesthetics results, depending on your requirements.

A crown is then fitted on top, to replace your missing tooth. Your Ballymena dentist will carefully match the colour of your crown to your natural teeth. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us.

Treatments

Multiple dental implants

If you’re missing more than one tooth, there are a number of options available to you at Smiles Dental Care.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small but strong screws made of biocompatible metals, or ceramics, which are inserted into jaw bone in place of missing or failing teeth. You can think of an implant as a false root and they can be used as a base for fixing individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges, retaining over-dentures or supporting full arch fixed bridges.

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Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants bring back the benefits and sense of security that comes with having strong healthy teeth. You can speak, smile and bite with confidence. We will also make bespoke replacement teeth to meet the most exacting aesthetic requirements so you can have an attractive natural smile.

In a healthy mouth, a tooth root transmits chewing forces to the jaw bone. This force is necessary to preserve the bone and prevent bone from being resorbed. Spaces left by missing teeth also allow neighbouring teeth to move.

Implant therapy is a well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique, which has been significantly tested and used over the last four decades by qualified dentists and surgeons worldwide. Today, it offers the possibility to treat almost every indication caused by tooth loss.

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