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An Implant on a Single Tooth

If a patients loses, or already has a missing tooth, then this can be replaced by a single implant . The implant has a similar shape to that of a natural tooth root and is placed into a similarly shaped hole in the jaw bone. The bone integrates (attaches and surrounds) the implant so that after healing a crown may be attached to the implant. Each crown on an implant is usually custom-made so that it matches and enhances the surrounding teeth. This is a permanent solution to the problem of a missing tooth.

Implant Treatment

If you have good general health , then implants are likely be suitable for you. However, smoking and excessive alcohol intake can affect the success rate, as these habits inhibit the healing of the bone and tissues around the implant. You may be advised to reduce or give up these habits before embarking on implant treatment. It is also important that the adjacent teeth and gums are in good health and at your initial consultation Siobhan will examine your mouth as a whole and discuss’s and advise you on possible treatments. All implants and other options will be discussed with you at your consultation and a complete treatment plan given to you to consider.

Tooth Whitening

Many of our patients want their teeth to be lighter than they have become, through staining or discolouration with age. Tooth whitening is a good way to do this without altering the shape and structure of the teeth. We offer the treatment, which can lighten teeth by up to 8 shades in an hour. The gel is accurately placed onto the teeth by the dentist and then activated with light. Most teeth can reach the desired colour in two to three applications, which takes around an hour to carry out.

Tooth whitening is also a popular way to brighten a smile that may be naturally dark or yellow. Tooth whitening is a simple treatment and yet can create a lighter-looking, beautiful smile.