A single missing tooth can be a troublesome issue for many people. An elbow during a game of football, a calamitous crunch onto a cherry or olive stone, a failed crown, decay or gum disease are but a few reasons for this unfortunate scenario.
Missing a front tooth is an obvious problem but missing back teeth can lead to problems chewing and digesting food or discomfort when eating on the gum where the tooth is missing. Other problems include unwanted movement of the neighbouring or opposing teeth, as well as increased pressure on and risk of damage or fracture to the remaining teeth.
What’s the Benefit of an Implant?
Though there are multiple options for replacement of missing teeth, the single tooth implant is currently the ‘Gold Standard’. Dentures are not fixed and need to be taken out at night. They may be loose, cover the palate or the tongue space and affect speech and taste. Bridges involve additional pressure on adjacent teeth and normally involve permanent removal of some of the tooth, which shortens the natural tooth’s life expectancy.
An implant supported crown is the closest thing you can have to a natural tooth. It has the most natural appearance and function, is permanently fixed, does not need to be removed at night or interfere with speech and taste, and doesn’t require treating the adjacent tooth structure. The treatment is relatively straightforward and highly predictable.
Why Chose Peartree Clinic Welwyn?
We are UK trained and use only the highest quality implants, materials and specialist laboratories with a long history of reliable and professional service to ensure we achieve the best results possible. An overview of the implant therapy process can be seen HERE.
Dr Christopher Hajistilly has achieved the Master of Clinical Dentistry (Implant Dentistry) degree and is a member of the ‘International Team for Implantology’ regularly attending and contributing to study clubs and conferences. Our team remains up to date with the latest training, materials, methods and technology. We use this knowledge and training to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.