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Replacing Missing Front Teeth

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Replacing Missing Front Teeth

A gap in the front of your mouth can significantly impact your smile, speech, and overall oral health. While there are various solutions to address this issue, one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments is the installation of a single dental implant with a crown. This article explores how this procedure can restore both function and aesthetics to your mouth.

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Understanding Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small, screw-like post made typically of titanium, which is surgically inserted into the jawbone where a tooth is missing. This implant acts as a substitute for the tooth root, providing a stable foundation for a replacement tooth. Over time, the implant integrates with the bone, a process known as osseointegration, ensuring a secure fit.

The Crown: The crown, usually made of ceramic or porcelain, is custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. It’s attached to the implant via an abutment, providing the appearance of a natural tooth.

The Procedure:

  1. Consultation and Planning: The first step involves a thorough examination by a dental professional. This may include X-rays or 3D images to assess the health of your jawbone and to plan the implant placement.
  2. Implant Placement: The actual procedure starts with the placement of the implant in the jawbone. This is typically done under local anesthesia. After the implant is placed, a period of healing is required, which can last several months.
  3. Abutment and Crown Fitting: Once the implant has integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is placed on top of the implant. The custom-made crown is then attached to the abutment.

Benefits:

  • Aesthetics: The crown is designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, improving the appearance of your smile.
  • Functionality: Implants restore the full functionality of your teeth, allowing you to eat and speak comfortably.
  • Durability: Dental implants are a long-term solution, often lasting a lifetime with proper care.
  • Oral Health: Unlike bridges, implants do not require altering the surrounding teeth, preserving the integrity of your natural teeth.

Care and Maintenance: Caring for an implant and crown is similar to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are essential to maintain oral health and the longevity of the implant.

Risks and Considerations: While the success rate of dental implants is high, there are risks associated with any surgical procedure. These may include infection, damage to surrounding teeth or blood vessels, and implant failure. Discussing these risks with your dentist is crucial to make an informed decision.

Conclusion: A single dental implant and crown offer a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution to fill a gap in the front of your mouth

Nicholas Watts
Nicholas Watts
2024-02-07
Excellent care and friendly efficient service.
Angie Moule
Angie Moule
2024-02-05
Fantastic service and all the staff are lovely would definitely recommend to others
Stephen Bak
Stephen Bak
2024-01-16
After years of not being able to eat solid food, because of bad decay and alot of tooth discomfort, i decide to go and have a consultation on having implant retained dentures. How professional all the staff were, and after having my remaining teeth removed and 4 implants in the top and 2 in the bottom, i can now eat properly and i am pain free. The photo,s speak for themselves.. The best money i have ever spent. Highly recommend stella maris dental
Chris Guttridge
Chris Guttridge
2024-01-12
I have been a loyal patient of Dr. Hannibal Nahmi for over three decades, and each visit to his dental practice has been nothing short of extraordinary. Dr. Nahmi is not just a dentist; he is a dental maestro, an artist in the realm of oral care who has consistently surpassed my expectations over the years. From the moment you step into Dr. Nahmi's office, you are greeted by a warm and friendly staff that makes you feel like family. The ambiance is inviting, with modern decor and state-of-the-art equipment, creating an atmosphere that eases any dental anxiety. Dr. Nahmi's commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of his practice. His attention to detail and precision in every procedure is truly commendable. Whether it's a routine cleaning or a more complex dental intervention, Dr. Nahmi approaches each task with the utmost professionalism and skill. One of the standout qualities of Dr. Nahmi is his unwavering dedication to staying abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry. Throughout the years, I have witnessed his practice evolve with cutting-edge technology, ensuring that his patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available. Beyond his technical expertise, Dr. Nahmi is a compassionate and empathetic healthcare provider. He takes the time to listen to his patients, addressing concerns with patience and understanding. This personalized approach sets him apart, creating a bond of trust that is rare to find in the world of healthcare. The staff at Dr. Nahmi's office deserves equal praise. From the efficient and friendly receptionists to the skilled dental hygienists, everyone works cohesively to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for patients. In addition to his clinical prowess, Dr. Nahmi prioritizes patient education. He takes the time to explain procedures thoroughly, ensuring that his patients are well-informed and comfortable throughout their dental journey. This commitment to education empowers patients to take an active role in their oral health. After 30 years under the care of Dr. Hannibal Nahmi, I can confidently say that he is not just a dentist but a true healthcare partner. His passion for dentistry, combined with his genuine care for his patients, makes him a standout professional in his field. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Nahmi to anyone seeking top-notch dental care from a seasoned and compassionate practitioner. Here's to many more years of healthy smiles under the expert care of Dr. Hannibal Nahmi!
Ann Humphries
Ann Humphries
2024-01-03
Can't praise th dentist enough with the reassuring manner and very informative and great follow up
Paul Sheward
Paul Sheward
2023-12-14
Nice friendly staff, explained exactly what was going on
Robert Crump
Robert Crump
2023-12-12
Very professional service. Lovely friendly staff. Would recommend.
jean lemba
jean lemba
2023-12-12
For the few years I've been frequenting, Stella Maris Dental practice has been truly a breeze. I came across it via Smooth Radio about 3 years ago, and I really wished that I came accross it a little bit earlier because my dental health and experience have been thousand times enhanced with the help of highly professional nursing staff, outstanding hygienist and top-notch general dental practitioner Mr Namih. Excellent private dental practice family for anyone looking for a new one for the upcoming year with friendly faces, pain-free experience, best treatment options guidance, and other meaningful help depending on everyone's needs. Wonderful festive season to everyone at Stella Maris Dental and many thanks.
Jennifer Howe
Jennifer Howe
2023-12-05
I came to this practice with a lot of problems with my teeth, caused by other dentists, as well as my not knowing how to take care of my teeth properly. Mr Nami has corrected every problem that needed to be addressed, with no pain and good diligence, while educating me and reminding me, on every visit, of the best way to take care of my teeth. I now have no further problems, as I follow his instructions and guidance and am satisfied with my 6 monthly hygiene and dental checks. It was a bit pricey at first to get everything back into shape, but assistance was available to help manage the finance more easily. I was always given a choice for the best treatment and found the practice manager Alison friendly and helpful. All the members of staff, I’ve been associated with in this small practice are very pleasant, which helps to make attending the dentist a breeze. If you’re looking for a good private dentist, I don’t think you could do any better than this one. Thank you team and have a wonderful Christmas and New year.
David Jones
David Jones
2023-11-20
An extremely professional service, very friendly and helpful, would have no hesitation in recommending this practice

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For over 35 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people regain their confidence to smile. We focus on promoting a healthy mouth and beautiful looking teeth for life, not just a quick fix.

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