Replacing Missing Front Teeth

How a Single implant and Crown can Complete your Smile

Restoring a gap at the front of your mouth with a single implant and crown provides the most long-term and aesthetic results. Because the implant itself fuses with the bone of the jaw, the implant tooth will be strong, stable and act just like any other tooth in the mouth.

single implant and crown for £1975 - £2400

£1975 – £2400 per tooth
 

Effect on Your Smile

Replacing a single tooth with an implant gives hugely aesthetic results. We work closely with our laboratory to create individual, cosmetic crowns to complete our implants. The porcelain used is of the highest quality and shades are expertly blended by our experienced technicians to give a natural finish.

As dental implants maintain bone levels that would normally deplete in the absence of a tooth, the gums surrounding missing front teeth replaced by dental implants have a natural fullness; this gives the lips and soft tissues appropriate support for a youthful appearance.

Advantages:

  • Aesthetic
  • Maintains bone
  • Fixed
  • Long-term results
  • Can be cleaned like a normal tooth
  • Supports the soft tissues of the lip and face
  • No tooth preparation is required

Disadvantages:

  • Costly
  • Can be difficult to fix if problems arise
replacing missing front teeth with single implants and crown - before and after

Before and After Implant
 

Alternative Treatments

A single tooth can also be replaced by a conventional bridge, an adhesive bridge or a partial denture.

Conventional Bridges

A conventional bridge replaces the gap by attaching a false tooth to caps/crowns seated over the prepared adjacent teeth.

Advantages:

  • Cheaper than an implant
  • Cosmetic results
  • Fixed

Disadvantages:

  • Preparation of neighbouring teeth required
  • Increased load or neighbouring teeth
  • If an abutment tooth requires treatment, the bridge can be compromised
  • Bone levels not maintained
  • Adjacent teeth need to be healthy before bridgework can be made
traditional bridge from £395

Price from £395

Adhesive Bridge

An adhesive (or Maryland) bridge restores the gap by attaching a crown to the backs of adjacent teeth with metal or fibre wings.

Advantages:

  • Cheaper than an implant
  • Minimal preparation required
  • Fixed

Disadvantages:

  • May become unattached
  • Increased load or neighbouring teeth
  • Adhesive wing may be visible
  • If an abutment tooth requires treatment, the bridge can be compromised
  • Bone levels not maintained
adhesive maryland dental bridge from £395

Price from £395

Partial Denture

A partial denture is an acrylic or cobalt-chrome prosthesis that can be inserted by the patient to replace the missing tooth. It is held in place through adaptation to the remaining teeth and possibly through clasping some teeth.

Advantages:

  • Cheaper than an implant

Disadvantages:

  • Not fixed
  • Needs nightly removal
  • Requires removal for cleaning
  • Doesn’t maintain bone levels
  • Can take time to get used to
partial denture for replacing missing front tooth

Price from £330

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To find out more about dental implants contact us on our dental implants Birmingham helpline: 0121 357 5000 or book an appointment online.