Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP


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Single Tooth Implant

Many Etwall Dental Practice patients find that missing teeth can be extremely detrimental to self-confidence and the beauty of a natural smile. In such instances, people will often turn to single-tooth dental implants as a procedure for a single tooth replacement. Not only can missing teeth have an affect aesthetically, but also from a practical point of view. Many people find they struggle with speech and the ability to eat correctly. Implant dentistry can be a long-lasting solution to ensure both healthy teeth and gums.

What are single tooth dental implants?

Ideal as long-term replacements for missing teeth, single tooth dental implants are an excellent way to restore your smile. The dental implant itself is crafted from a titanium screw and acts as a replacement for the tooth root of your missing tooth. Crowns and removable dentures will benefit from the additional support, in the same way that tooth roots support natural teeth. One of the properties of titanium that make it a great choice for dental implants is its ability to fuse over time with bone. After a few months, the implant will be solidly anchored in your jawbone.

Why should I consider a dental implant?

Losing a tooth causes the bone tissue in the immediate area to break down. This, in turn, can impact the rest of your teeth by loosening or causing other teeth to drift into the gap. Left without treatment, you are not only at the risk of gum disease but the recession and break down of the jawbone by the missing tooth may make you unsuitable for an implant. Receiving a dental implant will stimulate the bone cells in your jaw, both preventing and, in some cases, reversing bone recession. Ultimately, dental implants will aid your overall oral health.

How do single tooth dental implants work?

Our dental experts at Etwall Dental Practice will place the implant directly into your jawbone. Once fitted, the bone around the implant will fuse to it, ensuring it remains firmly in place. A false tooth, in the form of a crown or denture, will then be fitted to the top of the implant, ultimately producing a natural looking smile, as the implant matches the colour of your natural teeth.

What are the steps required to get a single tooth dental implant?

Following a consultation, one of our dental experts will begin a treatment plan, taking a scan of your jaw, teeth and gums to determine your suitability and where exactly to place the implant. In some cases, our dental experts may recommend a surgical bone graft, if your jawbone density won’t support an implant.

Our dentists will determine if the treatment is appropriate for your case, going on to outline the cost of dental implants. What follows is the treatment itself. With modern surgical techniques, Etwall Dental Practice can ensure the implant is secured, producing little to no discomfort.

The final step will be to fit your custom-made crown, coloured to match the rest of your teeth, over the implant. Once complete, the treatment will ensure you have a natural looking smile, helping you restore your confidence.

How do I care for my single tooth dental implant?

Etwall Dental Practice recommends continuing with normal brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year.


If you’re missing a tooth and would look to restore your confidence in your smile, we encourage you to get in touch with us. To do so, fill out our Contact form, give us a call on 01283 733391 to schedule a FREE consultation or pay us a visit. Our dental professionals will be happy to help.

A Single Tooth Dental Implant is just one of many different varieties of dental implant treatments. For anyone who may think dental implants isn’t for them, please take a look at our full list of treatments.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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