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Losing your natural teeth is something that will affect your entire life. The structure of your mouth can change due to your remaining teeth moving into the space that has been left and the bone shrinking. You may even experience headaches, jaw and neck pain.

Losing a tooth can have a number of different effects on your life. Aesthetically, it may cause you to be more conscious about your smile and functionally and you may be unable to eat certain foods.

There are a number of options available so you can get your natural looking smile back, with dental implants being a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution.


An implant is a small metal screw that is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. A suitable new tooth solution is then secured to the implant, usually a porcelain crown (or bridge if several teeth are missing) providing you with a natural looking replacement.

Implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss and can truly change your life.


If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you are part way there for being able to have implants. In order for an implant to be placed, we need to make sure your gums and jawbone are healthy and able to support your new tooth. Your mouth will also be checked for any sign of gum disease, as this must be treated before an implant can be placed successfully.

Your implant will become an intimate part of your mouth, therefore we need to ensure the conditions are suitable for this new material to fuse with your jawbone correctly, not only immediately, but for life.

There are other options you may wish to consider before choosing dental implants, these include:

What happens if I keep my mouth the way it is? – This is not the ideal solution as your dental health will continue to deteriorate, your bone will continue to shrink and your headaches will probably increase. Plus, missing teeth can reduce your self-confidence in both working and social environments.

Dentures: This is an age-old solution to missing teeth yet not the most practical or aesthetically pleasing option. With dentures, neighbouring teeth will be affected as they are shaped to fit the denture movement. You can also experience less than comfortable moments with your dentures if they move or come loose in public. Dentures also require regular alterations as your gum contour will constantly change.

A dental implant can help you if,

You cannot chew comfortably and efficiently with your conventional dentures.

You have lost teeth and don’t want removable partial dentures.

You have lost a single tooth and want a single
tooth implants rather than a bridge appliance.

You are now wearing a partial or full denture, and would prefer a fixed bridge or fixed-removable appliance.

You currently have no solution in place for your missing tooth or teeth and want a permanent replacement that will look and feel like your natural teeth.


As with any dental treatment, it is individual to you. The number of implants needed, the treatment time and recovery period – your Totally Teeth dentist will create a specific treatment plan for you.

This will start with assessing the following requirements.

Replacing a Single Tooth

If you are missing a single tooth, one implant replaces the root to which a crown is secured.

Replacing Several Teeth

If you are missing several teeth, an implant-supported bridge can replace them. Dental implants will replace some of the roots and hold a porcelain bridge in place.

Replacing All of Your Teeth

If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full arch denture can replace them. Dental implants replace some of the missing roots and secure your denture.

Once it has been decided which solution best suits you, treatment can commence and your new permanent smile is just around the corner.

At Totally Teeth, we work closely with an implant surgeon to make sure the outcome works within our treatment plan guidelines for your optimum oral health.