Services

Missing a Single Tooth

We understand, missing a tooth can be traumatic and limiting, making you feel lost and incomplete. We have a range of options to solve this problem, with dental implants being the first choice for most people.

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Contact us and find out how we can help you

0121 354 1922
Rebekah Oates
Patient Care Co-Ordinator

What’s the problem with a missing tooth?

We understand the implications a missing tooth can have to your health and would always advise replacing missing teeth for your long term health. A missing tooth can cause other teeth to move, limit what you can eat effectively, be unsightly making you self-conscious and cause you to lose bone making your face “sink in”.  

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small metal post that is used to replace the root of your missing tooth. Once placed in the jaw, the implant can be used to support your new tooth. The tooth will look, feel and function like to healthy natural tooth.

What are the benefits of an implant?

A dental implant will provide you with the closest replacement to your missing tooth. It will look, feel and behave like a normal tooth, allowing you to smile and socialise with confidence and to eat all the foods you would like. It is also completely independent of your own teeth, and so doesn't interfere with them, and with simple maintenance should last you a lifetime. A dental implant will also 'preserve' the bone in the jaw, preventing your face and cheeks from "sinking in".

How long does it take?

Placing a dental implant is a small procedure peformed under local anaesthetic that takes around 30 minutes (IV sedation is available if needed). It is normally left under the gum for at least 8-10 weeks before your new tooth is attached to it.

5 Year Comprehensive Guarantee

At Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic we are focused on providing natural and long lasting solutions. To allow us to achieve this we only use the best products that have been extensively researched along with the latest technologies available to ensure precision at all times.

With this we can include a comprehensive five-year guarantee on all our dental implants and with a combined 40 years of experience in dental implants you are in safe hands.

What are the alternative options?

A bridge is an alternative fixed option that can look quite natural and where very popular in the 1980's and 1990's. It would involve preparing “drilling” the teeth either side of the missing tooth, as they are used to support the missing tooth. This allows us to “bridge” the gap. Bridges can work very well, but often at the sacrifice of your adjacent teeth. They are likely to last 10-12 years before they will need replacing.

Dentures “false teeth” are the final option. These can be made from acrylic or metal, and are designed to be removable so you can remove them for cleaning and sleeping (you should not sleep with a denture in). This is often the simpliest option to replacing a missing tooth but as it is removable they are often the least desirable. We would expect a denture to last 5-7 years before it needs replacing due to the continuous loss of bone in the area.  



"I have recently started the process to have dental implants. I’m halfway through that, the care and attention and professionalism that I have received is second to none. Every step is explained. If anyone was thinking of routine or extensive dental work, you would not be in better hands."
Jaqueline Kelly
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Frequently Asked Questions.

Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic exists to improve the health and wellbeing of as many patients as we can whilst altering the ways you think and feel about dentistry. This is what gets us out of bed in the mornings.

With this cause at the forefront of everything we do, it gives us as a team the focus and commitment needed to achieve this, along with the drive to continually better ourselves and invest in the best dentistry has to offer.

But don't take our word for it. See what our patients think and check our thousands of 5 star reviews.

Please call our out-of-hours emergency number on 07387 587303. We will triage your call providing any advice that is required and if needed meet you at the Practice to deal with your emergency face-to-face.

This service runs from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Better still its completely COMPLIMENTARY to all of our members.

Yes. We have a range of finance options including a number of interest free finance options allowing you to spread the cost of your dental treatment over 12, 18 or 24 months. As its interest free it won't cost you any extra, but allows you to start enjoying your new dental wellbeing now.

As you’d expect, finance plans are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for complete peace of mind.

For more information please contact the Practice and ask to speak to Rebekah.

We have a range of memberships designed for individual needs. In essence they all include two comprehensive 19 point health checks a year (one every 6 months) with a varying number of AIRFLOW therapy appointments depending on your selected membership.

They also all include a 20% discount of our treatment fees and emergency cover even when the Practice is closed.

Click on the link below to find out more about out different plans: https://www.suttonsmiles.com/membership

Becoming a member is easy. Please call or email us and a member of team will get you signed up.

Consultations for new and existing patients can normally be arranged within a week. Future appointments can be booked at that time ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish without any unnecessary delay.

We accept all major credit and debit cards - American Express, Visa and MasterCard. We also accept cash.

Interest free finance options are also available.

Have another question? Don't hesitate to reach out to us.