Single Missing Tooth

Here at Michael Shipway in Cheltenham we can replace multiple teeth or a single missing tooth with a natural looking crown and implant to restore your smile.

Whether you are replacing multiple teeth or a single missing tooth the crown and implant will be completely invisible and look, feel and function like your other natural teeth. An implant is often used to replace a single tooth after a loss during a sporting or other accident, or to provide a replacement for an underdeveloped natural tooth. Another reason for replacement may simply be tooth loss due to decay or infection, all of these reasons are a viable motive to close the gap you have in your mouth and provide you with gold standard dentistry.

Free consultation

Free Consultation

Other Implant Treatments

Missing Teeth

Get back your real smile by restoring gaps in the front or back of the mouth with crowns that sit comfortably on dental implants to provide a beautiful natural appearance while matching your existing natural teeth.

No Damage

After your natural tooth is extracted, the bone within the jaw will gradually dissolve away. Having dental implants will help support the shape of your face by conserving the bone and avoiding a caved-in appearance from a shrunken jaw.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Look Younger

If you want to enhance your appearance and perfect your smile it is a fact dental implants are second only to natural healthy teeth. Dental implants are the gold standard to replacing missing teeth.

Fix dentures

If you are having troubles with your denture, then dental implants can provide the perfect alternative. Dentures can be fixed to secure implants, so you no longer need to remove them at night. This will eliminate any insecurities of wearing dentures and improving self-confidence.


During your initial appointment for a single missing tooth in Cheltenham we begin by carrying out a thorough assessment of your mouth, gums and teeth. This allows us to accurately plan your implant treatment.
A referral will be sent to a local dental practice where they will carry out a CBCT scan. The scan uses the latest technology to assess your bone density and create your individual treatment plan. This scan also helps us to determine the size of the implant and where the implant will be placed in the jaw.

It is crucial that you have sufficient bone to support the implant. However, if you do not have enough bone, you could still have dental implants. It is possible for us to safely and effectively correct your bone deficiency with techniques such as bone grafting and sinus lifts.

Placing The Implant

At the following appointment we carefully place your implant. This will take approximately around 60 minutes. You will be given a local anaesthetic to ensure you do not feel any discomfort during the treatment. We then open the gum, drill a small hole into the jawbone and place the implant into the opening. A healing cap is placed on top of the implant and a temporary appliance is fitted to ensure aesthetic comfortability whilst 2 to 6 months of healing takes place.

Healing Phase

The gum around the implant site will heal very quickly, there will be a small amount of discomfort however this can be managed with over the counter painkillers. Before you leave our reception team will book you a review appointment to check on the healing.

We allow healing for a period of two to six months, in this time the implant becomes an integral part of your jawbone. To make sure we get the best results we wait for the bone to infuse around the implant, this ensures stability when the permanent crown is fitted.

Placing The Implant Crown

Once the implant is fully healed, we can then take a mould of your tooth so that your final implant crown can be custom made.

After the crown has been created it can be fixed on to the implant. We ensure that the new crown will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth, to create an award-winning smile.

Email us

For more information send us an email:
Email: reception@shipwaydental.co.uk

Contact us

To speak to someone or to book an appointment:
Phone: 01242 522161

Single Implant Before and After

Below is a fitting of a single implant and bespoke crown. A single implant was carefully fitted and following the integration of the implant 2 months later, a bespoke crown was constructed and screwed onto the implant. This was completed to replace a resin bonded bridge that kept coming off.

Patient Testimonials

...I am someone that has always feared the dentist for years and years and hadn’t even stepped foot in a dentist for over 5 years. From the first discussion with Aly he fully put me at ease and dispelled my fears. Aly has transformed my view of going to the dentist and also educated me along the way as to how to prevent issues in the future....


...Throughout the treatment Aly could not have been more attentive..Every step and option was clearly explained to me in a reassuring and understandable way to enable me to make informed decisions about my treatment...


Meet Our Implantologist

Aly Virani

Dentist with a Special Interest in Dental Implants

BDS(Hons) MJDF RCS(Eng) Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed

GDC Registration Number 229404

Aly is a graduate of Cardiff University and has been awarded his Diploma in Implant Dentistry by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His practice of dentistry is limited to the placement and restoration of dental implants.

Aly spent 5 years working in Cardiff as a general dental practitioner with a particular interest in Implantology and Periodontology at a specialist private practice. He no longer provides general dental care and dedicates all of his clinical time to implantology.

Aly has held a position on the board of directors of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), where he was the Welsh Representative from 2015-2017.

Dental Implants Cost

Free consultation

30 minutes

Single implant (simple case, no grafting) + crown

From £2500

Single implant retained bridge 

From £2500

Implant retained denture (All on 4)

From £9,600

These are from prices and everything is quoted case by case.

Where to find us?

Michael Shipway is only an 8 minute drive from Cheltenham racecourse. Our practice is in a Georgian house in Ormond Terrace, just off Regent Street in the heart of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire opposite the entrance to the Regent Arcade car park.

The Regent Arcade car park has parking for over 550 vehicles. We can also be reached via train, bus or park and ride.

Outside shipway dental

Michael Shipway & Associates Dental Practice

17 Ormond Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1HR


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