Dental Implants are the latest innovation for patients who have a single or number of missing teeth, often as a result of an accident or injury.
Patients who wear dentures or a bridge can also benefit from this highly effective, long-term solution to tooth loss.
In order to replace each missing tooth, we insert a thin, metal rod (most often made from titanium) which acts an artificial tooth root. This forms an attachment for the replacement tooth. A dental implant is a small but strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. Under local anaesthetic, it is inserted into the jaw bone in place of the missing tooth root and acts as a support for the tooth.
Implants are durable, long-lasting, improve oral health in the long-term and are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They look and behave in exactly the same way as real teeth.