Dental implants are the most advanced dental solution for people wanting to replace their missing tooth or teeth. They are made of biocompatible titanium. We insert the implant surgically so that it fuses with the jawbone. This process is called ‘osseointegration’. Like the roots of natural teeth, they provide a permanent anchor for replacement teeth, including crowns and bridges or dentures.
Dental implants can offer an ideal solution for people who have lost one or more teeth. This may be the result of tooth decay or an injury. We recommend implants when they suit the needs of the patient. Candidates for implants should be in good general and oral health and have adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant.
Implants provide a number of important cosmetic and functional benefits:
Implants may not be for everyone! If you have brittle or damaged jaw bones or if you have some general health issues, you may find that they are not the best solution for you. You should discuss this with your dentist. Your initial consultation will confirm your suitability.