Dental Implants are titanium metal’ rods ‘which are placed into the jawbone in patients with missing teeth where either the chewing or the aesthetics are compromised.
Implants are a well established , tried and tested treatment with 90% of modern Implants lasting for at least 15 years.
Once a patient assessment has been made as to the suitability of an Implant, the first stage is the Implant placement where the metal Implant is screwed into the jawbone and left for at least 4 months. Thereafter there are at least 3 other stages before the final crown is placed over the Implant.
Dental Implants can also be used to support bridges: they are also excellent for anchoring dentures in place so that they do no shift during chewing or talking.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth; they are also used to support dentures in those patients where denture retention is a problem.