Dental implants are an increasingly popular option for replacing missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone during a small surgical procedure, which will be used to support a replacement tooth. Once the implant is in position, it must be left to heal and fully integrate with the jaw bone for several months. As soon as this process is complete the implant can be restored with the replacement tooth.
This treatment is very versatile as implants can be used to support single or multiple missing teeth. It is possible to completely replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth with a fixed bridge, or with a removable denture that clips firmly onto the dental implants.
You will be referred to a specialist for placement of your dental implant after initial planning. Once healed, the implant can be restored at our dental surgery. We will take impressions of your mouth which are used to fabricate your implant crown or bridge. Your teeth can be fitted during your second visit. Some more complex restorations might require a greater number of visits to plan and fabricate the appliance.
Well-planned dental implant surgery has very high success rates, but it is important to attend regular check-ups so the condition of implants can be monitored.