Dental Implants

Dental Implant

Dental implants are a permanent method of replacing missing or loose teeth and they feel, work and look very much like your own teeth.

A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root, and is typically made from medical-grade titanium.

Dental implants:-

  • can offer a permanent replacement for any number of missing or loose teeth.
  • can support a bridge of up to four teeth
  • can be used as anchors to improve the stability and retention of dentures.
Dental implants are suitable for most adults with good general health. They can only be used once the jawbone has stopped growing and so generally are not used with younger patients.

Frequently Asked Questions courtesy of Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)

Will I be able to eat what I like afterward?
Once completed, patients should be able to eat a normal, healthy diet with little or no difficulty.

What costs are involved in implant treatments?
The cost can vary, depending on the degree and extent of treatment required. The full cost is therefore explained and confirmed in a written treatment plan from your implant dentist.

How long will it take?
Implant treatment usually requires a number of appointments over a period of months. In some cases, however, implant work can be completed in a much shorter period.

How long will it last?
Once treatment is completed, a regular routine of dental hygiene and regular check-ups should ensure that implants last for many years.

Am I too old for implant treatment?
There is no upper age limit for patients to undergo implant treatment, provided they continue to enjoy reasonably good health.

Is the treatment painful?
Patients are often surprised at how little discomfort they experience during and after implant procedures.