What are Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

dental-implants.jpgDental implants are titanium screws which can be placed into jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Crowns, bridges and dentures can then be attached to the implants to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are a treatment option for nearly every patient who needs teeth replaced – from patients who have lost one tooth to patients with no teeth left at all.

There are other methods by which lost teeth can be replaced, including dentures and bridges. Dental implants are however widely recognised as the optimal method of tooth replacement due to the fact that they most closely approximate the natural tooth/teeth which have been lost, and have the longest lifespan of any of the replacement options.

Most people consider dental implants to be a ‘new technology’, however dental implants have been used since 1965, and have excellent long term success rates of over 95%. The tooth or teeth placed on dental implants are usually indistinguishable from natural teeth in appearance and function.

In our dentists’ hands implant dentistry is a simple process, and much easier and more comfortable than most of our patients expect. To view our amazing results, click on our before and after galleries for single tooth replacement, multiple teeth replacement or all teeth replacement.