Dental implants offer one of the most effective and long lasting ways to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental implant can provide a fixed alternative to removable dentures.
These artificial roots are placed in the jaw and fuse to the bone. They can be used to support single crowns for replacing individual teeth or a bridge for replacing multiple missing teeth.
Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons including decay, trauma, infection or gum disease, and this loss can result in a whole host of problems. Implants can improve how you eat and speak, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone, and keep existing teeth firmly in place.
You need to maintain good oral hygiene following treatment to ensure your implants remain trouble-free. If well looked after, with a regular brushing and flossing routine, they can last for over 15 years. You should also attend regular check-ups so your dentist can make sure your implants stay in great condition.