Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. The implants are placed into the jawbone and then integrate with the patients jaw to securely hold the new tooth/teeth in place. On top of the implant, the restoration will be securely attached. Depending on your exact case, the final restoration will vary (crowns, bridges, dentures etc).
When carried out by a trained & skilled dental implants dentist then the procedure is very safe. We will never place an implant if it doesn’t look like it will be successful. We offer free consultations so we can assess the suitability of dental implants for you and if indeed it is a viable option for your case. If you suffer from gum disease then we won’t be able to look at going forward with dental implants until you have had the gum disease treated (as this can be a main cause for implants failing).
Another important factor to consider when thinking about having dental implants is the bone density in the jaw. There needs to be enough high quality bone & bone density for dental implants to be successfully placed. In the event that you do not have enough bone, you may require a bone graft before dental implants could be placed. This can be quite a common thing to happen if a patient has had lost teeth for a few years as the bone around the missing tooth does fade over time.
If you are thinking about looking into dental implants for missing teeth, we recommend arranging a no obligation free consultation so we can asses your suitability and identify any other suitable treatments for you. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and explore all possible avenues for you. Please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.