What are implants?
Implants are used to replace missing teeth and are made of a special material that allows bone to heal around them. They are placed in the bone where the roots of the teeth used to be. In more advanced cases where insufficient bone remains, special techniques have been developed to increase the amount of bone which allows implant treatment to go ahead.
How many teeth can be replaced?
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or where patients have no teeth at all. They can also be used to provide a fixed bridge or use to make a loose denture stable.
How do they look and feel?
Patients report a new lease of life once the implant treatment has been completed, being able to eat and enjoy food again with confidence. The implants can look and feel like natural teeth.
Do implants require aftercare?
If they are well cared for, implants will last a very long time. However, once implants are placed, they will require careful everyday maintenance like your own teeth.