With a 95% or higher success rate, dental implants look and perform more like natural teeth, they also have no impact on healthy adjacent teeth. (more info….)
Placing an implant is often likely to be easier than taking a tooth out! At the time you will feel no pain, as a local anaesthetic is used, however just like having a tooth out, you may feel some discomfort during the week following the surgery.
Once an implant is placed, it usually take a few months for the bone around the implant to fuse. When this has happened a false tooth can be fitted. Usually a crown, bridge or dentures will be fixed to the implant.
Almost anyone of any age that has lost a tooth, several or all of their teeth is suitable for implants. This depending on the condition of the individuals jaw bone.
Implant supported teeth need to be cared for in the same way natural teeth need looking after. If you smoke you may need to look after the implant more carefully. Dental implants can last for many years and maybe even a lifetime if taken care of.
Not only will implants restore your smile, they will also improve your self-confidence and allow you to eat, speak, sing, laugh, be active and do all the things you do with natural, fully functioning teeth.