Today, losing a tooth doesn't mean you have to either live with the gap or wear dentures.
Dentistry has changed so much in the last 10 years and a dental implant can be the solution to one lost tooth, several lost teeth or all teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post which is used to replace the root of a missing tooth or teeth. Without doubt, this is the most secure and long lasting way to replace lost teeth.
Implants are a safe, well-established treatment. It's probably true to say that implants, much like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them. If your implants are well looked after, and if the bone they are fitted to is strong and healthy, you can expect them to last for many years. However, just as with other surgical implants (such as a hip replacement) there is no lifetime guarantee.
It depends on the condition of the bone in your jaw. Your dentist will arrange for a number of special tests to find out the amount of bone still there. If there is not enough, or if it isn't healthy enough, it may not be possible to place implants without grafting bone into the area first.
If you are interested in having an implant to replace a missing tooth/teeth contact your dentist today and they can arrange a referral to a specialist implant centre.