A dental implant is a titanium metal screw shaped attachment which is placed into the jawbone.
It is used to support one or more false teeth.
Multiple implants can be used for bridges or to stabilise dentures, especially troublesome lower dentures.
This new tooth can look, feel and perform just like a natural tooth.
Implants are a well-established, tried-and-tested treatment.
Up to 95 per cent of modern implants last for at least 15 years.
Careful planning is essential for implant placement and usually requires a thorough examination, including x-rays and models to be taken of your teeth.
Implant placement requires a relatively simple minor surgical procedure that is performed under sterile conditions in the dental surgery under a local anaesthetic.