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What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small screw attachment made of titanium which is implanted into the jaw bone. It bonds with the bone to replace the missing tooth root. Depending on the number of missing teeth, dental implants can be used to secure a single crown, bridge or denture.

How does a dental implant work?

The titanium bonds so strongly with your bone that your body doesn’t realise a tooth is missing. Replacement teeth can be attached without any of the problems of conventional bridges and dentures. This means you can eat and smile with comfort and confidence.

How long will implant treatment take?

This varies. Some patients are suitable for immediate “teeth in a day” where implants can be placed and the replacement teeth attached in the same visit. When teeth have been missing for a while the bone tends to shrink and treatment can take several months. Temporary teeth can be fitted during this time.

How long will a dental implant last?

Good dental hygiene is very important. If you look after your implants they will last for many years. Teeth implants were first developed over 50 years ago and are a tried and tested solution to missing teeth.

You can expect many years of useage from your implants so please feel free to get in touch and we can explain the options available to you in more detail .