A dental implant is used to secure one or more false teeth into place. A titanium rod is set into the jawbone, which the false teeth are then fixed to. This is a well-established method, with 95% lasting many years, providing they are cared for correctly.
A dental implant has three components: a small titanium screw that is inserted into and fuses with the jawbone, an “abutment” or post which attaches to the implant, and a crown (in the case of one implant) that fits over the abutment to provide a natural looking tooth that functions well.
Setting an implant requires a small surgical procedure, using local anaesthetic or even sedation for nervous patients. Occasionally, a general anaesthetic may be required for very complex cases. After the operation, you will feel some discomfort for about a week, as with any healing process.
Dental implants are suitable for most adults, who have good general health and have healthy gums. Due to the underlying bones still growing, dental implants are not suitable for childrend and young people under 18.
We use the world renowned Straumann Implants which are manufactured in Switzerland. For further information, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.