A dental Implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth that is no longer viable. Just like a tooth root it is surgically placed into the jawbone.
An ideal patient for dental implants should have enough bone structure to hold the implant stable. He or she needs to be in good health condition too. If you suffer from uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, smoking the success rate of the implant may be reduced.
Regular maintenance appointments to look after your implants will have the biggest impact on how long they will last.
If you don’t look after your implants they can deteriorate just like neglected natural teeth. If left untreated it can lead to gum infection, bleeding and soreness.
If your implants are well looked after, and if the bone they are fitted to be strong and healthy, you can expect them to last for many years.
Your smile can be fully restored and even look better than before. You will also find eating easier and more enjoyable.