What is a dental implant?
An implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root, usually made from titanium. There are many different implant systems but when delivered offers a highly reliable form of treatment. Once the implant is stable within your mouth we can place a component on top, namely crowns, bridges or dentures.
Can anyone have a dental implant?
Dental implants are suitable for most adults with good general health. They are usually placed once the jaw has stopped growing. Habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase the likelihood of problems with healing and therefore the stability of the implant in the long term.