What you need to know
Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root which is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. They’re a great option for those who have lost a tooth due to gum disease, decay, injury or another reason.
Implants are a safe and popular treatment and just like natural teeth, they will last for as long as you care for them.
Before any work is carried out, your dentist will carry out a thorough examination to determine whether or not dental implants are suitable for you. If there isn’t enough bone in the jaw or it isn’t healthy enough, it may not be possible to carry out the procedure without grafting bone into the area first.