If you have lost multiple teeth, you may be wearing a denture or partial denture. This can be a real burden, causing embarrassment, discomfort and generally having a real negative impact on your quality of life. Did you know you don't have to eat soft foods or wear dentures for the rest of your life? Implants are a viable and clinically proven alternative to missing teeth.
You also need to have sufficient bone density in your jawbone to receive the implants. If you don't you could have a bone graft or sinus lift to build it up, or you could opt for zygomatic implants which are longer posts that fit into the cheekbone.
There are also lifestyle factors to consider – if you smoke we will ask you to quit or cut down and if you have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, we will ask you to address this first. This is because dental implants are much more likely to heal properly in a non-smoker with controlled blood sugar levels. The last thing we want is for you to go to the expense and trouble of implant surgery only for it to fail. We can offer support and guidance to help with either of these issues.