Losing a tooth can be devastating. You can feel self-conscious and suffer a lack of self-esteem. Did you know that your tooth could be replaced quickly and easily with a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that integrates perfectly into your gum tissue, just where the root of your tooth would sit. Here's how it works:
Your implant will look and feel exactly like a normal tooth: no one will ever know, and even you might forget! You will still be able to bite and chew normally, and the bone in your jaw will remain intact over time.
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.