What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small root-sized metal screws, which can be permanently fixed in the jaw to replace missing teeth. Any number of teeth can be replaced – from a single front tooth or back tooth, up to a complete replacement of all the teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
Once placed, implant-retained teeth are strong and firm and will look, feel and function as well as natural teeth. Once they have successfully fused into the bone, dental implants will normally be permanent.
The first dental implants were placed in 1965 and are still going strong. Success rates are extremely high, with millions of dental implants being placed each year.