Teeth are lost for many reasons, either through trauma when teeth are knocked out (especially through sport) or due to decay or gum diseases or old age. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth they need to be replaced both for aesthetic and functional reasons. Dental implants are now a popular treatment to replace missing teeth as they provide a long term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.
A dental implant is an artificial substitute / replacement for the root portion of your natural tooth and is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. During the placement of a dental implant the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they can “fuse” together (Osseo integration) creating a stable support for the new teeth.
Dental Implants have very high success rates, up to 97%. The Dentists at Dentists@work have all undertaken further training and accreditation in treatment with dental implants and would be very happy to discuss and illustrate the great results we have already achieved and those that may be possible for you.