Implants are used to treat broken, damaged, missing or discoloured teeth. They are suitable for most people and your dentist can discuss your treatment options with you after a consultation.
Often it is possible to attach the denture immediately after insertion of the implant. Since long term success is the main criteria, this decision can only be made after your dentist has carefully considered your clinical situation. If the crown or denture cannot be attached immediately, a temporary denture is placed until the time is right for the final restoration to be fitted.
To take over the function of your tooth root, dental implants are inserted in the jaw bone by a short operation, normally under local anaesthetic. It subsequently knits painlessly with your bone, forming a solid base for the long-term final restoration.