Dental Implants are a very important part of modern dentistry and more and more people around the world are treated with implants.

Implants can replace one or more missing teeth in the mouth. It’s normally done in two stages. The first stage is surgical and it involves insertion fo the implant fixture into the bone.

It is required to stay like this for three months, until the fixture is integrated with the bone. The second stage happens once the intergration with the bone has occurred, when an artificial tooth or a row of artificial teeth are attached to the implants. It is becoming a treatment of choice when there is one tooth missing, especially in younger people because it is one of the dental treatments that has a very high success rate as well as longevity.

Unlike crowns and bridges, no teeth need to be altered in the mouth for treatment via implants. Normally the procedure is done under local anaesthetic. In the same fashion as all dental treatments, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular check-ups with the dentist are important for maintenance.