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