Dental implants are used as a means to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth by means of a titanium implant which is placed in the jaw bone and then a false tooth is fixed onto this. Implants are a safe, effective, and well-established treatment options for the replacement of missing teeth. Modern implants will usually last for many years provided they well cared for and maintained. If your implants are well looked after, and if the bone they are fitted to is strong and healthy, you can expect them to last for many years. However, just as with other surgical implants (such as a hip replacement) there is no lifetime guarantee.
Your dentist will be able to discuss this option with you in more detail to help you decide if it is the right option for you. Usually, we would have to refer you to a specialist for this treatment as it is one treatment we are not able to offer at our Leicester practice.