Can I have dental implants?
Almost anyone that has lost a tooth, several teeth or even all of their teeth is a candidate. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist to see if they are right for you.
Is the procedure painful?
As in any oral surgical procedure, there is a degree of discomfort. However many patients tell us that they were surprised at how minimal and short the duration of discomfort was.
How do I look after my implants?
Implants need to be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. As with natural teeth, you will need to visit your dentist and hygienist periodically for review and maintenance.
How long will dental implants last?
Success rates can vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed. Generally, providing oral hygiene is maintained, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%, and with good care can last a lifetime.
Is there an age limit to having dental implants?
Age is not normally a factor. Bone healing around dental implants occurs throughout adult life. The only thing to stand in the way of dental implant treatment in the elderly is general medical health.