Implants are a safe, well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. It’s probably true to say that implants, much like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them.
How well you look after your implants – and whether you go for your regular maintenance appointments – will have the biggest impact on how long they will last. If you don’t look after your implants they will develop a coating similar to that found on neglected natural teeth.
Is it possible to replace a single tooth?
Are you missing a single tooth? If you are then a single implant with a crown can replace it.
A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and it’s root and can offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning just like a natural tooth, a dental implant can replace a single tooth without there being any effect on the health of the other neighbouring teeth.
The fact that a dental implant will replace your tooth root means that the bone will be preserved. Typically the dental implant will integrate with your jawbone, which will in turn help keep the bone both healthy and intact. For long-term purposes, a single dental implant is more aesthetic and easier to clean than other tooth replacement treatments.