In some cases tooth replacement cannot be done by a traditional bridge or denture, or perhaps the patient prefers a more fixed alternative. A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.

 

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The first step is always a consultation with the implant specialist who will check the state of the teeth, will take X-rays and can give you an outline of the stages, length, and cost of the treatment.

For general information on implants please visit the website of the British Dental Health Foundation.