What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. (see video below)
* Video courtesy of DIO Implants (http://www.dentala.co.uk/)
Why should you consider Dental Implants?
Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don't! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems.
Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. Treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment.
As a patient, you face a difficult decision to undergo surgery to insert dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr Kopfler & his team, are well qualified to perform implants, based on their extensive experience and in-depth training.