If a tooth has been lost or extracted, the gap can be replaced with a bridge or an implant. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the bone - they are shaped like a screw and serve as a secure root for the new tooth. Once in place, the implant can be used to attach different types of dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges or dentures.

After the implants are placed the bone quickly grows around them attaching itself to the rough outer surface. Since the implants are anchored into the jawbone, they function as your ordinary teeth when you are chewing, talking and laughing. Most people do not feel any difference between their natural teeth and their new ones.

When you have the implant, it will be a small operation, it takes about 1 hour. As the implants are installed under local anaesthesia, you will not feel any pain during the surgery. The treated area may be swollen for a few days afterwards, which could be slightly painful. In most cases an ordinary painkiller is all you may need to feel fine. After the necessary 3 months healing period you can have the dental crown or bridge placed on the implant.

After implant treatment you will be given antibiotics if necessary in order to prevent infection. When the implants are placed you will be given a duly signed Letter of Guarantee with the type and serial number of the product and also the insurance details of your dentist - just to make sure that in the very unlikely case any problem would occur you will get further treatment or proper compensation.