A dental implant is a titanium (or zirconia) screw that effectively replaces the root of a tooth. The surrounding jaw bone grows and bonds to the surface of the implant. This provides a secure attachment which can support one or more teeth.
We usually place implants under local anaesthetic, but we do also provide the option of sedation for nervous patients.
We normally advise you to have implants placed either immediately or within a few months of taking teeth out, as this helps to preserve the part of the jaw bone that gradually disappears in the absence of teeth or implants.