This is a surgical procedure where a titanium post is placed directly into the bone. (To replace the tooth/teeth lost.) Before you are scheduled for this appointment you will have had a consultation with x-rays and sometimes a CT scan to determine whether the bone, in the desired area, is of sufficient quality and quantity to enable us to do this. It is possible to replace anything from one missing tooth to supporting a whole set of fixed upper and/or lower teeth.
To date Dr Gahan our Specialist Periodontist has placed over 7000 implants with a success rate of over 97% and the utmost care is taken to ensure that this high level is continued. Research has shown that smoking reduces the healing capabilities of the tissue. It has been shown that people smoking twenty cigarettes per day or more will reduce their predictability of success by approximately 11%.