Implants have been an excellent recent advancement in dentistry and in most situations they are now the best, most reliable replacement for missing teeth. With careful planning and treatment they can provide highly natural aesthetics and restore functionality in biting and chewing. With proper planning and care they have a very favourable long term success rate.
A range of implant options exist allowing for the replacement of a single tooth up to the replacement of full dental arches. In many instances implant placement is a minor surgical procedure which can be carried out under local anaesthetic with quite minimal post operative discomfort, however your periodontist will discuss with you in detail the procedures involved specific to your individual situation.