Who Can Have Dental Implants?
Dental implants are suitable for most people provided they are in good dental and general health. They can be placed in younger patients once the jaws have finished growing and many older people have benefitted from treatment to stabilise loose dentures or to even replace them completely with a fixed bridge. An initial consultation is necessary to determine suitability for dental implants and we will need to carry out various diagnostic tests which may include dental x-rays and a CT scan. These tests enable us to assess the quality of your jawbone and to plan the placement of your dental implant.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants should last for many years or possibly even for life. This does depend on your general health and it is important to have excellent oral hygiene. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings at our Hampstead Gardens practice, combined with good dental care at home will help increase the longevity of treatment.