When natural teeth are lost or cannot be saved, quality of life can be enhanced by the use of dental implants and implant retained teeth. Implants are titanium replacements for the roots of the teeth that are inserted in place of the natural roots of the missing teeth. After a period of healing, esthetically pleasing teeth that not only look but feel and function like your own natural teeth are fabricated. These maybe single tooth implants or a series of implants to restore multiple missing teeth followed by the fabrication of fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures to fit over the implants.
Dental implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry with success rates between 90-95 percent depending on the location of the implant. There is no guarantee for the success of an implant and Dr. Seleem will discuss some of the factors involved in success or failure of an implant.