Dental implants are an artificial replacement for a tooth’s root. They fit directly into your jawbone and hold crowns or false teeth in place, in the same way that roots support natural teeth.
Implants are a fixed alternative to removable dentures. They may be the only option if the loss of teeth has caused the mouth to shrink so that it can no longer support dentures. You can use implants to replace just a single tooth or several teeth.
They’re sometimes available on the NHS for patients whose face and teeth have been damaged, such as people who’ve had mouth cancer or an accident that’s knocked a tooth out.
See our information on replacing missing teeth and come and have a chat with your dentist about your options.