Implants are used to replace missing teeth or to stabilise dentures. Implants are most successful in non-smokers with healthy mouths.
A dental implant is a titanium rod that is placed into the jaw to hold an artificial tooth or to clip a denture in place.
Implants must be looked after the same as your own teeth with good oral hygiene and regular checkups. If well looked after, an implant can last many years.