For patients who wish to replace lost or missing teeth, dental implants are an effective long-term solution. Implants have a very high success rate, are not removable and remain independant of and harmonious with your existing teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth in your mouth. The implant is placed in the bone of your upper or lower jaw. Your bone then heals tightly around this implant and the implant then serves as an anchor for your replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are a proven restorative option with a long clinical history. The effects of tooth loss are numerous and can be devastating. The loss of either a single tooth or total tooth loss can cause a lack of confidence and can affect every day life. People affected by tooth loss often find eating in public difficult and traumatic or are not confident about their smile. Dr Papadolias is an accredited member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and can assess whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants as part of your dental care.