Getting an implant in Weston-super-mare these days has become as common as having a check-up. Implants were once a very specialist treatment used to replace individual teeth. The gum would be cut with a scalpel and a hole drilled to take the titanium implant. The gum would then be resealed and a lengthy healing process would have to take place before the new tooth could be attached. Of course, the treatment was exclusive and hence, expensive then. But with the invention of the computer and the laser, procedures have become so much more precise with micro surgery and plasma healing treatments, less damage is done to the gums, healing times have come down, and prices for the treatments have dropped dramatically because implant availability has become widespread- once you have paid for an implant, it’s there for life. This has also lead to other uses for implants in dental procedures. The dream of implants is to confine the use of dentures to history and it’s almost there- an implant offers complete restoration to tooth loss, but they also used to give extra strength to the fitting of bridges and crowns. Mini-implants are also used for anchoring dentures, they can be fitted and used in a day; the dentures click onto the implant into place. What with falling prices and payment plans, implants are no longer exclusive to the rich minority, they are available to everyone.