Dental implants are probably on of the greatest success stories in the world of modern dentistry, and yet, they have been around for decades. The thing was though that in the early days, the operation was fraught with complications; fitting one involved the use of scalpels and drills akin to those used in engineering which meant some pretty heavy surgery and hence, long recovery periods until the mouth healed- it also made it very expensive too. The breakthrough in this treatment however came with the use of computers, digital x-rays and laser surgery which completely refined the practise and precision of this procedure in dental surgeries everywhere, and now you can have an implant fitted in no-time at all, and with very little damage done to the jaw bone and gums, meaning healing is quick afterwards. The theory of placing a tiny rod of titanium into the jaw to house a fitting after tooth-loss still remains, but an implant is very strong and will more than likely out-live you and will give great anchorage to anything that you need. Talk to someone about this so that you understand all aspects of the treatment; Clifton Dental ply their trade around Swindon, so call them up for more information.