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Improve your smile with White Fillings

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Most patients we see in Pearl Dental have fillings of one kind or another in their mouth, used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. In most cases it tends to me amalgam which is a metal coloured filling material – a proven and time tested method to solve this problem.

Up until recently white fillings were considered less long lasting than silver fillings, and as a result most dentists used amalgam to fill holes in teeth. Due to the progress of modern dental materials, most of the fillings we now complete tend to be either composite or porcelain white materials, which can be blended to match the rest of your teeth.

In terms of cost for this service, due to the increasing popularity of white fillings the prices have come down significantly and white fillings are only marginally more expensive than amalgam. Similar to metal fillings the main factors determining price are the size of the cavity, the materials used and the length of time the treatment takes.

We would recommend considering white fillings when your existing ones need replacing. Talk to our dentists on your next visit about how you can improve your smile with white fillings.

As always if you would like to contact our dentist please ring the practice on 01 6790625 or email: reception@pearltreatments.ie

Dental Implants from €1500 at Pearl Dental and Beauty, Dublin 2

Dental implants at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2 are more affordable than ever, with fees from €1500 for multiple units. And these are Ankylos implants, one of the leading implant manufacturers in Europe, not mini-implants or obscure cheaper implant types. The fee for a standard dental implant at Pearl Dental includes everything- assessment, surgery stage, restoration and review visits. There are no hidden fees to surprise or disapoint, and we pride ourselves on our committment to service and customer satisfaction. Please note that a definite quote can only be provided after assessment, as there are many factors that influence the treatment plan, and therefore the cost, of dental implants.

A dental implant is generally the most complete and effective method of replacing a missing tooth, and is a remarkably civilised procedure, generally requiring no time away from work, (except the treatment appointments), usually involves little or no pain, and is now an incredibly reliable procedure in the hands of a competent and experienced dentist who is prepared to take the necessary time and care to ensure success. Dental implants are not a procedure to be undertaken during a weeks holiday to foreign climes, as the planning, consent and undertaking of such procedures requires more than a cursory visit, and dental implants that go wrong often require immediate intervention, which can be much more difficult to access if the dentist is 3 hours away on a plane!

Many successful and competent dentists carry out dental implant procedures in other countries, but if they tell you that you only need a weeks visit, move on to the more conscientious dentist who accepts the fact that implants need careful planning, careful explanation and consent, and a high level of technical skill to be successful. Wherever you decide that your implants will be carried out, ensure that the dentist is expecting at least 5 or 6 visits from initial assessment to final restoration, and ensure that they give a warranty of at least 5 years on all the work, with no further cost to be incurred by you if anything goes wrong. 

Here at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2, we guarantee all of our dental implants, fixtures and crowns for a minimum of 5 years (subject to certain criteria), and don’t expect you to pay for anything should there be a failure in that timeframe.

Finally, be aware that dental implants require excellent maintenance regimes, both by you, and your dentist. Here at Pearl Dental, we advise all of our dental implant patients to see our hygienist, Joann, on a regular basis to ensure that the implant is maintained impeccably, along with the rest of the teeth, and to ensure that the patient’s oral hygiene is optimised to maximise gum health.

If you require further information on dental implants, contact us at 01 679 0625, or via e-mail at reception@pearltreatments.ie.

More information on services at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2, can be found by visiting our main site at www.pearltreatments.ie.

Tip Of The Week 1

TEPE brushes!

Hate flossing, like the rest of us? Try TePe’s. Probably the easiest and most effective way to clean between teeth, and no more tying yourself in knots. If your dentist hasn’t mentioned them, ask! Healthier gums, fresher breath, less ‘scraping’ at your dental cleaning visit, and less chance of gum disease in years to come. Ideally, ask for advice on the correct size for you, but if in doubt, start with Pink and go from there.

If you can’t find them in your local pharmacy, drop in to us on Nassau Street, where we generally have a stock of all sizes available.

Check out http://www.tepe.com/ for a video tutorial on the correct use of the interdental brush.