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Dental Implants – The most robust and proven method of replacing missing teeth!

Loose or missing teeth not only make it hard to eat or talk, they can also knock your confidence, or make you uncomfortable in social situations. Dental implants could be the solution you’re looking for. If you’re considering Dental Implants, we can provide you with comprehensive information, treatment and show you examples of other successful cases completed at Pearl Dental.

Some of the benefits of dental implants include:

Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or secure a full set of teeth.
Dental Implants don’t get cavities!
Dental Implants help improve your appearance by replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implants improve comfort while eating.
Dental Implants give you greater confidence when speaking.
Dental Implants give people a sense of improved oral health and self-esteem.
All treatment is performed in our practice

Actual Patient Case completed by Dr Paul Redbond at Pearl Dental

Using Fastbraces to fix Crowding

Crowding occurs when there is simply not enough room in the mouth for all of teeth to erupt (come in) properly. If left untreated, crowding can worsen over time and result in severely overlapped teeth. This may increase risk of plaque accumulation, decay and periodontal disease.

Patient 1 – Crowding Before and After

Patient 2 – Crowding Before and After

Using innovative and cutting edge teeth straightening treatments like Fastbraces, we can fix many common issues like crowding, gaps, high canines or an over bite. For your free assessment, book now on 01 6790625, or message us for more details and appointments, and begin your journey to a magic smile!

New Year’s Resolution – Improve Your Oral Health

Your dental health is an important part of your overall health, and the New Year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your health. Many people have dental health resolutions that range from improving their toothbrushing habits, finally getting their teeth straightened or improving their smile. Some of your New Years resolutions could include:

Improving Toothbrushing and Flossing Habits

Daily toothbrushing and flossing is a sure and simple way to improve your oral health. For successful bacterial plaque removal, it is important to brush at least twice a day using an appropriately sized, soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. It is also important to floss at least once per day to remove bacterial plaque and food that has accumulated throughout the day. Your toothbrush should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, as well as after you have a cold or flu or if the bristles are frayed. Daily toothbrushing and flossing help to prevent gingivitis (gum disease), tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath).

Healthier Food and Drink Choices

An important part of achieving your dental health resolutions is making healthier food and drink choices, especially for snacks. Frequent consumption of food and beverages containing carbohydrates and acids contributes to tooth decay, so it is important to brush after snacking. Chewing gum after a meal will also help to neutralise acid which has been created during mealtimes.

Improving Your Smile

At Pearl Dental we offer several treatments that can help to improve your smile:

Teeth Whitening
Recently tooth whitening has become extremely popular in Ireland, with people wishing to whiten their teeth after years of staining from food and drinks, smoking or general deterioration in colour. Our most popular treatment by far is the home whitening kit, that consists of custom made gum shields which are generally worn at night, in conjunction with a bleaching agent which gradually whitens the teeth over 2 weeks.

Teeth Straightening
Your New Year’s resolution may be to finally correct an underbite or overbite caused by an injury, thumb sucking, tooth crowding or crooked teeth. Correcting any of these problems with braces not only enhances the look of your smile but also, and most importantly, improves your oral health. At Pearl Dental we are experienced providers of the Fastbraces cosmetic braces system, and have consistently achieved fantastic results for our patients. Please review some of our successful cases in our Patient Gallery.

Restorative Dentistry
The New Year may be the right time to start or complete deferred restorative dental work, such as crowns, implants or fillings. Completing these types of procedures will help you to preserve the tooth structure and to maintain proper tooth alignment, which could ultimately improve your oral health.

Quit Smoking
Quitting cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use is important for improving your oral and overall health. There is no better time than the present to make a resolution to stop smoking. Consider free online tools, patches, progress-tracking apps or support from friends and family to assist you with tobacco cessation.

Make Routine Dental Visits
A resolution to make routine visits to Pearl Dental may help prevent oral disease or reveal an existing disease in its early stage. Our dentists recommend that dental visits should take place every 6 months to allow us to monitor the condition of your mouth and smile, and develop a custom treatment plan.

Straight Teeth By Summer with Fastbraces


Straighter teeth in 6-9 months is not just a dream! If you think your crooked teeth are beyond redemption, look at some of our recently completed cases in our Patient Gallery. It is not all about perfection like some people think, but in turning a smile into something to be proud of, instead of something to be hidden. The patient case above is an example of high canines, which is a common problem when there is insufficient room in the arch for them to erupt into their correct positions. High canines can cause discomfort in the gums due to inflammation around the improperly erupted teeth.

Using innovative and cutting edge teeth straightening treatments like Fastbraces, we can fix many common issues like crowding, gaps, high canines or an over bite. For your free assessment, book now on 01 6790625, or message us for more details and appointments, and begin your journey to a magic smile!

Fastbraces – Case Study


Sometimes time is a factor when creating a smile, and we have to look for the best result we can achieve in the time available. This client only had a 5 month window for us to work with, meaning that we would have to accept some degree of compromise in the final result.

We fitted braces for 4 months only, then finished with bleaching, a little bit of bonding, and then veneers for the 2 little teeth at the front, resulting in a simply stunning smile. If 2015 is the year when you decide that a new smile is for you, call us on 01 6790625 to book your Free Fastbraces Consultation, or find more information here.

Fastbraces treatment starts from only €1,600 for upper or lower only, and €2,600 for both upper and lower. We also have payment plans available so that you can spread the cost over the duration of your treatment with us.

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Tooth Decay in Dublin

What is Tooth Decay?
Tooth Decay, Caries or a cavity are a bacterial infection that causes the destruction of your tooth enamel, which is the hard outer layer of your teeth. The last time you visited the dentist he more than likely spoke about plaque which is a substance that is constantly forming on your teeth. Plaque contains bacteria that feed on the sugars in the food you eat. When the bacteria feed, they make acids and attack the teeth for 20 minutes or more after you eat. Over time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, causing tooth decay.

Symptoms of Tooth Decay
– Dark coloured spots or shading on your teeth
– Swelling of your gums
– A toothache
– Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth

How to avoid Tooth Decay
The most straightforward way to prevent tooth decay is to floss and brush your teeth daily, and make sure you visit your dentist regularly. Other ways to avoid it include using fluoride toothpaste, reducing your intake of sugar and carbohydrates, and by not smoking.

If you are concerned that you might have tooth decay, don’t delay, contact our reception today and come and see our friendly dentist or phone 01 6790625

Dental Implants in Dublin 2

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are a synthetic root, made of titanium and used to anchor replacement teeth. They give you a completely functional new tooth allowing you to chew, speak and smile confidently. The Implant consists of three parts, which all perform a unique function:
The Implant  – This is the titanium piece placed in the jawbone, which will secure your new tooth/ teeth
The Abutment  – Made of porcelain, gold or titanium, this connects The Implant and Restoration/ Crown
The Restoration/ The Crown – This can be attached directly to The Implant or The Abutment and is the part that looks like a tooth. Your dentist will endeavour to match the colour of this new tooth to the others in your mouth to ensure your smile is seamless.

Benefits of Dental Implants

– They are a long term solution for missing teeth or filling gaps in your smile
– Enjoy your favourite foods and eat them with confidence
– Chew, bite and speak without worrying about moving dentures
– Maintain the natural appearance of your face and smile
– Proven and reliable method of filling gaps and replacing teeth

Are Dental Implants the right choice for me?

If you are missing one or more teeth and have a healthy jawbone, then chances are you a good candidate for dental implants. We recommend that any of our patients considering dental implants undergo a comprehensive consultation with one of our dentists, who can then assess your case and explain the treatment to you. Book your consultation today by contacting or by phone on 01 6790625

Teeth Whitening Dublin

With the growing popularity of dental bleaching over the last number of years, and the number of outlets offering teeth whitening services, patients could be forgiven for getting confused about this dental treatment. Teeth whitening is quick, easy and inexpensive and is a great way to improve your smile. At Pearl Dental we offer our patients 3 options, provided by qualified dental professionals:


Treatment One: Home Bleaching
This is the most reliable, simple and least sensitive of all the bleaching options, and is still the option of choice for those that want cheap and easily maintained results, and are happy to take the time required.

You will have impressions (moulds) taken of your teeth, and will return a week later for fitting of customised bleaching trays specific to your mouth. You will then be shown how to use the trays with the bleaching agent supplied. You will be required to wear the trays at night-time for the following 2-4 weeks to whiten the teeth effectively. The trays can be used thereafter to top up the whitening effect.

Treatment Two: The Power of Whitening
This is for people who want a deep whitening treatment, to be undertaken in the Salon by a qualified dental professional, and who do not want to use home trays as a follow up. You will have your teeth laser whitened using the latest Zoom tooth whitening equipment and methods for the full recommended treatment time. You will need approximately 90 minutes for the above appointment.

Treatment three: The Complete Whitening Package
This is for people who want an excellent tooth whitening result and are prepared to put in some work to get it. Using a combination of techniques to whiten your teeth has been proven to have the strongest and longest lasting results.

You will then have your teeth laser whitened using the latest Zoom tooth whitening equipment and methods. You will need a total of approximately 1.5 – 2 hours for the above appointment. You will also receive the home bleaching kit for stabilisation and maintenance of the teeth whiteness.

If you would like to learn more about the dental bleaching service we provide please do not hesitate to contact reception on 01 6790625 or email

Lets talk about Veneers

What are Veneers?
Veneers are a thin piece of composite or dental porcelain that is used to cover the front surface of a tooth in order to improve its position, shape or colour. Much like false fingernails fit over nails, they are attached to your own teeth using a bonding material and generally last for several years.

Who are Veneers for?
We would recommend Veneers for patients who have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics or where people have worn away the edges of their teeth. They are also effective in cases when patients suffer with crooked or badly stained teeth that cannot be corrected with other dental treatments.

What is involved in getting Veneers?
1. Getting a veneer generally takes two visits to our clinic
2. On the first visit the tooth is prepared to receive the veneer, and your dentist will take an impression of the tooth to ensure that the new veneer fits perfectly. A shade guide is used to make sure it matches the surrounding teeth and blends into your smile.
3. At your second visit the dentist will bond the veneer to your tooth using a special adhesive, much like super glue to make sure it stays in place.

Please see below one of our successful patient veneer cases. Please contact the clinic on 01 6790625 or if you would like to discuss veneers with one of our dentists.


Anatomy of a Smile Makeover

While a small number of people are blessed with a naturally great smile, in most cases we see, some dental treatment is required to get your smile looking its best. We tend to focus on 4 key elements:

Healthy Gums
Healthy gums are generally pink in colour and help to embellish the look of the teeth and mouth area on a persons face. When your dentist performs a checkup they observe your gums, taking special care to look out for inflammation, redness, bleeding and dark gums.

Filling Gaps and Fixing Teeth
Through the use of Dental Implants, Crown & Bridge and Veneers our dentists can help to fill the gaps in your smile, and fix teeth that have been worn down or damaged over time.

Teeth Whitening
At Pearl Dental we provide a dentist-administered teeth whitening service, to ensure your teeth look naturally white and stain free.

Teeth Straightening
Using the CFast Cosmetic Tooth Alignment system we provide our patients with teeth straightening to ensure that their smiles look as great as they can be.

Like most things, a solution can be found for any dental problem you have, the key thing is regular maintenance and cleaning of your teeth afterwards through our comprehensive general dental services.

Actual Pearl Dental Patient Case

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