What are dental implants?
A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone.
Are dental implants the right choice for me?
If you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth or need to secure your dentures then implants could be the best option for you. The best approach is probably to discuss the available options with our dentists and make an informed decision about the right solution for your smile.
How long will they last?
Generally speaking, much like natural teeth, they will last for as long as you care for them and continue to attend your regular maintenance appointments.
I have some of my own teeth. Can I still have implants?
Yes. You can have any number of teeth replaced with implants – from one single tooth to a complete set.
Can implants always be used to replace missing teeth?
It depends on the condition of the bone in your jaw. If there is not enough, or if it isn’t healthy enough, it may not be possible to place implants without grafting bone into the area first.
Will dental implants be painful?
Placing an implant is a straightforward procedure and is usually done using a local anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time but, just like after an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.
How long does the treatment take?
Once your dentist has assessed your case they will be able to give you a rough timetable before the treatment starts.
Are the dental implants difficult to clean?
No. But aftercare is important if you are going to have a long-lasting, successful implant. You may need to visit your hygienist more often but your dental team will be able to talk to you about this.
Will my new implants be noticeable?
Most modern dental implants look exactly like natural teeth.
How much will it cost?
In many situations, the cost of the treatment is only a little more than the cost of more conventional dental treatment with crowns and bridges. Over the longer term, implants are usually a more cost-effective and satisfactory option, giving you back the same functionality as your original teeth.
What is the next step?
Contact our reception team on 01 6790625 to book your consultation appointment today, or visit our Facebook page (Link to Facebook page) to see some of our patient case results, and to have your questions answered.