If you have one or even multiple missing teeth, you might be feeling disheartened when you look in the mirror. Not only can it have a direct effect on your self-confidence, it can also make chewing and eating food really difficult without the use of dentures.

There’s no need to despair however – one modern solution you should consider to restore both the look and function of your natural smile is dental implants. By using titanium screw-shaped rods which are securely anchored into the jaw, artificial teeth can then be placed on top to mimic the natural teeth you already have. If you’re looking for dentist in Dublin, Dr Nick Beirne can help.

Dr Nick Beirne is one of the principal Dentists at Portobello Dental Clinic. He is highly skilled in implant dentistry, having carried out an advanced Nobel Biocare dental implant course for 15 months and as a member of the Irish Dental Association, you can feel assured that you’ll be treated in the best of hands.

Dr Nick Beirne can assess your suitability for dental implants and devise a treatment plan which is specialised to your needs. The general procedure with dental implants is to have them placed in two appointments. The first is to place the dental implants in a small surgical operation. The dental implant needs to bond with the bone which is why you have to wait a number of months after the surgery before the crowns are fitted. This is usually anywhere between 3-9 months. In between appointments a healing cap can be added to the implant site during this time.

Following the dental implant surgery we recommend that you rest for the first 24 hours afterwards. It’s important to allow the site to heal, so avoid drinking, driving or operating heavy machinery. After a week you should be able to use a chlorhexidine (Corsodyl) mouthwash to keep the implant site clean.

If you need dental implants in Dublin, Portobello Dental Clinic can help. Please call us on 01 454 2022 to book an appointment. Our opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 8pm. Tuesday from 8am to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. If you’re looking for implants, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can ensure you stay smiling!

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