If you have heard of dental implants before you may also have heard about their excellent success rate in offering a solution to people who have one or more missing teeth. The science and research around implant dentistry, also known as implantology, has improved in leaps and bounds over the past decades, making it possible to restore the teeth of more patients than ever before. At the same time, the materials used for the implants, as well as the crowns and bridges that they support have also improved and are now more biocompatible and aesthetic that they ever were.
If you are interested to find out more about implants in Dublin, you should look no further than Portobello Dental Clinic in Dublin. This is a state-of-the-art dental practice based in Portobello on South Circular Road. Dr Nick Beirne has received extensive training in dental implant treatment and has a great deal of experience in delivering this restorative solution to patients. In addition, to stay updated and always improve his skills, Nick is a member of the Irish Dental Association, the Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Not everyone with missing teeth is suited to dental implants and your eligibility will need to be assessed initially with a thorough examination of your mouth with dental x-rays. This will give us a better idea of your underlying jaw bone structure, and in certain cases some patients will need a bone graft to bulk up the implant site to ensure it remains durable. Once placed, implants can last for a very long time but it is important to come for regular checks so your gum health can be monitored. Once your prosthesis (crown, bridge or denture) is fitted on top of your implant you will be able to bite and chew with it as if it was a normal tooth. From an aesthetic point of view, your ‘new tooth’ or teeth will not look out of place next to the surrounding teeth, giving you a natural smile that you are proud to show off.
For more information, why not visit us at the clinic in Portobello, Dublin. You can call us to make an appointment on 014542022. You can also visit the website to view our smile gallery to see how implants have transformed the smiles of our patients. Click here to visit www.portobellodental.ie