Need a new set of teeth? Or just want to replace a missing tooth which is ruining how your smile looks? If you want to improve both the way your teeth look and restore their function, dental implants are a good option.

Dental implants are made from titanium screw-like rods and are anchored into the jawbone to support one or more teeth. They are used because of their reliability and security for stabilising artificial teeth, crowns, dentures and bridges. Due to many years of research and clinical studies, dental implants nowadays have a high success rate, with over 95% of cases being successful. If you want to have a dental implant, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can assess your suitability and inform you if this is a good option for you.

On average dental implants can last for a long time, around 10-15 years on average with the right aftercare. To ensure you look after them, it’s important to care for them while they are healing. As dental implants are placed in two appointments, in the first visit to the dentist you will have the implants fitted in a painless surgical procedure.

The first 24 hours which follow this are extremely important in order for the implants to heal uneventfully, improving their long term prognosis. To care for them, ensure you avoid drinking alcohol as this can prevent the implant site from healing properly.

Avoid smoking as this can prevent oxygen from reaching the implant area, thus impairing healing. Hot salt mouthwashes can aid healing during the first week and a chlorhexidine (Corsodyl) mouthwash will be recommended to you following the surgery. You will be given special dental hygiene treatment and advice prior to and after your treatment to ensure your mouth stays healthy and free of infection.

Are you looking for more information about implants? Dublin based dentist Dr Nick Beirne from Portobello Dental Clinic is highly experienced in carrying out dental implant procedures. If you want to find out more about how to care for your dental implants, please call 01 454 2022 to book an appointment.

Our opening hours are 8am to 8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8am to 6pm on Tuesdays and 8am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays. If you want dental implants in Dublin, Portobello Dental Clinic can give you back your natural smile!

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