If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be a suitable candidate for dental implants. The implants are small titanium metal rods which are placed into your mandible or maxilla jawbone to support one (or more) artificial teeth.

They are a reliable, permanent solution to replacing missing teeth and restoring your natural looking smile. Most people are suitable for dental implants provided there is enough suitable and healthy bone in their jaw to support them. Because of the effect that smoking has on the health of your gums, Dublin dentist generally prefer that a patient stops smoking before implant treatment takes place.

Some patients will require a bone graft in addition to an implant, in order to build up the area of jaw in which the implant is to be placed. The procedure entails placing additional graft material around the implant, normally at the same time as the implant is placed. This bone helps to support the implant and aid good healing around it. The bone graft can be made from human donor bone, derived from animal products, or be entirely synthetic. Your dentist will discuss which choice would be best for you.

To fit the implants, your dentist or oral surgeon will use specialised equipment and precision techniques to place the screw-like implant into your jaw. As the implant works as the tooth’s root, it’s placed deep into the bone. A temporary denture may be fitted during this time, while your mouth heals. This is followed by a permanent prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or denture, securely connected to the implant, giving you the ability to chew and bite with confidence.

If you’re looking for dental implants, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can assess your suitability for this procedure. One of our principal dentists Dr Nick Beirne is highly experienced in the placement of dental implants, so you can feel assured you’ll be treated in good experienced hands.

If you want implants in Dublin can restore the natural function and cosmetics of your smile. If you want to discuss your dental implant requirements, please give us a call on 01 454 2022 to book an appointment.

Our practice 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.You can also visit our website: www.portobellodental.ie for more information. If you need a dental implant, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic will ensure that you keep your natural smile!