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!

If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants are a good choice to restore the look and function of your smile. Before you go ahead and decide if they are the right choice for you however, let’s take a look at five facts to consider about dental implants.

  1. They are a permanent and stable solution for loose dentures. As the implants are made from titanium screw-shaped rods, they are inserted into the jawbone and act as anchors for one or more false teeth. They have a high success rate at over 95%.
  2. Implants require a precise procedure to be fitted and they are usually carried out using a local anaesthetic and some sedation if you’re feeling particularly nervous.
  3. It is possible to have multiple teeth fitted onto your implants at the same time. Depending on how many teeth you have missing and your specific needs, your dentist will create a denture or bridge for you, which will close the gaps in your smile and restore your ability to chew and bite more comfortably.
  4. Once your implants are fitted, you can then have a temporary denture, crown or bridge placed in the meantime which you will wear while your mouth heals from the implant procedure. If you have complete dentures then you can wear these throughout the healing period once they have been modified after the surgery.
  5. If you don’t have enough jaw bone for the dental procedure, it may be possible to have a bone graft, which is placed along with your implant into your jaw to strengthen the surrounding tissues and provide a more secure base for the implant to settle in.

If you’re looking for dental implants in Dublin,our dentist Dr Nick Beirne can help. As well as being a member of the Irish Dental Association, he has undertaken an advanced 15 month implant placement course.  Dr Beirne and the team at Portobello Dental Clinic can discuss the options available to you.

Our practice is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 8pm. Tuesday from 8am to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Please call 01 454 2022 to book an appointment. Alternatively please visit our website: www.portobellodental.ie for more information. If you require dental implants, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can give you the smile you’ve been looking for!

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!