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!