It’s very common to have one or more teeth missing, as this is something that can occur either due to trauma or to dental disease. But it’s also something that many people find quite upsetting, especially anyone who is concerned about their appearance. There are various methods of replacing lost teeth, but the very best way to do it is through having dental implants in Dublin, and this is worth considering regardless of whether you are due to lose a tooth, or if you lost teeth quite some time ago. It’s true that the treatment can take several months to complete, but dental implants will always give the best aesthetics, and when cared for properly will feel exactly like your natural teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
You implants will stay permanently in place and can be cleaned exactly like your natural teeth. Some restorations such as implant supported dentures are removable, while others such as crowns and bridges are permanently cemented or screwed into position. Whichever restoration you choose you can be sure that it will be securely retained, and will not shift or move position during the course of the day. This is something that can be a huge relief to people choosing implant supported dentures, and who may have struggled for years with loose and uncomfortable dentures that rub and slip about.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
The dentists at Portobello Dental Clinic can give you a full assessment to help you decide whether or not the dental implants are the right option for you. This is something that can depend on your oral health and also your general health. Dental implants may not be suitable for people with diabetes, or for smokers who are reluctant to quit the habit. The reason for this is that diabetics are less able to heal after surgery, especially if they struggle to control their blood sugar levels. Smoking also affects the body’s ability to heal, and greatly increases the risk of the implant failing. If you do smoke and want to have a dental implants then you’ll certainly need to quit before and during the implant procedure, but it’s also best to quit for good as this will help ensure the longevity of your dental implants, and will also positively affect your overall dental health.
If you decide to go ahead then your dentist in Dublin will work with you to prepare a treatment plan. If you lost your teeth quite some time ago then it may be necessary to have a bone graft, and this is something that can be performed as a standalone procedure, or it might be possible to place the graft at the same time as the implant. Another thing to consider is the type of restoration that will be supported by your implant or implants.
Dental implants in Dublin can be used to support a single crown, while multiple implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or to support a dental bridge or even a denture. It all depends on your individual circumstances and the number of teeth that need to be replaced.
Book an Assessment
If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants, then please contact Portobello Dental Clinic to book your assessment. To make it super easy, the clinic even offers online booking.