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Dental Implants

Single Dental Implants

Single Dental Implants

Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges and dentures are not the only solution. Over the last 40 years the techniques and procedures have been refined to make dental implants one of the most predictable and successful ways of replacing teeth. They help improve your appearance and function by looking, feeling and functioning like natural teeth. This means that you will be able to smile, eat and speak with confidence.

Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence.

This is how they work:
  1. Dental implants are small titanium screws that integrate perfectly into the gum tissue, just where the root of your tooth would sit.
  2. Once established, crowns, bridges or dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating natural-looking and stable restorations.
Health and Benefits of this treatment
  • When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss and subsequent jaw changes.
  • Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.
  • Implants help restore confidence in your ability to smile and function by providing the anchorage for stronger more secure restorations.
Implants for Replacing a Single Tooth

Losing a tooth can be devastating. You can feel self-conscious and suffer a lack of self-esteem. Did you know that your tooth could be replaced quickly and easily with the help of a dental implant?

Here’s how it works:
  1. The screw will be placed directly into your jaw by your specialist. Its shape and material are optimal for close contact and bonding with bone, providing maximum stability later on.
  2. Depending on the condition of your mouth and jawbone, the implant ‘abutment’ restoration may even be able to be added immediately after the screw is inserted. This requires a specific set of conditions to be fulfilled and the alternative way would be to place the restoration after several months of the implant maturing, The implant and implant restoration can be made to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth in colour and shape.
  3. Either way, there will be some healing time. The screw will slowly mesh with the bone, becoming a natural component of your jaw. Your implant will look and feel as close as possible to a normal tooth: no one will ever know. You will still be able to bite and chew normally, and the bone in your jaw should remain intact over time.
Single Dental Implant
Health and Benefits of this treatment
  • A beautiful natural smile.
  • Full function restored, which means freedom for you.
  • Bone density will be maintained and the shape of the surrounding gums
Implants for Replacing Multiple Teeth

If you have lost multiple teeth, you may be wearing a denture or partial denture. This can be a real burden, sometimes causing embarrassment, discomfort and a negative impact on your quality of life. Did you know you don’t have to eat soft foods or wear dentures for the rest of your life?

Multiple teeth are usually replaced with the support of two or more implants. This allows the teeth to be adequately and securely supported for many many years to come. In certain circumstances implants are even strong enough that two teeth can be supported on one implant but this would be carefully planned and executed by your prosthodontist or team.

Depending on the volume of jawbone, a dental implant and abutment that support the teeth can be placed on the same day or over a period of months. The implants will look and feel exactly like your natural teeth. After a period of healing, your implants will be fully integrated and will look, feel and function as close as one can get to the original teeth!

Health and Benefits of this treatment
  • Large numbers of missing teeth can be replaced with multiple implants to avoid the lifelong burden of dentures.
  • You can bite or chew foods as normal.
  • A beautiful natural smile that doesn’t depend on a removable denture is possible and this gives you the confidence to get on with your life.

In some instances, certain procedures such a bone graft or sinus lift are required to help prepare for implants. You will find more information by clicking on these.

Citygate Specialist Dental Clinic Cork 021 4614 520 Citygate Specialist Dental Clinic

Very happy with the standard of care. I had one of my front teeth replaced with an implant. Staff were always very helpful and able to work around my schedule, especially for appointments. I am delighted with the final product with very painless procedures, which included root removal. 

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