Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, a place for dental implants in Dublin

Formerly known as Cabinteely Dental Care, Dublin 18 Dental Rooms is perfectly situated to provide Dental Implants in Dublin.

dental-implants-dublinSituated in the beautiful village of Cabinteely in South Dublin, we strive for perfection in all things dental. Dental implants are important to consider if you have one or more damaged, decaying or missing teeth. If you are considering this permanent solution to gaps in your smile, you may want to pay us a visit here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.

Over many years our dental team has refined our art to create the most efficient and personal service for patients. We understand that each mouth is different and we want to make sure we fully understand your situation before recommending dental implants. Dublin is nearby and so wherever you live locally, returning for your appointments should not present an issue.

It takes a team

We believe very strongly in teamwork and if we need to refer across or use another team member’s expertise and wisdom to cross-diagnose, we will do so, to make sure that we give our patients the best service possible. Each of us have trained or is training in a particular area, and also we are dedicated to our continuing professional development, meaning that no matter what your dental situation, we will always have the right dental support for you that is up-to-date and relevant.

When do you recommend dental implants?

At our practice in South Dublin, dental implants are only recommended for those who have lost a tooth or who have teeth that are seriously decayed or damaged at the root. The implant process means removing the damaged tooth and root if necessary, and then to place the base of the implant into the patient’s jaw. Once secured, the top part or crown can be applied to create a long-lasting solution for your missing teeth.

Some patients are put off by the idea of dental implants, especially f they are nervous about visiting the dentist at the best of times. Luckily we know exactly how to help nervous patients and have recruited only extremely friendly staff so that you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Can I get braces? What should I do?

If you live in or near South Dublin, braces can be provided to you by our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.

braces-in-dublinWe have been providing orthodontic treatment to our patients for many years and now have a range of braces available to patients including a range of discreet solutions like Invisible aligners, Inman Aligner and 6 Months Smiles, as well as traditional braces. Dublin folk need no longer suffer unnecessarily from wonky or misaligned teeth.

You will not have to worry about choosing however. At Dublin 18 Dental we offer the best in professional advice to our patients before they make their decisions, meaning that as our patient, you will know what is happening with you and your treatment plan at every step of the way.

What kind of braces are right for me?

So, Dublin 18 Dental may well be the perfect place to get your braces in Dublin. But what kind of braces will you have? The range of braces available to our patients now is larger than ever. Braces tend to fall into a few distinct categories.

The first category are wire bracket braces. They are traditional braces that are placed directly onto the teeth and bonded to the front of them. You can have traditional metal brackets or tooth-coloured brackets. In either case the brackets are attached directly to the front of the teeth themselves.

Next you have invisible aligners, which can take the form of a clear retainer that looks like a gum shield that can be removed for cleaning and eating. Many people prefer this solution because it allows them to discreetly straighten their teeth, but also allows them to take them out for any occasions they would be worried about wearing a brace. In some cases a new retainer is provided every 4 weeks.

Finally,there is a discreet wire aligner called a lingual brace that can be fitted to the inside rather than the outside of your teeth. Using a similar wire frame to conventional braces, it uses pressure from the inside of the teeth to straighten them, meaning a solution that is even more discreet and totally effective, but also with a minimum of fuss.

Dental implants: the benefits

Choosing dental implants means choosing a permanent solution to tooth loss. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms our skilled implant dentist can use these small, titanium tooth roots to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, restoring both realistic action and appearance.

dental-implants-dublinHow dental implants work

Placing dental implants requires minor oral surgery, which is carried out in the dentist’s chair here at our Dublin dental Room, and which most people only need local anaesthetic for. Thanks to the detailed planning that goes on prior to surgery, implant placement is quite simple from a patient’s perspective.

When the dental implants are in place, they start to heal and mesh firmly with the jaw bone during a process called “osseointegration”. This takes an average of six months to complete, and sees new bone material and blood vessels growing up around the implants, so that at the end of the healing period they will have a strength very similar that to that of natural tooth roots.

Sometimes, your Dublin dentist will fit temporary teeth during the integration period. If you are having a full arch restoration (replacing all the teeth in one jaw) and currently wear a traditional denture, your dentist may adjust said denture so that you can continue to wear it until healing is complete.

At the end of the healing and integration period, you will be called back to Dublin 18 Dental Rooms so that your dentist can attach your permanent new teeth to the abutments on top of your dental implants.

These new teeth won’t just look like the real thing, they will act like them too. This alleviates common denture problems such as:

  • Being restricted to a soft food or liquid diet
  • Changes to or issues with your speech
  • Loss of confidence and reluctance to attend social events because you’re scared your dentures will fall out.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss. As long as you practise good oral hygiene and visit your Dublin dentist for regular check-ups and maintenance appointments, they could even last for life.

Why dental implants beat standard dentures for replacing all your teeth

Dental implants are the best long-term solution to tooth loss, whether you are missing one, some, or all of your natural teeth. Dublin 18 Dental Rooms offers a number of options for implant treatment, including ways to beat the common problems caused by badly-fitting dentures.

replace-missing-teethWhen you start to lose your natural teeth, your confidence swiftly goes with them. Should one lost teeth become several or even all of your natural teeth missing, you will face a severely restricted diet and problems with speaking clearly.

Standard dentures are a very common solution that will help with all of these problems, but to fully solve them you need dental implants. Only implants, after all, provide the stability, security, and realistic action of a second set of functional adult teeth.

At our Dublin Dental Room we can stabilise your wayward dentures by using dental implants. For this procedure a series of implants (usually between two and six, depending on your clinical situation and need) are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone, where they will instantly start to integrate.

This integration process takes a few months to fully complete, and your Dublin dentist may adjust your existing dentures in order for you to keep wearing them whilst healing and integration takes place. You should avoid using them for the first few days after your implant surgery, until any swelling or bruising has gone down.

Once your dental implants have fully integrated with your jaw bone, your Dublin dentist will attach your new dentures to abutments on top of your implants.

You will notice the difference immediately, being able to eat whatever you like with no more restrictions, having the ability to speak clearly once more, and having a new smile full of teeth that are so realistic few people will realise they are not the real thing. The chances are, you won’t be able to stop smiling and showing them off when you leave our Dublin Dental Room.

With a success rate of more than 90%, dental implants are a highly effective solution to tooth loss. As long as you take care of them, you’ll have them for life.

Getting the best out of dental implants for a happy, healthy smile for life

Dental implants provide an excellent, permanent solution to tooth loss. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we have a skilled implant dentist who can use these bionic tooth roots to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, in combination with crowns, a bridge, or dentures.

dental-implants-dublinMost patients at our Dublin Dental Room only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, which is carefully planned by your dentist beforehand. As soon as they are in position your implants begin to integrate with your jaw bone, keeping it strong and dense and preventing the problem of bone loss and the associated difficulties with loose dentures.

With dental implants you have, in effect, a second chance at natural, functional teeth, which are aesthetically appealing, to boot. You won’t ever have to worry about your teeth becoming loose or slipping out, because your dental implants will hold them firmly in place.

This means that you can enjoy:

Eating anything you want – crunchy fruit and vegetables, chewy baked potatoes, rare roast beef. Just lay off the sugary treats because like natural teeth, your new teeth can attract plaque bacteria.

Speaking clearly and confidently, even singing loud and proud, without the worry that anyone will realise your teeth are false.

Socialising as much as you like and constantly smiling as you catch up with old friends, enjoy family meals, or take up a new hobby without wayward, slippy dentures causing you problems.

Dublin dental implants: aftercare

One thing’s for sure, you will want to take care of your implants and new teeth lest you run the risk of losing teeth a second time. The good news is that it isn’t in the least bit complicated to look after your dental implants and new teeth. You just need to make sure your dental hygiene routine is first class.

It’s also important to come back to our Dublin clinic for regular check-ups with the dentist, as well as to visit they hygienist for professional tooth cleaning, because plaque can build up on your new teeth too, and can lead to gum disease if not treated.

The magic of dental implants: permanent tooth restoration explored

With dental implants, you can get your beautiful smile back – and so much more besides. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms our skilled implant dentist can replace anything from one to all of your teeth with dental implants, providing a long-term – even permanent – solution to tooth loss.

permanent-tooth-restorationTooth loss happens for all manner of reasons, and can affect anyone at any stage of life. The most important thing to remember is that missing teeth should always be promptly replaced, one way or another. At our Dublin Dental Room we believe dental implants are more often than not the best way to do so.

Unlike standard dental bridges, which take support from surrounding teeth and often require the destruction of healthy tooth tissue in order for crowns to be placed on those teeth, an implant-retained bridge will take all the support it needs from your dental implants, meaning that your remaining teeth stay healthy and strong.

Dentures are commonly used in cases of multiple or all missing teeth, but whilst standard dentures replace the crowns of the teeth, they do nothing to replace the roots. This can result in a loss of density in the jaw bone, which in turn makes your dentures loose and increasingly hard to use.

Dental implants solve all of these problems. They are bionic tooth roots that are placed directly in your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here in the dentist’s chair at our Dublin clinic. Most people only need local anaesthetic for this procedure, which is often reported as being more bearable than a tooth extraction.

As soon as they are in position, dental implants start to integrate with your jaw bone. This process takes several months to complete, during which time your Dublin dentist may fit temporary teeth, or you may continue to wear your old denture.

Once the process of osseointegration is complete, the dental implants will be as strong and durable as natural tooth roots. You will then be called back to our Dublin Dental Room so that your permanent new teeth – either a single crown, an implant-retained bridge, or a denture – can be fitted.

Why dental implants give back more than just a beautiful smile

If you choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you will get back so much more than an attractive smile. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we can use implants to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth. The procedure takes a few months to fully complete, but the result will be, in effect, a second chance at a fully functional set of adult teeth.

We see patients at our Dublin Dental Room who have lost one or more teeth for all manner of reasons. Gum disease and tooth decay are Ireland’s primary causes of tooth loss, and whilst these do not necessarily preclude you from implant-based treatment, dental implants do need to be placed in a healthy mouth to maximise their chances of being successful.

Fortunately, our Dublin Dental Room contains a number of highly experienced dentists who can treat conditions such as advanced gum disease prior to placing your dental implants.

Our Dublin clinic also has access to a CT scanner, which will be used in combination with x-rays to assess your level of bone density before you have implant surgery.

dental-implantsDublin dental implants

The majority of dental implants patients at our Dublin clinic only need local anaesthetic for this treatment. Although it involves minor oral surgery, your dentist will undertake intricate planning using the latest 3D computer software to ensure that your implants are put in exactly the right location and at the precise angle required to support your new tooth or teeth, in crown, bridge, or denture form.

The good news is that – unless you are having a single crown restoration – you are unlikely to need as many dental implants as teeth. A carefully placed series of implants is usually enough to support a full-arch bridge or denture.

Each case is different, so your dentist will discuss how many implants you will need and what the best restoration option is when you come in for your initial consultation.

With the help of dental implants you can wave goodbye to loose dentures or a gappy mile, and say hello to being able to eat, smile, speak, and laugh confidently.

No metal braces? No problem- how to discreetly straighten your teeth

Whilst braces remain, in a lot of situations, the best way to straighten your teeth, at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we appreciate that the concept of an obvious fixed metal appliance can be off-putting to many adult patients, to say the least.

metal-bracesIn fact, the thought of wearing metal braces for months or even years can be enough to put adults off orthodontic treatment all together. This doesn’t just mean having to live with a crooked or misaligned smile that you feel embarrassed about; it also means that you will miss out on the health benefits of teeth straightening treatment. That’s why, at our Dublin dental clinic, we are proud to offer a number of more discreet orthodontic solutions.

When you straighten your teeth, you make them easier to clean. As long as you employ good dental hygiene techniques at home and visit your Dublin dentist and hygienist as often as advised, straightening your teeth can reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Dublin braces and aligners

Dublin 18 Dental Rooms offers discreet tooth straightening treatment using both fixed braces and removable aligners. When you come in for a consultation, your dentist will help you to decide which is the best option to suit your needs. This will depend on various factors, including your clinical situation and your personal preference.

Depending on your requirements, your Dublin dentist could recommend:

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces that comprise clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires. They are designed for rapid, primarily aesthetic correction of crooked, crowded, or mildly misaligned front teeth – those teeth that show when you smile.

It is this focus on the social six teeth that enables them to work so quickly, and they are more comfortable than traditional braces, too.

Invisible aligners

A popular alternative to fixed braces at our Dublin dental clinic is Invisible aligners, a system of clear, removable aligners. They fit comfortably over your teeth and gently guide them into a better position, without anybody noticing them in daily life.

Treatment takes place in fortnightly increments, and you will need to wear a retainer when it is complete.

The life benefits of dental implants revealed

With dental implants, your dentist has a permanent way to replace your missing natural teeth. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we can use implants to restore your smile, replacing anything from one to all of your teeth and giving you back both aesthetic appeal and realistic function.

denta-implants-dublinAs well as being permanent, dental implants are also the only way your dentist can replace the roots of lost teeth. Tooth roots are important not just to holding your teeth securely in your mouth, but also in maintaining the health of your jaw bone.

When the natural tooth roots are missing for some time and are not replaced, the jaw bone will start to shrink or resorb. This, combined with receding gum tissue, is the major reason that traditional dentures become loose and hard to live with.

At our Dublin Dental Room we can use dental implants to stabilise your dentures. This brings many life benefits when compared with standard false teeth, including:

  • The ability to eat whatever you choose
  • Being able to speak clearly
  • No concerns about denture slippage, improving your self-confidence and enabling you to enjoy social activities such as Sunday lunch with the family or afternoon tea with friends
  • No more denture sore mouth

The majority of patients at our Dublin Dental Room only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, which does involve minor oral surgery. Because your dentist will undertake intricate planning using the latest 3D software prior to your surgery, placing dental implants is actually pretty simple from a patient’s point of view.

Once your implants are in place, they will start to heal and mesh with your jaw bone to create a bond that is similar to that of a natural tooth root. Healing typically takes about six months, after which your Dublin dentist will attach your permanent new teeth, be they crowns, a bridge, or dentures, to abutments on top of your implants.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution, and they have a very high success rate. With regular visits to our Dublin Dental Room for maintenance appointments, they should last you decades.

A guide to using dental implants to replace your missing teeth

For tooth replacement, dental implants are often the best solution. Dublin 18 Dental Rooms offers a range of implant treatments which can be used to successfully replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth.

dental-implants-dublinChoosing dental implants means more than just choosing to have a natural-looking smile. The implant treatments available at our Dublin clinic enable your dentist to restore much of the functionality of a jaw full of healthy teeth. This avoids many of the common woes experienced by those who wear traditional dentures, and means that you can eat whatever you want, speak with clarity and smile with confidence – and with no fear of your teeth escaping unbidden.

With dental implants, not only the crowns of any missing teeth are replaced; the roots are replaced, too. In fact, implants are in essence bionic tooth roots. Made from titanium, they are carefully placed in your jaw bone after painstaking treatment planning. We can carry out this procedure under local anaesthetic or sedation at our Dublin Dental Room, so you will experience no pain.

Replacing the tooth roots helps to preserve the integrity of the jaw bone, which is important in ensuring your new teeth stay in place. Titanium is osteoconductive, meaning that it supports bone growth, so bone tissue will grow up around your dental implants and will keep your teeth exactly where they should be.

After a healing period, your dentist can attach either single crowns, a bridge, or a set of dentures to the abutments on top of your dental implants. These will both look and act like natural teeth.

Dental implant treatment requires accurate diagnosis and intricate planning before your surgery. Your Dublin dentist will use x-rays and CT scans as necessary to help with diagnosis and to plan the placement of each implant accurately.

In cases where several teeth need to be replaced, you are unlikely to need as many dental implants as new teeth. A few carefully placed implants are usually able to support several or even a full arch of new teeth.

With dental implants, you can soon get back to enjoying life with no denture woes.