Dental implants are one of the most exciting dental innovations of the last century. Implants are now widely regarded as the most effective long-term treatment for missing teeth and they are becoming increasingly popular.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium screws, which are used to replace the root section of a mission tooth; the implant is inserted into a pre-drilled socket in the jaw bone and once it has integrated into the bone, it can then support a dental bridge, a denture or a single crown.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Dental implants can benefit a whole range of people; they can support dental bridges, dentures and crowns so they are versatile and suitable for people of all ages. If you lose a tooth as a result of an injury or a sporting incident, an implant is the best long-term solution and once the crown is fitted, the tooth will look exactly like a natural tooth and you will not be able to tell the difference between the implanted tooth and the other teeth.
Implant-retained dentures are ideal for people who have encountered problems with traditional dentures. If you have had dentures in the past but found them uncomfortable and cumbersome, dental implants could be the solution. Implant-retained dentures are much more secure, which improves their function and there is no risk of them coming loose, which gives patients peace of mind and reduces the risk of irritation and sore spots.
Dental implants are suitable for most people; however, if you smoke or you have poor oral health you may be advised to give up or have treatment prior to having implants. Smoking slows the body’s natural healing process and it is beneficial to treat any existing oral health conditions before having any additional treatments.
If you would like more information about dental implants please do contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Dundrum.