Our amazing hygienists are an integral part of the Dublin18 team and we cannot stress the benefit of seeing a hygienist on a regular basis enough! If you’re eager to keep on top of oral health problems, prevent pain, welling and sensitivity ad keep your teeth looking beautiful bright and white, make sure you make regular hygiene sessions part of your plans.
The importance of hygienist visits
Dental hygienists play a very important role in the treatment of advanced gum disease, but they can also be hugely beneficial to patients who have good oral health and simply want to keep things that way. Hygienists are trained to provide oral hygiene treatments, which remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth and polish and clean your teeth to make them sparkle and shine. Cleaning treatments remove surface stains and provide a very deep clean, which helps to prevent decay and gum disease.
For younger patients, preventative treatments are highly recommended. Fluoride varnish and sealant treatments help to strengthen and protect the teeth and reduce the risk of cavities.
Hygiene sessions are particularly important for patients who have symptoms of oral health problems and existing conditions, such as gum disease. Our hygienists work in close contact with our dentists to provide first class standards of care and ensure that you are free from pain and discomfort. If you have gum disease or you are at risk of gum disease, we recommend regular hygiene sessions throughout the year.
Our team of hygienists is available from Monday through to Thursday with flexible late morning and early evening appointments on offer for those with a busy work schedule.
To find out more about our hygiene services and book an appointment with one of our highly trained hygienists, simply give us a call today!
If you thought dazzling, flawless smiles were just for celebrities, think again! We can create stunning smiles using the latest veneer treatments for patients in and around Donnybrook.
The ins and outs of veneer treatment
Veneers are small, light shells, which are usually made from porcelain; they are placed over the top of your natural teeth to create amazing aesthetics. You can choose to have a full set of veneers or partial treatment to repair chipped or worn teeth, for example, and there are different shades and shapes on offer. Veneers are versatile and you can get involved in the smile design process to create the smile of your dreams; whether you want a subtle and natural look, or you long for full-on glamour, we can help!
Veneer treatment is often used to create perfect smiles, but it can also serve a purpose for patients who have chipped, stained or worn teeth or spaces between their teeth. Treatment usually involves two separate sessions after the consultation, which are used to create the impressions of your teeth and then to fit the veneers.
During the first session, we will prepare your teeth and then create impressions and take photographs of your teeth. These impressions and images of your teeth are used to create your bespoke veneers.
The second session is used to fit your veneers. We will place the veneers on your teeth and then ask you to take a look and check that you are happy with the look of your smile. We will then secure your veneers onto the teeth using strong dental glue.
Our veneer treatments
We are delighted to offer some of the world’s leading veneer treatments, including Lumineers and Da Vinci veneers, both of which have featured heavily on television makeover shows. Both types of veneer offer strength and style, with beautiful aesthetics guaranteed.
Cerec is an advanced form of technology, which enables us to create bespoke new restorations on-site; this means that you can enjoy brand new restorations in just one day.
What is Cerec?
Cerec technology enables us to design, create and fit bespoke restorations on the same day; usually, if you need a crown, two sessions are required, which are usually 2 weeks apart. The dentist creates an impression of the tooth using dental putty and this is sent away to the laboratory and returned around 2 weeks later, when it can be fitted.
With Cerec, the processes of designing, making and fitting the new crown can all be done on the same day.
Your Dublin18 dentist will take a photograph of your tooth, which will be transformed into a detailed 3D image using sophisticated computer software. This image is used to create a design of the crown and this is sent to the on-site milling machine. It takes just minutes to create a new crown and it can then be fitted.
What are the benefits of Cerec crowns?
The most obvious benefit is that everything an be done in a single appointment on one day, which means that you spend less time in the dental chair and you only need one injection of local anaesthetic. The process is much quicker and it is also more accurate; dentists also have more say in the design of the new restoration.
Why would I need a crown?
You may need a crown if you have a tooth that has been weakened by decay, infection or as a result of injury. Crowns help to make the teeth stronger and protect the tooth from further damage. They are placed over the top of the tooth and are sometimes known as caps for this reason. For more information about crown treatment get in touch with the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Donnybrook.
It’s that time of year again; when we can over indulge in sweets, biscuits, mince pies and chocolates. Unfortunately, as well as treating out taste buds, it’s also the time of year where fillings fall out on toffee sweets or you hear a crack when you bite down on a walnut or a burnt toffee slab and experience dental pain. At Dublin18 Dental Care we are always on hand to help you in the event of a dental emergency and welcome our existing patients of the practice and new patients to take advantage of our urgent dental appointments.
Emergency dental appointments over Christmas
We are providing an emergency service throughout the Christmas period. If you experience severe tooth pain, you have an abscess or you break a tooth, simply call us on 01 2354631 and your call will be diverted to our nurse on call who will help you deal with your dental complaint. Alternatively, we also provide an easy-to-use enquiry section on our website, which is available 7 days a week; if you need advice or help, just pop us an email and your query will be answered within an hour.
We want you to enjoy Christmas and to put your feet up and relax, rather than having to worry about toothache or sore gums. Don’t suffer with dental pain- our team at Dublin18 Dental is here to help throughout the Christmas period so do not hesitate to get in touch if you need urgent advice or treatment.
If you’re due a check-up, we recommend booking an appointment before Christmas; this enables us to check your mouth for any signs of developing problems and arrange treatment in time for Christmas so that you can make the most of your time off and enjoy all the fun of the festive period.
The Christmas party season is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to book your check-up and hygienist session to ensure that your teeth and sparkly and bright. We are offering 10 Euros off check-ups and hygiene sessions booked in November, so what are you waiting for? Call our reception team today near Donnybrook!
Dental health checks
We recommend six monthly check-ups for all our patients. Dental checks are quick and painless, but they are very important. When you see your dentist for a check-up they will examine your mouth and note down any changes since the last visit. They will also check for any signs of decay or gum disease and oral cancer and they will ask you if you had any problems or tooth pain.
Regular check-ups help to reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay and they enable your dentist to treat any issues as early as possible.
With Christmas around the corner the last thing you want is to be suffering from toothache or laid-up with a painful abscess, so book your check-up now!
Dental hygiene treatments
We are fortunate to have excellent dental hygienists at Dublin18 Dental Care and we invite you to take advantage of November offer. Dental hygienists are experts in oral hygiene and they provide a range of treatments, which are designed to prevent and treat oral health conditions, from bad breath to gum disease.
When you see a hygienist they will give your mouth a thorough clean, so that your teeth feel smooth and look bright and healthy and your mouth feels clean and fresh.
Regular hygiene sessions ensure that your mouth is clean and free from harmful bacteria, which will help to keep gum disease and plaque at bay. Call us today to find out more about our hygiene treatments.
We strongly recommend regular dental check-ups for all our patients, including children. Dental checks are really important for children because their mouths change quickly over a short space of time. It is beneficial for dentists to monitor these changes and check for early warning signs of decay and orthodontic problems.
What happens during a check-up?
Check-ups are quick and simple and there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Our team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Donnybrook has many years of experience in treating patients of all ages and they do everything they can to make going to the dentist fun for children. We understand that the surgery can be a scary place for young patients and we go the extra mile to make the experience enjoyable and stress-free.
During a check up, a dentist will examine the child’s mouth thoroughly, take a look at their tongue, gums and cheeks and check their teeth. Your child’s notes will contain information about the development of their teeth and notes about any potential problems or changes in the mouth; each check-up will be recorded and any changes will be jotted down.
If your child needs further treatment after a check-up a follow-up appointment will be scheduled; if their teeth are fine, another check-up will be arranged for 6 months time.
Why are check-ups important for children?
Check-ups are very important for children because they allow dentists to monitor the child’s oral health and identify any problems as early as possible; this means that issues can be addressed before they get to the stage where they could cause the child pain and discomfort. Taking a child to the dentist on a regular basis from an early age allows them to get used to the sights and sounds of the dental practice and increases their chance of enjoying good oral health.
The kids are back in school and you may find you have a little bit more of that free time you’ve been craving, so why not treat yourself to a beauty session at Dublin18 Dental Care, with our special fee on Anti wrinkle injections, with 3 areas now available for €350 instead of €500 for a limited time only.
What can Anti wrinkle injections do for me?
Anti wrinkle injections have been used for many years now, rejuvenating the faces of movie stars and the less famous, but just as glamorous, likes of us. Anti wrinkle injections work by suppressing the muscles that cause unattractive lines and wrinkles and smoothes out the skin. Treatment is easy to administer using small injections, with complete rejuvenation available in just 30 minutes.
What can be treated using Anti wrinkle injections?
Anti wrinkle injections can be used to treat a whole range of problems, including:
- Lines around the mouth (also known as ‘marionette lines’)
- Creases around the eyes, or ‘crows feet’
- Lines and wrinkles across the forehead
- Creases between the eyes
- Frown lines
How long do the results last?
Anti wrinkle injections create instant results, which last between 3-4 months. After this it is easy to return to the practice for further top up treatments to rejuvenate your appearance all over again.
If you are interested in facial rejuvenation treatments and you would like to take advantage of our current offer we would love to hear from you. Many patients visit the practice for both dental and facial care and we are dedicated to providing the very highest quality in both areas at Dublin18 Dental Care near Donnybrook.
If you lose a tooth or a number of teeth it is always beneficial to replace them. Missing teeth affect the function of the mouth, as well as the look of the smile and gaps can also cause the remaining teeth to shift out of position. If you have a single missing tooth or a number of missing teeth there are options available to you, including:
A dental bridge is commonly used to replace a single missing tooth or a small number of missing teeth. A dental bridge is made from a false tooth, which is known as a pontic, and crowns, which hold the false tooth in position. There are three types of dental bridge: a traditional fixed bridge, a cantilever bridge and a Maryland bridge; the most common bridge is the traditional fixed bridge. Bridges can be made from different materials and ceramic bridges are very popular because they match the colour of the teeth.
Dental implants are a really impressive long-term option for patients with missing teeth; they last for many years and they produce amazing aesthetics, as well as first class function. Dental implants are titanium devices, which resemble screws, which are placed into sockets in the jaw bone to replace the tooth root; they can then be attached to a crown, dental bridge or denture, once they have fully integrated into the jaw bone.
Dentures are sets of false teeth, which can be used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth (a full or complete denture) or a smaller number of missing teeth (a partial denture). Modern dentures are very lifelike and they are much more comfortable and functional than they used to be. We recommend regular appointments for patients with dentures to check the fit of the denture; ill-fitting dentures affect the function of your mouth and they can also cause irritation and soreness.
The options available to you may depend on the number of teeth you are missing, the location of the missing teeth, your preferences and your budget. Our friendly dentists at Dublin18 Dental Care near Donnybrook will be happy to discuss the different treatments with you and explain how they work and which one would be best for you.