Dental implants have had a radical impact on dentistry and more and more patients are choosing this long-term solution to replace missing teeth. We offer the finest dental implants for patients in Monkstown and beyond.
What are dental implants and how could they benefit me?
Dental implants are prostheses, which are used to replace the root section of a missing tooth. Implants are small posts, which are inserted into small openings in the jaw bone to take on the role of a tooth root; they are made from titanium and they are able to integrate into the bone tissue in the jaw.
Once integration has taken place, a new restoration is attached to the implant in order to replace the crown section of the tooth. One of the best aspects of implant treatment is versatility, as the implants are compatible with dentures, dental bridges and crowns, making them a suitable option for patients of all ages with any number of lost teeth.
How does implant treatment work?
Implant treatment involves two important stages. During the first stage of treatment, the implant is placed, which involves drilling a hole into the bone tissue and securing the implant in the socket. To do this, a small incision is made in the gum and a skin flap is lifted; once the implant is in place, the incision is closed. The process of osseointegration, which involves the implant blending into the bone tissue, takes around 3-8 months.
The second stage of treatment involves the placement of the new restoration and takes place several months after the first session. Once the new restoration is in place, our Monkstown patients can enjoy beautiful smiles and amazing levels of tooth function.
Implants offer patients myriad benefits, from amazing aesthetics, to outstanding standards of functionality. They are also built to last a lifetime, they are easy to maintain and they help to reduce the risk of bone loss.