Tag: Monkstown

Dental Implants For Patients In Monkstown At Dublin18 Dental Care

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.





Treatments With Dr Paul Hooi At Dublin18 Dental Care For Patients Near Monkstown

At Dublin18 Dental Care we are very proud of our dental team. We have won awards for customer service and we provide every patient with a warm welcome, as well as first class standards of dental care. Dr Paul Hooi is an experienced dentist who provides an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.

About Dr Hooi

Dr Paul Hooi undertook training in engineering before graduating from Trinity College with a qualification in dentistry. Dr Hooi has a wide range of interests and provides an array of treatments, from the latest restorative and cosmetic treatments to children’s dental care, minor oral surgical procedures and general dental services.

Dr Hooi is known for his warm and caring nature and he makes patients feel very relaxed; he has experience in caring for nervous patients and has a special interest in treating children. He always goes the extra mile to ensure that our younger patients have fun at the practice and many parents remark that their children actually look forward to visiting the dentist.

Nervous patients

Dr Hooi is a gentle and compassionate person and he is an instant hit with nervous patients. He takes time to reassure anxious patients, offers clear and thorough explanations and is always understanding. He provides sedation to help patients to feel more relaxed and is a constant source of support and encouragement.

Dental treatment at Dublin18 Dental Care

Dublin18 Dental Care is a family-friendly dental practice, which combines the familiarity and friendly ethos of a traditional dental practice, with the innovation and forward-thinking of a modern dental clinic. We offer a broad spectrum of treatments, from general dentistry to the latest cosmetic services and facial treatments, in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Dr Hooi and Dr Goggins look forward to welcoming you! Call us today to find out more about our services and book an appointment.




Fissure Sealants For Children With Dr Paul Hooi At Dublin18 Dental Care For Patients Near Monkstown

Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative treatment, which is often recommended for children. At Dublin18 Dental Care near Monkstown we believe that prevention is always better than cure and sealant treatment can be very effective for younger patients.

What is fissure sealant treatment?

Fissure sealant treatment involves placing a seal over the biting surface of the molar teeth. Sealant helps to protect the teeth by preventing food debris and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves, also known as fissures, in the teeth, which in turn, reduces the risk of cavities.

Once in place, sealant lasts for many years and it can really help to protect the teeth from dental decay. It is possible for sealant to become worn and your Dublin18 Dental Care dentist will check the sealant every time you have a dental check-up.

What does treatment involve?

Fissure sealant treatment is very quick and simple and there is absolutely no pain involved. Before the sealant is applied to the tooth, the tooth is cleaned thoroughly and then a special solution is placed on the tooth. The sealant is then applied to the tooth and set hard using a blue light beam. During the procedure, which only takes a few minutes, patients are asked to wear protective glasses.

The procedure is straightforward and there is no drilling, no injections and no horrible numbness after treatment. Dr Hooi will explain what is going to happen and answer any questions about the treatment before the procedure to ensure that children feel relaxed and understand how the procedure will benefit them.

How can I find out more about sealant treatment?

To find out more about fissure sealant treatment and how it could benefit your child, simply call the practice or pop in and see us!





Introducing Dr Eddie Goggins From Dublin18 Dental Care To The People Of Monkstown

Dr Eddie Goggins, the founder of Dublin18 Dental Care, is an extremely experienced dentist with a wide range of interests.

Eddie graduated from Trinity College Dublin and then moved to Bath for further training; he spent four years honing his skills in cosmetic and restorative treatment under the watchful eye of highly-respected dentist, Dr Michael Coleman, ad then returned to Ireland to take up a position at Naas Hospital. During this time, Eddie worked for the HSE and gained valuable expertise in treating children, including those with special needs.

After leaving the hospital, Eddie joined a family dental practice in Monkstown and ten years ago, he realised a dream of opening his own dental centre: Dublin18 Dental Care.

The Dublin18 philosophy

Eddie opened the practice with the goal of providing the patients of Dublin18, Monkstown and beyond with affordable, high quality dental care. The dream was to care for the whole family in a modern, yet familiar and comfortable setting, and to offer cutting-edge treatments alongside preventative and general dental services.

Since opening the practice Eddie has continued to pursue his interests in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and he has also undertaken training in Implantology and facial aesthetics. He completed an MSc in Implantology at Warwick University and also attended courses at the Bob Khanna Training Institute. Eddie is a long-established member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and regularly attends events and conferences.

Eddie is always on the lookout for new treatments to benefit the patients at Dublin18 Dental Care and Orthodontics is another area of interest; Eddie is a certified provider of 6 Month Smiles, Invisalign and the Inman Aligner.

If you are looking to register with a dental practice or you are interested in general, cosmetic or orthodontic treatment, Eddie and the team look forward to welcoming you to Dublin18 Dental Care.


Welcoming Dr. Kevin Murphy B.A., B.Dent.Sc. (Hons) T.C.D., MFDS RCSEd For Patients Near Monkstown And Seapoint

Dr. Murphy qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 with honours and began professional life in the Dublin Dental School & Hospital as a house officer. This gave him an invaluable education in oral surgery, orthodontics, restorative dentistry and the comprehensive management of dental emergencies & trauma. It was during this year that he gained membership of the faculty of dental surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Since then he has worked in private practice in Ireland. Not one to rest on basic knowledge, Dr. Murphy has travelled extensively to gain further education and training on the most up-to-date clinical procedures and applies this knowledge on a daily basis with all of his patients. He is currently in his final year of a master’s certificate in implant dentistry through the University of Warwick in the UK. Implant dentistry and restorative procedures now form the core of his work. He is also a registered provider of Six Month Smiles, Invisalign and the Inman aligner.

Dr. Murphy’s patients include those from all ages and walks of life, and he creates an atmosphere of honesty, trust and care with each and every one. He has brought oral health to those he has treated; whether through basic dental care procedures or full mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic procedures. His patients have included television personalities and representatives in international modelling competition, and his standard of care has met the most exacting of expectations.


6 Month Smiles: Our Special New Year’s Promotion For Patients Near Monkstown!

Are you looking to overhaul your image for 2014? Are you determined to get the straight smile you’ve always longed for? If so, we may have the perfect solution! Six Month Smiles is an impressive and innovative fixed brace treatment, which corrects issues such as crowding and misalignment in just 6 months.

For a limited time only, we are offering a special price of €2,500 for this amazing orthodontic treatment!

What is 6 Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment, which uses advanced technology to straighten the teeth in half the time of traditional fixed braces. These high-tech braces use the latest self-ligating technology to move the teeth quickly and comfortably, with treatment completed within just 6 months.

How do 6 Month Smiles braces work so quickly?

Six Month Smiles braces are able to work very quickly because they are designed for patients who have minor orthodontic issues, which affect the social 6, the teeth that are visible when you smile.

What are the advantages of 6 Month Smiles?

Six Month smiles has many benefits for patients; the most obvious advantage of this treatment is the speed of treatment. In most cases, treatment with fixed braces takes at least 12 months, so this is a really swift alternative to traditional braces. Six Month Smiles is also a discreet system, as the braces are made from clear brackets and wires, which are designed to blend in with the colour of the teeth.

This is also a comfortable treatment, with technology aimed to reduce friction and move the teeth gently and the treatment process is very straightforward.

Could 6 Month Smiles be the treatment for me?

If you have minor or moderate issues affecting your front teeth, such as mild crowding or slightly crooked teeth and you are looking for a convenient, quick and comfortable treatment, which produces incredible results, 6 Month Smiles could be the answer!

We will be able to assess whether you are a suitable candidate for this system during your consultation. We can also discuss other options and answer any questions you have about orthodontic treatment near Monkstown.


Travelling Home For Christmas? Introducing Dental Check Ups And Cleaning For Patients Of Monkstown

Are you heading home for Christmas? Are you due a dental check-up? Have you been suffering with toothache or bleeding gums? If so, we advise you to combine your trip home with a visit to the dentist. Many of our patients living abroad have already booked their appointments for their check ups and cleaning sessions while home so don’t forget to arrange yours; call us today to avoid disappointment and ensure that your teeth and gums are in good health ready for Christmas.

Christmas opening

We understand that it can be difficult to try and squeeze everything in around Christmas and we are extending our opening hours to make it as easy as possible to get to the dentist this December. We are open late on 23rd December for those last minute appointments or last minute shoppers who suddenly decide they need a dental visit.  Check-ups are quick and simple, but they make a massive difference to your oral health and a 5 minute appointment could save you from spending Christmas with a troublesome tooth or swollen gums.

We will also be open for last-minute gift ideas, such as gift vouchers and stocking fillers, such as electric toothbrushes, Restylane skin care products and whitening products. Our gift vouchers can be redeemed on a wide range of treatments and services.

If you would like to book an appointment in the run-up to Christmas, call reception or pop into the practice. Hurry though, as our appointments are filing up fast!

In addition to normal surgery hours, we will also be providing emergency dental care over the festive period; for details, contact reception or visit the website.



Arrival Of Dr Kevin Murphy To Dublin18 Dental Care For Patients Near Monkstown

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Dr Kevin Murphy to Dublin18 Dental Care for patients of Monkstown and the surrounding area. Kevin joins us with a wealth of experience in Orthodontics, implants, crowns and all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and is a hugely versatile dentist with a wide variety of interests and an impressive array of skills.

About Dr Kevin Murphy

Kevin graduated from Trinity and has since gained valuable experience and additional qualifications in a number of areas of dentistry. Kevin is currently working towards a postgraduate qualification in Implantology, he is an approved provider of Six Month Smiles and Invisalign, two of the most popular modern orthodontic treatment methods and he has expertise in cosmetic and general dentistry.

During his career, Kevin has travelled to many countries to gain an insight into different areas of dentistry and dental techniques and he has trained under some of the world’s leading mentors.

Kevin is not just an experienced professional, he is also a highly respected and admired dentist; he has a large following and has established a reputation for being friendly and approachable, which makes him an instant hit with children and adults alike.

Kevin has advanced training in IV sedation and is able to treat nervous patients using this highly effective technique.

All new patients are welcome to visit the practice and to meet Dr Kevin Murphy, the newest addition to the Dublin18 team! If you would like to arrange an appointment or you would simply like to talk to somebody about the practice and the treatments and services available, please do not hesitate to contact reception. We offer evening and emergency appointments and look forward to meeting new patients.




Denture Repairs At Dublin18 Dental Care Near Monkstown

Dentures have a bad write-up because they are usually featured in films sitting in a glass next to an old person in bed; however, the reality is that modern dentures are a really impressive piece of dental kit and they can make a massive difference to your quality of life. Dentures are not just for older people; they can be used to treat much younger people and they have a range of benefits for your oral health and your general wellbeing.

At Dublin18 Dental Care near Monkstown we offer the finest modern dentures and a full repair service to ensure that your dentures are in good condition and make sure that you are comfortable and pain-free.

Denture repairs

Dentures are durable and hard-wearing, but they can be damaged; if you bite down on something very hard, you are involved in an accident or you drop your denture by mistake, the denture may break.

Over the course of time, you may also find that your denture starts to feel a little loose; this is because the shape of the mouth is constantly changing. Loose dentures are problematic because they may slip when you are eating and they can irritate the gums, creating sore spots, which can be painful, especially when you eat.

If you have problems with your denture, we are happy to help and can repair or replace broken or ill-fitting dentures.

We advise all our patients to attend regular checks; when you visit the practice we will check the condition of your denture and the fit and address any problems.



A Permanent Solution To Missing Teeth For Patients Near Monkstown

Adult teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes, the teeth are lost prematurely through injury, decay or as a result of illness. If you lose a tooth or a number of teeth, this affects the aesthetic of your smile, as well as your ability to carry out everyday functions, such as chewing and biting, and it is advisable to replace missing teeth. There are various options for replacing lost teeth, including dental bridges, dentures and dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a very effective, long-term treatment for missing teeth. Dental implants are made from titanium and they are designed to sit in the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. As the implants are made from titanium, they are able to integrate into the bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration.

One of the major benefits of dental implants is that they are able to anchor a wide range of restorations, which means that they can replace any number of lost teeth.

The treatment process

Dental implant treatment takes several months, as it takes time for the implants to integrate into the bone. During the first stage of treatment, the implants will be placed into the pre-drilled sockets in the jawbone. The implants are then left to settle and the restoration is attached several months later when the implant has integrated fully. Before treatment begins, your dentist will carry out tests and X-rays to check that you are a suitable candidate for treatment. In some cases, where there is a shortage of bone tissue in the jaw, it may be necessary to build up the tissue through bone grafting.

What are the benefits?

Dental implants are very impressive, in terms of function and aesthetics; the teeth look natural and the restorations are anchored very firmly, which improves function. Implants also last for many years and they help to reduce bone loss. If you would like to find out more about dental implants contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Monkstown.