Dental Implants in Dublin
A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants can be used to support a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or can provide support for your denture increasing its stability in the mouth. An implant is an artificial titanium screw that is placed in the jaw bone where your natural root used to be. This titantium screw then anchors the crown, bridge or denture. Dental implants are thought to be closest alternative to having your own natural teeth.
Why would I need a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are necessary when you have missing teeth, but either cannot or do not want to get dentures, bridges or crowns. It is important to replace a lost tooth, as the consequences of removing/losing a tooth and doing nothing can grow into a much larger problem as time goes on.
Dental implants have many aesthetic benefits, however, they also play an important role in the overall function of your mouth. Dental implants support a healthy bite, keeping each tooth properly in place while supporting a healthy jawbone and preventing bone deterioration. When a tooth is lost or pulled and not replaced, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. This happens because what preserves the jawbone in the first place is the pressure and stimulus of chewing.
Dental implants may also feel necessary for the visual aspect. You may feel self-conscious about how your smile looks and feels, and dental implants can help with that. Your self-esteem and self-confidence are important, and being able to eat comfortably (especially at social gatherings), smile and laugh without pain, worry or holding back is important and will have a great impact on your life as a whole.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have several benefits. As mentioned above, they can really help with your overall self-esteem and also act as your natural tooth/teeth would. They look and feel like your real teeth, can boost your confidence, are durable, convenient and help support your overall oral health. They also assist in supporting your speech, comfort, and your chewing abilities. With dental implants, you do not have to remove them and you can brush, floss, eat, drink and sleep with your dental implants in, compared to alternatives such as dentures.
If you think a dental implant may be a good option for you, make sure to visit us and find out if an implant is needed first. Your dentist can help you decide if a dental implant is necessary and ultimately come up with the right treatment plan just for you.
How long do Dental Implants last?
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution to tooth loss and they can last between 20 and 30 years. However, their lifespan depends entirely on how well you look after your teeth and your oral hygiene.
As with any dental treatment, different factors can reduce how long a dental implant may last, these include:
- Oral health.
- Lifestyle choices.
- Injury or damage.
- Medical conditions.
- Which teeth are replaced and where they sit in the mouth.
How much do Dental Implants cost?
The cost for our dental implants varies depending on the material used and the number of units involved.