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3 things to know about dental implants

Requests from patients for dental implants in Dublin have been increasing in popularity in recent years as an incredible solution to missing teeth. Dental implants have so many benefits, from their high success rate to their excellent natural appearance, but there are also a few things that you might not know about them – in fact here are 3 things to know about dental implants if you’re considering them.

  1. They will cost more, but you’ll get better long term value

When it comes to replacing missing teeth there are several options available, including dental implants, however as these are the gold standard in tooth replacement they understandably cost the most out of these options. Don’t let that put you off however – dental implants may cost more, but they’ll last longer too. In fact, 95% of implants still function well after 20 years, so you can have them replaced once and then forget about them. In addition to this benefit, dental implants will not decay, and therefore you’ll never have to deal with the pain of a cavity or exposed nerve in this tooth.

  1. It won’t hurt to get dental implants

If you’re concerned about the pain involved in any dental treatment, you should talk to your dentist right away and they will be able to reassure you that there’s nothing to worry about. This is also true for dental implant treatments. Some patients assume that due to the nature of the treatment, where an artificial root is placed into the bone, that this will be extremely painful and unmanageable – however this is simply not the case. This is a small surgery and you will not feel a thing throughout it – if you are particularly anxious about having this dental treatment, you can also have it whilst sedated so there will be nothing to worry about. During the recovery period and before the permanent crown is fixed to the artificial bone, you’ll have a couple of months to fully heal.

It’s also important to note that not only will dental implants not hurt, but they run very little risk of damaging the adjacent teeth. Sometimes, with a bridge, the teeth on either side on the one that needs replaced must be ground down so that the prosthetics can be attached. Dental implants instead fit perfectly into the vacant space.

  1. Dental implants will transform your mouth completely

If you’ve been living with the inconvenience of missing teeth for a while, you’ll be amazed at how dental implants will transform your mouth and restore proper chewing and the full strength of your bite. In addition to the inconvenience of missing teeth, it can also have huge implications for self-confidence, especially if you are missing a tooth in a prominent position in your mouth. Having your dental implant treatment work successfully depends on having healthy gums and the bone to support them, so to give yourself the best possible chance of a successful implant check out these tips on improving your gum health from one of our recent blog posts.

Where can you find out more about Dental Implants in Dublin?

Talk to us today about dental implants and whether this is the right treatment for you. We can talk you through the treatment options, the benefits of dental implants and some small cases where this may not be the correct course of treatment for you. Get in touch today!

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