Missing teeth are not something you have to accept anymore, as there are lots of potential replacement solutions available, such as a dental bridge, dentures, or dental implants. Dental implants have become increasingly popular in Dublin in recent years thanks to their many advantages and huge success rates.
Find out more about why dental implants are right for you, and what you can expect from them as an alternative to a lost tooth.
Do you want something that looks and feels like a real tooth?
If you want your replacement tooth to look so realistic that no one would ever suspect that it wasn’t a real tooth, then dental implants are exactly right for you.
Having a tooth missing in a prominent position in your mouth can make you feel very self-conscious, so naturally you won’t want a solution where the replacement tooth looks out of place.
With a dental implant, the look and feel of a real tooth is one of the most attractive things about this option.
Do you wear dentures?
If you are already wearing complete dentures but find them a bit uncomfortable, then dental implants could be the answer you’re looking for. We can fit dental implants under complete dentures, and patients who have opted for this option benefit from a massive improvement in fit, comfort and chewing ability once these have been attached.
If this sounds like something you would like to learn more about, why not contact one of our trained dental team to find out more?
Do you want a solution that will last?
Temporary fixes may cost less, but when it comes to a replacement tooth solution which will last, dental implants are ideal. For some patients, even after 20 years, their dental implant still looks as good as new – in fact as many as 95% of patients report that this is the case.
These implants are extremely hard wearing, never prone to decay and mean you’ll have years of trouble-free use from them. It is true that they are more expensive than other options, but for a longer-term solution you might find that they are best in terms of value as they require so little maintenance (other than regular dental health care like brushing and flossing).
Do you want to restore the full strength of your bite?
Having a missing tooth can cause feelings of discomfort and pressure in your jaw as you strain with chewing, and not only this, but a missing tooth can make you feel like there are certain foods you should avoid.
With a dental implant, this issue is much less prevalent, and an implant can help to restore proper chewing and the full strength of your bite.
Do you want to protect your adjacent teeth around the implant?
One of the other main benefits of a dental implant is the lack of damage it causes to surrounding teeth.
Sometimes, denture clips can cause damage to adjacent teeth by adding some pressure to them. Dental implants avoid this, and they even help by supporting the bone around the extraction site – they can also reduce further bone loss at the extraction site.