Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants

They are permanent artificial roots to replace lost natural tooth roots. They are usually made of titanium. Your dentist will surgically implant them into your jawbone, where it will stable a new prosthetic tooth or crown.

Once in place, it fuses with your tissue inside of the jawbone, the top of the titanium post secures the prosthetic tooth, and the jawbone is then allowed to heal. Dental implants give a natural look for the patient with missing teeth, and it’s a very reliable option for restoring lost teeth.

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Who is suitable for dental implants?

Most patients who have lost one or more teeth will be good candidates for getting a dental implant. However, bone regression may be a deal-breaker, as it means there isn’t enough healthy tissue for the implant to fuse with.

Come to our clinics at College Gate Dental Clinic and we will examine your individual case in order to offer the best solution.

How long do dental implants last?

They last between 20-30 years usually, but the lifespan depends on how well you look after your teeth and on your oral health habits. Brush twice a day and floss daily to keep them intact.

Alternatives to dental implants

Bridges are an option to restore a small number of teeth missing. They are attached to each side of the healthy teeth, on either side of the gap.

Partial or full dentures are the best option for many missing teeth. Both have pros and cons, but depending on your individual case, we will offer what’s best for you.

Why Dental Implants?

What are the pros and cons of dental implants?

Also to consider!

  • They require a recovery period
Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Dental Implants?

The treatment is not painful since you’re provided anaesthesia to completely numb the mouth. However, when it wears off, you may feel a little discomfort. Don’t worry, it will go away.

Yes, they are safe and successful. Titanium doesn’t erode, so it will last a lifetime. Besides, that’s the reason why so many people underwent a dental implant. They are worth it!

They are made of a titanium screw placed where the root of the tooth was, and a crown or false teeth is attached to that, so it replaces a lost natural tooth in order to restore your smile and confidence.

We aren’t sure if insurance covers dental implants, but if you contact your provider, they surely will give you that information and assess you properly. Either way, they are worth it because they last for decades.

They are made of titanium, a strong, resistant metal preferred for a number of reasons. It doesn’t irritate the adjacent tissue when it is placed into your jawbone, and your body will accept titanium perfectly fine.

– Implant-supported bridge. It’s the best solution if you have multiple teeth missing. 

– Partial dentures. If you have a couple of teeth missing but your budget is not as high. If you lost a certain amount of bone, implants and dentures help.

– Dental implants. The best solution to replace the root of your tooth.

The main advantages are that it stops the surrounding bone from fading away, thus avoiding the sunken cheeked look, and it stabilizes your denture if you wear one, so that it doesn’t move but you can remove it. It’s the easiest and most cost-effective solution.

The hole left usually collects bacteria and will eventually lead to bad breath because it can be difficult to clean it. Attend all your check-up visits and we will make sure everything is okay; otherwise, you may develop gum disease.

The right solution is to combine a crown with an implant because a crown alone may require your neighbouring teeth to withstand a great deal of pressure, so if your implant is well built up in your jawbone, it will act as an anchor.

Yes, they are worth the wait and costly process, as they will be the best option for you if:

– You have missing teeth.

– You are in good health.

– You have enough bone to withstand the implant.

They last anywhere between 20 and 30 years, but an implant may last longer if you take proper care and have good oral health habits, so it depends.

You should clean your dental implant as if it was your natural tooth, so with an electric toothbrush and dental floss. You should avoid smoking, and if you clench your teeth, wear a nightguard. For further advice, make an appointment with your hygienist here at College Gate Dental Clinic.

The main reasons are: failed osseointegration, which means your implant doesn’t fuse with your jawbone, and peri-implantitis, which is a form of gum disease that occurs when your oral health habits are not as good.

Sometimes, they cover your treatment partially, but it’s paramount that you are aware of your treatment plan and that you contact your provider to be sure, as we aren’t in control of that.

They are the best way to replace a missing tooth, as they are fixed and not removable like a denture, as well as standing alone and not requiring work to be done on your adjacent natural teeth.

Deep cleaning is needed when you notice your gums bleed when you floss in order to avoid bone loss, gum recession or infection, which may lead to gum disease.

Actually, it encourages the inflammation from peri-implantitis, causing the infection of the implant, that it loosens up and eventually fails. Therefore, this type of dental cleaning should be avoided for your implants.

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Dental Implants Treatment Process

What is the process in getting dental implants?

First, your teeth will be examined to measure the correct position for the titanium post and to take note of any bone regression present. Then, the process starts. Your dentist will give you an anaesthetic to numb the gum and surrounding teeth. The periodontist will place the artificial root into the healthy jawbone. After the titanium post is fused to the jawbone, a crown or bridge may be placed as well if necessary.

Price list

Treatment prices for Missing Teeth

Acrylic denture€450 – €1,160

Metal denture

€935 – €1,870

Fixed bridgePrice is per unit

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Ready to get Dental Implants?

As a permanent solution for tooth loss, dental implants are very effective. The procedure involves surgically implanting titanium posts inside the jawbone and securing them with crowns to replace lost natural teeth. In addition to being reliable, they also give you back your healthy smile! Make sure to schedule an appointment with us today so we can help fix that problem! We want all our patients’ smiles to look their best at all times. If you need more information, please contact us at College Gate Dental Clinic. We would love to help!

Call us, email us or visit us to discuss your treatment options, we have a wide range of dental experts which you can choose from, with over 20 years of experience, you know you are in good hands.