Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Whether you’ve lost teeth due to an injury or as the result of damage and decay, gaps in your smile can lead to a number of issues. The primary concern is often the aesthetic. Missing teeth can lead to a drop in confidence, and start to gradually impact your overall willingness to smile. Missing teeth also make it difficult to speak properly, and can also lead to bite alignment issues. Dental implants offer a natural and long-lasting alternative to other tooth replacement solution. Whether just one tooth or several teeth need replacing, the dental implant procedure can help to restore both your smile and bite functionality.
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Options for Dental Implants

There are several oral health solutions that implants are designed to treat. The replacement of single and multiple teeth is the most commonly seen use of implants. Some patients opt to replace complete rows of teeth, for a smile that is uniform and completely natural looking.
Implant supported dentures are another use for these permanent replacement roots. Dentures that are supported by implants will be held fast in place. This allows patients to benefit from the stability offered by implants, without the higher price tag associated with a mouth full of implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Made from surgical-grade titanium, dental implants serve as a permanent replacement for the lost tooth root. The titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, where it functions as the stable root base for a new prosthetic tooth, or crown.
Once implanted into the healthy jawbone tissue, the tissue will grow and fuse to the titanium post. A very small abutment that is attached to the top of the titanium post will serve as a means of securing the prosthetic tooth once the jawbone has been allowed to heal. The healing process can take up to several months. During this time your jawbone will be continually fusing to the titanium post.
Once the healing process has been completed, the artificial root will be ready for the placement of the permanent crown.

Are Implants a safe solution to missing teeth?

Dental implants are a great restorative dental solution for any patient missing teeth. Titanium does not erode, and will provide patients with a lifetime of reliability.

What happens during the dental implant procedure?

Our dentist will need to conduct a thorough examination of the area that will be receiving the tooth implant. X-rays may need to be taken in order to gauge the correct positioning for the titanium post, and to get an idea as to the severity of any bone regression if it’s present.
Patients will be numbed so that there is no pain or discomfort felt during the surgical implantation of the titanium post. Once the gum and surrounding teeth are numbed, the periodontist will surgically place the artificial root into the healthy jawbone. A temporary crown may be placed over the implant, to encourage healing and to ensure aesthetics are maintained.

After the titanium implant has been allowed time to fuse to the jawbone, it’ll be time to create the crown or the bridge. Once they have been milled, the prosthetics will be bonded in place.

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Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

The majority of patients who have lost one or more teeth will be good candidates for the dental implant procedure. The major disqualifier for getting a tooth implant is bone regression but there are options to overcome this.
Bone regression occurs when there is no longer a tooth and tooth root system for the jawbone tissue to grow around. The bone regresses away from the gum line, and can lead to a number of other concerns. Bone loss can often be resolved with a bone graft. This will allow for sufficient bone tissue growth for the implant to be fused to.

The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants is to have a discussion about your smile goals with your periodontist.

What are some of the alternatives to dental implants?

For patients who are not sure whether dental implants are the right choice for them, there are some other options that can help to restore a smile. A bridge is one option that some patients may consider if they have just a small number of teeth missing. A bridge is typically affixed to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap, and can restore both a smile and the functionality on that side of the mouth.
Patients who have a larger number of missing teeth may find that partial or full dentures are another consideration. Quite often the price of dental implants will dictate for some patients the type of treatments that they invest in.

What are the advantages to Dental Implants?

For patients who have lost one or more of their natural teeth, dental implants offer a permanent replacement solution. A dental implant with its crown will look and feel just like a natural tooth. The colour of the prosthetic can be matched to the colour of the remaining healthy teeth, to further ensure a wholly natural look.

When missing teeth are replaced, there is no further regression of bone. Implants can also help to ensure that the remaining healthy teeth don’t shift into the gaps that are left behind when teeth are lost. Shifting teeth can be prone to damage and decay, as a result of the shifting.

Dental implants can also help to restore smiles, and confidence along with it. Those who have once been embarrassed to smile or laugh can find their confidence restored.  The tooth implant will also resolve the issue of speech problems caused by the missing tooth.

I have had a number of procedures completed at Foster Court Dental Clinic and I would highly recommend this practice.
The staff are friendly and helpful and were happy to check my PRSI entitlements for treatments.
The dentist was very clear on what procedures were needed and the treatments were completed hassle-free and very professionally.

Amazing dental practice, I have been going here for 10 years and I only have good things to say. The dentists are extremely knowledgeable in their field and I always feel at ease going to the dentist or the hygienist. Would highly recommend Forster Court Dental Clinic.

I have being going to Forster Court Dental for 2 years and they are wonderful. A positive pain-free experience. Before going here I was very nervous about dentists but they put me at ease!

Wonderful service when I was travelling in your beautiful country and had a tooth issue. Highly recommend.

They saved my life in last year! I remember well when I broke a piece of my front tooth and I was so despaired. They took me without appointment and did an excellent job. Wonderful service and wonderful dentists, can’t recommend them enough  Best service x

I can’t recommend the staff highly enough!

Price List : Implants / Perio Treatment

Consultation : €100
Implant Placement From €1400
Bone Graft : From €500
Implant Restorations : From €1350
Implant Retained Dentures : Quote @ Consult
Implant Retained Bridge : Quote @ Consult

What do Dental Implants cost?

If you’re looking for a tooth implant you’ve come to the right place. At Forster Court Dental we offer our patients a wide-range of treatment and service solutions. View our pricing schedule below to learn more about the price of dental implants. You can schedule your consultation online or call to speak to a dental professional at our clinic.
Restore your smile with dental implants. Whether you’re missing one, two or more teeth, you can find a permanent smile replacement in a tooth implant. Book your appointment online or call 091562223.

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Alternative Treatments

We offer a wide range of General Dental Treatments, below are some related treatments that you may be interested in

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