Dental Implants

On 16 Jun 2015    

Dental Implants Month!
During June 2015 we’re having our BIGGEST ever Dental Implants offer! You can now get 10% off the cost of Dental Implant treatment, with implants starting from just €2,070. So if you’re missing a tooth or tired of wearing uncomfortable dentures, there’s never been a better time to consider Dental Implant treatment with Smiles Dental.

Find your local Smiles Dental clinic now and book your consultation. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity, offer ends on June 30th.

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root part of a missing tooth before being covered with a crown. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth and an alternative to wearing dentures. Due to the biocompatible of titanium, the dental implant can fuse with the bone and becomes a fixed anchor for the replacement tooth.

How will I know if I need a dental implant?
If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth for whatever reason, you may be eligible for dental implants. Your Smiles Dental clinician will advise you on the best treatment based on your individual needs.

How do dental implants work?
Your Smiles clinician will evaluate your condition and create treatment plan tailored to you. You will be informed of all likely costs before the treatment itself begins so there’ll be no surprises. The dental implant process takes place in two steps.

Step 1:
Your Smiles Dental clinician will insert your implants before placing a protective cover over them. The initial implant can take from 45 minutes – 3 hours and is usually applied under local anaesthetic (conscious sedation is also available). The dental implant fuses with your jawbone over a period of three to six months. The jawbone grows around the screw and holds the implant firmly in place. (A temporary denture may need to be worn during this phase).

Step 2:
A crown is placed over the implant to replace the original natural tooth after the implant has bonded with the jawbone.

What are the advantages of dental implants?
• Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth and can last the lifetime of the owner

• Dental implants can prevent jawbone shrinkage that tooth loss can cause, whereas dentures and bridges cannot

• With bridges, adjacent teeth are usually modified to provide anchors. Dental implants eliminate the need for this

• Higher levels of comfort than traditional dentures

What dental implant systems does Smiles Dental offer?
At Smiles Dental we know that having a dental implant is a lifelong investment. Our clinics have chosen the following systems for their proven patient satisfaction and excellence:

• Bicon Dental Implants
• Straumann Implants
• Ankylos Implants
• Astra Tech
• Nobel Biocare
• Camlog
• Dentsply Implants (including Astratech and Ankylos)
• Biomet 3i

Based on the results of an examination, your Smiles Dental clinician will recommend the best treatment available for you.

I’m interested in getting dental implants, what should I do?
First thing to do is to book a consultation with your Smiles Dental clinician. We have clinics all over the island of Ireland. Based on a comprehensive examination they will determine the best treatment for you and talk through all costs involved in the treatment.

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