Restore Your Smile with Our Dental Implants
The perfect solution to replacing missing or critically damaged teeth, dental implants have completely transformed the dentistry landscape over the last decade.
With their titanium post, which is surgically embedded in the jaw, dental implants function as an artificial replacement for the root of your tooth and can be fitted with a crown or fixed with further cosmetic restoration to transform your smile.
Dental implants can also be used to support loose dentures, securing them firmly in place. However, it should be noted that such implants are only appropriate under certain circumstances. The benefit of having dental implants fitted is simple: you can achieve cosmetic and functional results with an appearance comparable to natural teeth. Dental implants are a well-established, tried and tested treatment. 90% of modern implants last for at least 15 years.
Once the implant is fitted, patients can expect an appropriate healing period, known as osseointegration, before enjoying that pristine smile and functional use for years to come. Treatment is generally undertaken under local or general anaesthetic, with patients able to return home once the dental implant has been fitted.
Will I Need to Have a Dental Implant If I Have a Missing Tooth?
Fractured, broken or missing teeth can seriously affect oral health, general health and well-being. Broken teeth can cause significant inflammation of the gums, be easily irritated causing persistent pain, and cause tooth decay. This can result in a patient enduring much discomfort and additional healthcare concerns, such as infection.
Missing teeth can affect how we bite together and cause us to grind our teeth. Over time the jaw can appear distorted. This will distort the shape of a patient’s face and negatively impact overall appearance.
If you’ve lost your teeth in an accident, fitting a dental implant will completely negate these problems, giving you a healthy smile whilst eradicating any healthcare risks.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
There are several advantages to having dental implants fitted securely to your jawbone. Not only will artificial implants provide patients with a seamless aesthetic appearance and protect their health, they also:
• Eliminate the need for removable dentures
• Preserve valuable tooth tissue as patient’s will not need to have teeth bridged
• Are the most natural, secure and long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth when paired with crowns, bridges and dentures
To find out more about your dental implant options, or to book a consultation to see how the team at Galway Dentists can restore your smile, contact Galway Dentists today on: (091) 58 2222, or get in touch online today.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can Implants always be used to replace missing teeth?
It depends on the state of the bone in your jaw.
Do Implants Hurt?
Placing the dental implants requires a small operation. This can be carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation or with a general anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time, but you may feel some discomfort during the week following the surgery.
How long does treatment take?
It takes about 12 months from the initial assessment to the time when the artificial teeth or dentures are finally attached to the implants. A lot depends on how complicated your treatment is.
Are the teeth difficult to clean?
Cleaning around the teeth attached to the implants is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth.
If I had gum disease when I had my own teeth, will I get it with the teeth attached to the Implants?
Yes, if you don’t clean them well enough. If you keep them clean and don’t smoke then you should not have any problems.
Do Implants show?
Your dentist will make sure that the implants won’t show during all normal movements of the mouth or lips.
What happens if the Implant does not bond (integrate) with the bone?
This happens very rarely. This is usually discovered at the second stage surgery when the implant is uncovered and the surgeon finds it has not bonded with the jaw bone and is loose. In this case, the “failed” implant has to be removed. In these cases the dental implant can easily be removed and the jaw will heal in the normal way. Once the jaw has healed, another implant can normally be placed there. Or in cases when multiple implants have been done, the dentist can make a bridge, using the other implanted false teeth that have “taken”.
Why should you choose Galway Dentists for dental implants?
At Galway Dentists, we are a very experienced, friendly and qualified team based in Galway. Between the team, we have more than 18 years of experience in providing dental implants in Galway.
To book your appointment for dental implants in Galway, simply get in touch online or call us on (091) 58 2222 today.