Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth and want a beautiful smile again?

Perhaps you have trouble eating certain foods?

Do your dentures slip at the most embarrassing moments?

A staggering amount of people in Ireland wear some form of dentures and many suffer the embarrassment of trying to adapt to what is in essence a foreign object in the mouth. Looseness and discomfort are common complaints, but more important are the psychological aspects linked to wearing false teeth. Often one of the most practical solutions is a Dental implant: implants can produce impressive results and are far more superior to bridge work.

Dental implants are used to replace the root structure of a tooth. They are made of titanium which the body easily accepts and the bone grows around the implant. Once the implant has been accepted crowns are placed on the head of the implant. All you can see is your new crown which looks feels and functions like your own natural teeth.

Implants are a well-established treatment option. Implants have been scientifically tested and documented for over 30 years. They have a long term success rate of over 95% as shown in clinical studies.

Not only are dental implants a permanent solution, at a low cost they won’t compromise any healthy adjacent teeth. They can also preserve the jaw bone which maintains the shape of the face.

Dental implants are extremely cost effective as they have a 98% success rate, which is far better than other more traditional treatments. Most other treatments would need to be replaced every 5/7 years. So in the long run dental implants work out much cheaper.

Here at Smile design dental a single implants costs from €2,000 which includes implant and crown– just remember you don’t need an implant per missing tooth. In some cases 4-6 Implants can support a full top arch. The treatment is carried out by highly trained staff and our dental surgeon has a master’s in implant dentistry so you know you are in safe hands. We also offer a free consultation so you can discuss your treatment needs and expectations.

Contact our friendly supportive staff for a free consultation.

– A missing front tooth
– A hole is prepared in the jaw bone in stages.
– An Implant is fitted and a healing cap inserted.
– When the Implant has healed, the healing cap is exposed and an abutment inserted.
– A crown is then fitted to the abutment.
– A number of Implants may be used to secure a lower denture.
– A hole is made in the jaw bone for each Implant.
– The Implant is positioned and a Healing Cap applied.
– The gum is replaced while the bone recovers.
– Access to the Implant is made and the second part of the Implant is attached.
– The bars are attached and tiny magnets in the denture then keep it securely in place.
– When an implant is placed, it can be some months before the new tooth is Fitted.
– A temporary denture can be made for cosmetic purposes.
– But the impact from the lower jaw can disturb the implant and affect the healing process.
– As an alternative an adhesive bridge can be made which is fixed to the adjacent tooth.
– This provides a tiny, but permanent gap between the tooth and the new implant.

Dental crowns are restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing damaged tooth so as to preserve its functionality.

Dental crowns are also commonly known as caps because a crown sits over your existing tooth covering the entire outer surface analogous to how a baseball cap would cover your head.

Crowns should not be the first treatment of choice just to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, because a dentist needs to grind a significant portion of the original tooth away. Less invasive alternatives include veneers or dental bonding. Crowns are required when the strength of the tooth supporting the restoration is compromised since veneers and dental bonding restorations are only as strong as the supporting tooth.

In modern day dentistry there is a wide variety of dental materials to choose from. Some crowns are made from full gold, where as others are made from an alloy of metals fused to a porcelain outer shell. After time, crowns and veneers that are made from a combination of metal fused to porcelain can begin to show dark gum lines that are not aesthetically attractive. All porcelain or ceramic crowns or veneers are the best choice for a natural cosmetic look. There are many different brands and types of porcelain crowns and the variation between the costs of dental crowns at different dental practices may well reflect the quality of the materials used.

Being afraid of the dentist can mean different things to different people.

It would probably help if you could work out just what it is that worries you most. Maybe the sounds and smells bring back memories of bad experiences as a child, or the thought that having treatment might hurt.

The good news is that at smile design our dentists understand their patients fears, and with a combination of kindness and gentleness they can do a great deal to make dental treatment an acceptable, normal part of life.

Sedation Dentistry

We offer IV Sedation for the patient looking for a painless dental experience. Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry, you’ll never be afraid to go to the dentist again.

You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment. When the procedure is completed, you’ll have little or no memory of what was accomplished.

Because sedation is safe and predictable, we can use it to relieve your anxieties and increase your comfort while we fill your teeth, place or replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, or during virtually any other dental procedure normally done without sedation. Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. No wonder so many patients say: “Sedation dentistry changed my life.”

There are many reasons 50% of the population put dental care at the bottom of the healthcare list. Some people are downright fearful while others have suffered bad experiences in the past including difficulty getting numb or a bad gag reflex. Some need extensive care and simply can’t find enough hours in the day. It’s time to rest easy. Sedation Dentistry is here!

After an initial visit with us where all your questions and concerns will be answered, we’ll schedule your sedation appointment’s). You’ll find your treatment is performed more comfortably than you might ever have thought possible. You’ll be drowsy, and unaware of the time passing by. Our specially trained team will monitor you continually throughout the appointment. The big plus? We can accomplish extensive amounts of dentistry at one time, and you’ll have little or no memory of the experience.

For anxious patients, this treatment is a miracle. Your dental health is important and need not be neglected because you are nervous. Sedation Dentistry is a simple as taking a pill.