Everything you need to know about dental implants

Tuesday, 14th June, 2022

Oral implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth at our practice. They are made of titanium, which is biocompatible, meaning that it is accepted by the body. Dental implants Navan can be used by our dentist to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. 

What are oral implants and what are they used for?

Oral implants are small titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone to act as substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. Once in situ, they allow our dentist to attach new replacement teeth securely to them. These implants can be used to support a single tooth, several teeth, or a full set of dentures. 

How do oral implants work?

They work by dint of the fact that the titanium implant is accepted by the human body as something natural in most cases, therefore, bone and tissue grow around it providing a secure foundation. A dental crown or other prosthetic is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth or teeth. Implants are a durable solution and can last for many years if not for life.

Oral implant cost

Oral implant costs can vary depending on a number of factors. Generally, the cost of oral implants in Ireland will be higher than in other countries. This is because oral implants are not generally covered by health insurance policies in Ireland. The cost of the procedure itself, as well as the cost of any associated procedures, like bone grafting or sinus lifts, can also add to the overall cost. However, they are a very long-term solution.

Are oral implants safe?

Oral implants are considered a safe and efficient way to replace missing teeth, because of the fact already mentioned that they are made of titanium, which is biocompatible, meaning that it is rarely rejected by the body. Our dental implants Navan have a success rate of over 95%.

Care and maintenance

Just like your natural teeth, oral implants need to be taken care of in order to last a long time. Here are some tips for keeping your oral implants healthy and looking great:

- Brush your teeth at least twice a day (and after every meal if possible).
- Floss regularly.
- Use a mouthwash that you can thoroughly rinse with. 

Oral implants - pros and cons

There are a number of advantages to dental implants Navan, including their natural look and feel, increased comfort, and the fact they improve oral health. However, there are also some potential disadvantages to consider before deciding if dental implants are right for you. So the pros and cons should be weighed carefully before making a decision.

One of the biggest advantages of implants is that they can be more comfortable than other types of dental prosthetics, as the implants are anchored directly into the jawbone. The drawback is the substantial healing time required, which can be several months. They are usually more expensive than other types of tooth replacement options. 

We, at Navan Dental, pride ourselves on being an impartial guide giving you all the information to make an informed discussion. Implants are suitable for many patients, though not for everyone and there are a number of things you need to consider. 

If you have any questions about this particular treatment and feel it could be for you please do not hesitate to contact us.


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