Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Navan

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020

If you have missing or severely damaged teeth, then dental implants Navan could be the right option for you. These implants are a more permanent option for patients who want to get on with their lives without worrying about their teeth.

Missing teeth

Missing teeth are the main reason why a number of our patients need dental implants Navan. There are multiple reasons why your teeth may be missing. Tooth decay is one of these, if you don’t follow the correct oral hygiene methods twice a day then your teeth become more susceptible to bacteria. Other factors such as smoking and eating sugary foods can also contribute to this.

Even if having missing teeth doesn’t bother you, it can still be important to put a replacement in the gap left. If your tooth/teeth are missing, this means there is more pressure and stress on the surrounding teeth, meaning they are more susceptible to damage.

The process of dental implants

To fully complete the process, it can take around 7 months, but the implants themselves can last for up to 40 years! To begin, our dentists will take X-rays and certain electronic imaging of your teeth to study the area that is being considered for the implant. If you are eligible, the surgical procedures can begin.

When the area of the gum is ready, the first part of the implant is inserted, this is left to heal for 2-6 months. In some cases, you will be able to go straight onto the next step of the treatment without waiting for the implant to heal. After this, a post is screwed into the implant. Once the post is successfully screwed in, this is when your custom-made crown can be attached, this is usually made out of porcelain or metal. The crown is either screwed or cemented to the post, as mentioned above, this process can take a few months, but the end result can be indiscernible from your natural teeth!

Here at Navan Dental, we understand that you may be nervous to come for certain treatments. This is why we focus on making sure you are as comfortable and happy as possible throughout all of your dental treatments. We also offer various options of anaesthetic to increase comfort throughout. Our dentists are here every step of the way to help you.

Advantages of dental implants

There are many advantages that come with getting dental implants Navan, and they are thoroughly acknowledged and enjoyed by our patients. Whether it be for oral health or visual appearance, there are plenty of benefits.


The visual appearance of the implants are identical to your natural teeth. They are custom made to match shape and colour.

Helps to improve bone structure

When you have missing teeth, this encourages bone loss and weakens the surrounding teeth. When you have implants, they act just like your natural teeth, meaning they alleviate the pressure on the surrounding teeth and encourage bone growth.

Freedom to eat

When you have dental implants, they are very durable and stable which means you do not have to worry about eating certain foods. Your implants will be very hard to damage/break, meaning you are free to eat whatever foods you want to.

Here at Navan Dental, we will accept your Irish NHS medical card if you need this in order to be able to get certain treatments.

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