Replacing missing teeth with our dentist Navan

Tuesday, 6th June, 2023

You must visit our dentist Navan regularly to make sure that your teeth are clean, healthy, strong and free of signs of decay and disease. If you avoid our dentist Navan, then plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth and cause trouble. If you have a troublesome tooth, then you must not avoid our dentist Navan any longer; instead, you must make an appointment as soon as possible to find out whether the tooth can be saved or whether you need to undergo a tooth extraction. Nothing is as good as the real thing; therefore, saving your tooth is always the best option. If this is not possible, then, unfortunately, our dentist may have to extract your tooth to prevent damage to the neighbouring teeth or other further complications.

If you have lost a tooth either as a result of irreversible damage or an accident or emergency, speak to us at Navan Dental and find out about replacing that tooth as soon as possible. Losing a tooth is considered an emergency because one missing tooth can result in multiple missing teeth. Before this happens, you need to replace your missing tooth, restore the appearance of your smile and restore the function of your mouth, which may have been affected by the missing tooth.

Dental implants

Speak to our dentist at Navan Dental and find out about dental implants. Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement and have been used in many different forms for thousands of years. Currently and for the last 60 years, most dentists use titanium dental implants.

Titanium is biocompatible and very strong, which means it is ideal for dental implants. It can be inserted directly into your jaw, which causes bone cells to form around the implant and lock it in place without any side effects or your body rejecting the implant. This is a natural healing process, meaning it can take between three and six months, depending on your body's ability to heal.

Once the implant is in place, your tooth can be replaced with a crown, some partial dentures or a full set of dentures, depending on how many teeth you are missing. Elderly patients may wish to swap their traditional dentures for dental-implant-retained dentures; these provide greater comfort and stability with no chance of the dentures slipping out of your mouth or getting lost. Younger patients looking to replace missing teeth should also consider dental implants because they are designed to last for a lifetime, so once you have undergone the surgery, you do not have to worry about it ever again. The crown or dentures may need to be replaced every five years or as necessary; however, these can simply be screwed onto the implant.

The entire process can be completed within approximately 4 to 6 months, again, depending on your body's ability to heal. Not everyone is suitable for dental implants, but in such a case, we can talk about other tooth replacement options, so speak to us at Navan Dental sooner rather than later. Let us replace your missing teeth and help you smile happily and confidently once again.

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