What is it like having dental implants Navan?

Tuesday, 10th August, 2021

We have a long history of providing immobilised oral prosthetics, also known as dental implants Navan. So, what is it like getting oral implants fitted? How does it feel? How long does it take to recover?

The implant itself

Oral implants are short rods of titanium that are implanted in the gum and ossify, becoming one with the jawbone. This holds them firmly in place; the tip of the oral implant stops just beneath the gum where there is an abutment that allows an oral prosthetic to be attached. This can be a single tooth like a crown or a full or partial denture.

The fitting of dental implants Navan is carried out in two stages. During the first or implant stage, the gum is opened and the implant is placed into the jawbone; this involves using a currently vacant socket of a recently lost tooth. If the implant is not being placed in a vacant socket, a new hole is drilled in the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, the gum is closed over the top.

When securely held in place by the gum tissue, the implant can slowly fix itself permanently into the jawbone. This relies on the new bone to grow around the implant through a process referred to as ossification. Depending on the patient's health, the ossification may take between 8 and 12 weeks after which the second stage of the procedure can begin.

During the time between the two procedures, the oral prosthetic is fabricated based on colour matches of either the current enamel, photos of the lost tooth or old dental records, allowing us to seamlessly recreate the tooth that has been lost.

Loading of the oral implants can be done in a single day. This is where the gum is opened and the dental prosthetic is attached to the end of the implant and, as they have had time to fully integrate, they are immediately ready to use.

The biggest variation that patients experience is the time it takes for their implants to fully fix themselves in place. This is due to differences in the rate of bone growth; lifestyle choices like smoking and diet can be big factors but there are also genetic elements. If a patient has osteoporosis or dental imperfecta, this can have a significant impact on how fast the new bone grows which in turn will increase the amount of time taken for the treatment.

Your experiences

Every patient is different but the process of receiving oral implants will usually be as it is above. There are several conditions that make oral implants unwise but modifications can be made in the clinic to compensate, or we can advise on different types of restoratives such as dentures or fitted bridges. To book a full assessment and have a discussion with our dentist about the possibility of receiving dental implants Navan, please get in contact with us and we would be happy to book you in. We are currently accepting new patients if you or a family member is looking for an experienced dentist. 

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