Why are dental implants in Navan the best tooth replacement solution for me?

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

Losing a tooth can be a massive knock to your self-esteem to the point where you no longer enjoy the social activities that you did before, fearing the judgement of others. Your life is also changed in other ways where chewing and talking become difficult and due to lack of use, the structure of your jaw changes and takes on a sunken, aged appearance. 

While dentures and bridges provide relief from this problem, they are not fail-proof, which is why we recommend dental implants in Navan to replace missing teeth.

If you are missing one tooth or many teeth, because of years of decay or as a result of a traumatic accident, our team at Navan Dental will provide you with the best solution.

Why choose dental implants in Navan over dentures and bridges?

After a few years of wearing dentures, you might notice that they no longer fit as well as they used to or fall unpredictably out of place. This is because your jawbone and surrounding tissue are deteriorating, they are not being stimulated through chewing, eating and talking, as they would be with your natural teeth. 

Bridges are less likely to fall out, but they do compromise the shape and size of neighbouring teeth. To securely fit the bridges, the adjacent pearly whites might have to be filed down.

Using dental implants in Navan, your missing tooth is replaced, securely, at the root. The tooth works like a real one, and there is little chance of it getting loose or dislodging randomly. At the same time, dental implants replace the tooth without jeopardising your remaining teeth as the small and unimposing titanium screw is drilled into your jawbone in the space where your tooth used to be.

Stages to getting a dental implant

- Stage one - consultation

Book an appointment with our dentist who will ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for implants. Unfortunately, not everyone is. You need enough bone to insert the screw, which after wearing dentures for years, you might lack. If this is the case you will need bone graft surgery before getting implants fitted. Having inflamed gums are a sign of gingivitis, which you must treat with a deep clean with an oral hygienist before you can be considered healthy for the procedure.

- Stage two - drilling

The implant, which is made from titanium, is drilled into the bone. Titanium and bone fuse with one another during osseointegration, a biological process where the body sees the metal in your mouth as surrounding tissue, rather than a foreign object needing rejecting. This takes a few months to complete. 

- Stage three - dental impressions

Dental impressions are taken and sent to the laboratory to create a crown that looks identical in shape, height and colour to your neighbouring teeth. 

- Stage four - connecting the crown to the implant

After the healing process is complete, which takes a couple of months, an abutment is placed on top of the implants, which connects the crown to the implant and holds it firmly in place. 

Reap the benefits of having a dental implant that resembles and works like a real tooth. 

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