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5 Things to Know About Dental Implants

08 November 2016
Single tooth implant - before
single tooth implant - after

Single Tooth Implant (Click to enlarge)

Dental Implants

Few people in Ireland go through adult life without chipping, cracking, filling or losing a tooth. Even with the best oral maintenance and dental care, the foods we eat and the lifestyles we live can cause problems with our teeth.

The prospect of losing a tooth – whether it’s as a result of an accident or due to decay – can be quite daunting.

And the closer a missing tooth is to the front of the mouth, the more visible that gap will be, causing all kinds of other issues such as self-confidence anxieties.

Luckily there is a solution to the problem of a missing tooth – dental implants.

To help you better understand this effective solution, we’ve answered 5 of the most frequently asked questions that we get asked all the time by our patients:

1. What are dental implants made from?

Single Tooth Implant - before - 3Dental
Single tooth implants - after - 3Dental

Single Tooth Implants (Click to enlarge)

Dental Implants

They are typically made from titanium as this is tolerated well by the human body and this heavy-duty material ensures that the implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.

For a more detailed breakdown of what dental implants are made of, check out our post on 'What Material Are Dental Implants Made Of?'

2. How long does the procedure take?

A dental implant treatment is usually conducted over a couple of appointments over a number of months. First the implants will be placed and left to bond with the bone underneath for approximately 3 to 6 months depending on the patient.

Once the plants have bonded, your dentist can proceed with placing the crown, bridge or denture on top of the implant. Typically a dental implant can take approximately 4 to 5 months to fully complete.

3. How long do dental implants last?

Single tooth implant - before
Single tooth implant - after

Single Tooth Implant (Click to enlarge)

Dental Implants

This is the key question that almost every patient will ask – how long will the implant last? Implants will usually last for many, many years but how long will ultimately depend on the level of dental care and oral hygiene that’s exercised.

After your treatment is complete, ensure to maintain a regular dental hygiene routine at home and schedule in a series of regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure the longevity of your dental implants.

4. Do dental implants last forever?

Single tooth implant - before
single tooth implant - after

Single Tooth Implant (Click to enlarge)

Dental Implants

They can! As previously mentioned, the longevity of your dental implants comes down to the level of care they’re given.

Dental implants have success rates of about 96% and are not removable so once the treatment is successful. It’s up to you to ensure it lasts as long as possible, even forever, through regular dental check-ups and effective home dental cleaning and oral care.

5. Dental implants – how much do they cost?

Single dental implants start from only €700 with an implant and a crown starting at €1,400.

An implant retained denture costs €5,900 and a full set of implants (Teeth in a Day - or Smile in a Day as we call it at 3Detntal) treatment starts at €9,999.

Check out the table below and view our price list page for more information.

Dental Implant TreatmentPrice
Single Dental ImplantFrom €700
Implant and Crown€1,400
Implant Retained Denture€5,900
Smile In A Day€9,999

You can avail of a free consultation to get the precise costs of any potential treatment.

We also offer payment plans to make spreading the cost as easy as possible.

Conclusion

If a missing tooth is taking away from your confidence and smile, a dental implant is your most effective, affordable solution. Implants look just like your natural teeth, are suitable for any age, can last a lifetime and the treatment is conducted under an anaesthetic.

It’s the easiest, quickest way to restore your smile and confidence.

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