Why Choose Dental Implants?

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Why Choose Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a substitute for the root of a missing tooth. Implants are used to replace single teeth by placing a porcelain crown on top.

Alternatively, multiple teeth can be replaced by placing a dental bridge over several implants. They can also be used to hold dentures in position. Dental implants are a very elegant solution to the problem of a missing tooth.

They are fixed in position, look and feel like natural teeth, and avoid the problems associated with bridges or dentures. They are the closest thing in dentistry to natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

What Are Dental Implants?

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are not removable, look and feel like natural teeth, and don’t require any adjustments to the adjacent teeth – a significant long term benefit to your oral health.

Dentures are removable, and as such may move when eating and speaking. Some patients also find them bulky or uncomfortable to wear. Bridges require the adjacent teeth to be filed down which may cause problems down the line.

It is a shame to have to file down a healthy tooth and risk damaging or losing it.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Replace One Or More Missing Teeth

Doesn’t Require Any Adjustment To The Adjacent Natural Teeth

Look And Feel Like Natural Teeth

Avoid The Problems Associated With Dentures

Laugh And Smile Again With Confidence

Prevents Bone Loss After Tooth Extraction

Over 99% Success Rate At 3Dental

See Our Striking Dental Implant Before And After Pictures in Our Smile Gallery

How Do Dental Implants Work?

  • Initial free assessment
  • 3D scan to assess suitability
  • Treatment plan devised
  • Moulds of the mouth taken
  • All costs discussed up front
  • Implant placement
  • Treatment times
Initial free assessment
Initial free assessment

Initial free assessment

You can contact us by phone, email, or in person at one of our clinics to arrange your free consultation.

We will discuss the problems you currently have, then carry out an examination of your mouth followed by a three dimensional CT scan.

3D scan to assess suitability
3D scan to assess suitability

3D scan to assess suitability

Bone is the foundation for a dental implant and it is essential to determine whether adequate bone is available for treatment.

To do this we take a high tech three dimensional CT scan of your mouth. This allows us to accurately determine the amount and quality of the bone available for implant placement. It also helps us to plan the treatment and decide where to place our implants.

The technology we have available allows us to take a scan of only a small section of the mouth, or the whole mouth as required by the number of teeth which need to be replaced.

Treatment plan devised
Treatment plan devised

Treatment plan devised

Using the information from your examination and CT scan we will provide you with a treatment plan which details the items of treatment required and gives you the exact costs of this treatment.

In cases where there is more than one option available you will receive a treatment plan for each option.

We will also plan how to temporarily replace the missing tooth or teeth during your implant treatment. You will not have to go around with a gap in your smile during treatment.

Moulds of the mouth taken
Moulds of the mouth taken

Moulds of the mouth taken

In some cases we may need to take moulds or impressions of your mouth to plan your treatment.

These are then made into stone models of your teeth which we use to decide where it is best to place your implants.

All costs discussed up front
All costs discussed up front

All costs discussed up front

We understand that when people decide to have dental treatment they are making a significant investment.

We aim to be as accurate as possible with the cost of treatment from the very outset. You will receive a full estimate of costs at your implant consultation.

Implant placement
Implant placement

Implant placement

On the day of your implant placement, your gums will be numbed, so that the procedure is completely painless.

Some people may wish to have the treatment carried out under sedation which makes you feel very relaxed and removes any anxiety.

Afterwards, it is advisable to take some normal painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen for a day or two.

We review patients two weeks after implant placement to make sure that the area has healed up properly, and to check that the area is being cleaned properly.

Treatment times
Treatment times

Treatment times

Generally, once the implant has been placed, it must bond to the jaw bone for 3 months before taking impressions of your mouth. 3-4 weeks later the crown or bridge is ready to fit.

The total treatment time for a simple implant case is 4 months on average.

At 3Dental we can also provide a temporary crown or bridge on the same day your implant is placed if your situation is suitable.

What Our Patients Say

A good experience from start to finish.

Peter put me at ease straight away. It was a good experience from start to finish.

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3Dental have been absolutely brilliant.

I'm very happy I did what I did. 3Dental have been absolutely brilliant. It was well worth it. 100%.

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It's fantastic! I'm going around with confidence and a smile when I talk to people.

Everything is on my doorstep here. I wouldn't look back.

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People look at my teeth now and say - they're amazing!

I told Peter I want a mouth full of teeth. People look at my teeth now and say - they're amazing!

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I feel a lot better and I've more confidence in myself.

I'd said I'd see what these were implants were like. I couldn't believe the finish. (They were the) Best thing I've ever done. It gives you a better quality of life. I feel a lot better and I've more confidence in myself.

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It's fantastic! I'm going around with confidence and a smile when I talk to people.

Everything is on my doorstep here. I wouldn't look back.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a substitute for the root of a missing tooth. Implants are used to replace single teeth by placing a porcelain crown on top, or multiple teeth by placing a bridge over several implants.

They can also be used to hold dentures in position.

What are they made of?

Dental implants are made of titanium, which is tolerated very well by the human body.

For more information on this, check out our post on 'What Material Are Dental Implants Made Of?'

Do dental implants look like natural teeth?

Yes, implant supported teeth can look, feel and function like natural teeth.

How much does it cost?

The price of dental implants varies with the difficulty of the treatment, the position in the mouth, and whether the implants are being used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or to hold in a denture.

We offer free implant consultations and can give you an accurate estimate of the costs involved before treatment starts.

For more information on this question, please see our post on 'The Cost Of Dental Implants In Ireland'.

How long do they last?

Initial success rates for implants at 3Dental are over 99%.

Once treatment is completed, a regular routine of dental hygiene at home and regular check ups with your dentist will ensure that implants last for many years. If properly cared for they can last forever.

How long does it take?

On average, it takes 4 months from the time the implant is placed to when you get your final crown.

At 3Dental we can also provide a temporary crown or bridge on the same day your implant is placed if your situation is suitable.

Are there any age limits?

The earliest you could have a dental implant placed would be 18-20 years of age.

There is no upper age limit.

Being able to smile with confidence and taking pleasure in eating the foods you enjoy most should be something people of all ages can do. Becoming older doesn't mean you have to suffer with dentures.

Does it hurt?

No, your gums are numbed before implants are placed which prevents any pain during treatment.

We also offer sedation for nervous patients which makes you feel very relaxed and removes any anxiety.

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