Dental Implants Dublin – Most Frequent Questions Answered

Dental Implants

Whether from accident, injury, or natural decay, missing teeth can leave more than a gap in a smile. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. This list of frequently asked questions that we collected from our Facebook enquiries and phone calls may help you with your decision, ensuring you make the right decision for your oral health.

How long do dental implants last

Dental implants have been designed as a permanent solution for teeth that have been lost. Quality implants could last for as many as 25 years, with the right care. It’s important to note that even those who have an entire bright smile of dental implants should maintain routine visits to the dentist. These visits allow the dentist to evaluate gum health, and to ensure there is no damage to any of the implants.

Damage can lead to complications that will need to be addressed before they are allowed to escalate to a large-scale infection.  Dental implants are built to last a long time, enhance the stability of the jaw, and regain the function of the jaw, they are the best replacement option for missing teeth, and provide the best end result.

How much do dental implants cost

Some more complex oral health situations may require additional treatment solutions in order to prep a mouth for the implants. In these situations, a patient could see some additional costs. X-Rays, tooth removal, or bone grafts if needed, are an additional cost to consider.

The good news is that here at Milltown Dental & Implant Centre, we are offering an excellent offer for Dental Implants

Terms and conditions

  • Free consultation
  • Payment plans Available
  • 20% revenue tax credit
  • Free scale and polish
  • excludes extraction , bone grafting & Temporary Implant if required
  • Available on until December 30 2018

After a full consultation, a treatment plan with a breakdown of costs can be created.


How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that can be thought of as artificial roots for a prosthetic tooth. The titanium implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Titanium is the best choice because of its ability to resist corrosion and ability to fuse well with bone. From here, the jaw bone will bond with the implant and fuse around it.

The replacement tooth, or crown, will then be affixed to the implant root.

When is it too late to get dental implants?

It is never too late for a patient to consider dental implants, just so long as there is sufficient bone remaining for the post to be inserted into. Bone recession and loss does occur, however. If it has been several years since the loss of a tooth or teeth, and the has been bone loss, there are still options that can be discussed.

Procedures that include attaching artificial bone into the jaw so that new bone can grow around it have proven very successful for many patients.

How long does the process take to get dental implants?

The process can differ with each individual; however, generally speaking there are three phases to getting implants.

During the first phase the patient could face an extraction of an unhealthy tooth, or require bone grafting if he or she is in need of it. If no bone grafting is necessarily, then the patient will be able to move onto the next phase of the treatment process. However, if bone grafting is needed then the patient may be facing 3 to 6 months for this phase alone. Several factors could contribute to this timeline, including the health of the jaw, and gums, along with the patient’s overall physical well-being.

During the second phase the implant root is set into the bone, and is given time to heal. The actual procedure itself could take up to 2 hours, and the healing process could be 3 to 6 months. During the healing process the bone tissue in the jaw will graft itself around the titanium implant and ensure that a stable artificial root is ready for placement of the prosthetic tooth, or crown.

The dentist will have taken an impression to ensure that the prosthetic tooth or teeth are the right size, shape, and colour to blend in perfectly with the rest of the healthy natural teeth.

When the crowns are ready, they are bonded into place. This can take up to 2 weeks.

There are a number of factors that can impact the amount of time that it takes to get dental implants, and it will start with that first consultation with the dentist.

How dental implants changed my life

When we feel ashamed or otherwise self-conscious about the condition of our teeth it can make it hard to find a reason to smile. Dental implants will not only help to replace those missing teeth, and restore your smile, but they can offer you the opportunity to feel great about yourself.

Our smiles are often the first things that people see when they meet us. A smile that we are ashamed of can mean that we don’t laugh, we don’t smile, and we try to avoid engaging with people. Dental implants can restore your self-confidence, and also ensure that your mouth is as healthy as you will be happy.

Here are 3 testimonial videos to show how dental implants changed a patients outlook on life

How painful are tooth implants?

Mouth and tooth pain can be amongst the worst type of pain to experience, when there is a problem. The process of getting an implant does not need to be one that is painful, at all. Dental professionals will always ensure that a patient’s gums are well-numbed, and will provide detailed home-care instructions that will help to minimise any discomfort that may be felt.

It is a widely believed concept that dental implants are extremely painful to get, but it is far from the truth.  Look at the testimonial video above to see how pain-free the process was.

At the most, there may be some tenderness around the gum and the new implant. Pain should never be a factor, however. If pain is experienced, it’s important to bring this to the attention of the dentist so that infections can be ruled out.

What are dental implants made from?

Several materials come together to create dental implants. The root of the implant is made from titanium, as it’s one of the materials that bonds best with human bone tissue. Crowns can be made from a number of different materials.

  • All-porcelain
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Metal
  • Stainless steel

A number of factors can influence the type of crown materials used for new implants. The dentist will discuss with each patient which will be the best option for each patient’s unique needs.

Here at Milltown Dental we only use the best quality products with noble biocare dental implants

Who should get dental implants?

The ideal dental implant candidate is the individual with missing teeth, gaps in his or her smile, and a strong desire to restore a beaming smile. Missing teeth can lead to a drop in self-esteem, cause shifting of healthy teeth, and be responsible for bone loss and an alteration in the appearance of a patient.

Dental implants how long to heal?

Healing time for any procedure can vary greatly between individuals, and is often influenced by several factors; including the overall health of the individual.

With a clean procedure, good home care after the procedure, and failing any secondary infections, healing can be expected to be complete anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

The dentist will discuss the potential for any concerns.

Where do dental implants fail?

It’s understandable to be concerned about dental implants failing, simply not taking to the bone, and a patient needing to undergo additional procedures. However, these issues are exceptionally rare when the work is completed by a dentist who maintains high standards, and ensures that the implants are done correctly.

We work tireless with our patients until a favourable result is achieved, so you are in good hands.

One thing to note on the quality of treatments available in Europe, it can be tempting to go abroad to seek out lower costs in treatment; there are plenty of options in Eastern Europe,for example. However, patients cannot be assured of the same high standards that is needed to ensure a successful dental implant procedure. These so-called medical holidays can also lead to the work being rushed, corners being cut, and ultimately result in the implant failing to bond with the bone tissue. Infections can also occur.  A dental implant is a complex procedure which can be only achieved by a trained professional using quality products, if you opt for cheaper treatments with lower grade implants or rushed procedures, you may have to deal with additional problems and put your health at risk.

Get dental implant work done by a trusted dentist, one that maintains the highest of standards.

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